Klaus Maria Brandauer

Klaus Maria Brandauer (German pronunciation: [klaʊ̯s maˈʀiːa ˈbʀandaʊ̯ɐ] (listen); born Klaus Georg Steng; 22 June 1943) is an Austrian actor and director. He is also a professor at the Max Reinhardt Seminar.

Klaus Maria Brandauer
Brandauer at the Viennale on 28 October 2012
Born
Klaus Georg Steng

(1943-06-22) 22 June 1943 (age 78)
Bad Aussee, Styria, Austria
OccupationActor and director
Years active1962–present
Spouse(s)
Karin Mueller
(m. 1963; died 1992)
(1 child)[1]
Natalie Krenn
(m. 2007)
[2]
ChildrenChristian Brandauer (b. 1963)

Brandauer is known internationally for his roles in The Russia House (1990), Mephisto (1981), Never Say Never Again (1983), Out of Africa (1985), Hanussen (1988), Burning Secret (1988), and White Fang (1991). For his supporting role as Bror von Blixen-Finecke in the drama film Out of Africa (1985), Brandauer was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe Award. He has also appeared as King Nebuchadnezzar II in 1998, in Time Life’s Jeremiah, from The Bible Collection: The Old Testament.

Brandauer has at least a working knowledge of five languages: German, Italian, Hungarian, English and French and has acted in each.