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I was sure such a thread already existed, but I couldn't find it. (Mods, if I am mistaken, please feel free to place this post in the one that already exists.)

 

R.I.P., Bruno Ganz. He was the star of Wim Wenders two films, Wings Of Desire and Faraway So Close. Here's more info on him:

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/obituaries/bruno-ganz-dead.html

 

He played an angel and now he is one...R.I.P., Bruno.

 

(If this is indeed a new thread, I hope everyone will use it for future passings of significance.)

 

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I haven't seen either of those films, but I will make an effort to find them. 

Probably like most people, I saw him in "Downfall" where he played Hitler. Perhaps inevitably, someone has made a new version of the 'angry Hitler' meme to mark his passing. 

I shall try and look up some of his other film roles.

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He was indeed most known here for his intense Hitler performance.in 'Der Untergang', the German name of the movie 'Downfall'.

 

 

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1 hour ago, padawanbeck84 said:

I haven't seen either of those films, but I will make an effort to find them. 

Probably like most people, I saw him in "Downfall" where he played Hitler. Perhaps inevitably, someone has made a new version of the 'angry Hitler' meme to mark his passing. 

I shall try and look up some of his other film roles.

 

43 minutes ago, Malahide said:

He was indeed most known here for his intense Hitler performance.in 'Der Untergang', the German name of the movie 'Downfall'.

 

 

Yes, I was familiar with that role too, but, since this is a U2 page, I went with the movies that had a U2 connection. (They’re my favorite Wim Wenders films too.)

He was also very good in Unknown (w/ Liam Neeson and Diane Kruger) and the Jonathan Demme remake of The Manchurian Candidate. I will miss his wonderful Swiss/German accent when he spoke English.

Again, R.I.P., Bruno.

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5 hours ago, padawanbeck84 said:

I haven't seen either of those films, but I will make an effort to find them. 

Probably like most people, I saw him in "Downfall" where he played Hitler. Perhaps inevitably, someone has made a new version of the 'angry Hitler' meme to mark his passing. 

I shall try and look up some of his other film roles.

Someone did actually make a video to mark his passing - but it's incredibly respectful. It contains clips from many of his other movies. I always found his performance of Hitler in Downfall to be something truly incredible; it was like he was being inhabited by him.  

 

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I've been thinking of him today, after I read about his passing. Nice to see this thread, thank you dmWay.  Wings of Desire is my absolute favorite film of all time. I can't count how many times I have watched it and I am moved every time.  And it's thanks to U2 that I discovered the beautiful films of Wim Wenders.  

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42 minutes ago, JCF said:

I've been thinking of him today, after I read about his passing. Nice to see this thread, thank you dmWay.  Wings of Desire is my absolute favorite film of all time. I can't count how many times I have watched it and I am moved every time.  And it's thanks to U2 that I discovered the beautiful films of Wim Wenders.  

You're welcome. I was really upset to hear that he had passed. I liked his performances in every film I have seen him in. "Wings Of Desire" is an absolutely sublime film. I was somewhat underwhelmed by the Hollywood-ization of it in "City Of Angels" - not that it's a bad film (and U2 contributed IGWSHA to its soundtrack), but it's such a "lowest-common-denominator" version of it. Not every film has to be dumbed-down when it is remade. And, yes, I love Wim Wenders' films too.

In honor of Bruno and Wim, I feel moved to post U2's tribute to both of them in the video for "Stay":

 

 

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