Question - Can Gert Frobe speak English?

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Gert Fröbe spoke very little English, so British actor Michael Collins dubbed his voice. Director Guy Hamilton instructed Fröbe to speak his lines (in German) quickly, which would assist the dubbing. Reportedly though, Fröbe was speaking English in a few scenes which reduces the awareness of the dubbing. Auric Goldfinger was played by German actor Gert Fröbe. Fröbe, who did not speak English well, was dubbed in the film by Michael Collins, an English actor. In the German version, Fröbe dubbed himself back again. Goldfinger was banned in Israel after it was revealed that Fröbe had been a member of the Nazi Party. Fans of James Bond films know that Goldfinger (1964) was partially filmed at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Goldfinger is the first main villain to appear that isn't affiliated with SPECTRE, and the only one to appear before Blofeld's defeat in Diamonds Are Forever.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/1964/sep/18/derekmalcolmscenturyoffilm

Bond's exploits decorate the story and Goldfinger thoughtfully keeps him alive to foil his greatest crime - the explosion of a nuclear bomb ("cobalt and iodine, very nasty") in the US gold reserves at Fort Knox for the benefit of the Chinese no less - thus saving the western world.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldfinger_(film)

He seduces her, but for her betrayal, she is completely painted in gold paint and, according to Bond, dies from "skin suffocation".

The powerful tycoon Auric Goldfinger has initiated Operation Grand Slam, a cataclysmic scheme to raid Fort Knox and obliterate the world economy. James Bond, armed with his specially equipped Aston Martin, must stop the plan by overcoming several outrageous adversaries.

https://www.stokepark.com/history-and-movies/movie-history-at-stoke-park.html

The golf match for the film version Goldfinger (1964) was shot at Stoke Park, and remains cinema's most famous golfing scene. Sean Connery's agent 007 is pitted against Auric Goldfinger, in the monumental form of the late Gert Frobe - complete with Plus Fours!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Sakata

He was also an actor, best remembered for his role as the villain Oddjob in the James Bond film Goldfinger (1964). He was born in Holualoa, Hawaii and was of Japanese descent.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SPECTRE

SPECTRE (an acronym for Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion) is a fictional organisation featured in the James Bond novels by Ian Fleming, the films based on those novels, and James Bond video games.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oddjob

Oddjob acts as Goldfinger's personal chauffeur, bodyguard and golf caddy. He wears a Sandringham hat (unlike in the novel, where he wore a bowler) with a sharpened steel rim, using it as a lethal weapon in the style of a chakram or a flying guillotine.

http://filmoffice.ky.gov/news-press/15-famous-movies-filmed-in-kentucky/

“GOLDFINGER” (1964) Although it's set primarily in Switzerland and England, parts were filmed in Muldraugh, Kentucky, a small city that's completely encompassed by the Fort Knox army base.

Gert Fröbe Goldfinger

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245686/trivia

Clem's (Christopher Walken's) last identity in witness protection is "Gert B. Frobe". Gert Fröbe is the German actor who played the iconic villain Goldfinger in the 1964 James Bond film.

Gert Fröbe Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

https://www.quora.com/What-is-inside-Fort-Knox

Fort Knox is a U. S. Army post that sits on 109, 000 acres in northern Kentucky. Its gold vault is surrounded by thick granite walls that are topped by a bombproof roof. Fort Knox is surrounded by fences, protected by multiple alarms, and guarded by Apache helicopter gunships.

https://people.howstuffworks.com/culture-traditions/body-art/can-full-coat-body-paint-kill.htm

An urban legend spread that Eaton actually died on set from asphyxiation from the same gold paint. However, this is physically impossible, and as of March 2015, Eaton is alive and well. Therefore, covering your entire body in paint won't cause you to suffocate, no matter what Goldfinger does.