Bruno Ganz

Film Director | * 03/22/1941 († 77, 02/16/2019) | Zürich-Seebach, Switzerland
Bruno Ganz (German: [ˈbruːno ˈɡant͡s] (listen); 22 March 1941 – 16 February 2019) was a Swiss actor whose career in German television and film productions spanned nearly 60 years. He was known for his collaborations with the directors Werner Herzog, Éric Rohmer, Francis Ford Coppola, and Wim Wenders, earning widespread recognition with his roles as Jonathan Zimmerman in The American Friend (1977), Jonathan Harker in Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) and Damiel the Angel in Wings of Desire (1987). Ganz received renewed international acclaim for his portrayal of Adolf Hitler in the Oscar-nominated film Downfall (2004). He also had roles in several English-language films, including The Boys from Brazil (1978), Strapless (1989), ()
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Bruno Ganz debuted at the theatre in 1961 and gained there a good reputation as a solid, young actor. In 1970 he founded with 'Peter Stein' the theatre company "Schaubuehne" of Berlin. His debut at the movies was early and unsuccessful in 1960. Only in 1975 after "Sommergaeste (1975)" he could show his talent as a reflexive actor with tendencies towards introspection.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Bruno Ganz

Iffland-Ring Knight of The Legion of Honour Officier Des Arts Et Des Lettres‎ Merit Cross of The Lower Saxony Order of Merit (1st Class) Officer's Cross of The Order of Merit of The Federal Republic of Germany Carl Zuckmayer Medal Theaterpreis Berlin Bambi Award David Di Donatello Award for Lifetime Achievement Austrian Decoration for Science and Art European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award 2x European Film Award for Best Actor

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Movies with Bruno Ganz as Actor(99)

as Richter2019 A Hidden Life
as Nikola Radin2019 The Witness
as Sigmund Freud2018 The Tobacconist
as Arthur Bloch2018 Un Juif pour l'exemple
as Brother Jean2018 Fortuna
as Godfried2017 The Party
as Wilhelm Powileit2017 In Times of Fading Light
as Voice of Segantini2015 Giovanni Segantini - Magie des Lichts
as Rudy Kurlander #12015 Remember
as Bruno2015 Amnesia
as Alpöhi2015 Heidi
as Older Jorge O'Kelly2013 Night Train to Lisbon
as Diamond Dealer2013 The Counselor
as Franz Mann2012 Of Women and Horses
as Ernst Jürgen2011 Unknown
as Fred2011 Colors in the Dark
as Tiziano Terzani2010 The End Is My Beginning
as Kater2010 Der grosse Kater
as Heinz Kilian2008 Ein starker Abgang
as Horst Herold2008 The Baader Meinhof Complex
as Herbert Schubert2008 Copacabana
as Jacob2008 The Dust of Time
as Professor Rohl2008 The Reader
as Professor Stanciulescu2007 Youth Without Youth
as Kurt Heinrich2006 The Ode to Joy
as Grandfather2006 Vitus
as Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski2005 Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II
as Adolf Hitler2004 Downfall
as Johann von Staupitz2003 Luther
as Adam Rose2002 Epsteins Nacht
as Bogliasco2002 The Power of the Past
as Fernando Girasoli2000 Bread and Tulips
as Alexandros1998 Eternity and a Day
as Fehleisen1998 Gegen Ende der Nacht
as Hans Plache1997 Tödliches Schweigen
as Narrator (German Version)1997 St. Stephen's: The Living Cathedral
as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry1996 Saint-Ex
as Biagio Cavanna1995 Il Grande Fausto
as Peter Keller1993 Brandnacht
as Damiel1993 Faraway, So Close!
1992 Prague
as Jacques Tüverlin1991 Erfolg
as Engill1991 Children of Nature
as Vittorio1991 Especially on Sunday
as German narrator1989 The Architecture of Doom
as Raymond Forbes1989 Strapless
as Franco Bassani1988 Love of a Woman
as Damiel1987 Wings of Desire
as Heinrich Beck1986 Väter und Söhne
as Peter1986 El río de oro
as Gustav1985 De ijssalon
as Paul1983 In the White City
as Jakob Nüssli1981 Der Erfinder
as Werner1981 Oggetti smarriti
as Georg Laschen1981 Circle of Deceit
as Count Perregaux1981 Lady of the Camelias
as Dr Kern1979 Return to the Beloved
as Jonathan Harker1979 Nosferatu the Vampyre
as Professor Bruckner1978 The Boys from Brazil
as Hoffmann1978 Knife in the Head
as Jonathan Zimmermann1977 The American Friend
as Der Graf1976 The Marquise of O
as Jakov Shalimov1976 Summer Guests
as Heinrich Grun1976 Lumière
as Gregers Werle1976 Die Wildente
as Prinz Friedrich Arthur von Homburg1973 Prinz Friedrich von Homburg
as Heinz Hallasch1970 Eine große Familie
as Ulrich Braeker1968 Die Schlacht bei Lobositz
as George Garga1968 Im Dickicht der Städte
as Bernhard Krahl1967 Der sanfte Lauf
as Moritz Stiefel1966 Frühlings Erwachen
as Johnny1964 Der Spaßvogel
as Fred Weber1962 A Roof Over Your Head
as Jazzfan1962 Chikita

TV Shows/Series with Bruno Ganz as Actor(5)

Full Name: Bruno Ganz
Citizenship: Switzerland
Born: Saturday, 03/22 1941 (March) in Zürich
Died: Saturday, 02/16 2019 (February) in Wädenswil (aged: 77)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: English (EN), French (FR), Italian (IT), Bühnendeutsch, Swiss Standard German
Educated at: Zurich University of the Arts
Bruno Ganz frequently works together with these people:
Anke Sevenich (16x, Actress)
Karl Kranzkowski (14x, Actor)
Dietrich Mattausch (14x, Actor)
Hans-Uwe Bauer (12x, Actor)
Günter Lamprecht (12x, Actor)
Wim Wenders (11x, Crew)
Peter Handke (9x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:3995, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 02/15/2020