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Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:32pm

"By May 1945, at the end of the war in Europe, the German POWs were anxious to return home. Kinski had heard that sick prisoners were to be returned first, and tried to qualify by standing outside naked at night, drinking urine and eating cigarettes. He remained healthy but finally was returned to Germany in 1946, after spending a year and four months in captivity."

Not sure a sane person would go to such extremes, but I'd have to walk a mile in his shoes in order to qualify to make such an assessment.

  • The public rants are famousMaggie, Sun Feb 18 9:42am
    but there are rumours that he did that to attract attention. It is interesting to see old TV shows he appeared upon where he just tried to derail things by acting like a spoilt child and everybody... more
    • With the exception of...DCG, Sun Feb 18 10:25pm
      ..."not an easy character" (at least a lot of people have reported he's "easier" than a Kinski-type), the rest of that sentence applies exactly to Sergio Leone, too: "...shrouded in myths, many of... more
    • Read this on Wikipedia — Doc, Sun Feb 18 9:32pm
      • One presumes...DCG, Sun Feb 18 10:32pm
        ...that Wise & Baron's INTERNATIONAL STARS AT WAR (from which your above quote is extracted) is properly researched and therefore there's some substance to this detail of Kinski's life...but I'd... more
        • That sounds just likeMaggie, Mon Feb 19 2:05am
          Kinskiesque (as opposed to Kafkaesque) behaviour. And like a tall story, that learned to walk on it's own, too... No way to tell! We all know what kind of crap can end up in print (remember the blue... more
          • In/Sanity, Acting & the Media (incl. LVC)DCG, Tue Feb 20 11:29am
            My approach to discerning Reality from Fantasy is researching til I discover at minimum 3 Reputable Sources (*not* Some Blogger's Opinion, natch) that provide support for whichever angle on a detail... more
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