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Top 10 Best German Actors of All Time

It is too tough to compile the list of top 10 best German actors of all time because there are a lot of names. It would not be wrong to say that the entertainment industry of Germany gifted us a lot of talented and remarkable celebs. I am sure this article will present you an overview about the finest German male performers.

Best German Actors of All Time

10. Sebastian Koch

Sebastian Koch is a famous and versatile German actor. He has worked both on television and movies. His top television series are Camelot, Sea Wolf, Speer und Er, Napoléon, Die Manns, while the movies are A Good Day to Die Hard, In the Shadow, Albatross, Effi Briest, Das Leben der Anderen, and Zwartboek.

Sebastian Koch

9. Jürgen Prochnow

He is one of the best German celebrities of all time. He has not only been a wonderful movie actor but also a great tv celebrity. Prochnow has given us various hit movies including The Da Vinci Code, The Replacement Killers, Air Force One, The English Patient, Judge Dredd, In the Mouth of Madness, and Interceptor. He is a great celeb.

Jürgen Prochnow

8. Mario Adorf

Due to his incredible performance throughout, Mario Adorf got various awards. This German celeb was honored with a star on the “Boulevard der Stars” in Berlin. He is truly an asset of Germany in terms of being a top notch and great actor.

Mario Adorf

7. Daniel Brühl

Daniel Brühl was born in Barcelona, Spain. His father was a tv director of Germany, while his mother was from Spain. Daniel has been a graceful actor and model of Germany. He started career in his teenage immediately after completing his studies.

Daniel Brühl

6. Matthias Schweighöfer

Matthias Schweighöfer is considered one of the most promising German actors of all time. He was born to theater celebs named Gitta Schweighöfer and Michael Schweighöfer. Matthias has been a television and movie actor. He studied drama in high school, and gradually became a well known actor of all time due to his hard work and talent.

Matthias Schweighöfer

5. Christoph Waltz

Christoph Waltz was born in Vienna, Austria, to Elisabeth Urbancic, and Johannes Waltz. He, being born to a theater family, had inherited acting skills. He gave us various hit movies and appeared on television as well.

Christoph Waltz

4. Horst Krause

Horst Krause used to be a lathe operator who decided to become actor at the age of 23. He studied play at the ‘Schauspielschule’. Horst has been a graceful German celebrity, known for his appearance in former GDR TV.

Horst Krause

3. Götz George

George is yet another wonderful and successful German actor. His notable tv programs are Schimanski, Tatort, and movies are Deckname Luna, Kabale und Liebe, Nichts als die Wahrheit, Rossini, Der Totmacher, Schtonk, Die Katze, Abwärts, Aus einem deutschen Leben, and many others.

Götz George

2. Armin Mueller-Stahl

Armin Mueller-Stahl is the only German actor who got success in both German countries (GDR, FRG) and in Hollywood. He is a versatile and graceful celebrity of all time. His top movies are Angels & Demons, The International, Buddenbrooks, Eastern Promises, Jakob the Liar, The Third Miracle, The Peacemaker, and numerous others.

Armin Mueller-Stahl

1. Thomas Kretschmann

Thomas was born in Dessau, East Germany. At the age of 19, he began career as a model and started acting when he was off 25. Thomas has given us various hit movies and appeared in a lot television shows. He was also an Olympic swimmer.

Thomas Kretschmann

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