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Wilhelm Borchert (1907–1990)

Wilhelm Borchert was born on March 13, 1907 in Berlin, Germany as Ernst Wilhelm Borchert. He was an actor and writer, known for Stalingrad: Dogs, Do You Want to Live Forever? (1959), Murderers Among Us (1946) and Wallenstein (1962). He died on June 1, 1990 in Berlin. See full bio »


(age 83) in Berlin, Germany

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Murderers Among Us Dr. Hans Mertens
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 1976 Everyone Dies Alone
Pastor Lorenz
 1975 Der Stechlin (TV Mini-Series)
- Teil III (1975)
- Teil II (1975)
- Teil I (1975)
 1975 Heiratskandidaten (TV Movie)
Fechtheim (as Ernst Wilhelm Borchert)
 1974 Gina Wildkatze
Charlie (voice, uncredited)
 1970 Die Schatzgräbergeschichte (TV Movie)
Der Erzähler
 1970 Eli (TV Movie)
 1968 Romeo und Julia auf dem Lande (TV Movie)
Narrator (as Ernst Wilhelm Borchert)
 1967 Phädra (TV Movie)
 1966 Kiss Kiss, Kill Kill
Adm. Hudson (voice, uncredited)
 1966 Der Fall Kaspar Hauser (TV Mini-Series)
Präsident Anselm von Feuerbach
- Das Kind Europas (1966) ... Präsident Anselm von Feuerbach
- Der Findling (1966) ... Präsident Anselm von Feuerbach
 1965 Willkommen in Altamont (TV Movie)
William Rutledge
 1965 Nun singen sie wieder (TV Movie)
 1965 Das Feuerzeichen (TV Movie)
Dr. Gerhard Schröder
 1964 Mark of the Tortoise
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1962 Wallenstein (TV Movie)
Wallenstein (as Ernst Wilhelm Borchert)
 1960 The Ambassadress
 1959 Stalingrad: Dogs, Do You Want to Live Forever?
Gen. Friedrich Paulus
 1959 Mond über dem Fjord (TV Movie)
 1957 Das Geheimnis (TV Movie)
James Callifer (as Ernst Wilhelm Borchert)
 1955 You Can No Longer Remain Silent
Haldor Bessanson
 1955 Herr über Leben und Tod
Professor Georg Bertram
 1954 The Life of Surgeon Sauerbruch
Eisenbahner Ahrends
 1949 Schicksal aus zweiter Hand
Michael Scholz / Sylvio Sylvestro (as Ernst Wilhelm Borchert)
 1948 Und wieder 48
Heinz Althaus (as Ernst Wilhelm Borchert)
 1946 Murderers Among Us
Dr. Hans Mertens (as W. Borchert)
 1943 The Eternal Tone
Matthias Buchner (as E.W. Borchert)
 1942 Wenn du noch eine Heimat hast
Peter Doorn (as Ernst Wilhelm Borchert)
 1941 U-Boat, Course West!
Oberleutant Griesbach (as Ernst Wilhelm Borchert)
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Other Works:

Dubbing voice of Conrad Veidt in the German post-synchronized version of The Thief of Bagdad See more »

Alternate Names:

E.W. Borchert | Ernst Wilhelm Borchert | W. Borchert

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German leading actor who made relatively few films during a lengthy career. Sometimes billed as 'E.W. Borchert' or 'Ernst Wilhelm Borchert', he acted on stage from 1927. Borchert came to prominence as protagonist of several important films in the immediate post-war period, notably Murderers Among Us (1946), as a disillusioned war veteran. He often portrayed psychologically damaged or ambiguous ... See more »

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