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Armin Mueller-Stahl
Armin Mueller-Stahl
(born 17 December 1930) is a German film actor, painter and author.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Filmography 4 Awards 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Mueller-Stahl was born in Tilsit, East Prussia
East Prussia
(now Sovetsk, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia). His mother, Editta, was from an upper-class family and became a university professor in Leipzig. His father, Alfred Müller, was a bank teller who changed the family's surname to "Mueller-Stahl".[1][2] The rest of the family moved to Berlin while his father fought on the Eastern Front in World War II.[1] Mueller-Stahl was a concert violinist while he was a teenager and enrolled at an East Berlin
East Berlin
acting school in 1952.[1] Career[edit] Mueller-Stahl was a film and stage actor in East Germany, performing such films as Her Third
Her Third
and Jacob the Liar. For that country's television, he played the main character of the popular series Das unsichtbare Visier from 1973–1979, a spy thriller program designed, in co-operation with the Stasi, as a counterpart to the James Bond films. After protesting against Wolf Biermann's denaturalisation in 1976 he was blacklisted by the government. Emigrating in 1980 to West Germany,[1] he found regular work in films. These included Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Lola (1981) and Veronika Voss
Veronika Voss
(1982), Andrzej Wajda's A Love in Germany
Germany
(1984), Angry Harvest and Colonel Redl
Colonel Redl
(both 1985), the latter about Alfred Redl. Mueller-Stahl made his American film debut as Jessica Lange's character's father in Music Box (1989). He subsequently took character roles in Kafka by Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
and Night on Earth
Night on Earth
by Jim Jarmusch (both 1991). He is also remembered for his role as the Soviet general in charge of the occupied United States in the ABC television miniseries Amerika (1987). Mueller-Stahl's leading role in Avalon (1990) is also memorable. Mueller-Stahl won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival for his performance in Utz (1992).[3] He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
for his performance in Shine (1996). Mueller-Stahl was also in A Pyromaniac's Love Story (1995) and the 1997 remake of the movie 12 Angry Men. Conversation with the Beast (1996) was his first film as director. In 1998, he played the German scientist and syndicate member, Conrad Strughold, in the feature film The X-Files. In 1999 he played the mastermind of a criminal gang opposite Ray Liotta
Ray Liotta
and Gloria Reuben
Gloria Reuben
in Pilgrim, also distributed under the title Inferno. In the early 2000s, Mueller-Stahl received a positive response for his portrayal of Thomas Mann
Thomas Mann
in a German film about the Mann family called Die Manns - Ein Jahrhundertroman. In 2004, Mueller-Stahl made a foray into American television, guest-starring in four episodes on the television drama series The West Wing
The West Wing
as the Prime Minister of Israel. In 2006, he played the role of reclusive Russian artist Nikolai Seroff in Local Color. He had a role in David Cronenberg's crime drama Eastern Promises
Eastern Promises
(2007) and the thriller The International (2009), both of which co-starred British-Australian actress Naomi Watts. In 2008, he won the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Eastern Promises, and Mueller-Stahl played the role of Cardinal Strauss, Dean of the College of Cardinals and the Papal conclave, in Angels & Demons (2009), In 2011, he was awarded the Honorary Golden Bear at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival.[4] Since the creation of the Freya von Moltke Stiftung, working out of Berlin and Krzyżowa, he has been a supporter and linked with their work.[5] He and his wife live in Los Angeles. Filmography[edit]

