Brandauer, Klaus Maria eigentlich K. Steng#
b. Altaussee (Styria), June 22, 1944, actor, director; husband of Karin K. Brandauer. Engagements in Tuebingen, Salzburg, Duesseldorf, Vienna (Theater in der Josefstadt) and Munich. Since 1971 member of the Burgtheater company (some intervals). Highlights of his stage career were "Jedermann" ("Everyman") at the Salzburg Festival (1983-1989) and "Hamlet". International breakthrough as a film actor in I. Szabó's adaptation of the K. Mann novel "Mephisto" (1981, awarded the Oscar in the category "best foreign film"). Stage and film director ("Georg Elsner, einer aus Deutschland", 1989).
Further film roles in: Never Say Never Again, 1983; Oberst Redl, 1984; Out of Africa, 1985; Hanussen, 1987; Das Spinnennetz, 1988; White Fang, 1991; Becoming Colette, 1992; Mario und der Zauberer, 1992; etc.
Literature#P. Lanz, K. M. B., 1986; H. R. Blum, K. M. B., 1996.