German actors who deceased in 2010

Here are 12 famous actors from Germany died in 2010:

Christoph Schlingensief

Christoph Schlingensief (October 24, 1960 Oberhausen-August 21, 2010 Berlin) also known as Thekla von Mülheim, Christopher Krieg, Christoph Schlinkensief or Christoph Maria Schlingensief was a German film director, cinematographer, theatre director, film producer, film editor, actor, author, artist, screenwriter and visual artist.

He was known for his innovative approach to art and his provocative, socially and politically charged work. Schlingensief often addressed controversial themes and subjects in his art, including racism, colonialism, and the healthcare system.

Throughout his career, Schlingensief earned critical acclaim for his work across various mediums. He won numerous awards for his films and theater productions, including the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival for "The German Chainsaw Massacre" in 1990. He was also a prominent figure in the German art scene and participated in exhibitions at prominent museums such as the Berlin Biennale and the Venice Biennale.

Schlingensief's legacy continues to influence contemporary artists and filmmakers. His work remains a testament to his unrelenting passion for creating art that challenges and inspires audiences.

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Bruno Schleinstein

Bruno Schleinstein (June 2, 1932 Berlin-August 11, 2010 Berlin) also known as Bruno S. was a German artist, musician, actor and visual artist.

Born into poverty, Bruno S. spent much of his early life in various institutions and was often subjected to physical and emotional abuse. Despite this, he showed artistic talent from a young age and eventually pursued a career in the arts.

Bruno S.'s breakthrough came in the 1970s, when he starred in Werner Herzog's film "The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser." He went on to appear in several other Herzog films, as well as in movies by other notable German directors such as Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Wim Wenders.

In addition to his work in film, Bruno S. was also a musician, known for his unique and experimental style. He released several albums throughout his career, including the critically acclaimed "Lilienthal" and "Männer, Frauen und Maschinen."

Throughout his life, Bruno S. struggled with mental health issues, which often translated into his art. His work is known for its raw and emotional quality, exploring themes of isolation, suffering, and redemption. Today, he is remembered as one of the most important and influential figures in German art and cinema.

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Werner Schroeter

Werner Schroeter (April 7, 1945 Georgenthal-April 12, 2010 Kassel) also known as Werner Schröter or Werner was a German film director, screenwriter, film editor, cinematographer, film producer, actor, opera director, theatre director and television director.

Throughout his career, Werner Schroeter was known for his independent and unconventional approach to filmmaking, often incorporating elements of opera and experimental theatre into his work. He began his career making experimental short films before moving on to feature films in the 1970s.

Schroeter's most notable works include "The Death of Maria Malibran" (1972), which won the International Critics' Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and "Malina" (1991), which was based on the novel by Ingeborg Bachmann. He also directed a number of operas, including productions at the Salzburg Festival and the Vienna State Opera.

Despite being a highly regarded filmmaker, Schroeter's work was often controversial and polarizing. Some critics praised his bold and innovative approach, while others dismissed his work as overly pretentious and indulgent.

Schroeter passed away in 2010 at the age of 65, leaving behind a legacy as one of Germany's most influential and idiosyncratic filmmakers.

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Heinrich Schmieder

Heinrich Schmieder (February 14, 1970 Schwäbisch Hall-July 21, 2010 Livigno) was a German actor.

Heinrich Schmieder was best known for his roles in both film and television. He appeared in popular German TV shows such as "Tatort" and "Alarm für Cobra 11". In addition to his TV work, he also acted in several movies, including "The Experiment" and "Vaya con Dios". Schmieder began his acting career in the early 1990s and quickly became a well-respected figure in the German entertainment industry. He tragically passed away in 2010 at the age of 40 while on vacation in Italy.

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Frank Giering

Frank Giering (November 23, 1971 Magdeburg-June 23, 2010 Berlin) was a German actor.

He first gained recognition for his role in the film "Funny Games" in 1997. He went on to appear in over 80 films and television shows, including "The Experiment" and "A Coffee in Berlin." Giering was known for his ability to portray complex and dark characters, and was regarded as one of the most talented actors in Germany. He tragically passed away in 2010 at the age of 38 due to a severe fall from his apartment window. His death was mourned by many in the film industry and his fans, who regarded him as a true talent and a rising star.

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Christian Habicht

Christian Habicht (December 24, 1952 Bad Segeberg-May 15, 2010 Dresden) was a German actor.

He began his acting career in the early 1970s and appeared in a variety of film and television productions throughout his career. Some of his most notable film roles include "Palermo oder Wolfsburg" (1980), "Baal" (1982), and "Das Versprechen" (1995). Habicht was also a prolific stage actor and performed in productions with notable theater companies in Germany and Switzerland. In addition to acting, Habicht was also a director and writer, and directed several productions for the stage. He passed away in 2010 at the age of 57 after suffering a heart attack. Habicht is remembered as a versatile and talented actor, who made significant contributions to German theater and film.

