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William Berger is a Actor Autrichien born on 20 june 1928 at Innsbruck (Austria)

William Berger

William Berger
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Birth name Wilhelm Thomas Berger
Nationality Austria
Birth 20 june 1928 at Innsbruck (Austria)
Death 2 october 1993 (at 65 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

William Berger (also mentioned as Bill Berger or Wilhelm Berger; born Wilhelm Thomas Berger on June 20, 1928 in Innsbruck, Austria – October 2, 1993 in Los Angeles, USA, of prostate cancer) was an Austrian actor, mostly associated with Euro or spaghetti Westerns and travel documentaries.



A former roommate of Keith Richards, his earliest work was in Broadway theater, but while visiting Italy, he was cast in his first Western, Break Up in 1965. A series of westerns followed, including Faccia a faccia (1967), Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die! (1968), If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death (1968), Sabata (1969) and Keoma (1975). He also starred in Five Dolls for an August Moon (1970).

In the early 1970s, Berger spent some time in an Italian prison, wrongly accused of possession of hashish and cocaine, but resumed his acting career after his release. His later fare included Super Fly T.N.T. (1973), Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun (1977) - inspired in Letters of a Portuguese Nun by Mariana Alcoforado -, Oil! (1977), Hercules (1983), Devil Fish (1984) and The King's Whore (1990). His 1985 memoirs, Half Way Home, recount his life to that point.

Usually with

Marco Ferreri
Marco Ferreri
(5 films)
Ugo Tognazzi
Ugo Tognazzi
(6 films)
Mario Bava
Mario Bava
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of William Berger (57 films)

