Hardy Krueger, considered the first German face to make a career in Hollywood behind the WWII, died today at the age of 93 at his home in California, according to his agent, Peter Kaefferlein.
In a statement, Kaefferlein lamented the death of the German actor and dedicated an emotional message to him:
“His warmth, his joie de vivre and his unwavering sense of justice will make him unforgettable,” she wrote.
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Krüger achieved international recognition in Hollywood with his leading role in the British film “The one that got away”; He was also part of the feature films “A Bridge Too Far” and “The Wild Geese.”
In addition, he worked with John Wayne in “Hatari!”, with James Stewart Y Peter Finch in “Flight of the Phoenix,” and played Captain Potzdorf in “Barry Lyndon” from director Stanley Kubrick.
Kruger won a Oscar in 1963 for the French film “Sibyl” where he played a veteran of the war of Vietnam responsible for the death of a Vietnamese child.
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The actor also shared a cast with big stars like Claudia Cardinale, Sean Connery, Yul Brynner, Charles Aznavour, Catherine Deneuve, Richard Burtony Orson Welles.