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Director (feature film)

1.
My Sister Maria (2004) as Director
A personal documentary about the director's relationship with his sister, actress Maria Schell. Maria Schell had an extensive movie career encompassing about 70 features. Her credits included such Hollywood vehicles as 1958's "The Brothers Karamazov" and 1960's "Cimarron," but she had most of her su
2.
Marlene (1984) as Director
Film clips and rare footage tell the life story of the glamorous German actress/singer.
3.
Tales From the Vienna Woods (1978) as Director
4.
Murder on the Bridge (1975) as Director
Swiss police inspector Hans Barlach lost the woman he loved to a murderer 30 years ago and has spent all that time trying to pin the crime on an industrialist named Richard Gastmann. When Barlach's assistant is killed while working on the case, Barlach replaces him with idealistic detective, Walter
5.
Pedestrian, The (1974) as Director
Andreas Giese is a successful industrialist whose World War II activities come up to haunt him. When a newspaper article reveals his culpability in the destruction of a Greek village and its inhabitants, Giese's son commits suicide and his family is torn apart.
6.
First Love (1970) as Director
Before the Russian Revolution, a teenage boy on vacation with his parents is attracted to the 21-year-old daughter of their neighbor. After becoming her youngest suitor, the boy endures his first heartbreak and also disillusionment with his father whom he learns has had an affair with the girl.

Cast (feature film)