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Dr. M
Dr. M (1990)
, 1h57
Directed by Claude Chabrol
Origin German
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films about suicide, Films set in the future, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Alan Bates, Jennifer Beals, Jan Niklas, Hanns Zischler, Benoît Régent, William Berger
Roles Penck
Rating48% 2.4172652.4172652.4172652.4172652.417265
In the near future, a deadly epidemic is infecting people throughout West Berlin, leading to people taking their own lives to avoid catching it. All the media reports seem like unusual propaganda. No one knows what to do or how to help, except for one police officer who suspects that the suicides are really caused by a lone madman. His investigations lead him to a beautiful, enigmatic woman and the revelation of a sinister plot to manipulate the population through mass hypnosis.
The King's Whore, 2h7
Directed by Axel Corti
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Actors Timothy Dalton, Valeria Golino, Stéphane Freiss, Robin Renucci, Margaret Tyzack, Friedrich von Thun
Roles le comte Longhi
Rating57% 2.893212.893212.893212.893212.89321
Set in the 17th-century, an Italian nobleman weds an impoverished countess, who is wooed by the King of Piedmont and faces pressure from his entire court to succumb to his wishes.
Alien Terminator
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Actors Franco Nero, George Kennedy, Deborah Moore, Mary Stävin, William Berger
Roles Alonso Kintero
Rating47% 2.367812.367812.367812.367812.36781
L’auteur Ted Angelo découvre un vaisseau extraterrestre dans la jungle colombienne. Plusieurs organisations vont essayer de le faire taire. dont le KGB et la CIA, qui veulent maintenir ce secret enfoui pour toujours.
Django Strikes Again, 1h28
Origin Italie
Genres Western, Spaghetti Western
Actors Franco Nero, Donald Pleasence, Christopher Connelly, William Berger, Licinia Lentini
Roles Old Timer
Rating53% 2.653092.653092.653092.653092.65309
Twenty years after the event in the first Django, the title character has left the violent world of gunslinger to become a monk. Living in a monastery, he wants no more of the violent actions he perpetrated. Later, he learns that along the way, he had a daughter who is working for ruthless criminals in a mine, for which they hope to get rich from the spoils. Determined to find his daughter and nail the bad guys, Django gets some arms and goes on the warpath.
The Death of Empedocles, 2h12
Directed by Jean-Marie Straub et Danièle Huillet
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors William Berger, Howard Vernon
Roles Kritias
Rating63% 3.181123.181123.181123.181123.18112
Le philosophe Empédocle, ennemi de l’état chrétien, est jeté en prison affrontant les tourments de la solitude, du doute, mais par la volonté du peuple retrouvant un renouveau et même accédant à l’immortalité.
Control (1987)
, 1h46
Directed by Giuliano Montaldo
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Burt Lancaster, Ben Gazzara, Kate Nelligan, Kate Reid, Ingrid Thulin, Erland Josephson
Roles Mr. Peterson
Rating59% 2.9508152.9508152.9508152.9508152.950815
This story takes place during an experiment concerning psychological effects of mental fatigue on those locked in a fallout shelter for a long period of time. Twelve subjects are locked in a nuclear fallout shelter to see how long they can endure before mental breakdown occurs. After the experiment Dr. Herbert Monroe (Burt Lancaster) tells the world about this terrifying experiment and its outcome.
The Fifth Missile, 2h30
Directed by Larry Peerce
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Submarine films, Political films
Actors Robert Conrad, Sam Waterston, David Soul, Richard Roundtree, Jonathan Banks, Art LaFleur
Rating62% 3.1414053.1414053.1414053.1414053.141405
À l’exception du commandant Van Meer, l’équipage du navire devient lentement fou à cause de l’exposition aux produits chimiques de la peinture à bord et croit qu’un exercice d’essai de missiles est en fait une guerre nucléaire. Il explore l’incapacité des structures de commandement américaines à contrôler et à empêcher les officiers de sous-marins malhonnêtes de lancer des missiles balistiques.
The Adventures of Hercules, 1h28
Directed by Luigi Cozzi
Origin Italie
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films based on mythology, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Dans la Grèce mythologique, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Lou Ferrigno, Milly Carlucci, William Berger, Sonia Viviani, Claudio Cassinelli, Venantino Venantini
Roles King Minos
Rating39% 1.975621.975621.975621.975621.97562
Tout semble paisible au royaume des Dieux. Zeus, satisfait du travail effectué par son fils, coule aujourd’hui des jours heureux… Bien entendu, cela ne dure pas et quatre Divinités lui volent ses sept éclairs magiques, rompant ainsi l’équilibre de l’univers. Blessé par une telle félonie, Zeus décide d’avoir recours une nouvelle fois à Hercule pour retrouver les précieuses reliques, rétablir l’ordre et repousser le mal.
The Berlin Affair, 2h1
Directed by Liliana Cavani
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Political films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Kevin McNally, Gudrun Landgrebe, Massimo Girotti, Mio Takaki, Mio Takaki, Hanns Zischler
Roles The Professor
Rating54% 2.708512.708512.708512.708512.70851
Berlin 1938: Louise von Hollendorf is married to Heinz, a German senior diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She decides to take drawing lessons at the institute of Fine Arts. At the institute, Louise meets Mitsuko Matsugae, a young and alluring daughter of the Japanese Ambassador. Captivated by Mitsuko's beauty, Louise asks her to model for her sketching practice. Rumor spreads at the institute that the two women are romantically engaged. Rather than driving them apart the rumors bring the two friends closer together and soon they have a passionate affair. As Louise later confides to her former literature professor, "One moment we were laughing, the next, we were making love". They have their romantic encounters first at Louise's house and later at a seedy hotel. After spending more and more time together Louise falls in love with Mitsuko.
Devil Fish
Devil Fish (1984)
, 1h36
Directed by Lamberto Bava, Bruno Mattei
Origin Italie
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Films about sharks, Natural horror films, Films about cephalopods, Mise en scène d'un poisson, Giant monster films, Musical films, Disaster films
Actors Michael Sopkiw, Gianni Garko, Valentine Monnier, William Berger, Cinzia De Ponti, Paulo Branco
Roles Professor Donald West
Rating27% 1.361881.361881.361881.361881.36188
The film takes place along a stretch of coastline somewhere in Florida in the United States, where a local tourist spot has become plagued by a mysterious marine creature. Little do they know, the monster is the product of a secret military experiment — a genetic hybrid mutated from a common octopus and the prehistoric super-predator Dunkleosteus. Unfortunately, the creature has broken loose, and is now feeding on swimmers and tourists swimming or sailing along the coast. Also, the monster is only an infant, and will continue to grow if it is left to hunt much longer.
Hercules (1983)
, 1h38
Directed by Luigi Cozzi
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films based on mythology, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Lou Ferrigno, Sybil Danning, Bradford Harris, William Berger, Mirella D'Angelo, Rossana Podestà
Roles King Minos
Rating41% 2.0630052.0630052.0630052.0630052.063005
The film is a retelling of the story of Hercules (Lou Ferrigno) battling the wizard Minos (William Berger), who uses "science" in an attempt to take over the world. Hercules must stop him and rescue his princess love in the process.