Sad news. Der Himmel über Berlin remains one of my most favourite films. Synchronicity: Herzog’s *Nosferatu *was being projected as backdrop while I was clubbing last night. It’s a pity most people will only know him from the Hitler memes.
I found him very affecting in Wim Wenders’ The American Friend and Wings of Desire. A very talented man. RIP.
Obligatory IMDb link.
To me, he hit his stride in the late 80s. Strapless, Love of a Woman, etc.
Sadly, he’s going to remembered for the Hitler Rant thing. Great performance turned into a meme.
Wings of Desire is brilliant. And I’m glad I saw Downfall before it got memed to death. (Though I did like a lot of the Hitler memes.)
How long before we see “Hitler reacts to death of Bruno Ganz”?
Here you go. It isn’t what I was expecting. Kind of a moving tribute.
Aw, I really loved Wings of Desire. It made City of Angels seem worse by comparing them. Even Andre Braugher couldn’t save that turkey.
I first noticed him in Downfall. Fine actor; unique and special.
From my review of Downfall on IMDB:
RIP Mr. Ganz; you done good.