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Otto Sander

Otto Sander (born 30 June 1941 in Hanover) is a German film, theater, and voice actor. Sander grew up in Kassel, where he graduated in 1961 from the Friedrichgymnasium. After leaving school he spent his military service as a navy reserve officer and then studied theatre science, history of art and philosophy. In 1965 he made his acting debut at the Düsseldorfer chamber plays. After his first film work in the same year he abandoned his studies in 1967, and went to Munich to become a full-time actor. He is married to the actress Monika Hansen and is stepfather to the actors Ben Becker and Meret Becker. His career is closely connected with the Schaubühne theatre in Berlin under the direction of Peter Stein. Because of his warm, strong voice, which earned him the sobriquet "The Voice" (the English term is used), he has been used frequently as narrator for television documentaries, and numerous talking books in the 1990s. In 1990, he was a member of the Jury at the 40th Berlin International Film Festival.[1] Among his best-known film roles are the angel Cassiel in Wings of Desire and its sequel Faraway, So Close! by Wim Wenders, and a shell-shocked U-boat commander, Kapitänleutnant Philipp Thomsen, in Wolfgang Petersen's Das Boot. Sander also appeared in Comedian Harmonists, a biopic about the musical group of the same name. He has two brothers, the lawyer Adolf Sander, the scientist Christian (Chris) Sander, and a sister, the book dealer Marianne Sander. He also played a professor in the movie: The Promise about the division of Berlin by the wall. Description above from the Wikipedia article Otto Sander, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.    


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Born:
Jun 30, 1941 In Hanover, Germany
Movie/TV Credits:
111
First Appeared:
In the series Grimme-Preis-Verleihung 1964-01-16
Latest Project:
Movie Roland Klick: The Heart Is a Hungry Hunter 2013-02-08
Known For
Poster of Die Harald Schmidt Show
Poster of Wings of Desire
Poster of The Tin Drum
Poster of Berlin 10. 11. 74 - 28. 1. 75: Exercises in 9 Pieces
Filmography
Movie Roland Klick: The Heart Is a Hungry Hunter Himself 2013-02-08
Movie Die Schuld der Erben Leonhard Asmussen 2012-01-05
Movie Fly Away Eckehardt Tiedgen 2012-07-12
Movie Das Leben ist zu lang Unknown 2010-08-26
Movie Kampf um Germanien Himself - Narrator 2009-03-14
Movie Krabat Erzähler 2008-09-07
Movie Little King Macius Erasmus (voice) 2007-09-20
Movie The Heart Is a Dark Forest Helmut 2007-12-27
Series Vienna Crime Squad Conrad Ribarski 2005-10-11
Movie Kaluoka'hina: The Enchanted Reef Narrator (voice) 2004-10-07
Series Leute am Donnerstag himself 2004-03-04
Movie Wings of Desire: The Angels Among Us Self 2003-07-01
Movie Werner - Gekotzt wird später! Erzähler (voice) 2003-07-17
Movie Aus Liebe zu Deutschland - Eine Spendenaffäre Voice 2003-12-16
Movie Donau, Duna, Dunaj, Dunav, Dunarea Franz 2003-10-27
Series Through the Night with... Unknown 2002-05-10
Series Das Jahrhundert des Theaters Narrator 2002-06-04
Series Gero von Boehm begegnet... himself 2002-04-09
Movie Tödliches Vertrauen Bernd Kortens 2002-11-11
Movie Atlantic Affairs Maitre de Plaisir on Stage 2002-11-03
Series Ein roter Teppich für.... Self 2002-10-26
Movie Sass Vater Sass 2001-09-27
Movie 100 Pro Narrator 2001-10-04
Movie Marlene Bühnenmanager 2000-03-09
Movie The Einstein of Sex: Life and Work of Dr. M. Hirschfeld Professor Steinach 2000-03-16
Series Les Misérables Monseigneur Bienvenu 2000-09-04
Movie Der Kuß des Vergessens Herr Jelke 1999-01-01
Movie Männer sind wie Schokolade Vater Lano 1999-03-19
Movie E-m@il an Gott Petrus 1999-12-03
Movie Girls under investigation Staatsanwalt Baldur Meixner 1999-04-15
Series Die Johannes B. Kerner Show Unknown 1998-01-22
Movie Am I Beautiful? David 1998-09-17
