Bruno Ganz

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22, 1941
Seebach, Switzerland
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22, 1941 (age 77)
Seebach, Switzerland


After playing the role of Damiel in the 1987 film Wings of Desire, this acclaimed Swiss-born actor starred as the infamous Nazi leader Adolf Hitler in the war-themed feature Downfall. His other notable roles include Jonathan Harker in Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht and Professor Rohl in the Oscar-nominated movie The Reader.

Before Fame

Although he made his film debut in a 1960 project titled The Gentleman in the Black Derby, he was initially more famous as a stage actor. In the early 1970s, he helped establish a theater company called the Berliner Schaubuhne.


He appeared with Sir Laurence Olivier in the 1978 Nazi-themed movie The Boys from Brazil.

Family Life

He grew up in Zurich as the son of a Swiss father and an Italian mother. Before separating, he and his wife, Sabine, became parents to a child named Daniel.

Associated With

He appeared with Dennis Hopper in the 1977 film The American Friend.