7.
Flores Negras (2009)
Michael leaves his job as a spy after failing a mission and takes with him Helena, the daughter of a Russian spy who dies under suspicious circumstances. They leave their past behind and move to Barcelona and open a small restaurant, but his former colleagues reappear with unfinished business and Mi
8.
Brothers Bloom, The (2008)
Welcome to the world of The Brothers Bloom, where deception is an art and nothing is as it seems. The brothers have perfected their craft through years of fraternal teamwork. Now they've decided to take on one last spectacular job-luring a beautiful and eccentric heiress into an elaborate plot that
9.
House of the Sleeping Beauties (2008)
A wealthy businessman in his late 60s, Edmond, is haunted by the death, many years before, of his wife and daughter in a car accident. On the advice of an old friend, Kogi, he visits a mysterious 'house' for older men. In this establishment it is possible to spend an entire night in bed with beautif
10.
Coast to Coast (2004) as Casimir Michaelstadt
A married couple on the verge of divorce travel cross country to attend their son's wedding. They attempt to work out what went wrong in their marriage as they discuss infidelities, indescretions and open new wounds on top of old ones as they make stops along the way. But as they get everything out
11.
Fisimatenten (2000) as Poser
Idealistic painter Edward Schreiner struggles to earn a living painting and running an art gallery but his idealism and strong ethics prove his commercial downfall.
12.
I Love You Baby (2000)
Peter and Gwen are a couple of scheming crooks trying to make ends meet and dreaming of big money. They hear news of a millionaire searching for the long lost son he gave up for adoption many years ago. For Peter and Gwen this is the chance of a lifetime: little risk, easy money. Peter slips skilful
13.
Festival in Cannes (1999) as Viktor Kovner
A behind-the-scenes-look at the flamboyant madness surrounding the Cannes Film Festival, the world's premiere film event. The luxurious gathering serves as a backdrop to the desperate, needy, funny, alternately glamorous and duplicitous world of the international movie business.
14.
Left Luggage (1998) as Mr Silberschmidt--Chaja'S Father
A young woman learns an important lesson when she becomes a nanny for a jewish family.
15.
Eighteenth Angel, The (1998) as Father Simeon
Upon the lips of a dying woman, an unheard whisper of impending doom foretells the tale of Hugh and Lucy Stanton. Struggling with the unexplained death of his wife, Hugh Stanton clings to Lucy, his beautiful 15 year-old daughter. Since her mother's death, Lucy has fallen into a depression that she c
16.
Deep Impact (1998) as Jason Lerner
After it's discovered that a comet is heading toward Earth, a U.S. spaceship is launched to blow it up. The plan fails, splitting the comet into two pieces, both hurtling towards different parts of North America. One is expected to trigger catastrophic tidal waves on the eastern seaboard and the other to create dense clouds of dust that could wipe out all life.
17.
John Carpenter's Vampires (1998) as Cardinal Alba
A vampire hunter is enlisted by the church to thwart vampire armagedon.
18.
Telling Lies in America (1997) as Dr Istvan Jonas
Set in the 1960s, a 17-year-old boy becomes friends with Billy Magic, the radio DJ he idolizes, and eventually becomes exposed to the payola and corruption of that world.
19.
Little Odessa (1994) as Arkady Shapira
Joshua Shapira is a hardened young criminal--he's a hit man for the Russian mob--who is estranged from his family and banished from the streets of Little Odessa. Forced to go back to Brighton Beach for a quick job, he is inexorably drawn into his old world. Joshua's worshipful little brother Reuben
20.
Far Off Place, A (1993) as Colonel Mopani Theron
Two young kids elude the poachers who killed their family and escape with the help of a black tribesman.
21.
Justiz (1993)
A young lawyer unwillingly defends a murderer and manages to get him acquitted, although in the process he is driven to madness.
22.
Labyrinth (1992) as Director
In preparing a film about Franz Kafka, a director delves into the fascinating and mysterious world of the Jewish community in the ghettos of Prague.
23.
Stalin (1992) as Lenin
A biopic about Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.
24.
Miss Rose White (1992) as Mordechai
Two sisters, one a Polish concentration camp survivor, the other safely relocated to America with her father, are reunited in New York in 1947.
25.
The Freshman (1990) as Larry London
A young film student gets mixed up with the mob when his possessions are stolen.
26.
Rose Garden, The (1989) as Aaron Reichenbacher
A lawyer defends a concentration camp survivor in an assault charge against a former Nazi.
27.
Assisi Underground, The (1985) as Colonel Mueller
Wartime drama about the role the city of Assisi played in saving Jewish targets of the Holocaust by lending them refuge in the convents and monasteries of that holy city.
28.
Marlene (1984) as Himself
Film clips and rare footage tell the life story of the glamorous German actress/singer.
29.
Morgen in Alabama (1984) as David Landau
30.
Phantom of the Opera (1983) as Phantom; Sandor Korvin
This fourth filming of the horror classic (fifth, if one counts the rock spoof, "Phantom of the Paradise") gives Maximilian Schell the role of the disfigured musician whose obsession is diabolical revenge for the suicide of his young opera singer wife. Jane Seymour is not only his wife but also an u
31.
The Chosen (1981) as Professor David Malter
Boys from different Judaic traditions build a friendship across cultural boundaries.
32.
Diary of Anne Frank, The (1980) as Otto Frank
Melissa Gilbert's version of the memorable drama recounting a Jewish teenager's ordeal hiding from the Nazis in occupied Amsterdam with her family and their friends for two years continued the star's projects (through her Half Pint Productions) to do new TV versions of film classics, including "The
33.
Amo Non Amo (1979) as John
34.
Avalanche Express (1979) as Nikolai Bunin
When a senior Russian official, Gen. Malenkov (Robert Shaw), decides to defect to the west, CIA agent Harry Wargrave (Lee Marvin) is sent to lead the team to get him out. Malenkov reveals that the Russians are trying to develop biological weapons. Wargrave decides that Malenkov should travel across europe by train, on the "Atlantic Express", in an attempt to try and lure the Russians into attacking the train so that they can discover who the Russian secret agents in Europe are. During the journey they must survive terrorist attack and an avalanche, all planned by Russian spy-catcher Nikolai Bunin (Maximilian Schell).
35.
Players (1979) as Marco
Chris, a young, rising star in the world of professonal tennis falls in love with Nicole, who is twice his age and is involved with a wealthy man. Nicole is also attracted to Chris, but not sure if she is willing to give up her life of luxury for him.
36.
The Black Hole (1979) as Dr Hans Reinhardt
Researchers discover a lost space ship on the edge of a black hole.
37.
A Bridge Too Far (1977) as Lieutenant General Wilhelm Bittrich
Epic re-staging of the Allies' heroic airdrop behind Nazi lines in Holland.
38.
Julia (1977) as Johann
To help a childhood friend, playwright Lillian Hellman carries money for the resistance into Nazi territory.
39.
Cross Of Iron (1977) as Captain Stransky
A squad of German soldiers fighting on the Eastern Front during WWII led by a battle-hardened officer fight to survive Soviet attacks and dogmatic commanders in a chaotic and lethal environment in this sympathetic portrayal of another side of the war not commonly portrayed in Hollywood film.
40.
Atentat u Sarajevu (1976) as Shastar
41.
St. Ives (1976) as Dr Constable
Raymond St. Ives is a novelist and former crime reporter who is pulled back into his previous profession by the wealthy Abner Procane. Procane engages St. Ives to find a set of stolen ledgers that could start a mob war if made public. After he starts working on the case, St. Ives finds that it takes every resource he has just to stay alive.
42.
Pedestrian, The (1974) as Andreas Giese
Andreas Giese is a successful industrialist whose World War II activities come up to haunt him. When a newspaper article reveals his culpability in the destruction of a Greek village and its inhabitants, Giese's son commits suicide and his family is torn apart.
43.
Man in the Glass Booth, The (1974) as Arthur Goldman
Arthur Goldman is a rich Jewish industrialist, living in luxury in a Manhattan high-rise. He banters with his assistant Charlie, often shocking Charlie with his outrageousness and irreverence about aspects of Jewish life. Nonetheless, Charlie is astonished when, one day, Israeli secret agents burst in and arrest Goldman for being not a Jewish businessman but a Nazi war criminal. Whisked to Israel for trial, Goldman forces his accusers to face not only his presumed guilt--but their own.
44.
The Odessa File (1974) as Eduard Roschmann
A journalist discovers a strange link between his family and a cabal of fugitive Nazis.
45.
Pope Joan (1972) as Adrian
This movie is based on the medieval legend of Pope Joan, who was made Pope for a brief period around 855 A.D. Although it is questionable that Pope Joan really did exist, this movie presents her existence as fact, and portrays her relationships with other notables of the time.
46.
Paulina 1880 (1972) as Count
47.
First Love (1970) as Father
Before the Russian Revolution, a teenage boy on vacation with his parents is attracted to the 21-year-old daughter of their neighbor. After becoming her youngest suitor, the boy endures his first heartbreak and also disillusionment with his father whom he learns has had an affair with the girl.
48.
The Castle (1969) as K.
A man comes to a small village to begin his new job as an attendant at the nearby castle. But everybody in the village claims that he surely must be mistaken, there is no need for an inspector in the castle.
49.
Krakatoa, East of Java (1969) as Capt. Chris Hanson
A salvage boat's captain gets mixed up with island convicts during a volcanic eruption.
50.
Hamlet (1968) as Hamlet
A trimmed-down adaptation of the play by William Shakespeare. After seeing his father's ghost, a young prince has reason to believe that his father was murdered by his uncle, who then took the throne and married Hamlet's mother. The story relates his struggle of conscience as he contemplates revenge
51.
The Desperate Ones (1968) as Marek
52.
Counterpoint (1968) as Schiller
A small orchestra, touring Germany during World War II, is captured by a German military unit and forced to play for them.
53.
The Deadly Affair (1967) as Dieter Frey
A secret agent investigates the tangled affairs surrounding a government official's suicide.
54.
Return From the Ashes (1965) as Stanislaus Pilgrin
A gigolo marries a wealthy widow, seduces her stepdaughter and plots to kill them both.
55.
Topkapi (1964) as William Walter
An international band of thieves plots to steal a priceless treasure from a heavily guarded museum.
56.
The Condemned of Altona (1963) as Franz
57.
Five Finger Exercise (1962) as Walter
The arrival of a young tutor triggers emotional crises for a wealthy family.
58.
The Reluctant Saint (1962) as Giuseppe Desa
Joseph of Cupertino, a simple young man thought by many in his village to be an idiot, is pressured to enter a monastery. He does so, and surprises everyone by passing the entrance exam to study for the priesthood. But this is only the first of many surprises from the man who would become Saint Joseph Cupertino.
59.
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) as Hans Rolfe
An aging American judge presides over the trial of Nazi war criminals.
60.
The Young Lions (1958) as Captain Hardenburg
A Jewish soldier faces anti-Semitism when he enlists to fight World War II.

