Without a doubt, Udo Kier is one of film’s most constant presences. Over the course of over 200 films, he’s become nothing short of iconic, earning a well-deserved cult following from horror junkies — his turns as Dr. Jekyll, Count Dracula, and Baron von Frankenstein are nothing short of unforgettable. Indeed, Kier’s prolific career means that you can see him in films as terrifying as Suspiria, and in films as terrifyingly bad as Armageddon. Nevertheless, Kier’s reputation as a mainstay of the movies has allowed him to collaborate with some of the greatest filmmakers of all time, including Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Lars von Trier, Dario Argento, and Gus Van Sant. So without further ado, here’s to one of cinema’s most eminently watchable actors.

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