Klaus Kinski in Venus in Furs

Klaus Kinski (1926 - 1991)

Film Deaths[edit | edit source]

  • The Avenger (Der Rächer) (1960) [Lorenz Voss]: Decapitated, head found in a box.
  • Dead Eyes of London (Die Toten Augen von London; Dark Eyes of London) (1961) [Edgar Strauss]: Pushed through a window by Wolfgang Lukschy.
  • The Counterfeit Traitor (1962) [Kindler]: I've only seen part of this movie (and didn't seen Klaus' part), but the IMDB identifies his role as "Kindler, Jewish refugee who dies in fishing boat."
  • The Indian Scarf (Das Indische Tuch) (1963) [Peter Ross]: Strangled with a scarf (off-screen) by Hans Clarin; his body is shown afterwards encased in a plaster statue. (Thanks to Andrea)
  • Circus Of Fear (Psycho-Circus (1966) [Manfred]: Killed when Eddi Arent throws a knife into his chest. (Thanks to Brian)
  • A Bullet for the General (Quien Sabe ?) (1967) [El Santo]: Shot in the back from distance by Lou Castel as he is about to 'execute' Gian Maria Volonte. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Man, Pride and Vengeance (L'uomo, I'orgoglio, la vendetta) (1967) [Garcia]; Stabbed in the stomach (offscreen) in a knife fight with Franco Nero ; he staggers out in the desert and dies. (Thanks to Harry)
  • The Million Eyes Of Sumuru (1967) [President Boong's double]: Confronted in his office by would-be assassin Maria Rohm, he is turned into a statue when she fails to shoot him and her special gun is seized by Essie Huang, one of his bodyguards, who does shoot him before the real President enters and shoots her. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Grand Slam (Ad ogni costo; Top Job) (1967) [Erich Weiss]: Shot to death by Adolfo Celi by the harbor. (Thanks to Andrea)
  • The Great Silence (Il Grande silenzio; The Big Silence) (1968) [Tigrero a.k.a. Loco]: Althoguh he survives in the actual movie, an alternate "happy ending" was filmed for different markets; in the alternate ending (included as a bonus feature in the US DVD), he is shot in the head by Frank Wolff. (Thanks to Andrea)
  • The Ruthless Four (Every Man For Himself) (Ognuno per se) (1968) [Brent il Biondo] Head bashed against a rock by Gilbert Roland.
  • Twice a Judas (They Were Called Graveyard) (Due Volte Giuda) (1968) [Dingus/Victor Barrett]:  Shot by his brother Antonio Sabato in a shootout in the rocks. (Thanks to Brian).
  • Five for Hell (Cinque per l'inferno; Five Into Hell) (1969) [SS Col. Hans Mueller]: Electrocuted along with four of his men when the dying Samson Burke activates the electric fence as they go to climb through it in pursuit of Gianni Garko
  • Venus in Furs (Paroxismus; Black Angel) (1969) [Ahmed Kortobawi]: Killed by Maria Rohm's ghost, using her supernatural powers, while he's bound and suspended by his wrists.
  • Count Dracula (El Conde Dracula) (1970) [Renfield]: Dies in an asylum. (Thanks to Andrea)
  • His Name Was King (Lo chiamavano King) (1971) [Brian Foster]: Shot in the chest in a shoot-out with Richard Harrison. (Thanks to Harry)
  • Showdown for a Bad Man (Per una bara piena di dollari; A Barrel Full of Dollars; Coffin Full of Dollars; Nevada Kid) (1971) [Hagen]: Falls to his death from a bell tower after being shot by Jeff Cameron. (Thanks to Andrea)
  • The Price of Death (Il venditore di morte) (1971) [Chester Conway]: Shot to death by Gianni Garko in a duel while holding a young girl hostage.
  • Shoot the Living, Pray for the Dead (Prega il morto e ammazza il vivo) (1971) [Dan Hogan] Shot to death by Paolo Casella
  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes) (1972) [Don Lope de Aguirre]: Presumably dies (off-screen) either starving to death or being shot dead by the natives. The movie ends with him standing alone on the raft after the rest of the crew has been killed, with no remaining supplies and still in native territory; the implication of his fate is pretty clear. (The real Don Lope de Aguirre was executed.)
  • Death Smiles on a Murderer (La Morte ha sorriso all'assassino) (1973) [Dr. Sturges]: Strangled with a cord by Marco Mariani. (Thanks to Andrea)
  • Shanghai Joe (Il Mio name e Shanghai Joe; The Dragon Strikes Back; The Fighting Fists of Shanghai Joe; My Name Is Shanghai Joe) (1973) [Scalper Jack]: Stabbed in the chest with his own knives by Chan Lee. (Thanks to Andrea)
  • Lover of the Monster (Le amanti del mostro) (1974) [Dr. Alex Nijinski] Shot numerous times in the back by guards during the execution of the man who is being blamed for all of the deaths Klaus committed. 
  • Return of Shanghai Joe (Che botte ragazzi!) (1975) [Pat Barnes] Shot in the back.  
  • Operation Thunderbolt (Mivtsa Yonatan) (1977) [Wilfried Boese]: Machine-gunned by Israeli soldiers during the raid on the terrorists' hideout.
  • Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) (Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht) [Count Dracula]: Mortally wounded by the rays of the rising sun after Isabelle Adjani tricks him into staying out past sunrise by setting herself out as bait. He is then finished off by being staked through the heart by Walter Ladengast. (See also Max Schreck in the original 1922 version.)
  • Woyzeck (1979) [Franz Woyzeck]: Drowns himself in a pond after having stabbed Eva Mattes to death for her infidelity.
  • Venom (1982) [Jacques Muller a.k.a. Jacmel]: Shot repeatedly by police sharp-shooters when he staggers out onto the balcony after being bitten by the black mamba.
  • Kommando Leopard (1985) [Silveira]: Beaten to death by a lynch mob consisting of rebels and villagers after being cornered by a dead end wall.
  • Creature (1985) [Hans Rudy Hofner]: Killed by an alien parasite that takes over and re-animates his body. Klaus's re-animated body dies when the parasite is removed from his head by Stan Ivar during a struggle.
  • Code Name: Wild Geese (1986) [Charleton]: Burned to death when Lewis Collins fires a flamethrower from a makeshift helicopter gunship as Klaus fires at him from below.
  • Crawlspace (1986) [Dr. Karl Gunther]: Shot to death by Talia Balsam.
  • Cobra Verde (1987) [Francisco Manoel da Silva / Cobra Verde] After collapsing due to try to force a boat into the ocean, drowns when he is constantly hit by incoming waves. 

TV Deaths[edit | edit source]

  • Timestalkers (1987 TV) [Dr. Joseph Cole]: Shot in the chest in a shoot-out with William Devane in the Old West.

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