Though he invariably looked sickly and tubercular, Polish/German actor Klaus Kinski rose to fame in roles calling for near-manic aggressiveness. His war career consisted primarily of a year and a half in a British POW camp. After this experience, Kinski took to the theater, where he rapidly built a reputation for on-stage brilliance and off-stage emotional instability. He made his first German film, Morituri, in 1948; three years later, he made his English-language movie debut with a fleeting bit in Decision Before Dawn (1951). Villainy was Kinski’s film stock in trade during the 1950s and ‘60s, with several appearances in Germany’s Edgar Wallace second-feature series and in such Italian spaghetti Westerns as For a Few Dollars More (1965). International stardom came Kinski’s way via his off-the-beam appearances in the films of director Werner Herzog, notably Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1973), Woyzeck (1978), Nosferatu (1979), and Fitzcarraldo (1982). With 1989’s Paganini, Kinski proved… read more
A disgusting scumbag. Anyone who's willing to defend him is also scum. That doesn't mean you can't appreciate the films he acted in, but trying to defend what he did to his daughter, daring to claim she made it up like some members did on here, makes you a truly horrible human being.
KK is something of strange soul. He immense himself in the roles. He becomes the character to a point where does the actor begins or ends. Despite the gossip of his life, i truly admired his work with herzog that's where i disovered him. He's truly a mad actor and took his craft seriously. Whether, he's playing arty film like herzog or his crampy, sleezy movies in 70's which i need to admit i like. KK will always stand allone with his sheer madness for acting.