Gottfried John

Gottfried John

  • Born on
    • August 29th, 1942
  • Died on
    • September 1st, 2014
Gottfried John (German: [ˈjoːn];[1] 29 August 1942 – 1 September 2014) was a German stage, screen, and voice actor. A long-time collaborator of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, John appeared in many of the filmmaker's projects between 1975 and his death in 1982, including Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven, Despair, The Marriage of Maria Braun , and Berlin Alexanderplatz. His distinctive, gaunt appearance saw him he frequently cast as villains, and he is best known to audiences for his role as the corrupt General Arkady Orumov in the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye, and for his comedic turn as Julius Caesar in Asterix & Obelix Take On Caesar, the latter for which he won the Bavarian Film Award for Best Supporting Actor.


Acting (32 Credits)

2013Ruby Red as Dr. White
2010Aghet - Ein Völkermord as Friedrich Kress von Kressenstein
2009John Rabe as Dr. Oskar Trautmann
2007Flood as Arthur Moyes
2005The PianoTuner of EarthQuakes as Dr. Emmanuel Droz
2003Entrusted as Thomas von Gall - grandfather
2003Augustus: The First Emperor as Cicero
2003Augusto - Il primo imperatore as Cicerone
2002The Gathering Storm as Friedrich von Schroder
2000Proof of Life as Eric Kessler
1999Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar as Jules César
1999Balzac: A Passionate Life as Count Hanska
1998Am I Beautiful? as Herbert
1996The Ogre as Chief Forester
1995Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream That One Calls Human Life as Herr Benjamenta
1995GoldenEye as General Arkady Grigorovich Ourumov
1993Abraham as Eliezer
1993Space Rangers as Erich Weiss
1990Wings of Fame as Zlatogorski
1985Mata Hari as Wolff
1985Otto - Der Film as Sonnemann
1981Lili Marleen as Aaron
1980Berlin Alexanderplatz as Reinhold Hoffmann
1980Berlin Alexanderplatz as Reinhold Hoffmann
1979The Marriage of Maria Braun as Willi Klenze
1978In a Year with 13 Moons as Anton Saitz
1978Despair as Perebrodov
1978Fedora as Kritos
1977The Stationmaster's Wife as Finkelberger
1975Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven as Jörg Niemeyer
1973World on a Wire as Einstein
1973World on a Wire as Einstein


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