Leonardo di Caprio is a fellow German-American and so are author John Steinbeck and ketchup magnate Henry Heinz. Sandra Bullock even proudly speaks the German language.
These people are examples of well-known Germans who either immigrated to America to make their name and fortune or who have influenced American culture through their publications and their works. German-Americans have made their mark in many fields, such as science and technology, and areas of daily life, such as food and drink. This is true for hundreds of well-known personalities, including scientists, artists, fashion designers, politicians, architects, philosophers, writers, musicians, athletes, entrepreneurs and celebrities from movies and TV.
In this section, you'll find a selection of interesting profiles of famous Germans who have made a positive impact on American culture. Of course we could not include all of the famous personalities.