Udo Kier

Udo Kierspe, who is known professionally by his credited stage name as Udo Kier, is a German film, television, and voice actor. Known primarily as a character actor (often seen in horror and exploitation movies), Kier has appeared in over 220 films in both leading and supporting roles throughout Europe, Canada and the Americas. He has collaborated with acclaimed filmmakers such as Lars von Trier, Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Gus Van Sant, Walerian Borowczyk, Kleber Mendonça Filho, Dario Argento, Charles Matton, Guy Maddin, Alexander Payne, and Paul Morrissey.

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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

He's Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Jim Carrey is on the case to find the Miami Dolphins' missing mascot and quarterback Dan Marino. He goes eyeball to eyeball with a man-eating shark, stakes out the Miami Dolphins and woos and wows the ladies. Whether he's undercover ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Courteney Cox  •  Sean Young  •  Tone Loc

He's Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Jim Carrey is on the case to find the Miami Dolphins' missing mascot and quarterback Dan Marino. He goes eyeball to eyeball with a man-eating shark, stakes out the Miami Dolphins and woos and wows the ladies. Whether he's undercover ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Courteney Cox  •  Sean Young  •  Tone Loc

Armageddon (1998)

When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper, who agrees to helm the dangerous space mission ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Ben Affleck  •  Liv Tyler

When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper, who agrees to helm the dangerous space mission ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Ben Affleck  •  Liv Tyler

Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)

Berlin Alexanderplatz, originally broadcast in 1980, is a 14-part television film adapted and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder from the Alfred Döblin novel of the same name, and stars Günter Lamprecht, Hanna Schygulla, Barbara Sukowa, Elisabeth Trissenaar and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rainer Werner Fassbinder
CAST:  Günter Lamprecht  •  Claus Holm  •  Hanna Schygulla  •  Franz Buchrieser

Berlin Alexanderplatz, originally broadcast in 1980, is a 14-part television film adapted and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder from the Alfred Döblin novel of the same name, and stars Günter Lamprecht, Hanna Schygulla, Barbara Sukowa, Elisabeth Trissenaar and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rainer Werner Fassbinder
CAST:  Günter Lamprecht  •  Claus Holm  •  Hanna Schygulla  •  Franz Buchrieser

Blade (1998)

The Daywalker known as "Blade" - a half-vampire, half-mortal man - becomes the protector of humanity against an underground army of vampires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Norrington
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Stephen Dorff  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  N'Bushe Wright

The Daywalker known as "Blade" - a half-vampire, half-mortal man - becomes the protector of humanity against an underground army of vampires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Norrington
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Stephen Dorff  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  N'Bushe Wright

Blood for Dracula (1974)

Deathly ill Count Dracula and his slimy underling, Anton, travel to Italy in search of a virgin's blood. They're welcomed at the crumbling estate of indebted Marchese Di Fiore, who's desperate to marry off his daughters to rich suitors. But there, instead of pure ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Morrissey
CAST:  Udo Kier  •  Joe Dallesandro  •  Vittorio De Sica  •  Maxime McKendry

Deathly ill Count Dracula and his slimy underling, Anton, travel to Italy in search of a virgin's blood. They're welcomed at the crumbling estate of indebted Marchese Di Fiore, who's desperate to marry off his daughters to rich suitors. But there, instead of pure ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Morrissey
CAST:  Udo Kier  •  Joe Dallesandro  •  Vittorio De Sica  •  Maxime McKendry

BloodRayne (2005)

In 18th-century Romania, after spending much of her life in a traveling circus, human-vampire hybrid Rayne escapes and plots to take down her father, Kagan, the evil vampire king. When she's discovered by three vampire hunters, she manages to convince them to spare ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Uwe Boll
CAST:  Kristanna Loken  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Michelle Rodriguez  •  Michael Madsen

In 18th-century Romania, after spending much of her life in a traveling circus, human-vampire hybrid Rayne escapes and plots to take down her father, Kagan, the evil vampire king. When she's discovered by three vampire hunters, she manages to convince them to spare ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Uwe Boll
CAST:  Kristanna Loken  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Michelle Rodriguez  •  Michael Madsen

