Gunter Lamprecht

Actor
A bulky German character player with small, often sad eyes and heavy facial features, Lamprecht in middle age played a number of key roles, some of them leads, in films during the 1970s and 80s. Very much of a working ... Read more »
Born: 01/21/1930 in Berlin, DE

Filmography

Actor (12)

Martha 1994 (Movie)

Dr Salomon (Actor)

The Marriage of Maria Braun 1989 (Movie)

Hans Wetzel (Actor)

Rouge Baiser 1986 (Movie)

Hershel (Actor)

Super 1984 (Movie)

(Actor)

Freiwild 1982 (Movie)

Kleinschmidt (Actor)

Liebe Ist Kein Argument 1982 (Movie)

Felix (Actor)

Berlin Alexanderplatz 1979 (Movie)

Franz Biberkopf (Actor)

Das Brot des Backers 1978 (Movie)

Georg Baum (Actor)

Die Schattengrenze 1978 (Movie)

Matthias Berger (Actor)

The Frozen Heart 1978 (Movie)

Gwerder (Actor)

Biography

A bulky German character player with small, often sad eyes and heavy facial features, Lamprecht in middle age played a number of key roles, some of them leads, in films during the 1970s and 80s. Very much of a working class, "big lug" type, Lamprecht has sometimes been compared to an earlier German star, Emil Jannings, for the penchant for stoical yet masochistic suffering which his characters often seem to indulge. On occasion, though, Lamprecht's roles have been of a heartier and more cheerful nature, placing him in a tradition of slovenly, good-natured joes ranging from Wallace Beery to John Goodman. And sometimes Lamprecht's harsh military types or sullen oafs can implode with their own anger or neurosis like Rod Steiger or Ned Beatty.

Milestones

1980

Most important work for Fassbinder, the leading role of the epic TV-miniseries (released theatrically internationally), "Berlin Alexanderplatz"

1973

First appearance in a film directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, "Martha"

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