Gottfried John

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Gottfried John
Gottfried John with his wife 2004
Born (1942-08-29) 29 August 1942 (age 71)
Berlin, Germany
Occupation Actor

Gottfried John (pronounced [ˈjon])[1] (born 29 August 1942) is a German actor.

Life and work[edit]

During the 1970s and early 1980s, Gottfried John played various roles in films by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, notably that of Reinhold in the epic Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980).

He is internationally known for his portrayal of General Ourumov in the James Bond film GoldenEye and Julius Caesar in Asterix and Obelix take on Caesar. He lives with his wife in Belgium.




  1. ^ Unlike the common English name John, the German pronunciation begins with a "y" sound.

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