Sylvester Groth

You've got to have considerable panache if you're going to portray Joseph Goebbels not once, but twice--and Sylvester Groth has shown he's got it in spades. Groth first played Nazi Germany's Reich Minister of Public ... Read more »
Born: 03/31/1958

Filmography

Actor (20)

Deutschland 83 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 2015 (Movie)

Uncle Rudi (Actor)

Frisch gepresst 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Shores of Hope 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Zum Geburtstag 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Weekend 2011 (Movie)

Henner Borchard (Actor)

Tom Sawyer 2011 (Movie)

Doc Robinson (Actor)

Wandlungen - Richard Wilhelm und das I Ging 2011 (Movie)

(German) (Narrator)

Inglourious Basterds 2009 (Movie)

Joseph Goebbels (Actor)

My Fuhrer 2009 (Movie)

Dr Joseph Goebbels (Actor)

Whisky mit Wodka 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tender Parasites 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Verzweiflung 2000 (Movie)

Sigs (Actor)

Der Vulkan 1999 (Movie)

Hans Hollman (Actor)

Requiem for a Romantic Woman 1998 (Movie)

Clemens Brentano (Actor)

Stalingrad 1995 (Movie)

Otto (Actor)

Farewell to Agnes 1993 (Movie)

Stefan (Actor)

Verlorene Landschaft 1991 (Movie)

Father--Young (Actor)

Momo 1985 (Movie)

Grey Man BLW 533/C (Actor)

Der Aufenthalt 1981 (Movie)

Mark Niebuhr (Actor)

Biography

You've got to have considerable panache if you're going to portray Joseph Goebbels not once, but twice--and Sylvester Groth has shown he's got it in spades. Groth first played Nazi Germany's Reich Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda in "My Führer", a 2007 satire that poked fun at Hitler's declining fortunes as the war wound down to a close. The performance gained attention, not least from American writer-director Quentin Tarantino, who subsequently cast Groth as the very same fascist with a gift for gab in "Inglourious Basterds", a tongue-in-cheek, blood-splattered re-imagining of how the war was won. Far from typecast as a villain, however, Groth has evoked great sympathy from audiences in other historical roles, such as the part of a determined rescuer in "A Light in Dark Places", the true-life account of 11 trapped miners saved in the 1963 Wunder von Lengede ("miracle of Lengede"). Since his first major part as soldier Otto in the 1993 anti-war film "Stalingrad", Groth has played heroes and villains alike, along with all the other parts in between, plumbing the morally ambiguous gray area that cinema thrives on.

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