Sieghardt Rupp

Sieghardt Rupp (14 June 1931 – 20 July 2015)[1] was an Austrian actor who performed in film, television and theatre.

Sieghardt Rupp
Grave of Sieghardt Rupp
Born(1931-06-14)14 June 1931
Died20 July 2015(2015-07-20) (aged 84)
Vienna, Vienna, Austria

He made over 55 film and TV appearances beginning in 1959, with his career peaking in the 1960s. He became known for his performances in gangster or Western films in the 1960s where he typically portrayed a bandit or mercenary. His dark features, similar to those of his Italian co-stars meant that he could play Latin characters, such as Mexicans.

His most noted Western performance was his role as Esteban Rojo in Sergio Leone's 1964 production A Fistful of Dollars alongside Clint Eastwood and Gian Maria Volonté. He appeared in many other Westerns in the 1960s such as Blood at Sundown (1966) although he appeared in the romantic adventure Angelique and the Sultan in 1968.

During the 1970s, his film career diminished. However, he portrayed several TV characters afterwards, notably in Tatort as Investigator Kressin between 1971 and 1973. From 1985 he performed at the Theater in der Josefstadt in Vienna on stage. He retired from film and television acting in 1995. Rupp lived in Vienna towards the end of his life.

Selected filmography

  • 1959: Girls for the Mambo-Bar - Tommy Kersten
  • 1960: Die Glocke ruft - Franz Stadler
  • 1960: Am Galgen hängt die Liebe - Petros
  • 1960: Wegen Verführung Minderjähriger - Staatsanwalt
  • 1960: Heimweh nach dir, mein grünes Tal - Fred Schantl, Verwalter
  • 1961: Der Teufel spielte Balalaika - Lauterbach
  • 1961: Der Orgelbauer von St. Marien - Bruder Markus Burgmann
  • 1962: Deutschland – deine Sternchen - Kurzweil
  • 1962: Der Rote Rausch - Karl
  • 1962: Lulu - Schwarz
  • 1962: Waldrausch - Crispin Sagenbacher
  • 1962: Mariandl's Homecoming - Deininger
  • 1962: Wild Water - Markus Mautner
  • 1962: …und ewig knallen die Räuber - Wirtssohn Georg
  • 1962: The Forester's Daughter - Franz Földessy aka Rittmeister Franz Koltai
  • 1963: The Lightship - Eugen
  • 1963: Stop Train 349 - (uncredited)
  • 1963: An Alibi for Death - Leopold Wasneck
  • 1964: Der letzte Ritt nach Santa Cruz - Fernando
  • 1964: Tim Frazer jagt den geheimnisvollen Mister X - Jack van Druten
  • 1964: A Fistful of Dollars - Esteban Rojo
  • 1964: Verdammt zur Sünde - Hermann, Starostas Sohn
  • 1964: Among Vultures - Preston
  • 1965: Sie nannten ihn Gringo - Reno
  • 1965: Red Dragon - Pierre Milot
  • 1965: Im Reiche des silbernen Löwen - Abu Seif
  • 1966: Die Liebesquelle - Nils Hansen
  • 1966: I Am Looking for a Man - Direktor Voss
  • 1966: Der Weibsteufel - Der Gendarm
  • 1966: Wer kennt Johnny R.? - Captain Jason Conroy
  • 1966: La Grande Vadrouille - Lt. Stuermer
  • 1966: Blood at Sundown - Ralph
  • 1967: Five Golden Dragons - Peterson
  • 1967: Mittsommernacht - Aslak
  • 1967: Untamable Angelique - Millerand
  • 1967: La lunga sfida - Gert Schneider
  • 1968: Angelique and the Sultan - Millerand (uncredited)
  • 1968: The Killer Likes Candy - Ali
  • 1968: 69 Liebesspiele - Rosmann
  • 1968: Bübchen - Achims Vater
  • 1969: The Seven Red Berets - Sergente Vlasky
  • 1969: Die tolldreisten Geschichten – nach Honoré de Balzac - Georg
  • 1969: Heintje: A Heart Goes on a Journey - Günter Schelle
  • 1969: Alle Kätzchen naschen gern - Oberst
  • 1969: Spion unter der Haube (TV film) - John Marple
  • 1971: Heißer Sand (TV film) - Arthur Durban
  • 1971: Tatort: Kressin und der tote Mann im Fleet (TV) - Zollfahnder Kressin / Ferdl Willek 'Der Gstopfte'
  • 1971: Käpt’n Rauhbein aus St. Pauli - Rodrigo
  • 1974: Wer stirbt schon gerne unter Palmen - Heller
  • 1979: Breakthrough - Cpl. Rothe (uncredited)
  • 1981: Der Bockerer - Herr Hermann
  • 1983: Derrick (TV) - Ewald Scholler / Andreas Klinger / Werner Schorff
  • 1990: Weiningers Nacht - Leopold Weininger / Sigmund Freud
  • 1994: Etwas am Herzen (TV film) - Paul
  • 1995: Die Spanische Fliege (TV film) - Ludwig Baumann (final film role)

References

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