RIP Helmut Berger (29 May 1944 – 18 May 2023)

Conversation Piece directed by Luchino Visconti

RIP Helmut Berger passed away.

Helmut Berger was an Austrian actor, known for his portrayal of narcissistic and sexually-ambiguous characters. He was one of the stars of the European cinema in the late 1960s and 1970s, and is regarded as a sex symbol and pop icon of that period.[1]

He is most famous for his work with Luchino Visconti, particularly in his performance as King Ludwig II of Bavaria in Ludwig, for which he received a special David di Donatello award, and his performance in The Damned for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. (via wiki)

(Luchino Visconti, Helmut Berger and Romy Schneider on the set of Ludvig, 1972)

Documentary Portrait of Visconti’s Greatest Muse, Helmut Berger