Five German actors who have made Hollywood careers despite or because of their accents. For instance did you know that, initially, Armin Mueller-Stahl spoke hardly any English?
He won plenty of prizes as a bodybuilder and actor, but Arnold Schwarzenegger's perhaps biggest achievement was being elected twice as governor of California. As he turns 70, here's a look at his one-of-a-kind career.
A German or Austrian accent doesn't necessarily have to stand in the way of a successful career in the movie industry. These five actors have made it big in Hollywood - despite their accents, or perhaps because of them.
None of the Native Americans in the film are played by Native Americans, and Winnetou speaks the wrong language. That may not be controversial in Germany, but the debate rages in the US.
Charlize Theron is expected to show and Adrien Brody will win an honorary Leopard at Switzerland's Locarno Festival. The few German film entries explore freedom and the perils of nature - both millennia ago and today.
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