Netflix Movies Starring Oskar Werner

This remote, rather morose and, as a result, intriguing Viennese talent was born in 1922, not far from the birthplace of "Waltz King" Johann Strauss, and christened Oskar Josef Bschließmayer. His parents divorced when he was fairly young. While growing up in school, performing in plays aroused a deep desire to act. As a teenager, he was further tempted when his uncle managed to find him some unbilled roles in a couple of German and Austrian war-era films. He decided to drop out of high school in order to pursue acting roles. Not long after, he became the youngest actor ever to be offered membership to the Burgtheater up until that point. His name was changed to "Oskar Werner" and he made his official debut in 1941. His career, however, was almost immediately interrupted by World War II. An avowed pacifist and fervent despiser of the Nazi regime, Werner was eventually forced to wear the Axis army uniform but finagled his way into KP duty feigning incompetence. Read more on iMDB