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Bruno Ganz

1941 - 2019

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Bruno Ganz (German: [ˈbruːno ˈɡant͡s] ; 22 March 1941 – 16 February 2019) was a Swiss actor whose career in German stage, 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 Last Days of Chez Nous (1992), Luther (2003), The Manchurian Candidate (2004), The Reader (2008), Unknown (2011), The Counselor (2013) and Remember (2015). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bruno Ganz has received more than 2,643,816 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Bruno Ganz is the 136th most popular actor (down from 131st in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 20th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Swiss Actor.

Bruno Ganz is most famous for his portrayal of Adolf Hitler in the 2004 film Downfall.

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Among actors, Bruno Ganz ranks 136 out of 9,996Before him are Tony Curtis, Robert Duvall, Yves Montand, Lee Van Cleef, Marcel Marceau, and Christoph Waltz. After him are Jim Carrey, Julie Andrews, Jean Renoir, Oliver Hardy, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jane Birkin.

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Among people born in 1941, Bruno Ganz ranks 15Before him are Charlie Watts, Richard Dawkins, Cesária Évora, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Martha Argerich, and Plácido Domingo. After him are Fethullah Gülen, Lee Myung-bak, Nick Nolte, Laura Antonelli, Tadao Ando, and Dick Cheney. Among people deceased in 2019, Bruno Ganz ranks 7Before him are Toni Morrison, Karl Lagerfeld, Jacques Chirac, Niki Lauda, Robert Mugabe, and Rutger Hauer. After him are Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Robert Forster, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Mohamed Morsi, Agnès Varda, and Alexei Leonov.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Bruno Ganz ranks 23 out of 876Before him are Alberto Giacometti (1901), Johann Bernoulli (1667), Charles Albert Gobat (1843), Albert Hofmann (1906), Ursula Andress (1936), and Carl Spitteler (1845). After him are Élie Ducommun (1833), Arnold Böcklin (1827), Jacob Burckhardt (1818), Conrad Gessner (1516), Charles Édouard Guillaume (1861), and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926).

Among ACTORS In Switzerland

Among actors born in Switzerland, Bruno Ganz ranks 2Before him are Ursula Andress (1936). After him are Emil Jannings (1884), Mario Adorf (1930), Marthe Keller (1945), Michel Simon (1895), Vincent Perez (1964), Liselotte Pulver (1929), Daniel Bernhardt (1965), Michelle Hunziker (1977), Sofia Milos (1969), and David Bennent (1966).

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