Karl Stepanek

Karl Stepanek

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. One of his most typical characterizations could be found in the 1946 POW drama, The Captive Heart; Stepanek also registered well as a friendlier foreigner in The Fallen Idol (1949). Commuting between London and Hollywood, Karel Stepanek continued to fight World War II, usually on the wrong side, into such '60s films as Sink the Bismarck! (1960), I Aim at the Stars (1960) and Operation Crossbow (1965).
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Brünn, Moravia, Austria-Hungary [now Brno, Czech Republic]
    Birthday
    10/27/1899
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Licensed to Kill
6
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Dangerous Cargo
5.2
Escape to Danger
Escape to Danger
0
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West of Suez
0
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Walk East on Beacon!
5
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Five from the Jazzband
7
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Here's Berlin
9
Secret Venture
Secret Venture
0
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Murderers Club of Brooklyn
8
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4.5
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The Frozen Dead
5
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5.8
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The Third Visitor
6
Der Außenseiter
Der Außenseiter
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Our Film
0
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Man of the Moment
6.7
City Beneath the Sea
City Beneath the Sea
5.1
Sink the Bismarck!
Sink the Bismarck!
6.8
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6.5
Affair in Trinidad
Affair in Trinidad
6.4
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Never Let Me Go
5.6
Sperrbezirk
Sperrbezirk
5
Tomorrow We Live
Tomorrow We Live
5.8
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Secret Mission
4.2
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War es der im 3. Stock?
0
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The Traitor
7
Counterblast
Counterblast
6
They Met in the Dark
They Met in the Dark
6.2
Before Winter Comes
Before Winter Comes
5.9
Narren im Schnee
Narren im Schnee
0
A Prize of Gold
A Prize of Gold
5.4
Die Fledermaus
Die Fledermaus
4
Rough Shoot
Rough Shoot
6.2
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The Unknown
6
A Song for You
A Song for You
0
Hermine and the Seven Upright Men
5.7
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Spione im Savoy-Hotel
5
The Man in the Road
The Man in the Road
6
The Heroes of Telemark: Location report from Norway
The Heroes of Telemark: Location report from Norway
0
The Fallen Idol
The Fallen Idol
7.2
The Leghorn Hat
The Leghorn Hat
8.7
Waltz War
Waltz War
7.7
Give Us This Day
Give Us This Day
5.9
Anastasia
Anastasia
6.8
Golden Arrow
Golden Arrow
0
The Cockleshell Heroes
The Cockleshell Heroes
6
The File of the Golden Goose
The File of the Golden Goose
5.5
Conspirator
Conspirator
6.2
Tale of Three Women
Tale of Three Women
0
Operation Amsterdam
Operation Amsterdam
5.8
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Our Man in Havana
6.8
Hotel Sacher
Hotel Sacher
6.7
The Third Man
The Third Man
7.9
Operation Crossbow
Operation Crossbow
6.8
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The Captive Heart
6.5
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Broken Journey
6
Berlin-Alexanderplatz: The Story of Franz Biberkopf
Berlin-Alexanderplatz: The Story of Franz Biberkopf
6.4
The Heroes of Telemark
The Heroes of Telemark
6.9
Klatovští dragouni
0
Na růžích ustláno
0
The Games
The Games
7.2
Pozdní láska
9
No Highway
No Highway
6.9
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