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Gottfried John

1942 - 2014

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Gottfried John (German: [ˈjoːn]; 29 August 1942 – 1 September 2014) was a German stage, screen, and voice actor. A long-time collaborator of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, John appeared in nine of the filmmaker's projects between 1975 and 1981, the year before Fassbinder's death, including Eight Hours Don't Make a Day, Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven, Despair, The Marriage of Maria Braun, and Berlin Alexanderplatz. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gottfried John has received more than 419,148 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Gottfried John is the 822nd most popular actor (up from 977th in 2019), the 1,241st most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,489th in 2019) and the 17th most popular German Actor.

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Among actors, Gottfried John ranks 822 out of 9,996Before him are Virginia Cherrill, Karin Schubert, Michelle Rodriguez, Janet Gaynor, Mack Sennett, and Gabriele Ferzetti. After him are Vincent D'Onofrio, Setsuko Hara, Mario Adorf, John Candy, Stephen Lang, and James Avery.

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Among people born in 1942, Gottfried John ranks 108Before him are Karen Grassle, Bob Ross, Valeri Polyakov, Jacques Dubochet, Britt Ekland, and Hannu Mikkola. After him are Amine Gemayel, Michael York, Margarethe von Trotta, Prince Michael of Kent, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, and Bert Sakmann. Among people deceased in 2014, Gottfried John ranks 56Before him are Hans Hollein, Gerald Edelman, Dale T. Mortensen, Oscar de la Renta, Yozo Aoki, and Yoshiko Yamaguchi. After him are Miklós Jancsó, Ralph H. Baer, B. K. S. Iyengar, Stuart Hall, Veljko Kadijević, and Věra Chytilová.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Gottfried John ranks 1,241 out of 6,142Before him are Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1837), Dorothea Binz (1920), Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria (1447), Princess Josephine of Baden (1813), Theodor Busse (1897), and Albert III, Duke of Bavaria (1401). After him are Franz Karl Achard (1753), Lorenz von Stein (1815), Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria (1905), Anton Dostler (1891), Ernst-Robert Grawitz (1899), and Jost Gippert (1956).

Among ACTORS In Germany

Among actors born in Germany, Gottfried John ranks 17Before him are Udo Kier (1944), Karlheinz Böhm (1928), Nastassja Kinski (1961), Horst Tappert (1923), Lale Andersen (1905), and Karin Schubert (1944). After him are Brigitte Helm (1906), Hildegard Knef (1925), Max Schreck (1879), Til Schweiger (1963), Lilli Palmer (1914), and Karin Dor (1938).

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