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      Klaus Lowitsch

      Klaus Lowitsch

      Highest Rated: 94% The Merchant of Four Seasons (1971)

      Lowest Rated: 7% Extreme Ops (2002)

      Birthday: Apr 8, 1936

      Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

      An Austrian actor with a diverse career expanding four decades, Klaus Lowitsch has appeared on television and film playing a diverse array of characters. He learned classical dance from the Vienna Academy of Music and Performing Arts and went on to study acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar. Starting in the 1950s, Lowitsch starred in drama and comedy musicals--but the foremost turning point of his career was collaborating with New German Cinema director Rainer Werner Fassbinder. In 1971, he was featured in the romantic comedy "Pioneers in Ingolstadt" as a sergeant. Lowitsch continued to be featured in Fassbinder's films and took the lead in "World on a Wire," a futuristic world merged in computers. He moved onto being an officer in the critically acclaimed military drama, "Cross of Iron." As his film career expanded, Lowitsch even put out two records of himself singing love songs and also lent his voice to radio plays such as "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." Lowitsch entered the American film industry by portraying a Soviet general in 1982's "Firefox" starring Clint Eastwood. As Lowitsch's career began winding down, he became a regular face on many German television series and attained minor roles on film. His final creative endeavor was releasing three audiobooks revealing his philosophical thoughts on life and existence.

      Highest rated movies

      94% The Merchant of Four Seasons
      92% The Marriage of Maria Braun
      80% Night Crossing
      71% Cross of Iron
      67% The Odessa File
      65% Despair
      50% What to Do in Case of Fire?
      50% Recruits in Ingolstadt

      Photos

      WORLD ON A WIRE, (aka WELT AM DRAHT), Klaus Lowitsch, 1973. ©Janus Films WORLD ON A WIRE, (aka WELT AM DRAHT), from left: Klaus Lowitsch, Mascha Rabben, 1973. ©Janus Films THE MERCHANT OF FOUR SEASONS, (aka HANDLER DER VIER JAHRESZEITEN), Irm Hermann, Hans Hirschmuller, Klaus Lowitsch, 1972. EXTREME OPS, David Scheller, Klaus Lowitsch, 2002, (c) Paramount CROSS OF IRON, Senta Berger, James Coburn (in wheelchair), Klaus Lowitsch (standing center), 1977

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      7% 28% Extreme Ops Pavlov (Character) $4.8M 2002
      50% 84% What to Do in Case of Fire? Manowsky (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hostile Takeover Willi Konrad (Character) - 2001
      31% 53% Gotcha! Vlad (Character) - 1985
      80% 66% Night Crossing Schmolk (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Desideria Tiberi (Character) - 1980
      65% 76% Despair Felix Weber (Character) - 1979
      92% 90% The Marriage of Maria Braun Hermann Braun (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 48% Breakthrough Uffz. Krüger (Character) - 1978
      71% 87% Cross of Iron Unteroffizier Krüger (Character) - 1977
      67% 63% The Odessa File Gustav Mackensen (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nora Helmer Dr. Rank (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hellhounds of Alaska Laporte (Character) - 1973
      94% 75% The Merchant of Four Seasons Harry Radek (Character) - 1971
      50% 50% Recruits in Ingolstadt The Sergeant (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brutes Werner (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Cobra Boogie (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Der Pauker Harry Engelmann (Character) - 1958

      TV

      Credit
      98% No Score Yet World on a Wire Fred Stiller (Character) 1973