With the complexity of his artistic expression, Armin Mueller-Stahl is an exceptional figure in the art of the 21st century. The different artistic activities of the painter, musician, actor, and writer influence each other. Thus, the actor’s particular interest in exploring and empathizing with different character traits implies a high affinity for drawing and painting the subtle nuances of human faces and the traits hidden within them. This illustrated volume presents Mueller-Stahl’s most recent series Jüdische Freunde und Weggefährten. The portraits of famous personalities from the FRG, the GDR and the USA are both character studies and personal homages. They invite the viewer to take a stroll through the artist’s eventful, great life.