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Karel Stepanek

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Biography

Brünn, Austria-Hungary [now Brno, Czech Republic]
Though born in Czechoslovakia, actor Karel Stepanek was generally regarded as a German actor due to his extensive film work in Germany (as Karl Stepanek) in the years before World War II. Stepanek fled to England in 1940, where, like many European refugee actors, he specialized in portraying Teutonic villains. He tried to stay away from out-and-out Nazi roles, but his predilection for wearing black uniforms and barking out guttural commands left little doubt as to the political preferences of Stepanek's screen characters. Read more...

Actor

Character: Major Lang

Secret Mission 1942

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Character: Actor at Josefstadt Theater

The Third Man 1949

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Character: Alexi Laschenkov / Gregory Anders

Walk East on Beacon! 1952

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Character: Dwight Trevor

City Beneath the Sea 1953

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Character: Assistant Gestapo Officer

The Cockleshell Heroes 1955

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Character: Zachmann

A Prize of Gold 1955

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Character: Friederich Suderman

The Traitor 1957

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Character: Captain Dornberger

Wernher von Braun 1960

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Character: Hartmuller

The Heroes of Telemark 1965

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Character: Count Kerassy

Before Winter Comes 1969

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Character: Kubitsek

The Games 1970

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Character: Dr. Revo

The Great Manhunt 1950

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Character: Admiral Lutjens

Sink the Bismarck! 1960

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Character: First Secretary

The Fallen Idol 1948

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Character: Inspector Wagner

Sperrbezirk 1966

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Character: Colonel Cenci

Court Martial 1965

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Character: Mikhail Vlados

Anastasia 1956

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Character: Prof. Hoffer

Operation Crossbow 1965

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Character: Ruckstuhl, Grundstückspekulant

Hermine und die sieben Aufrechten 1935

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