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Andreas Kunze

Andreas Kunze (August 22, 1952 Bremen-April 8, 2010 Essen) was a German actor.

He began his career in the 1970s and became known for his roles in both film and television. Some of his most notable performances include his role in the 1981 film "Das Boot" and the popular German crime show "Tatort." Kunze was also an accomplished theater actor, performing on stages across Germany. In addition to acting, he was also a passionate voice actor and lent his voice to numerous video games and animated films. Despite his success, Kunze remained a humble and down-to-earth person. He passed away in 2010 at the age of 57, leaving behind a legacy as one of Germany's most beloved actors.

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Ezard Haußmann

Ezard Haußmann (February 10, 1935 Berlin-November 6, 2010 Berlin) a.k.a. Ezard was a German actor. His children are called Leander Haußmann and Iris Haußmann.

Ezard Haußmann was born on February 10, 1935 in Berlin, Germany. He first gained recognition as a stage actor in the 1950s and 1960s, performing at theaters such as the Berliner Ensemble and the Deutsches Theater. He then transitioned to film and television, appearing in numerous German productions.

Haußmann's most well-known role was as Herr Lehmann in the 2003 film "Herr Lehmann," directed by his son Leander Haußmann. He also appeared in other films directed by his son, including "Sonnenallee" and "Hotel Lux."

In addition to his acting career, Haußmann was a vocal critic of the East German government and a supporter of the civil rights movement in the 1980s. He participated in protests and was briefly imprisoned by the government for his activism.

Haußmann passed away on November 6, 2010 in Berlin, Germany at the age of 75. He is survived by his children, Leander and Iris Haußmann, both of whom are also involved in the entertainment industry.

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Heinz Weiss

Heinz Weiss (June 12, 1921 Stuttgart-November 20, 2010 Grünwald) was a German actor.

He began his stage career at the age of 15 and made his film debut in 1949. He acted in over 150 films throughout his career, including the popular German film series "Kommissar X". Weiss was also a prolific television actor, appearing in numerous TV shows and series such as "Der Alte" and "Tatort". In addition to his acting career, he was also a talented voice actor and lent his voice to numerous animated characters, including Colonel Hathi in the German version of "The Jungle Book". Weiss was a respected and beloved figure in the German entertainment industry and received numerous awards for his contributions to film and television.

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Peer Schmidt

Peer Schmidt (March 11, 1926 Erfurt-May 8, 2010 Berlin) a.k.a. Peer Eugen Georg Schmidt was a German actor.

He began his acting career in the 1940s, and rose to prominence in west Germany during the 1950s and 1960s for his roles in various film and television productions. Some of his notable works include "Der Gendarm vom St. Pauli" (The Policeman of St. Pauli), "Ganoven" (Crooks), and "Die Halbstarken" (The Beatniks). He was also involved in theater performances, and was a member of the ensemble cast of the Berliner Ensemble in the 1970s. Throughout his career, he appeared in over 100 film and television productions, and was considered as one of the most versatile actors of his time. Peer Schmidt was honored with several prestigious awards for his contributions to German cinema and theater, and is remembered as a respected figure in the German entertainment industry.

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Erdal Merdan

Erdal Merdan (April 8, 1949 Kayseri-March 24, 2010 Brannenburg) was a German actor.

He was born to Turkish immigrant parents in Kayseri, Turkey, and moved to Germany in the 1960s. Merdan studied acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna and began his career in theater, appearing in numerous productions throughout Germany. He later transitioned to television and film, and became known for his roles in popular German shows and movies, such as "Tatort" and "Der Bulle von Tölz." Merdan was also a writer and director, and received critical acclaim for his 1999 film "10 Seconds." He passed away in 2010 from pancreatic cancer at the age of 60.

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Heinz Schimmelpfennig

Heinz Schimmelpfennig (April 6, 1919 Berlin-December 31, 2010 Gernsbach) a.k.a. Schimmel was a German actor.

Schimmelpfennig began his acting career in theater in the 1940s and eventually made his way to film and television in the 1950s. He is best known for his roles in popular German films such as "Die Trapp-Familie," "Zwei Münchner in Hamburg," and "Ich denke oft an Piroschka." Schimmelpfennig's career spanned several decades and he appeared in over 100 films and television shows. In addition to his acting work, he was also a painter and had several exhibitions of his artwork throughout his life. Schimmelpfennig passed away at the age of 91 in Gernsbach, Germany.

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