Writer (feature film)

62.
My Sister Maria (2004) as Screenwriter
A personal documentary about the director's relationship with his sister, actress Maria Schell. Maria Schell had an extensive movie career encompassing about 70 features. Her credits included such Hollywood vehicles as 1958's "The Brothers Karamazov" and 1960's "Cimarron," but she had most of her su
63.
Marlene (1984) as Screenwriter
Film clips and rare footage tell the life story of the glamorous German actress/singer.
64.
Tales From the Vienna Woods (1978) as Screenwriter
65.
Murder on the Bridge (1975) as Screenwriter
Swiss police inspector Hans Barlach lost the woman he loved to a murderer 30 years ago and has spent all that time trying to pin the crime on an industrialist named Richard Gastmann. When Barlach's assistant is killed while working on the case, Barlach replaces him with idealistic detective, Walter
66.
Pedestrian, The (1974) as Screenwriter
Andreas Giese is a successful industrialist whose World War II activities come up to haunt him. When a newspaper article reveals his culpability in the destruction of a Greek village and its inhabitants, Giese's son commits suicide and his family is torn apart.
67.
Trotta (1971) as Screenwriter
68.
First Love (1970) as Screenwriter
Before the Russian Revolution, a teenage boy on vacation with his parents is attracted to the 21-year-old daughter of their neighbor. After becoming her youngest suitor, the boy endures his first heartbreak and also disillusionment with his father whom he learns has had an affair with the girl.

