Paul von Hindenburg was born in Posen in 1847. After being educated at the cadet schools at Wahlstatt and Berlin, he fought at the battle of Koniggratz (1866) and in the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71). Promoted to the rank of general in 1903, Hindenburg retired from the army in 1911. Hindenburg was a German Field Marshal and Supreme Commander in World War I who later defeated both General Erich von Ludendorff and Adolf Hitler in consecutive presidential elections. He served as the German President from 1925 until his death in 1934. It was Hindenburg who, against his own original preferences, appointed Hitler chancellor in 1933.
Peter O'Toole won an Emmy Award for CBS's "Joan of Arc." He has been nominated for an Academy Award seven times. In 2003, the Academy awarded O'Toole with the Lifetime Achievement Award. He has also won three Golden Globe Awards for "Goodbye, Mr. Chips," "The Lion in Winter" and "Becket" and has been nominated five additional times for that award. His television credits include the movies "Coming Home," "The Dark Angels," "Pygmalion," "Man and Superman" and the mini-series "Gulliver's Travels" and "Masada." His other feature film credits include "The Final Curtain," "King Ralph," "The Last Emperor," "My Favorite Year," "Stuntman" and "The Ruling Class."