Breaking the Waves (1996)

DepressingHeartbreakingEmotionalTear-jerker

In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Emily Watson  •  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Katrin Cartlidge  •  Jean-Marc Barr

In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Emily Watson  •  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Katrin Cartlidge  •  Jean-Marc Barr

Dancer in the Dark (2000)

DepressingHeartbreakingDisturbingEmotional

Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive operation. When life gets too difficult, Selma learns to cope ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Björk  •  Catherine Deneuve  •  David Morse  •  Peter Stormare

Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive operation. When life gets too difficult, Selma learns to cope ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Björk  •  Catherine Deneuve  •  David Morse  •  Peter Stormare

Dogville (2003)

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A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth their effort, so ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Harriet Andersson  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Jean-Marc Barr

A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth their effort, so ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Harriet Andersson  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Jean-Marc Barr

End of Days (1999)

On 28 December 1999, the citizens of New York City are getting ready for the turn of the millennium. However, Satan decides to crash the party by coming to the city, inhabiting a man's body, and searching for his chosen bride—a 20-year-old woman named Christine ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Robin Tunney  •  Udo Kier

On 28 December 1999, the citizens of New York City are getting ready for the turn of the millennium. However, Satan decides to crash the party by coming to the city, inhabiting a man's body, and searching for his chosen bride—a 20-year-old woman named Christine ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Robin Tunney  •  Udo Kier

Far Cry (2008)

Jack Carver, a former member of the Special Forces takes the journalist Valerie Cardinal to an Island to visit her uncle Max who is working in a Military complex on the Island. As they arrive Valerie gets captured by the minions of Doctor Krüger. After the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Uwe Boll
CAST:  Til Schweiger  •  Emmanuelle Vaugier  •  Udo Kier  •  Natalia Avelon

Jack Carver, a former member of the Special Forces takes the journalist Valerie Cardinal to an Island to visit her uncle Max who is working in a Military complex on the Island. As they arrive Valerie gets captured by the minions of Doctor Krüger. After the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Uwe Boll
CAST:  Til Schweiger  •  Emmanuelle Vaugier  •  Udo Kier  •  Natalia Avelon

FearDotCom (2002)

When four bodies are discovered among the industrial decay and urban grime of New York City, brash young detective Mike Reilly teams with ambitious Department of Health researcher Terry Huston to uncover the cause behind their violent and inexplicable deaths. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Malone
CAST:  Stephen Dorff  •  Natascha McElhone  •  Stephen Rea  •  Udo Kier

When four bodies are discovered among the industrial decay and urban grime of New York City, brash young detective Mike Reilly teams with ambitious Department of Health researcher Terry Huston to uncover the cause behind their violent and inexplicable deaths. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Malone
CAST:  Stephen Dorff  •  Natascha McElhone  •  Stephen Rea  •  Udo Kier

Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)

Within the decadent walls of the Frankenstein mansion, the Baron and his depraved assistant Otto have discovered the means of creating new life. As the Baron's laboratory begins to fill up with stitched body parts, the Baroness dallies with the randy new manservant ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Morrissey
CAST:  Joe Dallesandro  •  Monique van Vooren  •  Udo Kier  •  Arno Juerging

Within the decadent walls of the Frankenstein mansion, the Baron and his depraved assistant Otto have discovered the means of creating new life. As the Baron's laboratory begins to fill up with stitched body parts, the Baroness dallies with the randy new manservant ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Morrissey
CAST:  Joe Dallesandro  •  Monique van Vooren  •  Udo Kier  •  Arno Juerging

For Love or Money (1993)

New York concierge Doug Ireland wants to go into business for himself and refurbish a hotel on Roosevelt Island, N.Y., but he needs an investor. With a few weeks left before his option on the site runs out, Doug agrees to help wealthy Christian Hanover conceal his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Sonnenfeld
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Gabrielle Anwar  •  Anthony Higgins  •  Fyvush Finkel