Movie Stan Becker - Auf eigene Faust Walker 1998-09-27
Series The Shop Unknown 1998-11-20
Movie Liebe Lügen Vater 1997-01-01
Movie Conversation with the Beast Adolf Hitler Double 1997-02-20
Movie Comedian Harmonists Unknown 1997-12-25
Series Herman & Tietjen Unknown 1997-02-23
Movie Killer Condom Mr. Higgins 1996-08-29
Series Zimmer frei! Unknown 1996-07-09
Series Friedemann Brix - Eine Schwäche für Mord Rainer Kleinhundert 1996-10-31
Movie Bauernschach Dr. Gerold Stadler 1995-01-17
Series A.S. Gefahr ist sein Geschäft Freddy Klinke 1995-01-03
Movie Lumière and Company Cassiel 1995-01-01
Movie The Promise Professor Lorenz 1995-02-16
Movie Matulla und Busch Korte 1995-12-20
Series Kulturzeit self 1995-10-02
Series Die Harald Schmidt Show Unknown 1995-12-05
Movie Nikolaikirche kirchlicher Superintendent 1995-10-16
Movie Three Sisters Vershinin 1994-01-01
Movie Im weißen Rößl am Wolfgangsee Prof. Hinzelmann 1994-10-04
Movie Movie Days Maður á hesti 1994-06-30
Movie Faraway, So Close! Cassiel 1993-09-01
Movie Schlusschor Unknown 1993-02-16
Movie Inge, April und Mai Unknown 1993-04-22
Movie The Olympic Summer Sprecher 1993-09-17
Movie The Film Narrator Salzmann 1993-11-25
Movie Bescheiß kein Kind! Vater 1992-01-01
Series Wolffs Revier Schenk 1992-09-17
Series DAS! himself 1991-01-02
Movie Time of Vengeance Robert 1990-01-01
Movie Werner - Beinhart! Erzähler (voice) 1990-11-29
Movie Vorwärts Unknown 1990-01-01
Movie Wie du mir.. Markus Petarka 1989-01-01
Movie The Break Erwin Lubowitz 1989-01-19
Movie z.B. ... Otto Spalt Otto Spalt 1988-03-25
Series Das Boot Kapitänleutnant Philipp Thomsen 1987-04-27
Movie Wings of Desire Cassiel 1987-05-17
Movie Rosa Luxemburg Karl Liebknecht 1986-04-10
Movie Wahnfried Richard Wagner 1986-04-16
Movie Miko: From the Gutter to the Stars Unknown 1986-05-30
Movie Boundaries of Time - Caspar David Friedrich Gerichtsgehilfe 1986-10-22
Movie Der Mord mit der Schere Inspector Spalt 1984-07-25
Series Der Fahnder Bähr 1984-09-21
Movie A Love in Germany Narrator 1983-10-26
Movie Gesucht wird... Drei Geschichten um nicht ganz ehrenwerte Herren Unknown 1981-06-14
Series Wanna bet, that..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Movie Im Schlaraffenland. Ein Roman unter feinen Leuten Kalfisch 1981-01-01
Movie Strike Back Kowalski 1981-09-10
Movie Der Mond scheint auf Kylenamoe Unknown 1981-01-01
Movie Das Boot Kapitänleutnant Phillip Thomsen 1981-09-16
Series Das Traumschiff Johannes Lippelt 1981-11-22
Movie Der Mann Im Pyjama Rudi 1981-12-18
Movie Wer spinnt denn da, Herr Doktor? Nummer Sieben 1981-11-10
Movie Palermo or Wolfsburg Staatsanwalt 1980-02-01
Movie Die Ursache Unknown 1980-11-19
Series NDR Talk Show himself 1979-02-09
Movie Trilogie des Wiedersehens Richard 1979-03-25
Movie The Tin Drum Meyn 1979-05-02
Movie Die Ängste des Dr. Schenk Unknown 1978-02-19
Movie Heinrich Zille Unknown 1977-11-16
Movie Summer Guests Pjotr Suslov 1976-01-29
Movie Four Against the Bank Eberhard Winter 1976-12-07
Movie The Marquise of O Brother, Forstmeister 1976-05-19
Movie Berlin 10. 11. 74 - 28. 1. 75: Exercises in 9 Pieces Himself 1975-03-01
Movie Meine Sorgen möcht' ich haben Harald Bornemann 1975-01-24
Movie Lehmanns Erzählungen Lehmann 1975-04-07
Movie About Narration Unknown 1975-12-16
Movie Ermittlungen gegen Unbekannt Unknown 1974-03-29
Movie One or the Other of Us Rulle Ruhlsdorff 1974-04-22
Movie Prinz Friedrich von Homburg Obrist Kottwitz 1973-11-25
Series Polizeiruf 110 Richard Lansky 1971-06-27
Movie Die Mutter Unknown 1971-02-08
Movie Sonnabend, der 1. Unknown 1970-01-02
Movie Nicht Fummeln, Liebling Unknown 1970-01-09
Movie Sonntags am Meer Fritzchen 1970-12-21
Series Scene of the Crime Otto Androsch 1970-11-29
Series Aktenzeichen XY … ungelöst Kunsträuber 1967-10-20
Series Titel, Thesen, Temperamente himself 1967-12-04
Series Grimme-Preis-Verleihung himself 1964-01-16
Movie Ludwig Ludwig 1964-11-28