Klaus Maria Brandauer (born 1943) is an actor, film director and professor at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna. Internationally famed for acting in both film, and theatre, Klaus Maria Brandauer is more popular to the Romanian audience for portraying the lead role in the film Mephisto (1982), receiving the award for Best Male Actor at the Cannes Festival and also for the amazing role he played alongside Meryl Streep in Out of Africa, for which he was nominated at the Oscars for Best Supporting Male Actor. He has been a member of the regular cast at Vienna’s Burgtheater since 1972, playing multiple leading roles such as: Don Carlos, Ferdinand, Tartuffe, Cyrano de Bergerac, Nathan from Lessing’s play and Hamlet, a hundred times. For 10 years, he played the leading part in Jedermann, at the Salzburg Festival. After reaching fame with the role of Mephisto, in 1982, he played in the James Bond film Never Say Never Again, then in Out of Africa, White Fang, Streets of Gold, Rembrandt or Introducing Dorothy and Tetro, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. In 2007, he played the leading roles in Peter Stein’s performances: Wallenstein, Oedipus at Colonos, produced for the Salzburg Festival and The Broken Jug at the Berliner Ensemble Theatre. The collaboration with Peter Stein continued in 2013, when Klaus Maria Brandauer played the main role in the show King Lear, by William Shakespeare, which was staged at Burgtheater Vienna.
''A legend of his art, an actor and director who has deeply marked both film and theatre worldwide, famous for his great Burgtheater and Salzburg performances, who has also acted in many award winning films directed by István Szabó and Francis Ford Coppola, Klaus Maria Brandauer is awarded a star on the Sibiu Walk of Fame for his unique and exemplary way of upholding artistic excellence in the realms of creation and interpretation.''
Star offered with the support of: Telekom Romania