Günter Meisner

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Günter Meisner (18 April 1926 – 5 December 1994) was a versatile German TV and film character actor. He is best remembered for his several cinematic portrayals of Adolf Hitler. He was fluent in four languages and appeared in many English, German and French language films. Born in Bremen, he briefly worked at a steel foundry before training as a radio operator with the Luftwaffe's Fallschirmjäger (paratroopers). After the war, though he was interested in a career in sculpture and painting, in 1948 he switched to drama and studied under Gustaf Gründgens at Düsseldorf's State Conservatory, where he also got his first job at the local Schauspielhaus. Meisner often played Nazi officers and other sinister characters. He portrayed Hitler in the 1982 Franco-German action comedy, L'as des as (Ace of Aces), and in the ABC television miniseries, The Winds of War. He also appeared in the CBS miniseries, Blood and Honor and the BBC's, Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years. Other films Meisner took part in were Is Paris Burning?, The Quiller Memorandum, Funeral in Berlin, and The Boys from Brazil. He was Mr. Slugworth/Mr.
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