Austrian movie stars born in 1945

Here are 10 famous actors from Austria were born in 1945:

Peter Patzak

Peter Patzak (January 2, 1945 Vienna-) also known as Prof. Peter Patzak is an Austrian screenwriter, film director, actor, television producer and film producer.

Patzak studied psychology, art history, and philosophy before he began working in the film industry. He has made numerous acclaimed films which have been awarded at various festivals including Cannes, Berlin, Montreal and San Sebastian. Some of his notable works include "Die Delegation" ("The Delegation"), "Kassbach - Ein Porträt", and "The Bremer Freiheit". In addition to his work in film, Patzak is also a professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, where he teaches film making. He has received several awards and honours for his contribution to the Austrian film industry, including the Decoration of Honour in Gold for Services to the Republic of Austria.

Adi Peichl

Adi Peichl (December 27, 1945 Vienna-) is an Austrian actor.

Adi Peichl started his acting career in the late 1960s and has since then appeared in numerous theatre productions, films, and TV series. He is best known for his performances in popular Austrian films, such as "Hinterholz 8" (1998), "Muttertag" (1993), and "Komm, süßer Tod" (2000).

Apart from his work in the film industry, Peichl is also a well-respected theatre director and has directed several successful productions in Austria and Germany. In 1991, he founded the Wiener Kulturservice Theater Company and served as its artistic director until 2007.

In addition to his career in the entertainment industry, Peichl is also a passionate environmentalist and has been involved in several initiatives aimed at raising awareness about environmental issues and promoting sustainable living. He is a member of the Green Party of Austria and has been actively involved in their political activities.

Otto Retzer

Otto Retzer (September 13, 1945 Carinthia-) also known as Otto Werner Retzer, O.W. Retzer, Otto W. Retzer or Otto Brem is an Austrian actor, television director, film producer, screenwriter and film director. His children are called Olivia Retzer and Michael Retzer.

Retzer began his career in the entertainment industry as an actor, appearing in a number of television shows and films in the 1960s and 70s. In the 1980s, he started working as a director and producer, and quickly became one of the most successful figures in Austrian television and film. He is known for his work on popular German and Austrian TV series such as "Schlosshotel Orth", "Ein Schloß am Wörthersee" and "Kommissar Rex".

Retzer has won several awards for his work, including the Romy Awards, the highest honor for the Austrian TV industry. He has also been awarded the Special Prize of the Ministry of Culture for his contributions to the Austrian film industry.

In addition to his work in film and television, Retzer is known for his philanthropic efforts. He has supported numerous charities over the years, including organizations that offer aid to children with disabilities and victims of natural disasters.

Retzer continues to be an active figure in Austrian film and television, and is widely regarded as one of the most important figures in the Austrian entertainment industry.

Christian Anders

Christian Anders (January 15, 1945 Bruck an der Mur-) a.k.a. Anders, Christian, Antonio Schinzel, Marion, Antonio Augusto Schinzel-Tenicolo or Lanoo is an Austrian singer and actor.

He began his career as a singer in the 1960s, and had his first hit in 1967 with the single "Geh nicht vorbei." He went on to release numerous albums and singles, and was particularly popular in Germany, where he had several top 20 hits. In addition to his music career, Anders has also appeared in several films and TV shows, including the German soap opera "Verbotene Liebe." He has also written books on spirituality and self-improvement, and is known for his interest in metaphysical and New Age teachings. Despite his success as a singer and actor, Anders has faced personal struggles, including addiction and financial difficulties.

Florentín Groll

Florentín Groll (August 9, 1945 Vöcklabruck-) also known as Florentin Groll is an Austrian actor.

He first gained prominence in the 1970s as a theater actor, performing in various productions including Shakespeare's plays. Groll later transitioned to film and television, appearing in several well-known Austrian productions such as "The Inheritors" and "Revanche". Apart from his acting career, he also worked as a director, writer, and producer, notably directing the acclaimed film "The Passion of Lena Christ". Groll has received numerous accolades for his contributions to the arts, including the prestigious Austrian Decoration for Science and Art in 2004. He continues to be active in the industry, having recently appeared in the popular Netflix series "Dark".

Peter Lerchbaumer

Peter Lerchbaumer (March 2, 1945 Vienna-) also known as Peter Lerchbäumer or Peter Lerch Bäumer is an Austrian actor.

He began his acting career in the 1970s and has since appeared in a variety of films, television shows, and stage productions. Some of his notable roles include the character of Josef in the film "Hundstage" (Dog Days), Max in "Kaisermühlen Blues", and Bill O'Brien in the film "Sisi und ich" (Sisi and I). In addition to acting, Lerchbaumer has also worked as a director and producer for theater productions in Austria. He is a member of the Austrian Theater Association and has been involved in numerous projects supporting and promoting the arts in his home country.

Heinz Marecek

Heinz Marecek (September 17, 1945 Vienna-) otherwise known as Heinz Mareczek is an Austrian actor and film director.

Heinz Marecek started his career in theater, and later transitioned to television and film. He gained popularity in Austria in the 1980s, for his role as the detective Trautmann in the crime series "Kottan ermittelt". In addition to acting, Marecek has also directed theater productions and worked as a voice-over artist, particularly for documentaries. He has won numerous awards throughout his career, including the Romy Award for Best Actor. Marecek is also a trained cardiologist, and while he initially pursued medicine, he eventually decided to follow his passion for acting. He has been involved in charity work and has supported various organizations, particularly those focused on children and education.

Heribert Sasse

Heribert Sasse (September 28, 1945 Linz-) is an Austrian actor.

He began his acting career in 1967 and quickly established himself as a respected and versatile performer. Sasse has appeared in a wide range of film, television, and stage productions, and has won numerous awards for his work, including the prestigious Nestroy Theatre Prize.

Sasse is perhaps best known for his portrayals of complex and challenging characters, and is admired for his ability to bring nuance and depth to his performances. He has worked with many of Austria's most renowned directors and playwrights, and has also appeared in international productions.

In addition to his acting career, Sasse is an accomplished writer and has published several books on theater and acting. He is also a dedicated advocate for the arts and serves as a mentor to young actors and artists.

Hans Kreuzmayr

Hans Kreuzmayr (November 27, 1945 Altheim, Austria-) a.k.a. Hansi Kreuzmayr, Waterloo & Robinson, Waterloo Robinson, W@terloo, Waterloo or w.loo is an Austrian musician, singer and actor.

He is best known as one half of the popular pop duo Waterloo & Robinson, which he formed with Johann Kreuzmayr in the 1970s. The duo represented Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest twice, first in 1976 with the song "My Little World" and then in 1977 with "Telegram." Throughout his career, Kreuzmayr has released numerous solo albums and has also acted in a variety of films and television shows in Austria. In addition, he has served as a judge on the Austrian version of the reality competition show "The Voice."

Wolfram Berger

Wolfram Berger (October 12, 1945 Graz-) is an Austrian actor, comedian and entertainer.

He began his acting career in the 1970s, appearing in various theater productions and films. He gained popularity in Austria and Germany for his appearances on the sketch comedy show "Obersteirer" and later on "Kottan ermittelt," a police procedural television series.

Berger has also worked as a voice actor, lending his voice to animated films and television shows, such as "The Lion King" and "The Simpsons" in their German-language versions. He has received numerous awards for his work in the entertainment industry, including the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art in 2011.

Aside from his acting career, Berger is also an accomplished painter and photographer. His artwork has been exhibited in galleries throughout Austria and Germany. Berger also advocates for environmental conservation and has been involved in various environmental initiatives.

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