Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite Role By Udo Kier?

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Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite Role By Udo Kier?
Yesterday I finished writing my very positive review of David Schalko's Austrian television series Altes Geld. That series is about a shady billionaire who needs a new liver, and who stirs up a viper's nest when he tells his family that the one who provides such an organ to him will become his sole heir.

One of the series' unequivocal strong points is that the billionaire is played by German actor Udo Kier, and in my review I said that I had never seen him being better. But is that a fair statement though? Martin Kudlac had a fantastic interview with Udo Kier earlier this year, and when you read that conversation you get an idea of just how many films Udo Kier has been in. And it's not just films either: he has quite a few memorable (and often creepy) appearances in videoclips, videogames and television series as well.

So the question of the week is: what is your favorite Udo Kier appearance? The one above is mine, and is from Altes Geld. But what is yours? Chime in, in the comments below, and HAVE YOUR SAY!

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ManateeAdvocateMarch 8, 2016 11:16 AM

Europa.

XigbarMarch 8, 2016 12:35 PM

The Baron in Flesh for Frankenstein. "To know death, Otto, you must #$%^ life in the gallbladder!"

dustin changMarch 8, 2016 12:52 PM

You can't really beat that. Another great role for him is Hans in My Own Private Idaho.

Unflinching_EyeMarch 8, 2016 1:41 PM

FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN; BLOOD FOR DRACULA; THE FORBIDDEN ROOM

guestMarch 8, 2016 9:40 PM

lots of films with kier i havent seen but from those i have seen my favs are the baron in flesh for frankenstein and count dracula in blood for dracula.
and blood for dracula has to be the greatest wtf drac death ever.

Mr. CavinMarch 8, 2016 10:18 PM

These are exactly the movies I came here to mention. He's excellent in both the Warhol films (Flesh being my fave), but it's probably Idaho in which I was first really taken with the man and committed him to memory.

Mr. CavinMarch 8, 2016 10:19 PM

So we're all agreed then....

Ard VijnMarch 9, 2016 3:44 AM

Ehm... this is maybe a fine time to confess I haven't seen FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN and BLOOD FOR DRACULA yet... (ducks and runs).

dustin changMarch 9, 2016 6:20 AM

Also great as a deformed giant baby in von Trier's TV Series Riget (Kingdom).

Todd BrownMarch 9, 2016 11:21 AM

I love The Kingdom sooooooo much.

Mr. CavinMarch 10, 2016 12:22 AM

Well you certainly aren't the only one. Both are totally out of print in the US, as far as I can tell, and have been since Criterion's option inexplicably lapsed. Versions of those particular discs are hundreds of dollars, even with slight features and in creaky old millennial resolution.

Looks like there are some Aussie Blu-rays from 2014, though reviews run hot and cold. Just added em to my cart, anyway, which should get to ball rolling on some lovingly remastered Arrow collectors' set or something. Feel free to thank me later.