Oskar Werner Overview:

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:

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.


Guy Montag: Do you remember what you asked me the other day: if I ever read the books I burn? Remember?
Clarisse: Uh-huh.
Guy Montag: Last night I read one.


Fiedler: Innocent people die every day. They might as well do so for a reason.


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Oskar Werner Facts
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.

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).

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