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      Richard Sammel

      Richard Sammel

      Highest Rated: 95% Margrete: Queen of the North (2021)

      Lowest Rated: 28% 3 Days to Kill (2014)

      Birthday: Oct 13, 1960

      Birthplace: Heidelberg, West Germany

      Multilingual character actor Richard Sammel worked in theater for a decade before bringing his talents to the big screen. Though he is little-known in his native Germany, he has found success as a regular on French television, including a multi-season stint as Schwartz, a member of an elite team of international agents on "Interpol." Owing to his thick accent and fluency in his native language, Sammel has also become known for playing German characters in the American, Italian and French film industries. Cinema-du-look director Luc Besson chose him to portray a German gangster in the 1998 action film "Taxi." Post-grindhouse auteur Quentin Tarantino cast him as Sgt. Werner Rachtman, the ruthless interrogator turned Allied prisoner-of-war beaten to death in the opening scenes of the 2009 jingoist revenge fantasy "Inglourious Basterds." And as Gettler, the one-eyed villain in 2006's "Casino Royale," he vibrated with cartoonish enthusiasm. Sammel has won many roles in period films set during World War II, including that of notorious Gestapo leader Heinrich Müller on the 2009 television mini-series "A French Village" and a background role as an S.S. Officer in "Life Is Beautiful," writer-director Roberto Begnini's heartbreaking tale of fascist Italy. The 2011 love-triangle thriller "The Berlin Project" paired him with the similarly ubiquitous Udo Kier.

      Highest rated movies

      Margrete: Queen of the North
      Inglourious Basterds Spencer
      OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies
      Safe Conduct
      The Horseman on the Roof
      Lila, Lila
      The Confessions

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      Richard Sammel The Strain, Richard Sammel (L), Roger R Cross (C), Jonathan Hyde (R), 'Last Rites', Season 1, Ep. #12, 09/28/2014, ©FX The Strain, Richard Sammel (L), Sean Astin (R), 'Gone Smooth', Season 1, Ep. #3, 07/27/2014, ©FX The Strain, Richard Sammel (L), Jack Kesy (R), 'The Born', Season 2, Ep. #7, 08/23/2015, ©FX The Strain, Richard Sammel (L), Sean Astin (R), 'Gone Smooth', Season 1, Ep. #3, 07/27/2014, ©FX The Strain, Richard Sammel, 'Last Rites', Season 1, Ep. #12, 09/28/2014, ©FX The Strain, Jim Watson (L), Richard Sammel (R), 'For Services Rendered', Season 1, Ep. #7, 08/24/2014, ©FX The Strain, Richard Sammel, 'For Services Rendered', Season 1, Ep. #7, 08/24/2014, ©FX The Strain, Richard Sammel (L), Sean Astin (R), 'Gone Smooth', Season 1, Ep. #3, 07/27/2014, ©FX The Strain, Jamie Hector (L), Richard Sammel (R), 07/13/2014, ©FX The Strain, Richard Sammel, 'Intruders', Season 2, Ep. #8, 08/30/2015, ©FX The Strain, Richard Sammel (L), Sean Astin (R), 'Gone Smooth', Season 1, Ep. #3, 07/27/2014, ©FX THE CONFESSIONS, (AKA LE CONFESSIONI), L-R: STEPHANE FREISS, ANDY DE LA TOUR, RICHARD SAMMEL, MARIE-JOSEE CROZE, JOHN KEOGH, PIERFRANCESCO FAVINO, ALESKY GUSKOV, TOGO IGAWA, 2016. ©UNCORK'D ENTERTAINMENT The Strain, Richard Sammel, 'For Services Rendered', Season 1, Ep. #7, 08/24/2014, ©FX The Strain, Richard Sammel, 'The Box', Season 1, Ep. #2, 07/20/2014, ©FX The Strain, Richard Sammel, 'Last Rites', Season 1, Ep. #12, 09/28/2014, ©FX The Strain, Richard Sammel, 'BK, NY', Season 2, Ep. #1, 07/12/2015, ©FX The Strain, Richard Sammel, 'By Any Means', Season 2, Ep. #2, 07/19/2015, ©FX The Strain, Richard Sammel, 'For Services Rendered', Season 1, Ep. #7, 08/24/2014, ©FX The Strain, Richard Sammel, 'The Box', Season 1, Ep. #2, 07/20/2014, ©FX

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Order of Time Unknown (Character) - 2023
      No Score Yet 100% Gate to Heaven Robert Sternvall (Character) - 2022
      95% 64% Margrete: Queen of the North Raberlin (Character) - 2021
      83% 52% Spencer Prince Philip (Character) $7.1M 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The delegation Head of the Delegation (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Baumbacher Syndrome Bruno Frik (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Conductor Karl Muck (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Adieu Bohème Unknown (Character) - 2017
      55% 33% The Confessions Ministro tedesco (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Outside the Box Sergeant Mallach (Character) - 2015
      28% 43% 3 Days to Kill Wolf (Character) $30.7M 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Colt 45 Unknown (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 47% A Estrada 47 Colonel Mayer (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 34% Company of Heroes Beimier (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 69% The Third Half Spitz (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Stargazer Burgi (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 34% Sniper: Reloaded Col. Hans Jaeger (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Apartment in Athens Unknown (Character) - 2011
      60% 63% Lila, Lila Riegler (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 58% Phantom Pain Chefarzt (Character) - 2009
      89% 88% Inglourious Basterds Sgt. Rachtman (Character) $120.5M 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet This Is Love Chef (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fallen from the Sky Hans (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet At First Glance Svensson (Character) - 2008
      76% 75% OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies Moeller (Character) $302.8K 2006
      No Score Yet 66% The Nest Winfried (Character) - 2002
      76% 79% Safe Conduct Richard Pottier (Character) $26.6K 2002
      63% 81% The Horseman on the Roof Franz (Character) $1.9M 1995

      TV

      Credit
      90% 47% The Head Erik Osterland (Character) 2022
      No Score Yet 62% The Bigger Picture Theo Slobo (Character) 2020
      79% 78% The Strain Thomas Eichhorst (Character) 2014-2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A French Village Heinrich Müller (Character) 2009-2016