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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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Jun 30, 1941 In Hanover, Germany
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Ludwig 1964-11-28
Latest Project:
Movie Roland Klick: The Heart Is a Hungry Hunter 2013-02-08
Known For
Poster of 100 Pro
Poster of Friedemann Brix - Eine Schwäche für Mord
Poster of A Love in Germany
Poster of The Tin Drum
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 Kampf um Germanien Himself - Narrator 2009-03-14
Movie Krabat and the Legend of the Satanic Mill Erzähler 2008-09-07
Movie Little king Macius Erasmus-Stimme 2007-09-20
Movie The Heart Is a Dark Forest Helmut 2007-12-27
Series Vienna Crime Squad Conrad Ribarski 2005-10-11
Movie Werner - Gekotzt wird später! Erzähler (voice) 2003-07-17
Movie Wings of Desire: The Angels Among Us Interviewee 2003-07-01
Series Durch die Nacht mit … Unknown 2002-05-10
Movie Atlantic Affairs Maitre de Plaisir on Stage 2002-11-03
Movie Tödliches Vertrauen Bernd Kortens 2002-11-11
Movie Sass Vater Sass 2001-09-27
Movie 100 Pro Narrator 2001-10-04
Movie The Einstein of Sex: Life and Work of Dr. M. Hirschfeld Professor Steinach 2000-03-16
Movie Marlene Bühnenmanager 2000-03-09
Movie Les Misérables Monseigneur Bienvenu 2000-09-03
Movie Männer sind wie Schokolade Vater Lano 1999-03-19
Movie Untersuchung an Mädeln Staatsanwalt Baldur Meixner 1999-04-15
Movie [email protected] an Gott Petrus 1999-12-03
Movie Stan Becker - Auf eigene Faust Walker 1998-09-27
Movie Conversation with the Beast Adolf Hitler Double 1997-02-20
Series Friedemann Brix - Eine Schwäche für Mord Rainer Kleinhundert 1996-10-31
Movie Killer Condom Mr. Higgins 1996-08-02
Series A.S. Freddy Klinke 1995-01-03
Movie Bauernschach Dr. Gerold Stadler 1995-01-17
Movie Lumière and Company 1995-01-01
Movie Matulla und Busch Korte 1995-12-20
Movie The Promise Professor Lorenz 1995-02-16
Series The Harald Schmidt Show Unknown 1995-12-05
Movie Nikolaikirche kirchlicher Superintendent 1995-10-16
Movie Movie Days Maður á hesti 1994-06-30
Movie Im weißen Rößl am Wolfgangssee Prof. Hinzelmann 1994-10-04
Movie Schlusschor Unknown 1993-02-16
Movie Inge, April und Mai Unknown 1993-04-22
Movie Der Kinoerzähler Salzmann 1993-11-25
Movie Faraway, So Close! Cassiel 1993-09-09
Series Wolffs Revier Schenk 1992-09-17
Movie Werner - Beinhart! Erzähler (voice) 1990-11-29
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
Movie Wings of Desire Cassiel 1987-01-01
Movie Rosa Luxemburg Karl Liebknecht 1986-04-10
Movie Caspar David Friedrich – Grenzen der Zeit Gerichtsgehilfe 1986-10-22
Movie Wahnfried Unknown 1986-04-16
Series The Boat Kapitänleutnant Philipp Thomsen 1985-02-24
Series Der Fahnder Bähr 1984-09-21
Movie A Love in Germany Narrator 1983-10-26
Series Wanna bet, that..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Movie Der Mond scheint auf Kylenamoe Unknown 1981-01-01
Movie Im Schlaraffenland. Ein Roman unter feinen Leuten Kalfisch 1981-01-01
Movie Kalt wie Eis Kowalski 1981-09-10
Movie Der Mann Im Pyjama Rudi 1981-12-18
Series Das Traumschiff Johannes Lippelt 1981-11-22
Movie Wer spinnt denn da, Herr Doktor? Nummer Sieben 1981-11-10
Movie Das Boot Phillip Thomsen 1981-09-16
Movie Palermo or Wolfsburg Staatsanwalt 1980-02-01
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 Bench Bankleiter 1976-12-07
Movie The Marquise of O Brother, Forstmeister 1976-05-19
Movie Lehmanns Erzählungen Lehmann 1975-04-07
Movie One or the Other of Us Rulle Ruhlsdorff 1974-04-22
Movie Die Mutter Unknown 1971-02-08
Series Polizeiruf 110 Richard Lansky 1971-06-27
Series Scene of the Crime Manfred Enders 1970-11-29
Movie Nicht Fummeln, Liebling Unknown 1970-01-09
Movie Ludwig Ludwig 1964-11-28