Otto Sander

After moving to Munich in the late '60s to pursue acting full-time, German actor Otto Sander surfaced in 1979's "The Tim Drum"; Sander portrayed the musician Musiker Meyn in the big screen adaptation of the popular ... Read more »
Born: 06/30/1941

Filmography

Actor (38)

Boran 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ausgerechnet Sibirien 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bis zum Horizont, dann links 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Der Kleine König Macius 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Heart is a Dark Forest 2007 (Movie)

Helmut (Actor)

Donau, Duna, Donaj, Dunav, Dunarea 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Les Miserables 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Sass--The Master Thieves 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Marlene 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Harmonists 1999 (Movie)

Bruno Levy (Actor)

Am I Beautiful? 1998 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Der Einstein des Sex 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Killer Condom 1998 (Movie)

Mr Higgins (Actor)

The Tin Drum 1996 (Movie)

Meyn--Musician (Actor)

The Promise 1995 (Movie)

Professor Lorenz (Actor)

Movie Days 1994 (Movie)

Stranger (Actor)

Der Kinoerzaehler 1993 (Movie)

Salzmann (Actor)

Faraway, So Close 1993 (Movie)

Cassiel (Actor)

Die Serpentinentanzerin 1991 (Movie)

Clemens Conrad (Actor)

Zeit der Rache 1989 (Movie)

Robert (Actor)

Der Bruch 1988 (Movie)

Lubowitz (Actor)

Venedig: Traumhaft Billig! 1988 (Movie)

Udo (Actor)

Wings of Desire 1988 (Movie)

Cassiel (Actor)

Z.B....Otto Spalt 1988 (Movie)

Otto Spalt (Actor)

My Name Is Bertolt Brecht - Exile in U.S.A. 1987 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Rosa Luxemburg 1987 (Movie)

Karl Liebknecht (Actor)

Wahnfried 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Caspar David Friedrich 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

Eine Liebe in Deutschland 1984 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Eine Liebe in Deutschland 1984 (Movie)

Stranger (Actor)

Das Boot 1982 (Movie)

Thomsen (Actor)

Palermo-Wolfsburg 1979 (Movie)

State Attorney (Actor)

Trilogie des Wiedersehens 1978 (Movie)

Richard (Actor)

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

Brother (Actor)

Meine Sorgen Moecht' Ich Haben 1974 (Movie)

Harald (Actor)

Sommergaeste 1974 (Movie)

Jakov Schalimov (Actor)

Einer von uns Beiden 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sentimental Journey (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

After moving to Munich in the late '60s to pursue acting full-time, German actor Otto Sander surfaced in 1979's "The Tim Drum"; Sander portrayed the musician Musiker Meyn in the big screen adaptation of the popular novel about an unaging youth, and the epic drama won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Next up was a role as a frantic U-Boat commander in Wolfgang Petersen's 1981 World War II epic, "Das Boot". Sander's career built up steam with pictures like "Der Mann im Pyjama", for which he won the prestigious Ernst Lubitsch Award in 1982. After serving a brief stint as a writer/director for television movies and documentaries, Sander took the leading role of Cassiel in Wim Wender's 1987 metaphysical fantasy, "Wings of Desire". The movie follows an angel (Sander) whose companion falls for a human woman--the film was re-made for American audiences in 1998 as "City of Angels", starring Nicolas Cage. Sander reprised his role in "Desire"'s 1993 sequel, "Faraway, So Close!", exploring Cassiel's life on Earth as a human. During the 1990s, the seasoned German actor--who acquired his nickname, "The Voice," for his deep but cheerful delivery--began narrating documentaries and voicing audio books. Despite this, he still set aside time to act in 1997's "Comedian Harmonists", about the German singing ensemble of the same name, starring Sander's stepson, Ben Becker.

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