Actors Who Have Played Adolf Hitler

by big-gun | created - 23 Apr 2017 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

I admire any actor who would play one so evil.

1. Alec Guinness

Actor | Star Wars

Alec Guinness was an English actor. He is known for his six collaborations with David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations (1946), Fagin in Oliver Twist (1948), Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor), Prince Faisal in Lawrence...

Hitler: The Last Ten Days.

2. Bruno Ganz

Actor | Der Untergang

Bruno Ganz was an acclaimed Swiss actor who was a prominent figure in German language film and television for over fifty years. He is internationally renowned for portraying Adolf Hitler in the Academy Award-nominated film Downfall (2004).

Ganz was born in Zürich, to a Swiss mechanic father and a ...


3. Ian McKellen

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Widely regarded as one of greatest stage and screen actors, both in his native Great Britain and internationally, twice nominated for the Oscar and recipient of every major theatrical award in UK and US, Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, to Margery Lois (...

Countdown to War.

4. Anthony Hopkins

Actor | The Silence of the Lambs

Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937, in Margam, Wales, to Muriel Anne (Yeats) and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker. His parents were both of half Welsh and half English descent. Influenced by Richard Burton, he decided to study at College of Music and Drama and graduated in 1957. In 1965, ...

The Bunker.

5. Robert Carlyle

Actor | The Full Monty

Robert Carlyle was born in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth, a bus company employee, and Joseph Carlyle, a painter and decorator. He was raised by his father after his mother left him when he was four. At the age of 21, after reading Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," he enrolled in acting ...

Hitler: The Rise of Evil (Mini-Series).

6. Noah Taylor

Actor | Shine

Noah George Taylor, the elder of two boys, was born in 1969 in London, England, to Maggie (Miller), a journalist and book editor, and Paul Taylor, a copywriter and journalist. His family lived in both England and New Zealand before returning to his parents' native Australia in 1974. His parents ...


7. Bobby Watson

Actor | The Devil with Hitler

Bobby Watson's acting career began in the late 19th Century, in Springfield, Illinois. At age 10 he had the peanut concession on Saturday afternoons at Springfield's only dance hall, the Olympic Theatre. By age 12 he graduated to the evening concession, and joyously studied the travelling variety ...

The Devil with Hitler. Hitler-Dead or Alive. The Nazty Nuisance. The Miracle of Morgan's Creek. The Hitler Gang. A Foreign Affair. The Story of Mankind. On the Double. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

8. Michael Sheard

Actor | Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Michael Sheard was born on June 18, 1938 in Aberdeen, Grampian, Scotland as Michael Lawson Perkins. He was an actor, known for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), The Outsider (1983) and Five Red Herrings (1975). He was married to Rosalind Allaway. He died on August 31, 2005 in ...

Rogue Male. The Tomorrow People - Hitler's Last Secret: Men Like Rats, Hitler's Last Secret: Seeds of Destruction. The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

9. Günter Meisner

Actor | Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Günter Meisner was born on April 18, 1926 in Bremen, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), In a Glass Cage (1986) and The Winds of War (1983). He was married to Gisela Albrecht Meisner. He died on December 5, 1994 in Berlin, Germany.

Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years. Ace of Aces. The Winds of War (Mini-Series).

10. Billy Frick

Actor | Nazis dans le rétro

'Billy' Frick began working as a cabinet maker but later became an acrobat. From the late 1940s he was also manager and companion of Swiss burlesque dancer and actress Syra Marty (1921 - 2011), who toured the U.S. as a Marylin Monroe lookalike. Although being bald-headed in real life and having no ...

Is Paris Burning? Appointment With Destiny - The Plot to Murder Hitler. How to Seduce a Woman. Nazis dans le metro.

11. Carl Ekberg

Citizen Kane

Carl Ekberg was born on March 1, 1903 in Skien, Norway as Carl Whitworth Ekberg. He was an actor, known for Citizen Kane (1941), Djurgårdsnätter (1933) and Meet John Doe (1941). He died on April 25, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Citizen Kane. Man Hunt. The Wife Takes a Flyer. Once Upon a Honeymoon. What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?

12. Ludwig Haas

Actor | Lindenstraße

Ludwig Haas was born on April 16, 1933 in Eutin, Lübeck, Oldenburg [now Schleswig-Holstein], Germany. He is an actor, known for Lindenstraße (1985), Shining Through (1992) and Erfolg (1991). He is married to Marianne Simon. They have one child.

The Great Escape II: The Untold Story. Shining Through. Petain.

13. Luther Adler

Actor | D.O.A.

The actor and Broadway director Luther Adler was born into a Yiddish theatrical dynasty. One of the six children born to Jacob P. and Sara Adler, he made his debut in the world in New York City on May 4, 1903, originally billed as Lutha J. Adler. His full siblings Charles, Jay, Julia, and Stella (...

