Otto Sander

Otto Sander

  • Born on
    • June 30th, 1941
  • Died on
    • September 12th, 2013
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.    

Starring Otto Sander on Plex


Acting (19 Credits)

2008Krabat as Erzähler
2003Werner - Gekotzt wird später! as Erzähler (voice)
2001Sass as Vater Sass
2000Marlene as Bühnenmanager
2000The Miserables (2000) as Monseigneur Bienvenu
1999The Einstein of Sex as Professor Steinach
1998Am I Beautiful? as David
1997The Harmonists
1996Killer Condom as Mr. Higgins
1995Lumière and Company as Cassiel
1994Das Versprechen as Professor Lorenz
1993Faraway, So Close! as Cassiel
1990Werner - Beinhart! as Erzähler (voice)
1987Wings of Desire as Cassiel
1986Rosa Luxemburg as Karl Liebknecht
1985Das Boot as Kapitänleutnant Philipp Thomsen
1981Das Boot as Kapitänleutnant Phillip Thomsen
1979The Tin Drum as Meyn
1976The Marquise of O as Brother, Forstmeister

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