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      Michael Gwisdek

      Michael Gwisdek

      Highest Rated: 91% Good Bye Lenin! (2003)

      Lowest Rated: 77% A Coffee in Berlin (2012)

      Birthday: Jan 14, 1942

      Birthplace: Weissensee, Germany

      Prolific German actor Michael Gwisdek has been a regular player in film and television productions for over 40 years, though he is best-known to American audiences for his performance in the award-winning comedy "Good Bye, Lenin!." Born in Berlin, Gwisdek studied drama at the Ernst Busch Academy for Performing Arts before taking to the stage at the Deutchses Theater. He soon broke into film, with a debut in the East German Western "Trail of the Falcon" in 1968. After working steadily in both film and television, he wrote and directed a feature, the historical drama "Treffen in Travers," which played at Cannes in the Un Certain Regard section in 1989 and earned critical acclaim for its lead actress, Corinna Harfouch (Gwisdek's wife at the time). As an actor, Gwisdek won accolades for his performances in "Der Tangospieler," as a historian who was imprisoned for defamation of the state, and "Night Shapes," a drama about the effect of the Pope's visit on lowly citizens of Berlin. As a doctor in the German smash hit and crossover success "Good Bye Lenin!," he reached a broader international audience. In a smaller part, he again reached American viewers, in the Oscar-nominated docudrama "The Baader Meinhof Complex."

      Highest rated movies

      91% Good Bye Lenin!
      90% The Silent Revolution
      77% A Coffee in Berlin

      Photos

      PORNORAMA, Tom Schilling, Lisa Potthoff, Valentina Lodovini, Benno Furmann, Karoline Herfurth, Michael Gwisdek, 2007. ©Constantin Film PORNORAMA, clockwise from front left: Lisa Potthoff, Karoline Herfurth, Elke Winkens, Tom Schilling, Martin Glade, Michael Gwisdek, Valentina Lodovini, Benno Furmann, 2007. ©Constantin Film PORNORAMA, Elke Winkens, Leonie Brill, Martin Glade, Lisa Potthoff, Michael Gwisdek, Tom Schilling, Benno Furmann, Dieter Landuris, 2007. ©Constantin Film PORNORAMA, Leonie Brill, Elke Winkens, Lisa Potthoff, Martin Glade, Michael Gwisdek, Tom Schilling, Benno Furmann, Dieter Landuris, 2007. ©Constantin Film

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Las matemáticas del amor Franz Damovsky (Character) - 2020
      90% 86% The Silent Revolution Edgar (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 32% Bright Night Herr bei Trauerfeier (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Miss Sixty Dieter Düncker (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Huck Finn König (Character) - 2012
      77% 74% A Coffee in Berlin Alter Mann (Character) $146.1K 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pursuit of Unhappiness Paul (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 37% Jesus Loves Me Gott (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Visus-Expedition Arche Noah Professor Sörensen (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 62% The Day I Was Not Born Anton Falkenmayer (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 50% Boxhagener Platz Karl Wegner (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Princess and the Pea König (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hilde Unknown (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 36% Kaifeck Murder Pfarrer (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 86% Hilde Unknown (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cinderella for a Night Herbert Glück (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Miracle of Berlin Walter Kaiser (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet All Men Are Suspects Franz Forstmann (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 53% Kleinruppin Forever Erwin Panzer (Character) - 2004
      91% 92% Good Bye Lenin! Direktor Klapprath (Character) $4.1M 2003
      No Score Yet 67% No Place to Go Joachim (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Hide an Elephant Unknown (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Shapes Peschke (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Mambo Martin (Character),
      Director,
      Writer
      - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Constable Zumbhl Wachtmeister Zumbühl (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tango Player Unknown (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Walerjan Wrobel's Homesickness Verteidiger (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet 61% Coming Out Achim (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Actress Mario Montegasso (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Der Werwolf von W. Kommissar Giershausen (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Half of Life Jakob Gontard (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Woman Doctors Dr. Werner Michelsberg (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Your Unknown Brother Walter (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Addio, piccola mia Ludwig Weiding (Character) - 1979