Klaus Maria Brandauer

Klaus Maria Brandauer (born in 1943) is an actor, film director and professor at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna. With an international fame for acting both in film and theatre, Klaus Maria Brandauer is more popular to the Romanian audience for being the leading actor in the film Mephisto (1982), receiving the award for Best Male Actor at the Cannes Festival and also for the amazing role he played with Meryl Streep in Out of Africa, for which he was nominated at the Oscars for Best Supporting Male Actor. He has been a member of the regular cast at Vienna’s Burgtheater since 1972, playing multiple leading roles such as: Don Carlos, Ferdinand, Tartuffe, Cyrano de Bergerac, Nathan from Lessing’s play and Hamlet, a hundered times. For 10 years, he played the leading part in Jedermann, at the Salzburg Festival. After reaching fame with the role of Mephisto, in 1982, he played in the James Bond film Never Say Never Again, then in Out of Africa, White Fang, Streets of Gold, Rembrandt or Introducing Dorothy and Tetro, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. In 2007, he played the leading roles in Peter Stein’s performances: Wallenstein, Oedipus at Colonos, produced for the Salzburg Festival and The Broken Jug at the Berliner Ensemble Theatre. The collaboration with Peter Stein continued in 2013, when Klaus Maria Brandauer played the leading role in the show King Lear by William Shakespeare, which was staged at Burgtheater Vienna.

“A legend of his art, an actor and director who has deeply marked both film and theatre worldwide, famous for his great Burgtheater and Salzburg performances, who also acted in many award winning films directed by István Szabó and Francis Ford Coppola, Klaus Maria Brandauer is awarded a star on the Walk of Fame for his unique and exemplary way of upholding artistic excellence in the realms of creation and interpretation.”
(Constantin Chiriac)

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