What actor plays Guy Montag in the film version of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury?

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In the 1966 movie of Fahrenheit 451, an actor named Oskar Werner played the part of Guy Montag. Mr. Werner was originally from Vienna, Austria, where he was born in 1922, and had quite an interesting story.  Oskar started performing in plays when he was a child, and he dropped out of high school to act. His acting was put on hold when WWII began, and he was forced to join the Axis army though he despised Hitler and the Nazis. He also married a woman who had one Jewish parent, which put Oskar's life in danger. He, his wife, and their daughter spent a lot of time hiding in the woods of Vienna after the city was bombed. After the war, Oskar got back into stage acting and eventually worked on films including Fahrenheit 451.