Hardy Krüger (I) (1928–2022)

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Hardy Kruger was born Eberhard August Franz Ewald Krüger in Wedding, Berlin, thee son of Auguste (Meier) and Max Krüger. At thirteen years, he became a member of the "Hitler Jugend" (Hitler Youth), as did all 13-year-old boys in Germany then. The purpose of the organization was to prepare the boys for military service. At age 15, Hardy made his ... See full bio »

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Known For

A Bridge Too Far Maj. Gen. Ludwig
Hatari! Kurt Muller
Barry Lyndon Capt. Potzdorf
The Flight of the Phoenix Heinrich Dorfmann


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 2011 Familiengeheimnisse - Liebe, Schuld und Tod (TV Movie)
Victor Frey
 1988-1989 War and Remembrance (TV Mini Series)
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
- Part X (1989) ... Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
- Part IX (1989) ... Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
- Part VII (1988) ... Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
 1986 Die Jungs im Herbst (TV Movie)
Thomas Gray alias Tom Sawyer
 1986 Geschichten aus der Heimat (TV Series)
Henning Grothus
- Sonnenschauer (1986) ... Henning Grothus
 1984 The Inside Man
 1982 Wrong Is Right
Helmut Unger (as Hardy Kruger)
 1982 High Society Limited
 1978 Blue Fin
Bill Pascoe (as Hardy Kruger)
 1978 The Wild Geese
Lt. Pieter Coetzee (as Hardy Kruger)
 1977 A Bridge Too Far
Maj. Gen. Ludwig (as Hardy Kruger)
 1977 À chacun son enfer
Commissaire Bolar
 1976 The Spy Who Never Was
Arthur Hersfeld
 1976 Montana Trap
Potato Fritz
 1975 Barry Lyndon
Capt. Potzdorf (as Hardy Kruger)
 1975 Paper Tiger
Muller (as Hardy Kruger)
 1973 The Loner
Eric Lambrecht
 1972 What the Peeper Saw
 1971 Das Messer (TV Mini Series)
Jim Ellis
- Dritter Teil (1971) ... Jim Ellis
- Zweiter Teil (1971) ... Jim Ellis
- Erster Teil (1971) ... Jim Ellis
 1969 The Red Tent
Einar Lundborg (as Hardy Kruger)
 1969 The Secret of Santa Vittoria
Captain Von Prum (as Hardy Kruger)
 1969 The Battle of Neretva
 1969 The Lady of Monza
Father Paolo Arrigone
 1968 Le franciscain de Bourges
Le frère Alfred Stanke
 1967 La grande sauterelle
 1966 Les fables de La Fontaine (TV Series)
- La Mort et le Bûcheron (1966) ... Bûcheron
 1966 The Defector
Counselor Peter Heinzmann (as Hardy Kruger)
 1966 Postmark Zero (TV Movie)
 1965 The Flight of the Phoenix
Heinrich Dorfmann (as Hardy Kruger)
 1965 Song of the World
 1965 The Uninhibited
 1964 Le gros coup
Frank Willes (as Hardy Kruger)
 1963 La muerte y el leñador (Short)
El Rubio
 1962 Three Fables of Love
El rubio (segment "La mort et le bûcheron")
 1962 Sundays and Cybèle
 1962 Hatari!
Kurt Muller (as Hardy Kruger)
 1961 The Dream of Lieschen Mueller
Autograph hunter
 1961 Zwei unter Millionen
 1961 Taxi for Tobruk
Le capitaine Ludwig von Stegel
 1960 Bumerang
Robert Wegner
 1959 Without Trumpet or Drum
Fritz Brösicke
 1959 Chance Meeting
Jan Van Rooyen (as Hardy Kruger)
 1959 The Rest Is Silence
John H. Claudius
 1958 Bachelor of Hearts
Wolf Hauser
 1958 Confess, Dr. Corda
Dr. Fred Corda
 1957 The One That Got Away
Franz von Werra (as Hardy Kruger, Hardy Krüger)
 1957 Der Fuchs von Paris
Capt. Fürstenwerth
 1957 Banktresor 713
Klaus Burkhardt, sein Bruder
 1956 Die Christel von der Post
Horst Arndt, Kriminalassistent
 1956 Liane, Jungle Goddess
 1955 Alibi
Harald Meinhardt
 1955 An der schönen blauen Donau
König Richard von Carpien
 1954 The Last Summer
Rikola Valbo
 1953 Ich und Du
Peter Erdmann
 1953 Muß man sich gleich scheiden lassen?
Andreas von Doerr
 1953 As Long as You're Near Me
Stefan Berger
 1953 Die Jungfrau auf dem Dach
Donald Gresham
 1953 The Moon Is Blue
Tourist (US version) / Donald Gresham (German version) (uncredited)
 1952 Illusion in Moll
Paul Alsbacher
 1952 Ich heiße Niki
 1951 My Friend the Thief
 1951 One Must Be Handsome
Juppi Holunder Jr.
 1950 Insel ohne Moral
 1950 Das Mädchen aus der Südsee
Richard Kirbach
 1949 Kätchen für alles
 1949 Diese Nacht vergess ich nie
Eugen Schröter
 1944 Young Eagles
Bäumchen (as Eberhard Krüger)
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Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (48 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (14 credits)

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Alternate Names:

Hardy Kruger | Eberhard Krüger | Hardy Krüger sen.


5' 11" (1.8 m)


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In later years he often gave lectures for the Amadeu Antonio Foundation, which campaigns against far right politics, racism and anti-Semitism. Krüger drew on his experiences as a member of the SS during the final months of World War II. See more »

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