Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 109

Birthday 1941-03-22

Day of Death 2019-02-16

Place of Birth Zürich-Seebach, Switzerland

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

La Storia Vera Della Signora Dalle Camelie (1 episode) as Count Perregaux
2019 A Hidden Life as Richter
2019 The Witness as Nikola Radin
2018 The Tobacconist as Sigmund Freud
2018 The House That Jack Built as Verge
2018 Fortuna as Brother Jean
2018 Un Juif pour l'exemple as Arthur Bloch
2017 The Party as Godfried
2017 In Times of Fading Light as Wilhelm Powileit
2015 Heidi as Alpöhi
2015 Remember as Rudy Kurlander #1
2015 Amnesia as Bruno
2015 Giovanni Segantini - Magie des Lichts as Voice of Segantini
2014 In Order of Disappearance as Papa
2013 The Counselor as Diamond Dealer
2013 Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas as The Governor
2013 Night Train to Lisbon as Older Jorge O'Kelly
2012 Sport de filles as Franz Mann
2011 Das Geheimnis unseres Waldes as Narrator
2011 Unknown as Ernst Jürgen
2011 Colors in the Dark as Fred
2010 Der grosse Kater as Kater
2010 The End Is My Beginning as Tiziano Terzani
2009 Julia's Disappearance as John
2008 The Reader as Professor Rohl
2008 The Dust of Time as Jacob
2008 The Baader Meinhof Complex as Horst Herold
2008 Ein starker Abgang as Heinz Kilian
2008 Copacabana as Herbert Schubert
2007 Youth Without Youth as Professor Stanciulescu
2006 The Ode to Joy as Kurt Heinrich
2006 Vitus as Grandfather
2005 Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II as Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski
2005 Pablo G. del Amo, un montador de ilusiones as Peter
2004 Downfall as Adolf Hitler
2004 The Manchurian Candidate as Delp
2004 Bruno Ganz - Ein europäischer Schauspieler as Himself
2003 Luther as Johann von Staupitz
2003 Menschen bei Maischberger (1 episode)
2003 Wings of Desire: The Angels Among Us as Interviewee
2002 Epsteins Nacht as Adam Rose
2002 The Power of the Past as Bogliasco
2001 Faust – Der Tragödie erster Teil as Faust
2000 Bread and Tulips as Fernando Girasoli
2000 WhoAfraidWolf
1998 Eternity and a Day as Alexandre
1998 Gegen Ende der Nacht as Fehleisen
1997 St. Stephen's: The Living Cathedral as Narrator (German Version)
1997 Tödliches Schweigen as Hans Plache
1996 Saint-Ex as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
1995 Il Grande Fausto as Biagio Cavanna
1995 Lumière and Company
1993 Brandnacht as Peter Keller
1993 Faraway, So Close! as Damiel
1992 The Last Days of Chez Nous as J.P.
1992 Prague
1991 Especially on Sunday as Vittorio
1991 Children of Nature as Engill
1991 Erfolg as Jacques Tüverlin
1991 Tassilo - Ein Fall für sich (6 episodes) as Tassilo
1989 The Architecture of Doom as German narrator
1989 Strapless as Raymond Forbes
1988 Anwalt Abel (1 episode) as Crusius
1988 The Legendary Life of Ernest Hemingway as Ezra Pound
1988 Love of a Woman as Franco Bassani
1987 Wings of Desire as Damiel
1986 Väter und Söhne as Heinrich Beck
1986 Ein Widerspruch - Die Ursache bin ich selbst as Narrator
1986 El río de oro as Peter
1985 De ijssalon as Gustav
1983 System Without Shadow as Faber
1983 In the White City as Paul
1982 Logik des Gefühls
1982 Krieg und Frieden
1981 Circle of Deceit as Georg Laschen
1981 Hands Up!
1981 Der Erfinder as Jakob Nüssli
1981 Lady of the Camelias as Count Perregaux
1981 Oggetti smarriti
1980 5% de Risque
1979 Return to the Beloved as Dr Kern
1979 Nosferatu the Vampyre as Jonathan Harker
1979 The Making of 'Nosferatu' as Himself
1978 Schwarz und weiß wie Tage und Nächte as Thomas Rosemund
1978 Knife in the Head as Hoffmann
1978 The Boys from Brazil as Professor Bruckner
1977 The Left-Handed Woman as Bruno
1977 The American Friend as Jonathan Zimmermann
1976 Die Wildente as Gregers Werle
1976 The Marquise of O as Der Graf
1976 Lumière as Heinrich Grun
1976 Summer Guests as Jakov Shalimov
1973 Prinz Friedrich von Homburg as Prinz Friedrich Arthur von Homburg
1971 Die Mutter
1970 Scene of the Crime (1 episode) as Bombadil
1970 Eine große Familie as Heinz Hallasch
1968 Im Dickicht der Städte as George Garga
1968 Die Schlacht bei Lobositz as Ulrich Braeker
1967 Der sanfte Lauf as Bernhard Krahl
1966 Die Unberatenen
1966 Frühlings Erwachen as Moritz Stiefel
1966 Goldene Kamera Verleihung (1 episode) as himself
1964 Der Spaßvogel as Johnny
1964 Grimme-Preis-Verleihung (1 episode) as himself
1962 Chikita as Jazzfan
1962 A Roof Over Your Head as Fred Weber
1960 Der Herr mit der schwarzen Melone as Kammerdiener
1951 Deutscher Filmpreis (Lola) (3 episodes) as himself
1948 Bambi-Verleihung (1 episode) as himself

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