Thomas Thieme

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Thomas Thieme
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Thomas Thieme in 2014
Born (1948-10-29) 29 October 1948 (age 70)
OccupationActor
Years active1973–present

Thomas Thieme (born 29 October 1948) is a German actor. In addition to his extensive stage career, he appeared in more than 100 film and television productions since 1973.

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In his films, Thieme often plays powerful but morally dubious characters. He is perhaps best-known internationally for his roles as Martin Bormann in Downfall (2004) and as Communist minister Bruno Hempf in the Oscar-winning The Lives of Others , for which he was compared to Sydney Greenstreet by Roger Ebert in his review. [1]

Martin Bormann Nazi Party leader and private secretary to Adolf Hitler

Martin Ludwig Bormann was a prominent official in Nazi Germany as head of the Nazi Party Chancellery. He gained immense power by using his position as Adolf Hitler's private secretary to control the flow of information and access to Hitler. After Hitler's suicide on 30 April 1945, he was Party Minister of the National Socialist German Workers' Party.

<i>Downfall</i> (2004 film) 2004 drama movie on the last days of Hitler directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel

Downfall is a 2004 historical war drama film directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel from a screenplay by its producer, Bernd Eichinger. The film stars Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Corinna Harfouch, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler, Heino Ferch, Christian Berkel, Matthias Habich, and Thomas Kretschmann. It is set during the Battle of Berlin in World War II, when Germany is on the verge of defeat, and depicts the final days of Adolf Hitler. It is based on the books Inside Hitler's Bunker by historian Joachim Fest and Until the Final Hour by Hitler's former private secretary Traudl Junge, among other accounts of the period.

<i>The Lives of Others</i> 2006 German film by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

The Lives of Others is a 2006 German drama film, marking the feature film debut of filmmaker Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, about the monitoring of East Berlin residents by agents of the Stasi, the GDR's secret police. It stars Ulrich Mühe as Stasi Captain Gerd Wiesler, Ulrich Tukur as his superior Anton Grubitz, Sebastian Koch as the playwright Georg Dreyman, and Martina Gedeck as Dreyman's lover, a prominent actress named Christa-Maria Sieland.

Filmography

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1973Erziehung vor Verdun. Der große Krieg der weißen Männer
1975Lotte in WeimarKestner - Young
1982Das Fahrrad
1998Fette WeltGustl
2001 Taking Sides Reichsminister
2003 Eierdiebe Hans Schwarz
Hamlet_XPolonius #2
2004 Downfall Martin Bormann
2006 The Lives of Others Kulturminister Bruno Hempf
2008 The Baader Meinhof Complex Richter Dr. Prinzing
2009 Effi Briest Herr von Briest
MännersacheIngo Kloos
Berlin 36 Hans von Tschammer und Osten
The Door Siggi Butschma
Liebe MauerStasi-Major Kutzner
2011 If Not Us, Who? Willi Vesper
Lessons of a Dream Dr. Roman Bosch
Hotel Lux Georgi Dimitroff
BastardAlexander Decker
2012FrauenseeThe Old Fisherman
2013Robin HoodRainer Van Kampen
The Berlin File Siegmund
2014 The King's Surrender Harthmann
The Cold HeartHolländer-Michel
2015 Look Who's Back Senderchef Kärrner
2016Fritz LangErnst Gennat
2017Kundschafter des FriedensLocke
2018 Parfum Internatsleiter

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