Werner Krauss
Date of Birth
Jul 23, 1884
Birth Place:
Gestungshausen, Germany


The German expressionist cinema was but a short stylistic step away from the exaggerated gestures which actor Werner Krauss had been trained to do for the European stage. In films from 1916, Krauss became a worldwide sensation for his demonic portrayal of the titular medico in Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919). His heavy, declamatory technique was perfect for such roles as Bottom in A Midsummer...