Bruno Ganz Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Zürich-Seebach, Switzerland
Nickname Gano Brunz
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (2)

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 Sommergäste (1976).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Volker Boehm

Bruno Ganz is a Swiss actor who has been a prominent figure in German language film and television for over fifty years. He is internationally renowned for portraying Adolf Hitler in the Academy Award-nominated film Downfall (2004).

Ganz was born in Zürich to a Swiss mechanic father and a northern Italian mother. He had decided to pursue an acting career by the time he entered university. His film debut was The Gentleman in the Black Derby (1960).

He also starred in Unknown (2011), The Counselor (2013), and The Party (2017).

On stage, Ganz portrayed Dr. Heinrich Faust in Peter Stein's staging of Faust, Part One and Faust, Part Two in 2000.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Pedro Borges

Spouse (1)

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

Trade Mark (1)

Frequently has played reflective, troubled characters

Trivia (9)

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).
Some sources claim that he turned down the leading role in 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.
He was in a relationship with Romy Schneider at the beginning of the 70s.

Personal Quotes (1)

Ultimately, I could not get to the heart of Hitler because there was none.

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