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Popular Film Actors from Austria

Updated June 14, 2019 8.7k views780 items

List of famous film actors and actresses from Austria, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Austria has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Austrian screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Austria and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

List is made up of a variety of film actors, including Albert Rueprecht and Maximilian Schell.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Austrian actors?" and "Which movies stars are from Austria?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Austria in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Austrian film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart1

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Mozart: Great Piano Concertos: Vol. 1, Famous Composers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    BirthplaceSalzburg, Austria

    NationalityHoly Roman Empire

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus...  more

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger2

    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Terminator

    BirthplaceThal, Austria

    NationalityAustria, United States of America

    Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (; German: [ˈaɐ̯nɔlt ˈʃvaɐ̯tsn̩ˌʔɛɡɐ]; born July 30, 1947) is an...  more

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  • Peter Lorre3

    Peter Lorre

    Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon

    BirthplaceRužomberok, Slovakia

    NationalityUnited States of America, Austria-Hungary

    Peter Lorre (born László Löwenstein; 26 June 1904 – 23 March 1964) was a Hungarian-born...  more

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  • Herbert Lom4

    Herbert Lom

    Spartacus, The Dead Zone

    BirthplacePrague, Czech Republic

    NationalityEngland, Czech Republic

    Herbert Lom (Czech pronunciation: [ɦɛrbɛrt lom]; 11 September 1917 – 27 September 2012) was a...  more
  • Patrick Schwarzenegger5

    Patrick Schwarzenegger

    The Benchwarmers, Sulemani Keeda

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Patrick Arnold Shriver Schwarzenegger is an American model and actor. He is the son of...  more

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  • Danny Nucci6

    Danny Nucci

    Titanic, The Rock

    BirthplaceKlagenfurt, Austria

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    Daniel Antonelli Nucci (born September 15, 1968) is an American actor known for supporting...  more
  • Maximilian Schell7

    Maximilian Schell

    Deep Impact, A Bridge Too Far

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    NationalitySwitzerland, Austria

    Maximilian Schell (8 December 1930 – 1 February 2014) was an Austrian-born Swiss film and...  more

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  • Romy Schneider8

    Romy Schneider

    The Trial, What's New Pussycat?

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    NationalityFrance, Germany

    Romy Schneider (23 September 1938 – 29 May 1982) was a film actress and voice actress born in...  more
  • Franz Schubert9
    Franz Peter Schubert (German: [ˈfʁant͡s ˈpeːtɐ ˈʃuːbɐt]; 31 January 1797 – 19 November 1828)...  more

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  • Wilhelm Reich10

    Wilhelm Reich

    Wasteland Utopias


    NationalityAustria, United States of America

    Wilhelm Reich (; German: [ʁaɪç]; 24 March 1897 – 3 November 1957) was an Austrian doctor of...  more
  • Hedy Lamarr11

    Hedy Lamarr

    Samson and Delilah, Come Live with Me

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    NationalityUnited States of America, Austria-Hungary

    Hedy Lamarr (), born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler; November 9, 1914 – January 19, 2000) was an...  more

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  • Theodore Bikel12

    Theodore Bikel

    My Fair Lady, The African Queen

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    NationalityAustria, United States of America

    Theodore Meir Bikel ( bih-KEL; May 2, 1924 – July 21, 2015) was an Austrian-American actor,...  more
  • Christoph Waltz13

    Christoph Waltz

    Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    NationalityGermany, Austria

    Christoph Waltz (German: [ˈkrɪstɔf ˈvalts]; born 4 October 1956) is a German-Austrian actor...  more

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  • Roxane Duran14

    Roxane Duran

    The White Ribbon, 17 Girls

    BirthplaceFrance, Paris


    Roxane Duran is a French-Austrian actress. She appeared in the Palme d'Or-winning 2009 film...  more
  • Gustav Mahler15

    Gustav Mahler

    Gustav Mahler (German: [ˈmaːlɐ]; 7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was an Austro-Bohemian...  more


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  • Paul Henreid16

    Paul Henreid

    Casablanca, Exorcist II: The Heretic

    BirthplaceTrieste, Italy

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    Paul Henreid (10 January 1908 – 29 March 1992) was an Austrian-born American actor and film...  more
  • Oskar Homolka17

    Oskar Homolka

    The Seven Year Itch, War and Peace

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria


    Oscar Homolka (12 August 1898 – 27 January 1978) was an Austrian film and theatre actor, who...  more
  • Joseph Haydn18
    Franz Joseph Haydn (; German: [ˈfʁants ˈjoːzɛf ˈhaɪdn̩] (listen); 31 March 1732 – 31 May 1809)...  more

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    Gustav Lantschner

    Storm Over Mont Blanc

    BirthplaceInnsbruck, Austria


    Gustav "Guzzi" Lantschner (August 12, 1910 – March 19, 2011) was an Austrian-born German...  more
  • Johannes Silberschneider20

    Johannes Silberschneider

    The Red Violin, For a Moment

    BirthplaceMautern in Steiermark, Austria


    Johannes Silberschneider, is an Austrian actor. He studied acting at the Max Reinhardt...  more
  • Boris Kodjoe21

    Boris Kodjoe

    Love & Basketball, Resident Evil: Retribution

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    NationalityAustria, Germany

    Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe (; born March 8, 1973), better known as Boris...  more

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  • Leonard Proxauf22

    Leonard Proxauf

    The White Ribbon, Gömböc

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    NationalityAustria, Germany

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  • Joseph Schildkraut23

    Joseph Schildkraut

    The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Diary of Anne Frank

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    NationalityAustria, United States of America

    Joseph Schildkraut (22 March 1896 – 21 January 1964) was an Austrian-American actor. He won an...  more
  • Clement von Franckenstein24

    Clement von Franckenstein

    Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Death Becomes Her

    BirthplaceSunninghill, United Kingdom

    NationalityAustria, England

    Clement von Franckenstein is an actor....  more
  • Eric Pohlmann25

    Eric Pohlmann

    The Third Man, Thunderball

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    NationalityAustria, Austria-Hungary

    Eric Pohlmann (German: Erich Pohlmann; 18 July 1913 – 25 July 1979) was an Austrian theatre,...  more