Volker Spengler

Actor, Art director
Although he joined the enduring if highly troubled band following the extremely difficult but equally gifted German film master Rainer Werner Fassbinder fairly late in the game, Spengler made an indelible mark as actor ... Read more »
Born: 02/16/1939 in Bremen, DE

Filmography

Actor (20)

The Turin Horse 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Man From London 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fandango 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Ogre 1998 (Movie)

Reichmarshall Hermann Goering (Actor)

Das Deutsche Kettensagenmassaker 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bolwieser 1989 (Movie)

Mangst (Actor)

Chinesisches Roulette 1989 (Movie)

Gabriel (Actor)

Die Dritte Generation 1989 (Movie)

August Brem (Actor)

In a Year of 13 Moons 1989 (Movie)

Elvira Weishaupt (Actor)

Lili Marleen 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Satansbraten 1989 (Movie)

Ernst Kranz (Actor)

The Marriage of Maria Braun 1989 (Movie)

Schaffner--Train Conductor (Actor)

Veronika Voss 1989 (Movie)

1st Director (Actor)

Kopffeuer 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Peng! du bist tot! 1986 (Movie)

Soviet Agent (Actor)

Querelle 1982 (Movie)

Armenian (Actor)

Obszon - Der Fall Peter Herzl 1980 (Movie)

(Actor)

Berlin Alexanderplatz 1979 (Movie)

Bruno (Actor)

Bildnis einer Trinkerin 1978 (Movie)

Transvestite (Actor)

Despair 1977 (Movie)

Ardalion (Actor)
Art Department (1)

Die Dritte Generation 1989 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Biography

Although he joined the enduring if highly troubled band following the extremely difficult but equally gifted German film master Rainer Werner Fassbinder fairly late in the game, Spengler made an indelible mark as actor in several key films. A tall and typically lumpy man with small, beady eyes and perennially tousled hair, Spengler first worked for Fassbinder in 1976. He made an immediate impression as part of a sinister mother-and-son team of caretakers hovering about the tight web of lovers peopling the artful "Chinese Roulette." That same year, Spengler also shone in a Renfield-like turn as the bug-eating, breast-grabbing, mentally retarded brother-in-law in the kinky and absurdist sex farce "Satan's Brew."

Milestones

1996

First major film role in seven years, played Hermann Goering in "The Ogre"

1990

Appeared in the German TV miniseries "Bismarck"

1982

Last collaboration with Fassbinder, "Querelle", which was also Fassbinder's last film

1979

Received credit for art direction in Fassbinder's "The Third Generation"; also played a role

1976

First films for filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder, "Chinese Roulette" and "Satansbraten/Satan's Brew"

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