What picture has been preserved of Curd Jürgens (* 13 December 1915 in Munich, † 18 June 1982 in Vienna) who, in December 2015, would have been 100 years old? Certainly one part of it is Brigitte Bardot’s endearing phrase the armoire normande which to this day is still mistranslated as “Norman wardrobe” and so also repeatedly quoted. It is the sonorous, smoky whisky voice and the recitative sing-song of „60 Jahre, und kein bißchen weise“ (“60 years, and not a bit wise”). It is also the actor with the roles that he played which we remember. In film that was his Harras (DES TEUFELS GENERAL / The Devilʼs General, 1955, D: Helmut Käutner), his Bruno Mechelke (DIE RATTEN / The Rats, 1955, D: Robert Siodmak), Schinderhannes (SCHINDERHANNES, 1958, D: Helmut Käutner) and his Werner von Basil (DIE SCHACHNOVELLE / The Chess Novella 1960, D: Gerd Oswald), perhaps his Mack the Knife (DIE DREIGROSCHENOPER / The Threepenny Opera, 1963, D: Wolfgang Staudte), and many of his officersʼ roles, not least his Stromberg (JAMES BOND 007 – THE SPY WHO LOVED ME 1977, D: Lewis Gilbert). In the theatre “Richter in eigener Sache”, “Judge and Judged” his “Clarence Darrow” and the “Jedermann” at the Salzburg Festival.