Bruno Ganz Biography, Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Cause of Death, Cancer, Net Worth, Height, Nationality, Awards and Movies

Bruno Ganz Biography – Bruno Ganz Wiki

Bruno Ganz was a Swiss actor. He was born on 22 March 1941 in Zürich, Switzerland to a Swiss mechanic father and an Italian mother.

In the early days of his career he worked as a bookseller and a paramedic before he broke into film with roles in The Marquise of O, which won a special prize at Cannes in 1976, and Peter Stein’s drama Sommergäste (Summer Guests).

He played Adolf Hitler in the film Downfall. The historical drama was nominated for the Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film and it won the BBC Four World Cinema Award. Ganz picked up the Goldener Gong, the Jupiter Prize and the Best Actor gong at the Bavarian Film Awards for his performance.

He also played a vampire in Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) and an angel in Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire (1987) and its sequel Faraway, So Close! (1993).

The greatest honor Mr. Ganz received was possession of the Iffland-Ring, a diamond-studded piece of jewelry named for an 18th-century German actor and given to the “most significant and most worthy actor of the German-speaking theater.” When he received it in 1996, as a bequest from his predecessor, Josef Meinrad, he was only the fifth actor to have held it since the 1870s.

Bruno Ganz Age

He was born on 22 March 1941 in Zürich, Switzerland to a Swiss mechanic father and an Italian mother. He died on 16 February 2019 in Zürich, Switzerland aged 77.

Bruno Ganz Wife

He was separated from his wife Sabine Ganz. They had married in 1965 and had one child. He had a partner, film-industry photographer Ruth Walz.

Bruno Ganz Children

Ganz and his wife Sabine Ganz had a son, Daniel Walz who was born in 1972.

Bruno Ganz Death

He died at his home in Zürich, Switzerland on 16 February 2019. He was 77 years old. His death was confirmed by his management.

Following his death, the Berlinale Film Festival wrote on Twitter: “Bruno Ganz was one of the greatest and most versatile actors “who inspired generations of film fans”, said festival director Dieter Kosslick. We are incredibly saddend by the loss of a long-standing festival companion and outstanding figure of the international film history.”

Bruno Ganz Cause of Death

Bruno Ganz’s cause of death was colon cancer.

Bruno Ganz Cancer

Doctors in Salzburg found that Ganz was suffering from intestinal cancer in 2018, and he immediately began chemotherapy.

Bruno Ganz Net Worth

He had an estimated net worth of $11 million.

Bruno Ganz Awards

For his iconic role in Downfall, he won the Goldener Gong, the Jupiter Prize and the Best Actor gong at the Bavarian Film Awards

At the time of his death, Ganz held the Iffland-Ring, which is given to the actor considered to be “the most significant and most worthy actor of the German-speaking theatre”.

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