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Markovics at the premiere of The Counterfeiters, February 10, 2007
August 29, 1963|
Karl Markovics (born August 29, 1963) is an Austrian actor and film director.
He starred as Salomon Sorowitsch in Stefan Ruzowitzky's 2007 film The Counterfeiters, which was awarded the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for that year. Prior to that, his most notable appearances have been in the highly-acclaimed Austrian (Viennese) black comedy Komm, süßer Tod (2001), his role as far-right terrorist Franz Fuchs in the 2007 TV movie Franz Fuchs - Ein Patriot, and in the police drama television series Inspector Rex. His character from Inspector Rex had his own spin-off series, Stockinger. He also played the role of Ferdinand aus der Fünten in the 2012 Dutch film Süskind.
Markovics remains a frequent stage actor, and in April 2010 played the non-singing role of Samiel in Counterfeiters-director Ruzowitzky's first opera production, Der Freischütz at Vienna's Theater an der Wien.
He directed and wrote Atmen in 2011.
- Karl Markovics at the Internet Movie Database
- Movie Guide and Film Series. New York Times, March 21, 2008. Accessed January 4, 2011.
- Die Fälscher (videorecording) = The counterfeiters. Dayton Metro Library. Accessed January 4, 2011.
- (German) Karl Markovics alias "Samiel" zu Gast bei LUDWIG REITER. Theater an der Wien. Accessed January 4, 2011.
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