The Magic Face. The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel.

14. Mikhail Astangov

Actor | U nikh est Rodina

Mikhail Astangov was a legendary stage actor of the Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow.

He was born Mikhail Fyodorovich Ruzhnikov on November 3, 1900, in Warsaw, Russian Empire (now Warsaw, Poland). His father worked for Imperial Russian railroad. In 1920 he made his acting debut in Theatrical Studio of ...

Stalingradskaya bitva I (The Battle for Stalingrad). The Victors and the Vanquished.

15. Bill Freed

Actor | The Madmen of Mandoras

Bill Freed is an actor, known for The Madmen of Mandoras (1963), They Saved Hitler's Brain (1968) and Tonight for Sure (1962).

The Madmen of Mandoras. They Saved Hitler's Brain.

16. Curt Conway

Actor | The Twilight Zone

Curt Conway was born on May 4, 1913 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Charles Curtis Conway. He was an actor and director, known for The Twilight Zone (1959), Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963) and Danger (1950). He was married to Gail Burton, Kim Stanley and Sandra Francis. He died on ...

The Twilight Zone: He's Alive.

17. Tom Schilling

Actor | Oh Boy

Tom Schilling was born on February 10, 1982 in Berlin, Germany. He is an actor, known for A Coffee in Berlin (2012), Before the Fall (2004) and Who Am I (2014).

Mein Kampf.

18. Tobias Moretti

Actor | Kommissar Rex

Tobias Moretti was born on July 11, 1959 in Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria as Tobias Bloéb. He is an actor, known for Rex: A Cop's Best Friend (1994), The Dark Valley (2014) and The Return of the Dancing Master (2004). He has been married to Julia Moretti since August 31, 1997. They have three children.

Speer und er (Mini-Series).

19. Martin Wuttke

Actor | Inglourious Basterds

Martin Wuttke was born on February 8, 1962 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. He is an actor and director, known for Inglourious Basterds (2009), Cloud Atlas (2012) and Hanna (2011).

Inglorious Basterds.

20. David Bamber

Actor | Valkyrie

David Bamber was born on September 19, 1954 in Manchester, Lancashire, England as David James Bamber. He is an actor, known for Valkyrie (2008), Miss Potter (2006) and The Bourne Identity (2002). He has been married to Julia Swift since July 1982. They have two children.


21. Udo Schenk

Actor | In aller Freundschaft

Udo Schenk was born on April 11, 1953 in Wittenberge, German Democratic Republic. He is known for his work on In aller Freundschaft (1998), La Rafle (2010) and 13 Minutes (2015). He is married to Marina Krogull.

The Round Up.

22. Richard Basehart

Actor | Moby Dick

Despite many a powerful performance, this actor's actor never quite achieved the stardom he deserved. Ultimately, Richard Basehart became best-known to television audiences as Admiral Harriman Nelson, commander of the glass-nosed nuclear submarine 'S.S.R.N Seaview' in Irwin Allen's Voyage to the ...


23. Helge Schneider

Actor | 00 Schneider - Jagd auf Nihil Baxter

Helge Schneider was born on August 30, 1955 in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany. He is an actor, known for 00 Schneider - Jagd auf Nihil Baxter (1994), 00 Schneider - Im Wendekreis der Eidechse (2013) and Texas - Doc Snyder hält die Welt in Atem (1993).

Mein Fuhrer: The Truly Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler.

24. Rudolph Fleischer

Actor | Fatherland

Rudolph Fleischer was born on October 27, 1928 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He is an actor, known for Fatherland (1994), A Suburban Villa (1959) and Na koho to slovo padne (1985).


25. Steven Berkoff

Actor | Octopussy

Highly acclaimed English actor, playwright, author and director continues to set the benchmark in stunning, intense performances on both stage and screen. Berkoff was born in Stepney, London in August 1937 and received dramatic arts training in both Paris and London and then moved on to performing ...

War and Remembrance.

26. Ryszard Pietruski

Actor | Europa Europa

Ryszard Pietruski was born on October 7, 1922 in Wyszecino, Pomorskie, Poland. He was an actor and writer, known for Europa Europa (1990), Epilog norymberski (1971) and Wilczy bilet (1964). He died on September 14, 1996 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

Europa Europa.

27. Oliver Masucci

Actor | Werk ohne Autor

Oliver Masucci a German actor. He is best known for portraying Adolf Hitler in the film adaption of Er ist wieder da (2015) and the Netflix series Dark (2017).

His film debut was Andy (1992).

The film Er ist wieder da featured scenes of Masucci pretending to be Hitler unscripted as well as scripted ...

Er ist wieder da.

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