Served in the Swiss Army, achieving the rank of corporal
Began acting at the Basel Theater
First film appearance, "Kinder, Mütter und ein General"
Made Hollywood debut in Edward Dmytryk's "The Young Lions"; starred Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, and Dean Martin
Made American stage debut in Ira Levin's "Interlock"
Played defense attorney, Hans Rolfe in the Playhouse 90 television production of "Judgment at Nuremberg" (CBS)
Reprised role of defense attorney for Stanley Kramer's film adaptaion of "Judgment at Nuremberg"
Cast as an insane Nazi war criminal in Vittorio De Sica's "The Condemned of Altona"
Re-teamed with Dmytryk for "The Reluctant Saint"
Co-starred as a gentleman thief in the heist film, "Topkapi"
Made London stage debut in John Osborne's "A Patriot for Me"
Made debut as writer/producer, "Das Schloss/The Castle"; also starred in the title role of 'K'
Reprised stage role in John Osborne's "A Patriot for Me" on Broadway
Made directorial debut with "First Love"; also co-produced, co-adapted and starred in; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film
Directed "The Pedestrian"; again produced, scripted and acted; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film
Starred in Arthur Hiller's adaptation of "The Man in the Glass Booth"; earned a Best Actor Oscar nomination
Co-starred with Charles Bronson in J. Lee Thompson's "St. Ives"
Played Captain Stransky in Sam Peckinpah's only war film, "Cross of Iron"
First film with Vanessa Redgrave, "Julia"; earned a Supporting Actor Oscar nomination
Starred in the sci-fi feature, "The Black Hole"
Played the part of Anne Frank's father (played by Melissa Gilbert) in the NBC TV-movie, "The Diary of Anne Frank"
Starred in the CBS TV-move remake of "The Phantom of the Opera"
Directed the documentary film "Marlene," based on his tape-recorded interview with Marlene Dietrich who refused to appear onscreen; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature
Played the title role in the NBC miniseries, "Peter the Great"; also starred Vanessa Redgrave and Laurence Olivier
Joined the final season of CBS' "Wiseguy" as wealthy businessman Amado Guzman
Acted opposite Marlon Brando and Matthew Broderick in the comedy, "The Freshman"
Played 'Frederick the Great' opposite Redgrave's Empress Elizabeth in the TNT miniseries, "Young Catherine"
Cast as Lenin, opposite Robert Duvall in the title role of "Stalin" (HBO)
Received an Emmy nomination for his performance in the NBC movie, "Miss Rose White"
Directed and acted in the Family Channel movie, "Candles in the Dark"; also starred with wife Natasha
Once again collaborated with Redgrave in "Little Odessa"
Appeared as a concentration camp survivor in Jeroen Krabbe's directorial debut, "Left Luggage"
Once again acted with Redgrave in Mimi Leder's "Deep Impact"
Played Catholic clergymen in both "The Eighteenth Angel" and "John Carpenter's Vampires"
Co-starred in the PBS production, "The Song of the Lark"
Acted in a Broadway production of "Judgment at Nuremberg"
Directed a Los Angeles Opera production of "Lohengrin"
Filmed "My Sister Maria," a documentary about the career of and his relationship with Maria Schell
Appeared in the German TV series, "Der Fürst und das Mädchen"
Cast in the German mini-series, "The Return of the Dancing Master," based on Henning Mankell's novel
Acted in the comedy caper film, "The Brothers Bloom"