Heimliche Ehen
Heimliche Ehen
(1956) as Norbert Five Cartridges
Five Cartridges
(1960) as Pierre Gireau Star-Crossed Lovers (1962) as Michael … und deine Liebe auch (1962) as Ullrich Settich Naked among Wolves (1963) as André Höfel Christine (1963) Preludio 11 (1964) as Quintana Alaskafüchse (1964) as Sowjetischer Arzt Wolf Among Wolves (1965, TV series) as Wolfgang Pagel Ein Lord am Alexanderplatz (1967) as Dr. Achim Engelhardt Ways across the Country
Ways across the Country
(1968) as Jürgen Leßtorff Tödlicher Irrtum (1970) as Chris Howard Her Third
Her Third
(1972) as The Blind Man Januskopf (1972) as Dr. Brock Die Hosen des Ritters von Bredow (1973) as Dechantvon Krummensee Kit & Co. (1974) as Mr. Slavovitz Jacob the Liar (1974) as Roman Schtamm Nelken in Aspik (1976) as Wolfgang Schmidt Das unsichtbare Visier (1973–1976, TV series) as Werner Bredebusch Die Flucht (1977) as Schmidt Lola (1981) as Von Bohm Collin (1981, TV film) as Andreas Roth Veronika Voss
Veronika Voss
(1982) as Max Rehbein Der Westen leuchtet! (de) (1982) as Harald Liebe Die Flügel der Nacht (1982) as Goedel Glut (1983) as François Korb / Andres Korb Viadukt (1983) as Tetzlav Un dimanche de flic (fr) (1983) as The lawyer The Wounded Man (1983) as Le père d'Henri A Love in Germany
Germany
(1983) as Mayer Trauma (1983) as Sam Rita Ritter (1984) Tausend Augen (1984) as Arnold Colonel Redl
Colonel Redl
(1985) as Thronfolger Angry Harvest (1985) as Leon Wolny Die Mitläufer (1985) Forget Mozart (1985) as Graf Pergen The Assault of the Present on the Rest of Time (1985) as Blinder Regisseur Momo (1986) as Chef der Grauen Männer Amerika (1987, TV miniseries) as General Petya Samanov Lethal Obsession
Lethal Obsession
(1987) as Axel Baumgartner Killing Blue (1988) as Inspector Alex Glass Spider's Web (1989) as Baron von Rastchuk Schweinegeld (1989) as Maxwell A hecc (1989) as Marnó, kabinos, Tamás barátja Music Box (1989) as Mike Laszlo Avalon (1990) as Sam Krichinsky Night on Earth
Night on Earth
(1991) as Helmut Grokenberger Kafka (1991) as Grubach Bronsteins Kinder (1991) as Aaron Utz (1992) as Baron Kaspar Joachim von Utz The Power of One (1992) as Doc Far from Berlin (1992) as Otto Lindner Red Hot (1993) as Dimitri Der Kinoerzähler (1993) as Kinoerzähler (Movie Teller) The House of the Spirits (1993) as Severo Taxandria (1994) as Karol / Virgilus Holy Matrimony (1994) as Wilhelm The Last Good Time
The Last Good Time
(1994) as Joseph Kopple A Pyromaniac's Love Story
A Pyromaniac's Love Story
(1995) as Mr. Linzer Theodore Rex (1995) as Elizar Kane Shine (1996) as Peter Conversation with the Beast (1996) as Adolf Hitler The Ogre (1996) as Count von Kaltenborn In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1997, TV Movie) as Rabbi Adam Heller 12 Angry Men (1997, TV Movie) as Juror #4 The Game (1997) as Anson Baer The Assistant (1997) as Mr. Morris Bober The Peacemaker (1997) as Dimitri Vertikoff The Commissioner (1998) as Hans Koenig The X-Files (1998) as Strughold The Thirteenth Floor
The Thirteenth Floor
(1999) as Hannon Fuller / Grierson The Third Miracle
The Third Miracle
(1999) as Werner Jakob the Liar
Jakob the Liar
(1999) as Kirschbaum Jesus (1999, TV film) as Joseph Mission to Mars
Mission to Mars
(2000) as Ray Beck (uncredited) Pilgrim (2000) as Mac The Long Run (2001) as Bertold 'Barry' Bohmer Die Manns – Ein Jahrhundertroman (2001, TV miniseries) as Thomas Mann The Story of an African Farm (2004) as Otto The West Wing
The West Wing
(2004, TV series, 4 episodes) as Israeli Prime Minister Efraim 'Eli' Zahavy The Dust Factory
The Dust Factory
(2004) as Grandpa Randolph Local Color (2006) as Nicholi Seroff Ich bin die Andere (de) (2006) as Karl Winter Eastern Promises
Eastern Promises
(2007) as Semyon Buddenbrooks (2008) as Johann 'Jean' Buddenbrook The International (2009) as Wilhelm Wexler Angels & Demons (2009) as Cardinal Strauss Attack on Leningrad
Attack on Leningrad
(2009) as Fon Leeb Knight of Cups (2015) as Fr. Zeitlinger

Awards[edit]

Berlin Film Festival

Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival Berlinale Camera at the 47th Berlin International Film Festival[6] Honorary Golden Bear at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival

Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (2007) Honorary citizen of Sovetsk (2011)[7]

See also[edit]

List of German-speaking Academy Award winners and nominees

References[edit]

^ a b c d Farrell, Mary H.J.; Franz Spelman (1990-11-12). "Emerging from Behind the Iron Curtain, Armin Mueller-Stahl
Armin Mueller-Stahl
Finds Freedom-and Stardom in Avalon". People Magazine. Retrieved 2009-12-08.  ^ Geffen, Pearl Sheffy (1997-02-21). "Shining through the darkness". Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 2009-12-08.  ^ "Berlinale: 1992 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2011-05-29.  ^ "Berlinale 2011: The Honorary Golden Bear". berlinale.de. 2010-12-26. Archived from the original on 28 December 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-26.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-07. Retrieved 2014-10-05.  ^ "Berlinale: 1997 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2012-01-14.  ^ Armin Mueller-Stahl
Armin Mueller-Stahl
Ehrenbürger seiner Heimatstadt Archived September 23, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. Berliner Zeitung, 8 December 2011 (in German)

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Awards for Armin Mueller-Stahl

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Silver Bear for Best Actor

Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1956) Pedro Infante
Pedro Infante
(1957) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(1958) Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
(1959) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1960) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1961) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1962) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(1963) Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
(1964) Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
(1965) Jean-Pierre Léaud
Jean-Pierre Léaud
(1966) Michel Simon
Michel Simon
(1967) Jean-Louis Trintignant
Jean-Louis Trintignant
(1968) Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
(1971) Alberto Sordi
Alberto Sordi
(1972) Vlastimil Brodský (1975) Gerhard Olschewski (1976) Fernando Fernán Gómez
Fernando Fernán Gómez
(1977) Craig Russell (1978) Michele Placido
Michele Placido
(1979) Andrzej Seweryn
Andrzej Seweryn
(1980) Anatoly Solonitsyn
Anatoly Solonitsyn
/ Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1981) Stellan Skarsgård
Stellan Skarsgård
/ Michel Piccoli
Michel Piccoli
(1982) Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(1983) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1984) Fernando Fernán Gómez
Fernando Fernán Gómez
(1985) Tuncel Kurtiz (1986) Gian Maria Volontè
Gian Maria Volontè
(1987) Jörg Pose / Manfred Möck (1988) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1989) Iain Glen
Iain Glen
(1990) Maynard Eziashi (1991) Armin Mueller-Stahl
Armin Mueller-Stahl
(1992) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1993) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1994) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1995) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(1996) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(1997) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(1998) Michael Gwisdek
Michael Gwisdek
(1999) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2000) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2001) Jacques Gamblin
Jacques Gamblin
(2002) Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
(2003) Daniel Hendler
Daniel Hendler
(2004) Lou Taylor Pucci
Lou Taylor Pucci
(2005) Moritz Bleibtreu
Moritz Bleibtreu
(2006) Julio Chávez (2007) Reza Naji
Reza Naji
(2008) Sotigui Kouyaté (2009) Grigoriy Dobrygin
Grigoriy Dobrygin
/ Sergei Puskepalis
Sergei Puskepalis
(2010) Peyman Moaadi
Peyman Moaadi
/ Shahab Hosseini
Shahab Hosseini
/ Ali-Asghar Shahbazi / Babak Karimi (2011) Mikkel Følsgaard
Mikkel Følsgaard
(2012) Nazif Mujić (2013) Liao Fan
Liao Fan
(2014) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(2015) Majd Mastoura (2016) Georg Friedrich (2017)

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Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Musical or Comedy (1996–2005, retired)

Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr.
(1996) Rupert Everett
Rupert Everett
(1997) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(1998) William H. Macy
William H. Macy
(1999) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2000) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2001) Michael Constantine
Michael Constantine
(2002) Eugene Levy
Eugene Levy
(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) Val Kilmer
Val Kilmer
(2005)

Motion Picture Drama (1996–2005, retired)

Armin Mueller-Stahl
Armin Mueller-Stahl
(1996) Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(1997) Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland
(1998) Harry Lennix
Harry Lennix
(1999) Bruce Greenwood
Bruce Greenwood
(2000) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2001) Dennis Haysbert
Dennis Haysbert
(2002) Djimon Hounsou
Djimon Hounsou
(2003) Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
(2004) Danny Huston
Danny Huston
(2005)

