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Bruno Ganz Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 22 March 1941Zürich-Seebach, Switzerland
Nickname Gano Brunz
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Bruno Ganz debuted at the theatre in 1961 and gained there a good reputation as a solid, young actor. In 1970 he founded with Peter Stein the theatre company "Schaubuehne" of Berlin. His debut at the movies was early and unsuccessful during the decade of 1960. His talent as a reflexive actor with tendencies towards introspection was widely known after Summer Guests (1976).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Volker Boehm

Spouse (1)

Sabine Ganz (1965 - present) (separated) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Frequently has played reflective, troubled characters

Trivia (8)

Son of a Swiss worker and his Northern Italian wife.
Inherited the mysterious Iffland-Ring from Josef Meinrad, which is given to the most important actor of German speaking theater since 200 years (February 1996).
Turned down the role of "Oskar Schindler" on Schindler's List (1993).
His son Daniel was born in 1972.
Lives in his hometown Zurich with homes in Venice and Berlin.
Played the leading character in the 11-hour stage performance of "Faust I" and "Faust II" (2000) directed by Peter Stein at the 2000 Expo in Hanover. This great performance was also transferred on TV in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Faust I (2001) directed by Peter Schönhofer and in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Faust II (2001) directed by Thomas Grimm.
Chosen "Actor of the Year" in 1973 by "Theater heute" magazine for his role in "Der Ignorant und der Wahnsinnige" at the Salzburg Theater Festival.
His longtime companion is the photographer Ruth Walz.

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