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Friedrich Hans Ulrich Mühe (20 June 1953 – 22 July 2007) was a German film, television and theatre actor. He played the role of Hauptmann (Captain) Gerd Wiesler in the Oscar-winning film Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others, 2006), for which he received the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Gold, at Germany's most prestigious film awards, the Deutscher Filmpreis (German Film Awards); and the Best Actor Award at the 2006 European Film Awards.

Curiously, events in Mühe's life were mirrored by the plot of the film, as he allegedly discovered in a Stasi file compiled on him that he had been under surveillance by his second wife, Jenny Gröllmann. Gröllmann denied this, and after an acrimonious and highly-publicized court case she succeeded in obtaining an injunction to prevent Mühe from repeating the allegation in a book.

After leaving school, Mühe was employed as a construction worker and a border guard at the Berlin Wall. He then turned to acting, and from the late 1970s into the 1980s appeared in numerous plays, becoming a star of the Deutsches Theater in East Berlin. He was active in politics and denounced Communist rule in East Germany in a memorable address at the Alexanderplatz demonstration on 4 November 1989 shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall. After German reunification he continued to appear in a large number of films, television programmes and theatre productions. In Germany he was particularly known for playing the lead role of Dr. Robert Kolmaar in the long-running forensic crime series Der letzte Zeuge (The Last Witness, 1998–2007).

Description above from the Wikipedia article Ulrich Mühe, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Friedrich Hans Ulrich Mühe (20 June 1953 – 22 July 2007) was a German film, television and theatre actor. He played the role of Hauptmann (Captain) Gerd Wiesler in the Oscar-winning film Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others, 2006), for which he received the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Gold, at Germany's most prestigious film awards, the Deutscher Filmpreis (German Film Awards); and the Best Actor Award at the 2006 European Film Awards.

Curiously, events in Mühe's life were mirrored by the plot of the film, as he allegedly discovered in a Stasi file compiled on him that he had been under surveillance by his second wife, Jenny Gröllmann. Gröllmann denied this, and after an acrimonious and highly-publicized court case she succeeded in obtaining an injunction to prevent Mühe from repeating the allegation in a book.

After leaving school, Mühe was employed as a construction worker and a border guard at the Berlin Wall. He then turned to acting, and from the late 1970s into the 1980s appeared in numerous plays, becoming a star of the Deutsches Theater in East Berlin. He was active in politics and denounced Communist rule in East Germany in a memorable address at the Alexanderplatz demonstration on 4 November 1989 shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall. After German reunification he continued to appear in a large number of films, television programmes and theatre productions. In Germany he was particularly known for playing the lead role of Dr. Robert Kolmaar in the long-running forensic crime series Der letzte Zeuge (The Last Witness, 1998–2007).

Description above from the Wikipedia article Ulrich Mühe, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 66

Birthday 1953-06-20

Day of Death 2007-07-22

Place of Birth Grimma, Germany

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2011 Jedermann Remixed as Devil
2010 Nemesis as Robert
2007 My Führer as Prof. Adolf Israel Grünbaum
2006 Peer Gynt as Der Knopfgiesser
2006 Das Geheimnis von St. Ambrose as Nicolas Cramer
2006 The Lives of Others as Gerd Wiesler
2005 Snowland as Knövel
2004 Der Ausländer
2004 Hunger auf Leben as Jochen Hensel
2003 Alles Samba as Gerd Wegener
2003 Im Schatten der Macht as Günter Gaus
2003 Hamlet_X as Claudius Müller
2003 Spy Sorge as Eugen Ott
2002 Goebbels und Geduldig as Goebbels bzw. Geduldig
2002 Through the Night with...(1 episode)
2002 Amen. as SS-Arzt
2001 Dreimal Leben as Henri
2000 Hard Days, Hard Nights as Flimmer
1999 Einfach raus as Manfred Reimann
1999 Straight Shooter as Markus Paufler
1999 Todesengel as Dr. Leon Stein
1998 Siska(1 episode) as Erich Branner
1998 36 Stunden Angst - Ein Vater kämpft um sein Kind as Rudolph
1998 Rider of the Flames
1998 Night Time as Eschbach
1998 Der letzte Zeuge(73 episodes) as Dr. Robert Kolmaar
1997 Little Angel as Kommissar
1997 Funny Games as Georg
1997 Tödliches Schweigen as Christian Plache
1997 Sterben ist gesünder as Hugo Wallner
1997 The Castle as K
1996 Peanuts – Die Bank zahlt alles as Dr. Jochen Schuster
1995 Nikolaikirche as Pfarrer Ohlbaum
1995 Geschäfte as Sturm
1995 … nächste Woche ist Frieden as Dr. Herbert Pieritz
1995 Nadja – Heimkehr in die Fremde as Sergej
1995 Rudy, the Racing Pig as Dr. Heinrich Gützkow
1994 Rosa Roth(1 episode)
1994 Der Blaue as Karl 'Kalle' Kaminski
1993 Benny's Video as Vater
1993 The Last U-Boat as Gerber - Kommandant
1993 Das tödliche Auge as Stefan Phillis
1992 Schtonk! as Dr. Wieland
1991 Jugend ohne Gott as Lehrer
1991 Ende der Unschuld as Julian Green
1990 Sehnsucht as Sieghart
1990 Nathan der Weise as Patriarch
1990 Die Zeit ist aus den Fugen
1990 Der kleine Herr Friedemann as Johannes Friedemann
1989 Die gläserne Fackel as Maximilian Steinhüter
1989 Spider's Web as Theodor Lohse
1989 Späte Ankunft as Raoul Fürstenau
1988 Nadine, meine Liebe as Oberleutnant Stein
1987 Sansibar oder Der letzte Grund as Dr. Grote
1987 Die erste Reihe as Rudolf Schwarz
1986 Das Buschgespenst as Siegfried Strauch
1985 Die dritte Frau
1985 Hälfte des Lebens as Friedrich Hölderlin
1985 The Woman and the Stranger as Revolutionär
1984 Die Poggenpuhls as Sohn Leutnant Leo
1983 Gespenster as Osvald
1983 Der Mann und sein Name as Retzlow
1983 Olle Henry as Junger Mann
1971 Polizeiruf 110(1 episode) as Kegel
1970 Scene of the Crime(1 episode) as Friedel Hebbel
1970 Scene of the Crime(1 episode) as Peter Fuchs

Directing

2004 Der AuftragDirector

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