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Peter van Eyck is a Actor American born on 16 july 1911

Peter van Eyck

Peter van Eyck
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Birth name Götz von Eick
Nationality USA
Birth 16 july 1911
Death 15 july 1969 (at 57 years) at Männedorf (Suisse)

Peter van Eyck, born Götz von Eick (16 July 1911, Steinwehr, Pomerania, Germany [now Kamienny Jaz, Poland] – 15 July 1969, Männedorf near Zürich, Switzerland), was a German-American actor.


After graduating from high school he studied music. In 1931 he left Germany, living in Paris, London, Tunis, Algiers and Cuba, before settling in New York. He earned a living playing the piano in a bar, and wrote and composed for revues and cabarets. He then worked for Irving Berlin as a stage manager and production assistant, and for Orson Welles Mercury Theatre company as an assistant director.

Van Eyck went to Hollywood where he worked as a truck driver. He initially found radio work with the help of Billy Wilder, who later gave him small film roles. In 1943 he took US citizenship and was drafted into the army as a commissioned officer. At the end of the war he returned to Germany as a control officer for film and remained there until 1948 as director of the film section. In 1949 he appeared in his first German film Hallo, Fräulein!

He gained international recognition with a leading role in the 1953 film Le Salaire de la peur (The Wages of Fear) directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot. He went to appear in episodes of several US TV series including The Adventures of Ellery Queen and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. In English-language films he was most often typecast as a Nazi or other unsympathetic type, while in Germany he was a popular leading man in a wider range of films, including several appearances in the Doctor Mabuse thriller series of the 1960s.

Best films

Five Graves to Cairo (1943)
The Wages of Fear (1953)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Peter van Eyck (69 films)

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The Bridge at Remagen, 1h55
Directed by John Guillermin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Historical
Themes Pont, Political films
Actors George Segal, Robert Vaughn, Ben Gazzara, Bradford Dillman, E. G. Marshall, Peter van Eyck
Roles Gen. Von Brock
Rating66% 3.349473.349473.349473.349473.34947
The film opens with the U.S. Army failing to capture the still-intact Oberkassel railway bridge which is blown up as the Americans approach immediately after a train load of wounded German troops crosses the bridge.
Shalako (1968)
, 1h53
Directed by Edward Dmytryk
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Action, Romance, Western
Actors Brigitte Bardot, Sean Connery, Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins, Honor Blackman, Peter van Eyck
Roles Baron Frederick Von Hallstatt
Rating56% 2.803142.803142.803142.803142.80314
In 1880 in New Mexico, guide Bosky Fulton leads a hunting party composed of European aristocrats into Apache territory. When a French countess, Irina Lazaar, wanders off alone, she is confronted by Apache men on horseback. She is rescued by Shalako, a former cavalry officer in the American Civil War, sent by the Army to guide the party off Indian land.
Assignment to Kill, 1h42
Directed by Sheldon Reynolds
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Patrick O'Neal, Joan Hackett, John Gielgud, Herbert Lom, Eric Portman, Peter van Eyck
Roles Walter Green
Rating60% 3.0029353.0029353.0029353.0029353.002935
A private detective is hired by an insurance company to investigate a shipping tycoon who is suspected of deliberately sinking his own ships in order to claim the insurance money.
Million Dollar Man
Directed by Michel Boisrond
Genres Adventure
Actors Frederick Stafford, Raymond Pellegrin, Peter van Eyck, Anny Duperey, Jess Hahn, Christian Barbier
Roles Muller
Rating61% 3.0962153.0962153.0962153.0962153.096215
Jean Sarton, repris de justice, et Novak, ancien collabo, s'évadent de prison. Ils sont recueillis par Carl et Muller, anciens amis de Novak, qui exigent qu'il leur dévoile la cachette des milliards de faux dollars fabriqués par les nazis
À belles dents, 1h45
Directed by Pierre Gaspard-Huit
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Mireille Darc, Jacques Charrier, Daniel Gélin, Peter van Eyck, Paul Hubschmid, Tilda Thamar
Roles Peter von Kessner
Rating52% 2.6087052.6087052.6087052.6087052.608705
À la mort de ses parents, Eva Ritter trouve un emploi au pair chez des bourgeois à Paris. Sur un coup de tête, elle épouse un milliardaire malgré l'amour qu'elle porte à un jeune architecte. Elle divorce peu après et épouse un autre milliardaire qui meurt, la laissant à la tête d'une immense fortune qu'elle décide de gérer seule.
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, 1h47
Directed by Martin Ritt, Paul Dehn, Guy Trosper
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films, Politique, Political films
Actors Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Oskar Werner, Peter van Eyck, Sam Wanamaker, Robert Hardy
Roles Hans-Dieter Mundt
Rating75% 3.7965053.7965053.7965053.7965053.796505
The West Berlin office of the Circus, under administrator Alec Leamas (Richard Burton), has not been doing well. He is recalled to London shortly after the death of one of his operatives. Leamas is seemingly demoted to the banking section of the agency. In reality, a carefully staged transformation of Leamas has been arranged by Control (Cyril Cusack), the agency's chief. Now depressed and disgruntled, alcoholic and low on funds, he is quickly spotted by the East German Intelligence Service as a potential defector.
The Dirty Game, 1h58
Directed by Carlo Lizzani, Christian-Jaque, Terence Young, Werner Klingler
Origin German
Genres Drama, Thriller, Spy
Themes Films set in Africa, Spy films, Political films
Actors Henry Fonda, Robert Ryan, Vittorio Gassman, Annie Girardot, André Bourvil, Robert Hossein
Roles Petchatkin
Rating56% 2.8173252.8173252.8173252.8173252.817325
A man tells of three different spy missions he took part in.
Kidnapped to Mystery Island, 1h36
Directed by Luigi Capuano
Genres Adventure
Actors Guy Madison, Ingeborg Schöner, Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Giulia Rubini, Peter van Eyck, Ivan Desny
Roles Captain McPherson
Rating72% 3.612293.612293.612293.612293.61229
Nous sommes aux Indes; en l'an 1880. Le capitaine Mac Pherson, courageux officier britannique, trouve son existence brisée, lorsque sa petite fille se fait enlever par une cruelle secte, les Thugs, qui voient dans l'adorable gamine, la réincarnation de la puissante déesse Khali... Ce ne sera que vingt années plus tard, que le père, à la tête d'un détachement militaire, parviendra à délivrer sa fille et à détruire les fanatiques religieux.