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Occupation  Actor
Role  Film actor
Name  Otto Sander
Years active  1964–2013

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Born  30 June 1941 (1941-06-30) Hanover, Germany
Died  September 12, 2013, Berlin, Germany
Spouse  Monika Hansen (m. 1971–2013)
Siblings  Chris Sander, Marianne Sander, Adolf Sander
Movies  Wings of Desire, Faraway - So Close!, Das Boot, The Marquise of O, The Heart is a Dark Forest
Similar People  Ben Becker, Meret Becker, Monika Hansen, Rolf Becker, Bruno Ganz

Children  Ben Becker, Meret Becker

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Otto Sander (30 June 1941 – 12 September 2013) was a German film, theater, and voice actor.


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Education and early career

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Sander grew up in Kassel, where he graduated in 1961 from the Friedrichgymnasium. After leaving school he spent his military service in 1961/62 with the Bundesmarine and left as reserve fenrik. Sander then studied theatre science, history of art and philosophy. In 1965 he made his acting debut at the Düsseldorfer chamber plays. After his first film work in the same year he abandoned his studies in 1967, and went to Munich to become a full-time actor.


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His career is closely connected with the Schaubühne theatre in Berlin under the direction of Peter Stein. From 1980 onwards Sander appeared on several of Berlin's theatre stages, among others at the Schillertheater in 1981, at the Freie Volksbühne in 1985 and in 1989 at the Komödie am Kurfürstendamm. More recently he starred in Hauptmann von Köpenick at the Schauspielhaus Bochum (2004).


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Among his best-known film roles are the angel Cassiel in Wings of Desire and its sequel Faraway, So Close! by Wim Wenders, and a shell-shocked U-boat commander, Kapitänleutnant Philipp Thomsen, in Wolfgang Petersen's Das Boot. Sander also appeared in "The Tin Drum" (1979) as a trumpeter and in Comedian Harmonists, a biopic about the musical group of the same name. He also played a professor in the movie The Promise about the division of Berlin by the wall and played in the movie Der Einstein des Sex (1999).

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In 1990, he was a member of the Jury at the 40th Berlin International Film Festival.

Voice acting

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Because of his warm, strong voice, which earned him the sobriquet "The Voice" (the English term is used), he has been used frequently as narrator for television documentaries, and numerous talking books in the 1990s.

Personal life and death

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He was married to the actress Monika Hansen and is stepfather to the actors Ben Becker and Meret Becker. He has two brothers, the lawyer Adolf Sander, the scientist Chris Sander, and a sister, the book dealer Marianne Sander.

Sander died, aged 72, in Berlin on 12 September 2013. No cause of death was given, though he had battled cancer for several years.


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