Klaus Kinski

Born: 18 October 1926, Zoppot, Danzig, Germany (Now Sopot, Gdansk, Poland)
Died: 23 November 1991, Lagunitas, California, USA.

Kinski spent some time in sanitariums before becoming an actor. And his intense acting style and powerful screen presence hint at a man on the edge of sanity. He also had a reputation for being very difficult to work with.

Instantly recognisable, he starred in many Spaghetti Westerns, but all too frequently these where short cameo roles. His best genre performance is probably 'Loco', the evil bounty killer in 'The Great Silence'. Another high point is his portrayal of the hunchback with the nervous tic in 'For a Few Dollars More'.

Kinski best work is considered to be the result of his frequent collaborations with German director Werner Herzog, including such acclaimed work as 'Aguirre: The Wrath of God' and 'Nosferatu the Vampyre'.

He is father of actress Nastassja Kinski.

Spaghetti credentials:
Winnetou: Last of the Renegades (1964)
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
Bullet for the General (1966)
Man: His Pride and His Vengeance (1967)
Great Silence (1968)
Ruthless Four (1968)
Sartana (1968)
Twice a Judas (1968)
And God Said to Cain (1969)
I am Sartana, Your Angel of Death (1969)
Last Ride to Santa Cruz (1969)
Beast (1970)
Black Killer (1971)
Fistful of Death (1971)
Return of Clint the Stranger (1971)
His Name was King (1971)
Shoot the Living ... Pray for the Dead (1971)
Vengeance is a Dish Served Cold (1971)
Price of Death (1972)
Showdown for a Badman (1972)
Fighting Fists of Shanghai Joe (1973)
Return of Shanghai Joe (1974)
Genius (1975)