This is not a book for the squeamish. Disturbingly violent, sexual and despairing, it is ... more
the autobiographical confession of an eternally restless man. It is the life story of Klaus Kinski, the superb screen actor who died in 1991. Kinski, who played in memorable films by David Lean, Sergio Leone, and Billy Wilder, is best known for his roles in Werner Herzog's Aguirre: The Wrath of God and Nosferatu the Vampyre. With graphic detail, Kinski narrates his excessive sexual exploits and fanatical adoration of his son. This book unravels the pitch-dark inner life of an actor who specialized in playing insane people, a man who well understood the psychology of the characters he portrayed.
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This autobiography recounts the life of the German actor Klaus Kinski. It tells of his tortured childhood in the poverty of pre-war Berlin - starving stealing perpetually frost-bitten - his conscription at the age of 16 into the German army the last of World War II and on through his rise to international stardom as a film actor.His Casanovian pursuit of sex (often with under-age girls) is chronicled in graphic detail. He is best known for his performances in the Werner Herzog films such as Fitzcarraldo" and "Aguirre Wrath of God"."