Bruno Ganz, Downfall’s Hitler & Wings of Desire Star, Dies at 77
The Swiss actor Bruno Ganz died. He was 77 years old. Ganz was recently diagnosed with colon cancer and died Friday at his home in Zurich, according to his agent, Patricia Baumbauer. The actor has appeared in more than 80 films and television shows during his long career and is probably best known for playing a defeated Hitler in Downfall which is since become a virus sensation. Ganz is also known to have played an angel in Wim Wenders Wings of Desire
Bruno Ganz won the Donatello Award for his performance in the 2000s . Tulips . The prize is equivalent to the award of the Italian Oscars. Ganz was rewarded for his role as a discreet and poetic waiter who had connections with a fleeing housewife. Most of Ganz's performances were European films and TV shows. In addition to working with Wim Wenders on Wings of Desire the actor worked on the director's noir film tribute in 1977, The American Friend with Dennis Hopper, where he played a German man with a terminal illness who agreed to become a successful man.
Bruno Ganz was born on March 22, 1941 in Zurich. He decided to become an actor before entering college. Ganz started performing on the stage in 1961 and has devoted himself to theatrical performance and stayed in this world for nearly two decades. He won numerous awards during this period, including the actor's award of the year by the German magazine Theater Heute in 1973. This is the 1976 film, Sommergaste, which made known Ganz on the screen and launched a new phase of his career.
With over 80 credits of actor, the role of Bruno Ganz as a Hitler in 2004 The Fall is what most people know him. The actor was hesitant at first to assume the role that, he said, was filled with "ugly and terrible stuff", but then agreed after admitting that there was a "temptation" and a subject that He "found fascinating".
"I did four months of research.The producers sent me a tape, secretly recorded in Finland in 1942, with the natural voice of Hitler – and not the speaker screaming that we are … I used to, but a soft, attractive voice, a quiet baritone … I tried to capture him. "
In his free time, Bruno Ganz liked to read and watch people, according to an interview in 2005. While the actor has received many honors over the years. One of his biggest is probably the Ring-Ring. The ring is a gem of diamonds, which was named after the first German actor in the 1870s to receive the honor of "the most important and worthy actor of the German-speaking theater". Ganz received the ring in 1996 and is only the fifth person to wear it. It is unclear where the ring will move next. He is survived by his partner, film photographer Ruth Walz, and his son, Daniel, born in 1972. Rest In Peace, Bruno Ganz. The BBC initially reported this news.