Born on November 13, 1922
From Vienna, Austria
Oskar Werner as "Professor Egon Kreisler"
Based on the true story of a ship carrying German-Jewish refugees which was sent to Havana in 1939 by the Nazis but was denied permission to land anywhere. The ship was eventually obliged to return to Germany, where certain death awaited its passengers. This terrible outcome had been cynically anticipated by the Nazis when granting permission for the voyage in the first place.
|Golden Globe (1976)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture|
Oskar Werner as "Fiedler"
At the height of the Cold War, British spy Alec Leamas (Richard Burton) is nearly ready to retire, but first he has to take on one last dangerous assignment. Going deep undercover, he poses as a drunken, disgraced former MI5 agent in East Germany in order to gain information about colleagues who have been captured. When he himself is thrown in jail and interrogated, Leamas finds himself caught in a sinister labyrinth of plots and counter-plots unlike anything in his long career.
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1966)||Nominated||Foreign Actor|
|Golden Globe (1966)||Won||Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture|
Oskar Werner as "Dr. Schumann"
When an eclectic group of passengers boards a cruise ship bound for prewar Germany, they form a microcosm of 1930s society. One passenger, a mysterious countess (Simone Signoret), is headed for a German prison camp. The charming Dr. Schumann (Oskar Werner) harbors a debilitating heart condition. Then there's American divorcée Mary Treadwell (Vivien Leigh), who vainly attempts to outrun time itself. During their weeks at sea, the group forges bonds and rivalries, and unearths secrets.
|Academy Award (1965)||Nominated||Actor|
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1965)||Nominated||Foreign Actor|
|Golden Globe (1965)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama|