Sunday, January 23, 2022

RIP Hartmut Becker

Hartmut Beckerdied in Berlin Germany on January 22, 2022. Born on May 6, 1938, he was a German actor. He played Sgt. Gustav Wagner (1911–1980) in Escape From Sobibor in 1987. He also starred in the 1970 film o.k, which was also entered into the 20th Berlin International Film Festival. However, the competition was cancelled and no prizes were awarded, over controversy surrounding the film. After O.K. Hartmut Becker was one of Germany’s busiest actors in film and theatre (at the State Theatres of Munich and Berlin he performed leading characters in plays from Shakespeare to Tennessee Williams). More important main parts in films followed like in Verhoeven's He Who Loves in a Glass House (International Film Festival Berlin 1971), When Mother Went on Strike, John Ralling (TV), MitGift [de], Audienz (TV), Sonntagskinder. Becker appeared in one Euro-western, 2004's "Die Unvergessenen" as Goran.


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