Talk:Klaus Kinski

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Military service[edit]

Kinski served in the Polish army during the start of World War II, however he was captured and later served in the German Army.

This statement (served in the Polish army) makes no sense. Klaus as a 4 year old, moved with his family to Berlin.

With proof of Polish military service we can re-instated this quote hoewever.


I got this Infromation from his website www.klauskinski.com which refrenced it to http://www.hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk/MultimediaStudentProjects/00-01/0009135b/fruits/html/Kinski/kinski-bio.htm 24.2.152.139 04:50, 31 Jan 2004 (UTC)

YeahBUT, Kinski was 12 years old when the Germans invaded Poland. That makes Polish military service verrry unlikely. Ellsworth 23:33, 5 Sep 2004 (UTC)

No No No! This infomartion is totally wrong. Kinski never was Polish. He was German. He was born in Soppot, which was German. NOW its Poland. (Germans have to give up after WW2). His parents are German. Kinski didn't even know one polish word.

Maybe this missunderstanding that he was polish/polish military service has to do with the fact that he has a slavic surname, as 25% of the germans have. At the time he was born nearly all of the inhabitants of the Free City of Danzig were germans.

Polish?[edit]

His surname is absolutely non-German, POLISH! You must see that Ń, it's an original Polish diacritic sign. Kowalmistrz 17:11, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

Klaus Kinski was German. What else??

Klaus Kinski is German. Nothing Polish on him. A study based on Surnames doesn't make sense because both sides suppressed the other one, e.g. Miroslav Klose, his surname was "Kloze" in Poland but his father recovered it after the family had emigrated to Germany.

Zillions of Swedes, Dutchmen or Frenchmen have German surnames, this doesn't make them German, as a Polonized surname is not a good proof at all.Zylan (talk) 22:27, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

But unlike Kinski, Klose is Polish with German background. He himself speaks Polish, hold Polish citizenship and goes to Poland every year. Norum (talk) 23:18, 26 April 2009 (UTC)
Found a source in Encyclopedia Britannica. Moreover, the place he was born in is now a part of Poland, so the fact that he had polish roots kind of makes sense. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.224.138.28 (talk) 12:38, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
  • The Encyclopædia Britannica claims he was born in "Zoppot, Germany" and his family moved from "Poland to Berlin in the 1930s". In fact he was born in the Free City of Danzig and he or his family never lived in Poland. Not a proof of quality for the EB.
  • About 10 million Germans were expelled from "what is now part of Poland". No, it doesn't make sense to believe all these people had Polish roots. 84.139.220.242 (talk) 12:22, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Team player[edit]

The use of the term 'team player' is jarring and sounds wrong. He fired gunshots and took off one of the joints from an extra's finger. Feuds with Herzog. He wasn't a team player? Well duh... —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 68.122.119.154 (talkcontribs) 04:56, 4 December 2006 (UTC).

More comments[edit]

I agree this Team player comment needs to be removed; also the matter of Klause's nationality needs to be fixed. I found this article sub standard and an overall disappointment.

Someone re-write this article! ___JINX___

marlon brando was kindergarten compared to kinski[edit]

this is a big claim that is unsourced and will be removed

Werner Herzog said "marlon brando was kindergarten compared to kinski"

This quote is widely sourced--one of the more authoritative comes from a fairly extensive article on Salon.com:

http://dir.salon.com/story/ent/feature/2004/04/22/kinski/index2.html 69.181.23.220 09:24, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

Herzog says it himself on the commentary of Fitzcarraldo. The context is comparing the "pestilence" of Brando on the set to Kinsky, the "ultimate pestilence". —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.149.59.134 (talk) 01:38, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Filmography split proposal[edit]

Given that the filmography is quite extensive, I suggest splitting it off into its own article so that it might develop akin to Arnold Schwarzenegger filmography.  Skomorokh, barbarian  15:14, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

Sounds good to me - go for it. Lugnuts (talk) 11:08, 21 October 2009 (UTC)
Great, done.  Skomorokh, barbarian  11:17, 21 October 2009 (UTC)
Can the discography be added into the filmography page? It looks a little strange on this page when the filmography is elsewhere. weaseLOID 20:07, 7 November 2009 (UTC)


Public Image[edit]

I felt that this section was written in misleading words, especially since it was introduced as: "Kinski established his image as a wild-eyed, sex-crazed maniac in the autobiography, Kinski: All I Need Is Love, which was largely fabricated to generate sales, according to Herzog's documentary film My Best Fiend." - Herzog's "documentary" consisting almost entirely of recollections by people who worked with Kinski, as well as the bulk of the material being from Herzog's own head. Thus I felt it would be more fair to write: "Kinski established his image as a wild-eyed, sex-crazed maniac in the autobiography, Kinski: All I Need Is Love. Werner Herzog, in his film "My Best Fiend", would later say that much of it was fabricated to generate sales."

Tancrisism (talk) 07:00, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

Article too short[edit]

~ 800 words on Klaus Kinski vs 4600 on Marlon Brando? Too short. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.159.184.40 (talk) 06:03, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Agree. There is whole section missing: Personal life - marriages, children... There are references to the children but without details. This should be completed to be consistent —Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.181.104.124 (talk) 07:15, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

I second that motion. Please can anyone use a text generator to improve this article's quality with about 4000 random words? -- 92.229.21.149 (talk) 16:22, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Where are his prizes?[edit]

In his autobiography, "All I Need Is Love", Kinski describes receiving several prizes. Despite him describing such things as "vulgarly presumptuous", there should be a section in the article listing them. He describes receiving the Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the Government of France (page 263), an award from the Government of Germany (page 253), and one at the Cannes Film Festival (page 254). Does anyone have years for these? HairyWombat 05:03, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

Use of town names[edit]

Be consisted with using names of towns and villages. Use "Zoppot" or "Sopot", but consistently. The town is now govern by the Republic of Poland so "Sopot" seems more natural (easier to locate on modern maps). Only don't say "but it was a German town", because German language wasn't strongly present in that part of Europe until late Middle Ages, so each town or village which is sufficiently old may have a name originating in Slavic or Baltic languages anyway. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.87.6.136 (talk) 18:58, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Marin cty[edit]

He died in Marin, but was he living in marin? article doesnt state he does, but he is categorized as such.Mercurywoodrose (talk) 06:49, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

Sexual Abuse Allegations[edit]

The quotes removed should be moved to quotes about Klaus Kinski. The changes to Natassja's allegations now reflect the information in the article. http://www.bild.de/unterhaltung/leute/klaus-kinski/jetzt-spricht-nastassja-kinski-ueber-ihren-vater-28071840.bild.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kgo1405 (talkcontribs) 06:30, 14 April 2013 (UTC)