'Downfall' Actor Bruno Ganz Dies at 77

Via:  johnrussell  •  last year  •  3 comments

'Downfall' Actor Bruno Ganz Dies at 77

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Swiss actor Bruno Ganz died at his home in Zurich on Friday at age 77, according to Variety. Ganz, who won critical acclaim for his portrayal of Adolph Hitler in "Downfall," reportedly died from colon cancer. Ganz also notably played an angel who opts out of immortality in order to experience earthly pleasures in "Wings of Desire." His other top performances were in films such as Werner Herzog's "Nosferatu" and Jonathan Demme's "The Manchurian Candidate" remake. Ganz, who also had an extensive career on the stage, most recently appeared in the Lars von Trier film "The House That Jack Built," Variety notes.


Had Ganz been American or British, he probably would have won the Academy Award for best actor for his role as Hitler in Downfall. Instead he had to settle for having his performance become the basis for dozens of satires of Hitler on You Tube, which drew tens of millions of viewers and made his face a familiar one.


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1  seeder  JohnRussell    last year

RIP. The actor brought Hitler to "life" as well as anyone ever has. It was all time performance.

1.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  JohnRussell @1    last year

I am sorry to hear that. Downfall was a incredible film. His was one of the best if not the best characterizations of Adolf Hitler ever. RIP Mr Ganz.

2  Kavika     last year

His portrayal of Hitler was amazing. 



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