Michael Gwisdek

Prolific German actor Michael Gwisdek has been a regular player in film and television productions for over 40 years, though he is best-known to American audiences for his performance in the award-winning comedy "Good ... Read more »
Born: 01/14/1942 in Weissensee, DE

Filmography

Actor (47)

A Coffee in Berlin 2014 (Movie)

Alter Mann (Actor)

Boran 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Männerhort 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nachthelle 2014 (Movie)

Herr bei Trauerfeier (Actor)

Hai-Alarm am Müggelsee 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Die Abenteuer des Huck Finn 2012 (Movie)

König (Actor)

Boxhagener Platz 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hinter Kaifeck 2009 (Movie)

Pfarrer (Actor)

Mannersache 2009 (Movie)

Rudi (Actor)

The Baader Meinhof Complex 2009 (Movie)

Gudrun's Father (Actor)

The Day I Was Not Born 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pornorama 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Reine Formsache 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Almost Heaven 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Barfuss 2005 (Movie)

Bahnangestellter (Actor)

Goodbye, Lenin! 2004 (Movie)

Principal Klapprath (Actor)

Kleinruppin forever 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Berlin Blues 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Vaya Con Dios 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

No Place to Go 2001 (Movie)

Joachim Rau (Actor)

A Handful of Grass 2000 (Movie)

Kruse (Actor)

Frau2 Sucht HappyEnd 2000 (Movie)

Theo (Actor)

Freunde 1999 (Movie)

Schenk (Actor)

Night Shapes 1999 (Movie)

Peschke (Actor)

Sieben Monde 1999 (Movie)

Bernbeck (Actor)

Das Mambospiel 1997 (Movie)

Martin (Actor)

Der Tangospieler 1993 (Movie)

Hans-Peter Dallow (Actor)

Farewell to Agnes 1993 (Movie)

Heiner (Actor)

Sergeant Zumbuhl 1993 (Movie)

Sergeant Zumbuhl (Actor)

Das Heimweh des Walerjan Wrobel 1991 (Movie)

Lawyer (Actor)

Die Spur Des Bernsteinzimmers 1991 (Movie)

Costello (Actor)

Coming Out 1990 (Movie)

Achim (Actor)

Der Verdacht 1990 (Movie)

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Herzlich Willkommen 1989 (Movie)

Caretaker (Actor)

Pestalozzis Berg 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Der Werewolf von W. 1987 (Movie)

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Die Schauspielerin 1987 (Movie)

Mario Montegasso (Actor)

Yasemin 1986 (Movie)

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Der Kleine Staatsanwalt 1985 (Movie)

Wuttke (Actor)

Halfte Des Lebens 1984 (Movie)

Gontard (Actor)

Arztinnen 1983 (Movie)

Dr Werner Michelsberg (Actor)

Der Fall Bachmeier 1982 (Movie)

Martin Birkhoff (Actor)

Olle Henry 1982 (Movie)

Henry Wolters (Actor)

Maerkische Forschungen 1981 (Movie)

Dr Albin (Actor)

Jadup und Boel 1980 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mann Gegen Mann 1975 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)
Director (3)

Das Mambospiel 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Farewell to Agnes 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Treffen in Travers 1988 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (3)

Das Mambospiel 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Farewell to Agnes 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Treffen in Travers 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)

Farewell to Agnes 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Prolific German actor Michael Gwisdek has been a regular player in film and television productions for over 40 years, though he is best-known to American audiences for his performance in the award-winning comedy "Good Bye, Lenin!. " Born in Berlin, Gwisdek studied drama at the Ernst Busch Academy for Performing Arts before taking to the stage at the Deutchses Theater. He soon broke into film, with a debut in the East German Western "Trail of the Falcon" in 1968. After working steadily in both film and television, he wrote and directed a feature, the historical drama "Treffen in Travers," which played at Cannes in the Un Certain Regard section in 1989 and earned critical acclaim for its lead actress, Corinna Harfouch (Gwisdek's wife at the time). As an actor, Gwisdek won accolades for his performances in "Der Tangospieler," as a historian who was imprisoned for defamation of the state, and "Night Shapes," a drama about the effect of the Pope's visit on lowly citizens of Berlin. As a doctor in the German smash hit and crossover success "Good Bye Lenin!," he reached a broader international audience. In a smaller part, he again reached American viewers, in the Oscar-nominated docudrama "The Baader Meinhof Complex."

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