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Daily | “Fassbinder: Romantic Anarchist (Part 2)”

8 November 2014 2:18 PM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Back in May, the Film Society of Lincoln Center presented the first part of the most complete retrospective of work by Rainer Werner Fassbinder in New York in over a decade. Fassbinder: Romantic Anarchist (Part 2) is now running through November 26 and we're collecting reviews and video related to Despair, In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden, Die Ehe der Maria Braun, Die dritte Generation, Lili Marleen, Lola, Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss, Querelle and many more. » - David Hudson »

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Gottfried John, ‘GoldenEye’ Villain, Fassbinder Actor, Dies at 72

3 September 2014 5:31 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gottfried John, who portrayed villainous Gen. Arkady Grigorovich Ourumov in the James Bond film “GoldenEye,” starring Pierce Brosnan, and was assocciated with German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder, has died near Munich, Germany. He was 72.

The actor also appeared in Taylor Hackford’s Meg Ryan-Russell Crowe vehicle “Proof of Life” (1999); the same year he appeared in “Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar,” starring Christian Clavier and Gerard Depardieu.

He also guested on an episode of Lance Henricksen series “Millennium.”

John was among the stars of Fassbinder’s “Berlin Alexanderplatz” (1980) and “The Marriage of Maria Braun” (1979), and he also appeared in the director’s “Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven” (1975), “In a Year with 13 Moons” (1978) “Despair” (1978) and 1981’s “Lili Marleen,” in addition to Fassbinder’s TV work, 1972 miniseries “Eight Hours Are Not a Day,” 1973 miniseries “World on a Wire” and 1977’s “The Stationmaster’s Wife.”

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- Variety Staff

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Gottfried John, ‘GoldenEye’ Villain, Fassbinder Actor, Dies at 72

3 September 2014 5:31 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Gottfried John, who portrayed villainous Gen. Arkady Grigorovich Ourumov in the James Bond film “GoldenEye,” starring Pierce Brosnan, and was assocciated with German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder, has died near Munich, Germany. He was 72.

The actor also appeared in Taylor Hackford’s Meg Ryan-Russell Crowe vehicle “Proof of Life” (1999); the same year he appeared in “Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar,” starring Christian Clavier and Gerard Depardieu.

He also guested on an episode of Lance Henricksen series “Millennium.”

John was among the stars of Fassbinder’s “Berlin Alexanderplatz” (1980) and “The Marriage of Maria Braun” (1979), and he also appeared in the director’s “Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven” (1975), “In a Year with 13 Moons” (1978) “Despair” (1978) and 1981’s “Lili Marleen,” in addition to Fassbinder’s TV work, 1972 miniseries “Eight Hours Are Not a Day,” 1973 miniseries “World on a Wire” and 1977’s “The Stationmaster’s Wife.”

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- Variety Staff

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GoldenEye actor Gottfried John dies, aged 72

3 September 2014 1:53 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

German actor Gottfried John has died, aged 72.

The character actor was best known internationally for his role of James Bond villain General Ourumov in 1995's GoldenEye.

He was a star of German theatre, film and TV for several decades, and was part of a group of actors who worked with director Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

His work with Fassbinder included The Marriage of Maria Braun, Lili Marleen and the TV series Berlin Alexanderplatz.

Following his role in GoldenEye, he appeared in a number of international films including Volker Schlondorff's The Ogre, Proof of Life and the 1999 adaptation of Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar.

He also provided the German voice of Shifu in Kung Fu Panda 2, originally played by Dustin Hoffman.

John died in Munich on September 1 after battling cancer. He is survived by his wife Barbara.

Watch Gottfried John in GoldenEye's classic tank chase sequence below: »

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German Actor Gottfried John Dies at 72

3 September 2014 12:20 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

German character actor Gottfried John, star of German stage, film and television who found international success as a James Bond villain, died this week of cancer. He was 72. John was one of a generation of German actors to emerge after World War 2 who took German theater and film in a new direction. He was part of the acting troupe surrounding directing legend Rainer Werner Fassbinder and shot several films with him, including The Marriage of Maria Braun, Lili Marleen and the acclaimed TV series Berlin Alexanderplatz. John's international breakthrough came in 1995 playing General Ourumov, the villain in

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- Scott Roxborough

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Locarno to honour Giancarlo Giannini

23 July 2014 4:54 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Italian actor-director to receive Excellence Award.

Italian actor and director Giancarlo Giannini is to attend the 67th Locarno Film Festival (Aug 6-16) as one of the guests of honour of the Titanus retrospective and will receive an Excellence Award Moët & Chandon.

Giannini will receive the honour on the Piazza Grande on Aug 12. As per Locarno tradition, the next day the Festival audience will have the opportunity to attend an “In Conversation” session with the actor at the Spazio Cinema (Forum).

A series of screenings will accompany this tribute. In addition to Non stuzzicate la zanzara and Indian Summer, screened as part of the Titanus retrospective, there will also be a screening of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Lili Marleen (1981) in his honour.

Locarno 2014 line-up

An Excellence Award is also being presented to Juliette Binoche this year.

Previous recipients of the Excellence Award include Susan Sarandon, John Malkovich, Michel Piccoli, Toni Servillo, Isabelle Huppert, [link »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Locarno Film Festival To Honor Italian Thesp Giancarlo Giannini

23 July 2014 4:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – The Locarno Film Festival will honor versatile Italian thesp Giancarlo Giannini with a career award and several screenings of his films, including his big-screen debut “Don’t Bother the Mosquito,” the start of a long collaboration with Lina Wertmuller.

Wertmuller directed Giannini in nine films, the most memorable of which is perhaps “Seven Beauties,” for which Giannini was Oscar-nominated in 1977.

“Don’t Bother the Mosquito,” a 1967 musical in which Giannini co-stars with singer Rita Pavone, is screening at Locarno as part of the Swiss fest’s retro dedicated to Italy’s storied Titanus studios, which churned out many works of Italian cinema’s golden era.

Other directors Giannini has worked with include Luchino Visconti, Mario Monicelli, Dino Risi, Alberto Lattuada, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Martin Scorsese, and Ridley Scott.

As part of the tribute the fest, which is located in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, will also screen Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s “Lili Marleen, »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Munich Fest Honors Udo Kier with CineMerit Award

6 June 2014 4:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

German thesp Udo Kier will be honored by the Munich Film Festival with its CineMerit Award, given to an actor whose career spans Europe and the U.S.

Kier’s career is full of daring choices, and he’s worked with such icons as Andy Warhol (“Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein”), Rainer Werner Fassbinder (“Lili Marleen,” “Lola” and “Berlin Alexanderplatz”) and Lars von Trier (nine films including both volumes of “Nymphomaniac”).

In 1991, Kier made his first Hollywood film, “My Own Private Idaho,” from Gus Van Sant, and has acted in art films, genre films and Hollywood blockbusters.

Udo Kier is an actor who leaves a lasting impression, no matter what the role,” said festival director Diana Iljine in a statement. “He is an actor who is not afraid to take chances. And many of them have paid off. Udo Kier himself is a work of art.”

Previous recipients of the CineMerit Award include actors Julie Christie, »

- Carole Horst

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