Armin Mueller-Stahl

  1. Klausjürgen Wussow, Die Schwarzwaldklinik (The Black Forest Clinic), Austria-Werst Germany, TV, 1985-1989.   Invited to head up the Brinkman family running the titular clinic in the German TV classic series, AMS was way too busy… Hollywood had discovered him, and so…  Momo, Amerika, Music Box, Avalon, Kafka, The House of the Spirits, etc., etc…  adding up to 140 credits in 59 years.
  2. David Kelly, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, 2004.       The German veteran was among Tim Burton’s choices for Grandpa Joe. Two passed before passing (Gregory Peck, Peter Ustinov) and he gave it to the veteran Irish actor (“in three minutes,” said Kelly) on running into him at Pinewood studios for a costume fitting for another film. The full list also included: Richard Attenborough, Michael Caine, George Carlin (yes, not Carlin), Kirk Douglas, Albert Finney, Richard Griffiths, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Lloyd (favourite of author Roald Dahl’s widow, Liccy), Ron Moody, Paul Newman, Peter O’Toole, Max von Sydow, Eli Wallach, David Warner.  Burton finally gave the role to Kelly (“in three minutes”) on running into him at Pinewood studios on another film.

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