Special Sub-Topic: Hitler on Film
|Charlie Chaplin named his character Adenoid Hynkel, but the parody of Hitler was obvious. What was the title of the film?|
The Great Dictator. Chaplin translated 'Führer Adolf Hitler' to 'Phooey Adenoid Hynkel', and he even had supporting characters 'Minister of the Interior Garbitsch' and 'Minister of War Herring', obviously referring to Goebbels and Goering.
It is rumored that Hitler himself viewed Chaplin's film, although that claim was denied by Hitler's friend, Albert Speer.
|What was the name of the East German actor who portrayed Hitler in seven different films between 1955 and 1977? (Hint -- he has a name that was used by allied soldiers to refer to *any* German)|
Fritz Diez. The films that Diez portrayed Hitler in are: "Ernst Thälmann - Führer seiner Klasse" (1955), "Frozen Flashes" (1967), "I, Justice" (1967), "Liberation" (1971), "Seventeen Moments of Spring" (1973), "Take Aim" (1974), and "Soldiers of Freedom" (1977).
Diez passed away in 1979 at the age of 78.
|Richard Basehart played Hitler in a black-and-white 1962 film (appropriately entitled "Hitler") that focused on Adolf's personal life and relationships with his niece and with Eva Braun. The film was later reissued with a different title -- what was it?|
Women of Nazi Germany. "Hitler", or "Women of Nazi Germany", was a relatively low-budget film, but the actors were excellent in their roles. One trivial bit of continuity error had Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, who attempted to assassinate Hitler in 1944, hanged with his conspirators. In reality, he was executed by firing squad.
|Nazis are seen in the first three "Indiana Jones" movies, but in which film did Indy meet Hitler himself?|
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. As Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) and his father Henry (Sean Connery) are attempting to recover the Grail Diary from German hands, they must travel to Berlin. There, with a book-burning in the background, Indiana (dressed as a Nazi officer) bumps into Hitler while holding the book. Hitler takes the book out of his hand, and does nothing more than sign it.
Hitler was portrayed by Michael Sheard.
|In which animated Manga film does Hitler escape from Hell and try to take over a city, only to be thwarted by Gotenks?|
Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn. "Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn" was the 12th film in the "Dragon Ball" series, and was released in 1995. It was also the first "Dragon Ball" movie to be released in theatres in the United States.
|Noah Taylor played a young Adolf Hitler as a young Austrian painter who befriends Jewish art dealer Max Rothman, played by John Cusack. What was the title of this 2002 film?|
Max. "Max" took place in 1918 and looks at Hitler's younger years and the development of his ideologies. The film was well-received by critics - one example by Roger Ebert: "To ponder Hitler's early years with the knowledge of his later ones is to understand how life can play cosmic tricks with tragic results."
|"Der Untergang" was a 2004 film about the final ten days of Hitler's life and rule. It received an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. What did the title translate to for the English release?|
Downfall. In "Downfall", Hitler was played by Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, whose portrayal of Hitler was critically acclaimed. He won the Bavarian Film Award for Best Actor, the London Critics Circle Film Awards nod for Actor of the Year, and the Santa Barbara International Film Festival Special Jury Award for Best Performance by an Actor in an International Film.
|Tom Cruise starred as Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg in the 2008 film about the 1944 assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler. What was the title of the film?|
Valkyrie. "Valkyrie" was named for the July 20th attempt by a number of German officers to seize control of Germany through Hitler's death and the 'Operation Valkyrie national emergency plan'. Hitler was portrayed by David Bamber.
The star-studded cast included Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Terrence Stamp, and Tom Wilkinson.
|The 2009 movie "Inglourious Basterds" depicts an accurate portrayal of Adolf Hitler's death; Hitler commits suicide in his Führerbunker in Berlin.|
F. "Inglourious Basterds" has a very different ending for Hitler's life. Instead of suicide by gunshot, Hitler is instead killed by two members of the 'Basterds' (a crew of Nazi-hunters led by Brad Pitt's character, Lt. Aldo Raine) at a theatre in France. Hitler was played by Martin Wuttke.
|The 'real' Hitler was never actually seen in this 2011 film, but the main character claimed to have "knocked out Adolf Hitler over 200 times!" What film?|
Captain America: The First Avenger. Steve Rogers, AKA Captain America, is employed promoting War Bonds at various shows to support the war effort. In the show, an actor would pretend to be Hitler skulking in the background. Captain America would inevitably sock him one on the jaw.
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