Bruno Ganz

Actor
Engaging performer who helped found Berlin's experimental theater company Schaubuhne with director Peter Stein in 1970. Ganz's screen acting career began with Eric Rohmer's "The Marquise of O" (1976) and has continued ... Read more »
Born: 03/21/1941 in Switzerland

Filmography

Actor (76)

Clouds of Sils Maria 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Remember 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas 2014 (Movie)

The Governor (Actor)

Eyewitness 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Il Grande Fausto 2014 (Movie)

Cavanna (Actor)

In Order of Disappearance 2014 (Movie)

Papa (Actor)

Night Train to Lisbon 2013 (Movie)

Jorge O'Kelly (Actor)

The Counselor 2013 (Movie)

Diamond Dealer (Actor)

Unknown 2011 (Movie)

Ernst Jurgen (Actor)

Das Ende ist mein Anfang 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Girls Sport 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Taxiphone 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Day of the Cat 2010 (Movie)

Kater (Actor)

Colours in the Dark 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Giulias Verschwinden 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Baader Meinhof Complex 2009 (Movie)

Horst Herold (Actor)

The Dust of Time 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nosferatu 2008 (Movie)

Jonathan Harker (Actor)

The Reader 2008 (Movie)

Professor Rohl (Actor)

Vitus 2007 (Movie)

Grandfather (Actor)

Youth Without Youth 2007 (Movie)

Professor Stanciulescu (Actor)

Bart No Gakuen 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Downfall 2005 (Movie)

Adolf Hilter (Actor)

Alias Kurban Said 2004 (Movie)

(Narrator)

The Manchurian Candidate 2004 (Movie)

Richard Delp (Actor)

Luther 2003 (Movie)

Johann von Staupitz (Actor)

Epstein's Night 2002 (Movie)

Adam Rose (Actor)

Bread and Tulips 2001 (Movie)

Fernando Girasoli (Actor)

The Power of the Past 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Eternity and A Day 1999 (Movie)

Alexander (Actor)

WerAngstWolf 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Daybreak 1996 (Movie)

Inspector Fehleisen (Actor)

A Judge in Anxiety 1995 (Movie)

Dr Crusius (Actor)

Saint-Ex 1995 (Movie)

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Actor)

Bright Day 1994 (Movie)

Georg (Actor)

Especially on Sunday 1993 (Movie)

Vittorio (Actor)

Faraway, So Close 1993 (Movie)

Damiel (Actor)

The Last Days of Chez Nous 1993 (Movie)

J P (Actor)

The Absence 1992 (Movie)

Gambler (Actor)

Brandnaght 1991 (Movie)

Peter Keller (Actor)

Children of Nature 1991 (Movie)

Engeler (Actor)

Erfolg 1991 (Movie)

Jacques Tuverlin (Actor)

Prague 1991 (Movie)

Josef (Actor)

The Architecture of Doom 1991 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

La Provinciale 1990 (Movie)

Remy (Actor)

Strapless 1990 (Movie)

Raymond Forbes (Actor)

Bankomatt 1988 (Movie)

Bruno (Actor)

Noch ein Wunsch 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sins of the Fathers 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Wings of Desire 1988 (Movie)

Damiel (Actor)

Der Pendler 1985 (Movie)

Steiner (Actor)

El Rio de Oro 1985 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

Dans la ville blanche 1984 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

De Ijssalon 1984 (Movie)

Gustav (Actor)

Circle of Deceit 1982 (Movie)

Georg Laschen (Actor)

Killer Aus Florida 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

System Ohne Schatten 1982 (Movie)

Faber (Actor)

Vera Storia Della Signora Delle Camelie 1981 (Movie)

Count Peregaunts (Actor)

5% de Risque 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

Der Erfinder 1979 (Movie)

Jakob Nuessli (Actor)

Oggetti Smarriti 1979 (Movie)

Werner (Actor)

Polenta 1979 (Movie)

Jules (Actor)

Retour a la Bien-Aimee 1978 (Movie)

Kern (Actor)

The Boys From Brazil 1978 (Movie)

Professor Bruckner (Actor)

Black and White Like Days and Nights 1977 (Movie)

Thomas Rosenmund (Actor)

Messer im Kopf 1977 (Movie)

Dr Berthold Hoffmann (Actor)

Die Linkshandige Frau 1976 (Movie)

Bruno (Actor)

Lumiere 1976 (Movie)

Henrich Grun (Actor)

The American Friend 1976 (Movie)

Jonathan Zimmermann (Actor)

Die Wildente 1975 (Movie)

Gregors (Actor)

La Marquise d'O... 1975 (Movie)

Le Conte (Actor)

Sommergaeste 1974 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hands Up! 1967 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Engaging performer who helped found Berlin's experimental theater company Schaubuhne with director Peter Stein in 1970. Ganz's screen acting career began with Eric Rohmer's "The Marquise of O" (1976) and has continued through films by some of Europe's best directors, including Wim Wenders, Claude Goretta and Alain Tanner. Best known as Damiel, the angel longing to be human, in Wenders' "Wings of Desire" (1987).

Relationships

Sabine Ganz

Wife
Married in 1965 separated

Daniel Ganz

Son
Born in 1972 mother, Sabine Ganz

EDUCATION

Attended university in Germany

Milestones

2007

Cast in "Youth Without Youth" Francis Ford Coppola's first directed film in ten years

2005

Cast in the ABC TV movie, "Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II"

2004

Portrayed Adolf Hitler in Bernd Eichinger’s much acclaimed film "Der Untergang - Hitler und das Ende des Dritten Reichs/The Downfall: Hitler and the End of the Third Reich"

2004

Cast in the remake of "The Manchurian Candidate" directed by Jonathan Demme

2000

Performed for 13 hours straight as the lead in Peter Stein’s production of "Goethe's Faust" (Parts I and II)

1998

Cast in the Theo Angelopoulos directed, "Mia aioniotita kai mia mera/Eternity and a Day"

1994

Cast in "L'Absence/The Absence" written and directed by Peter Handke

1993

Third film with Wim Wenders, "In weiter Ferne, so nah!/Faraway, So Close!" a sequel to "Wings of Desire"

1989

Appeared with Bridget Fonda in "Strapless"

1987

Reunited with director Wim Wenders for "Der Himmel über Berlin/Wings of Desire"

1983

Appeared in "Krieg und Frieden/War and Peace"

1981

Cast in Volker Schlondorff's "Circle of Deceit" starring Hanna Schygulla and Gila von Weitershausen

1979

Starred opposite Klaus Kinski in Werner Herzog’s "Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht/Nosferatu: Phantom of the Night"

1978

Appeared in "The Boys From Brazil" opposite Gregory Peck and Laurence Olivier

1977

Cast in "The American Friend," his first film with director Wim Wenders

1976

Cinematic breakthrough in the film, "Sommergäste"

1976

Appeared in Eric Rohmer's "The Marquise of O"

1972

Performed in the Salzburg Festival premier of Thomas Bernhard’s "Der Ignorant und der Wahnsinnige"

1969

Co-founded Schaubuhne theater company (with Peter Stein)

1960

First film role, in "Der Herr mit der schwarzen Melone/The Man in the Black Derby"

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