Motion Picture (2006–present)

Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2006) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
/ Tom Wilkinson
Tom Wilkinson
(2007) Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
(2011) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2012) Jared Leto
Jared Leto
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2015) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2016) Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
(2017)

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AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Barry Humphries
Barry Humphries
(1974) Reg Lyle (1975) Drew Forsythe (1976) John Ewart (1977) Ray Barrett (1978) Alwyn Kurts (1979) Bryan Brown
Bryan Brown
(1980) Bill Hunter (1981) Warren Mitchell
Warren Mitchell
(1982) John Hargreaves (1983) Steve Bisley
Steve Bisley
(1984) Nique Needles (1985) John Hargreaves (1986) Ben Mendelsohn
Ben Mendelsohn
(1987) Kym Gyngell (1988) Chris Haywood
Chris Haywood
(1989) Steve Bisley
Steve Bisley
(1990) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(1991) Barry Otto
Barry Otto
(1992) David Ngoombujarra (1993) Max Cullen (1994) Ray Barrett (1995) Armin Mueller-Stahl
Armin Mueller-Stahl
(1996) Andrew S. Gilbert (1997) John Polson
John Polson
(1998) Bryan Brown
Bryan Brown
(1999) Simon Lyndon
Simon Lyndon
(2000) Vince Colosimo
Vince Colosimo
(2001) Nathaniel Dean
Nathaniel Dean
(2002) David Ngoombujarra (2003) Erik Thomson
Erik Thomson
(2004) Anthony Hayes (2005) Anthony Hayes (2006) Marton Csokas
Marton Csokas
(2007) Luke Ford (2008) Oscar Isaac
Oscar Isaac
(2009) Joel Edgerton
Joel Edgerton
(2010) Hugo Weaving
Hugo Weaving
(2011) Antony Starr
Antony Starr
(2012) Joel Edgerton
Joel Edgerton
(2013) Yılmaz Erdoğan
Yılmaz Erdoğan
(2014) Hugo Weaving
Hugo Weaving
(2015) Hugo Weaving
Hugo Weaving
(2016) Dev Patel
Dev Patel
(2017)

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Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television award winners for Best Supporting Actor

Canadian Film Award 1969–1978

Michael Posner (1969) Gratien Gélinas
Gratien Gélinas
(1970) Danny Freedman (1971) Donald Pilon (1972) Willie Lamothe (1973) no award (1974) Henry Beckman
Henry Beckman
(1975) Frank Moore (1976) Jean Lapointe (1977) Henry Beckman
Henry Beckman
(1978)

Genie Award 1980–2011

Gordon Pinsent
Gordon Pinsent
(1980) Germain Houde (1981) Saul Rubinek
Saul Rubinek
(1982) R. H. Thomson (1983) Michael Zelniker (1984) Alan Scarfe
Alan Scarfe
(1985) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(1986) Gabriel Arcand (1987) Germain Houde (1988) Rémy Girard (1989) Rémy Girard (1990) August Schellenberg (1991) Michael Hogan (1992) Kevin Tighe
Kevin Tighe
(1993) Don McKellar
Don McKellar
(1994) Kenneth Welsh (1995) Peter Donaldson (1996) Peter MacNeill
Peter MacNeill
(1997) Callum Keith Rennie
Callum Keith Rennie
(1998) Mark McKinney
Mark McKinney
(1999) Martin Cummins (2000) Vincent Gale (2001) Elias Koteas
Elias Koteas
(2002) Stéphane Rousseau
Stéphane Rousseau
(2003) Jean Lapointe (2004) Denis Bernard (2005) Stephen McHattie
Stephen McHattie
(2006) Armin Mueller-Stahl
Armin Mueller-Stahl
(2007) Callum Keith Rennie
Callum Keith Rennie
(2008) Maxim Gaudette (2009) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(2010) Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen
(2011)

Canadian Screen Award 2012–present

Serge Kanyinda (2012) Gordon Pinsent
Gordon Pinsent
(2013) John Cusack
John Cusack
(2014) Nick Serino (2015) Vincent Cassel
Vincent Cassel
(2016) Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke
(2017)

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