All I Need Is Love  

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All I Need Is Love: A Memoir, also known as Kinski: All I Need Is Love or Kinski Uncutis the autobiography of the German actor Klaus Kinski.

The book is written entirely in the present tense, and rarely gives temporal references. It is divided into five sections.

Chapter 1 describes his early life up to his discovery of sex and his outrageous desire for it.

Chapter 2 deals with his short career in the military, his first theatre experiences and successes, his entrance into an insane asylum.

Chapter 3 deals with his comeback.

Chapter 5 deals with his marriage.

The book was written originally in German, and was reissued under the title Uncut.

According to Werner Herzog's My Best Fiend, a documentary about the pair's experiences working together, was largely fabricated to generate sales. (A libel suit from Marlene Dietrich due to Kinski depicting her as a lesbian resulted in the book being withdrawn from circulation until her death). Throughout the memoir we witness encounters with young actresses, hookers, chambermaids and, in two memorable scenes, Alberto Moravia's wife and Idi Amin's daughter. He was married three times and had (according to his autobiography) at least five children, three of whom he regarded as such: two daughters (Nastassja Kinski and Pola Kinski), and a son (Nikolai Kinski), all of them actors. His brother Arne lives in Berlin, still bitter about the way Klaus portrayed him in his autobiography. He alienated his family with claims of incest with his sister and his mother.

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