Rolf Hoppe

Hard-working German actor Rolf Hoppe is best known for his performance in "Mephisto," the Academy Award-winning film from 1981. The son of a master baker, Hoppe served as apprentice to his father before pursuing his ... Read more »
Born: 12/06/1930 in Ellrich, DE

Filmography

Actor (28)

Shores of Hope 2012 (Movie)

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Swinki 2008 (Movie)

Weber (Actor)

Go for Zucker 2005 (Movie)

Rabbi Ernst Ginsberg (Actor)

The Harmonists 1999 (Movie)

Gauleiter Streicher (Actor)

Palmetto 1998 (Movie)

Felix Malroux (Actor)

Mario and the Magician 1994 (Movie)

Angiolieri (Actor)

Sergeant Zumbuhl 1993 (Movie)

The Mayor (Actor)

Den Demokratiske terroristen 1992 (Movie)

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Schtonk 1992 (Movie)

Karl Lentz (Actor)

Brandnaght 1991 (Movie)

Tobler (Actor)

Bronsteins Kinder 1991 (Movie)

Gefangener (Actor)

Bangkok Story 1989 (Movie)

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Die Tanzerin 1989 (Movie)

Robert Koch (Actor)

Pestalozzis Berg 1989 (Movie)

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Der Bruch 1988 (Movie)

Markward (Actor)

Zimmer 36 1988 (Movie)

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Johann Strauss: le roi sans couronne 1987 (Movie)

Duke (Actor)

Magnat 1987 (Movie)

Heinberg (Actor)

Der Nachbar 1986 (Movie)

Georg Walz (Actor)

Fruhlingssinfonie 1986 (Movie)

Friedrich Wieck (Actor)

Kaiser und Eine Nacht 1984 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

Arztinnen 1983 (Movie)

Dr Boblinger (Actor)

Die Grunstein-Variante 1983 (Movie)

Prison Director (Actor)

Mephisto 1982 (Movie)

The General (Actor)

Olle Henry 1982 (Movie)

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Die Flucht 1976 (Movie)

Fat Man (Actor)

Ich war neunzehn 1968 (Movie)

Etappenmajor (Actor)

Piggies (Movie)

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Biography

Hard-working German actor Rolf Hoppe is best known for his performance in "Mephisto," the Academy Award-winning film from 1981. The son of a master baker, Hoppe served as apprentice to his father before pursuing his acting career. Along the way, he briefly worked for a circus, taking care of the animals and learning to ride horses, a skill he would use in a series of Westerns, generally playing the villain opposite East German movie star Gojko Mitic. Of his nearly 200 performances in (mostly German) films and television series, his greatest international success came in "Mephisto," as the Nazi leader (patterned after Hermann Göring) who coerces theater actor Klaus Maria Brandauer to sell his soul to the party in exchange for popularity and prosperity. In addition to his frequent film roles, Hoppe has acted extensively on the German stage, both with the State Theater of Dresden and the Deutsches Theater in Berlin. He has also recorded numerous children's radio plays, including "Alice in Wonderland." Another appearance that Americans might recognize is that of the wealthy older husband of Elisabeth Shue's femme fatale in the thriller "Palmetto," also featuring Woody Harrelson.

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