New York concierge Doug Ireland wants to go into business for himself and refurbish a hotel on Roosevelt Island, N.Y., but he needs an investor. With a few weeks left before his option on the site runs out, Doug agrees to help wealthy Christian Hanover conceal his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Sonnenfeld
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Gabrielle Anwar  •  Anthony Higgins  •  Fyvush Finkel

Grindhouse (2007)

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Two full-length feature horror movies written by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez put together as a two-film feature. Including fake movie trailers in between both movies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino  •  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Zoë Bell  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Vanessa Ferlito

Two full-length feature horror movies written by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez put together as a two-film feature. Including fake movie trailers in between both movies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino  •  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Zoë Bell  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Vanessa Ferlito

Lola (1981)

Germany in the autumn of 1957: Lola, a seductive cabaret singer-prostitute exults in her power as a temptress of men, but she wants out—she wants money, property, and love. Pitting a corrupt building contractor against the new straight-arrow building commissioner, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rainer Werner Fassbinder
CAST:  Barbara Sukowa  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl  •  Matthias Fuchs  •  Helga Feddersen

Germany in the autumn of 1957: Lola, a seductive cabaret singer-prostitute exults in her power as a temptress of men, but she wants out—she wants money, property, and love. Pitting a corrupt building contractor against the new straight-arrow building commissioner, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rainer Werner Fassbinder
CAST:  Barbara Sukowa  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl  •  Matthias Fuchs  •  Helga Feddersen

Manderlay (2005)

In 1933, after leaving Dogville, Grace Margaret Mulligan sees a slave being punished at a cotton farm called Manderlay. Officially slavery is illegal and Grace stands up against the owners of the farm. She stays with some gangsters in Manderlay and tries to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  Isaach De Bankolé  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Danny Glover

In 1933, after leaving Dogville, Grace Margaret Mulligan sees a slave being punished at a cotton farm called Manderlay. Officially slavery is illegal and Grace stands up against the owners of the farm. She stays with some gangsters in Manderlay and tries to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  Isaach De Bankolé  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Danny Glover

The Mother of Tears (2007)

An ancient urn is found in a cemetery outside Rome. Once opened, it triggers a series of violent incidents: robberies, rapes and murders increase dramatically, while several mysterious, evil-looking young women coming from all over the world are gathering in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dario Argento
CAST:  Asia Argento  •  Cristian Solimeno  •  Adam James  •  Moran Atias

An ancient urn is found in a cemetery outside Rome. Once opened, it triggers a series of violent incidents: robberies, rapes and murders increase dramatically, while several mysterious, evil-looking young women coming from all over the world are gathering in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dario Argento
CAST:  Asia Argento  •  Cristian Solimeno  •  Adam James  •  Moran Atias

My Own Private Idaho (1991)

DepressingHeartbreakingEmotionalTear-jerker

In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the coast of Italy in a quest to find ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  River Phoenix  •  Keanu Reeves  •  James Russo  •  William Richert

In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the coast of Italy in a quest to find ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  River Phoenix  •  Keanu Reeves  •  James Russo  •  William Richert

Seduction: The Cruel Woman (1985)

Wanda is a dominatrix who runs a gallery in a building on the Hamburg waterfront, where audiences pay for the privilege of watching her humiliate her slaves. She is a business woman who smashes sexual stereotypes and social taboos with icy self-possession and an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Monika Treut  •  Elfi Mikesch
CAST:  Udo Kier  •  Mechthild Großmann  •  Sheila McLaughlin  •  Carola Regnier

Wanda is a dominatrix who runs a gallery in a building on the Hamburg waterfront, where audiences pay for the privilege of watching her humiliate her slaves. She is a business woman who smashes sexual stereotypes and social taboos with icy self-possession and an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Monika Treut  •  Elfi Mikesch
CAST:  Udo Kier  •  Mechthild Großmann  •  Sheila McLaughlin  •  Carola Regnier
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