German actor to receive Lifetime Achievement Award.
German actor Armin Mueller-Stahl
is to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Zurich Film Festival
(Sept 24-Oct 4).
Following the award ceremony, Mueller-Stahl will present Jim Jarmusch
’s Night On Earth
at the Arthouse Le Paris cinema on Sept 28.
Mueller-Stahl is one of the few German actors of distinction whose careers have spanned East Germany, West Germany and Hollywood. His most noteworthy films include Lola
(1981), Oberst Redl
(1986), Music Box (1989), Night On Earth
(1991), Das Geisterhaus (1993) and Shine
Zff co-directors Nadja Schildknecht
and Karl Spoerri
said: “We are proud to welcome 84-year-old Armin Mueller-Stahl
as our guest to this year’s festival. He is, in our opinion, one of the most important German actors of all time. His skills as a polyglot performer oscillating effortlessly between stage and screen, Germany and the USA, have more than earned him this award.”
Raised in the German Democratic Republic (Gdr) and initially trained as a concert