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Actor, Oskar Werner, was born Oskar Josef Schliessmayer on Nov 13, 1922 in Vienna, Austria. Werner died at the age of 61 on Oct 23, 1984 in Marburg an der Lahn, Germany and was laid to rest in Triesen Cemetery in Triesen, Liechtenstein.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Werner was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1965Best ActorShip of Fools (1965)Dr. SchumannNominated
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Oskar Werner's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #96 on Dec 13, 1951.

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Oskar Werner Quotes:

Jules: But not this one, Jim. Okay?


Clarisse: Is it true that a long time ago, firemen used to put out fires and not burn books?
Guy Montag: Your uncle is right, you are light in the head, put out fires? Houses have always been fireproof.
Clarisse: Ours isn't...
Guy Montag: Well, it should be condemned, destroyed, and you'll have to move to one that is.


Guy Montag: [reading from David Copperfield] David Copperfield. Chapter one. I am born. Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. To begin my life with the beginning of my life, I record that I was born, as I have been informed and believe on a Friday, at twelve o'clock at night. It was remarked that the clock began to strike, and I began to cry simultaneously.


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Oskar Werner Facts
He died only two days after the death of director François Truffaut, who directed him in two of his most famous films, Jules and Jim (1962), and Fahrenheit 451 (1966).

For the final scene of Fahrenheit 451 (1966), he cut his hair to purposely create a continuity error. This was done to show his hatred for director François Truffaut.

His ex-wife, Anne Power, is the daughter of actress Annabella and her ex-husband, Jean Murat, and was adopted by Tyrone Power.

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