Bruno Ganz

1941 - 2019

Bruno Ganz

Bruno Ganz (German: [ˈbruːno ˈɡant͡s] (listen); 22 March 1941 – 16 February 2019) was a Swiss actor whose career in German television and film productions spanned nearly 60 years. He was known for his collaborations with the directors Werner Herzog, Éric Rohmer, Francis Ford Coppola, and Wim Wenders, earning widespread recognition with his roles as Jonathan Zimmerman in The American Friend (1977), Jonathan Harker in Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) and Damiel the Angel in Wings of Desire (1987).Ganz received renewed international acclaim for his portrayal of Adolf Hitler in the Oscar-nominated film Downfall (2004). He also had roles in several English-language films, including The Boys from Brazil (1978), Strapless (1989), The Manchurian Candidate (2004), The Reader (2008), Unknown (2011) and Remember (2015). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bruno Ganz has received more than 1,634,615 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 60th most popular actor.

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  • 49

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Among actors, Bruno Ganz ranks 59 out of 8,832Before him are Anthony Quinn, Omar Sharif, Roger Moore, Nicolas Cage, Will Smith, and Charles Bronson. After him are Ian McKellen, Michael Caine, Henry Fonda, Konstantin Stanislavski, Paul Newman, and Jane Fonda.

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Among people born in 1941, Bruno Ganz ranks 8Before him are Hayao Miyazaki, Slobodan Milošević, Bob Dylan, Alex Ferguson, Joan Baez, and Dick Cheney. After him are Plácido Domingo, Bernardo Bertolucci, Sergio Mattarella, Richard Dawkins, Cesária Évora, and Krzysztof Kieślowski. Among people deceased in 2019, Bruno Ganz ranks 4Before him are Karl Lagerfeld, Niki Lauda, and Rutger Hauer. After him are Beji Caid Essebsi, I. M. Pei, Doris Day, Agnès Varda, João Gilberto, Franco Zeffirelli, Bibi Andersson, and Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Bruno Ganz ranks 14 out of 540Before him are Paul Klee (1879), Huldrych Zwingli (1484), Sepp Blatter (1936), Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746), Ferdinand de Saussure (1857), and Jean-Paul Marat (1743). After him are Albert Hofmann (1906), Francesco Borromini (1599), Johann Bernoulli (1667), Johanna Spyri (1827), Charles Édouard Guillaume (1861), and Albert I of Germany (1255).

Among ACTORS In Switzerland

Among actors born in Switzerland, Bruno Ganz ranks 1After him are Ursula Andress (1936), Emil Jannings (1884), Mario Adorf (1930), Michel Simon (1895), Vincent Perez (1964), Michelle Hunziker (1977), Sofia Milos (1969), Kat Graham (1989), and Carla Juri (1985).