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||Tilsit, East Prussia, Germany
Armin Mueller-Stahl is a German film actor, painter, writer and musician. Mueller-Stahl was a film and stage actor in East Germany, performing such films as Her Third and Jacob the Liar. For that country's TV, he played the main character of the popular series Das unsichtbare Visier (see the article in the German Wikipedia) from 1973–1979, a spy thriller program designed, in co-operation with the Stasi, as a counterpart to the James Bond films.
After protesting against Wolf Biermann's denaturalisation in 1976 he was blacklisted by the government. Emigrating in 1980 to the FDR, he found regular work in films. These included Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Lola (1981) and Veronika Voss (1982), Andrzej Wajda's A Love in Germany (1984), Angry Harvest and Colonel Redl (both 1985), the latter about Alfred Redl.