Karlheinz Böhm

Karlheinz Böhm

  • Born on
    • March 16th, 1928
  • Died on
    • May 29th, 2014
Karlheinz Böhm  (born 16 March 1928 in Darmstadt, Germany) is an Austrian actor. The son of conductor Karl Böhm, he is best known internationally for his role as Mark, the psychopathic protagonist of Peeping Tom, directed by Michael Powell. Before that, he had played the young Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria in the three Sissi movies. He made three notable U.S. films in 1962. He played Jakob Grimm in the 1962 MGM-Cinerama spectacular The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm and Ludwig van Beethoven in the Walt Disney film The Magnificent Rebel. (The latter film was made especially for the Disney anthology television series, but was released theatrically in Europe.) He appeared in a villainous role as the Nazi-sympathizing son of Paul Lukas in the MGM film Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, a Technicolor, widescreen remake of the 1921 silent Rudolph Valentino film. Between 1974 and 1975, Böhm appeared prominently in four consecutive films from prolific New German Cinema director Rainer Werner Fassbinder: Martha, Effi Briest, Faustrecht der Freiheit (aka Fistfight of Freedom or Fox and His Friends), and Mutter Küsters' Fahrt zum Himmel (Mother Küsters' Trip to Heaven). In 2009 he provided the German voice for Charles Muntz, villain in Pixar's tenth animated feature Up. Since 1981, when he founded Menschen für Menschen ("Humans for Humans"), Böhm has been actively involved in charitable work in Ethiopia, for which in 2007 he was awarded the Balzan Prize for Humanity, Peace and Brotherhood among Peoples. Karlheinz Böhm has been married to Almaz Böhm, a native of Ethiopia, since 1991. They have two children, Nicolas (born 1990) and Aida (born 1993). Böhm has five more children from previous marriages, among them, the actress Katharina Böhm (born 1964). In 2011 Almaz and Karlheinz Böhm were awarded the Essl Social Prize for the project Menschen für Menschen Description above from the Wikipedia article Karlheinz Böhm, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Starring Karlheinz Böhm on Plex

  • Peeping Tom
    Peeping Tom
    Mark Lewis (as Carl Boehm)


Acting (11 Credits)

1975Fox and His Friends as Max
1975Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven as Karl Tillmann
1974Martha as Helmut
1974Effi Briest as Wullersdorf
1963Come Fly with Me as Baron Franz Von Elzingen (as Karl Boehm)
1962The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm as Jacob Grimm
1962The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as Heinrich von Hartrott
1960Peeping Tom as Mark Lewis (as Carl Boehm)
1957Sissi: The Fateful Years of an Empress as Emperor Franz Joseph
1956Sissi: The Young Empress as Emperor Franz Joseph
1955Sissi as Emperor Franz Joseph


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