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Peter Berling


Born - 20 March 1934, Obrawalde, Poland (then West Prussia)
Died - 20 November 2017

Hefty, dark-haired German character actor, often seen as perspiring villains, and a favourite of director Werner Herzog, who used his heavyweight talents in several of his films. Seen in German, Italian and international films, Berling made an isolated debut in the school drama Always When Day Begins (1957). A decade later, he began a film career in earnest: Der Brief (1966), Detektive (1968), Red Sun (1970), Whity (1971), Beware a Holy Whore (1971), Aguirre, Wrath of God (1972), Blood in the Streets/Revolver (1973), Julia (1974), Black and White in Colour (1976), The Marriage of Maria Braun (1978), Theo Against the Rest of the World (1980), Fitzcarraldo (1982), Veronika Voss (1982), Tex and the Lord of the Deep (1985), The Name of the Rose (1986), Cobra Verde (1987),Haunted Summer (1988), Voyager (1991), Santantango (1994), Tykho Moon (1996), Angel of Death (2001), Gangs of New York (2002) and Half Brothers (2015), his last. In his later years, he was also a successful novelist.