Producer (feature film)

69.
My Sister Maria (2004) as Producer
A personal documentary about the director's relationship with his sister, actress Maria Schell. Maria Schell had an extensive movie career encompassing about 70 features. Her credits included such Hollywood vehicles as 1958's "The Brothers Karamazov" and 1960's "Cimarron," but she had most of her su
70.
Tales From the Vienna Woods (1978) as Producer
71.
Ansichten Eines Clowns (1975) as Producer
72.
Murder on the Bridge (1975) as Producer
Swiss police inspector Hans Barlach lost the woman he loved to a murderer 30 years ago and has spent all that time trying to pin the crime on an industrialist named Richard Gastmann. When Barlach's assistant is killed while working on the case, Barlach replaces him with idealistic detective, Walter
73.
Pedestrian, The (1974) as Producer
Andreas Giese is a successful industrialist whose World War II activities come up to haunt him. When a newspaper article reveals his culpability in the destruction of a Greek village and its inhabitants, Giese's son commits suicide and his family is torn apart.
74.
First Love (1970) as Producer
Before the Russian Revolution, a teenage boy on vacation with his parents is attracted to the 21-year-old daughter of their neighbor. After becoming her youngest suitor, the boy endures his first heartbreak and also disillusionment with his father whom he learns has had an affair with the girl.
75.
The Castle (1969) as Producer
A man comes to a small village to begin his new job as an attendant at the nearby castle. But everybody in the village claims that he surely must be mistaken, there is no need for an inspector in the castle.

Cast (special)

76.
Brando (Part 1) (2007)
The two-part original documentary on the larger-than-life actor's life on-screen and off. Features interviews with Robert Duvall, James Caan, Jane Fonda, Al Pacino and Martin Scorsese.
77.
Brando (Part 2) (2007)
The two-part original documentary on the larger-than-life actor's life on-screen and off. Features interviews with Robert Duvall, James Caan, Jane Fonda, Al Pacino and Martin Scorsese.
78.
Song of the Lark, The (2001) as Herr Wunsch
An adaptation of Willa Cather's novel about a young woman's struggle to achieve her destiny -- a struggle that takes her from a small Colorado town to the opera stages of the world. Thea Kronborg, a talented and beautiful young woman growing up in 1890s Colorado, travels to Chicago to make or break
79.
70th Annual Academy Awards, The (1998)
Live presentation of the 70th annual Academy Awards.
80.
51st Annual Golden Globe Awards (1994) as Presenter
Live presentation of the Golden Globe Awards for achievement in television and film by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
81.
50th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1993)
A live telecast of the 50th annual Golden Globe Awards honoring the best in movies and television during 1992.

Director (TV Mini-Series)

82.
Candles in the Dark (1993) as Director

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

83.
Joan of Arc (1999) as Brother John Le'Maitre
Miniseries based on the life of Joan of Arc, an illiterate 15th century French peasant girl of 17, who donned a suit of armor and rode off to war to unite and save France from its English enemy. Claiming to be sent by God, she was burned at the stake, at the age of 19, for heresy.
84.
Candles in the Dark (1993) as Colonel Arkush
85.
Peter the Great (1986) as Peter
An eight-hour, four-part miniseries based on Robert K. Massie's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the Russian Czar who opened his sprawling empire to the West. The action begins in the late seventeenth century when the young Peter is named co-czar with his brother, Ivan. Court intrigue involving h

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

86.
Thorn Birds: The Missing Years, The (1996) as Cardinal Vittorio
Sequel to "The Thorn Birds" miniseries, which aired on ABC in March 1983. Production covers a 14-year period from the novel which was omitted from the first production. The story centers on the custody battle for Meggie's son, Dane. During a terrible drought on Drogheda, Luke returns to claim the bo
87.
Abraham (1994) as Pharoah
The Biblical patriarch, Abraham, and his wife, Sarah, heed a divine command to leave their home for the promise of future generations and dominion over a new homeland, if they hold true to their faith. Time and again, God tests Abraham during the difficult journey.
88.
Young Catherine (1991) as Frederick The Great
A miniseries based on the early life of Catherine the Great, the 18th-century Russian empress.

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