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Otto Waalkes is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Thanks Allemand born on 22 july 1948 at Emden (German)

Otto Waalkes

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Birth name Otto Gerhard Waalkes
Nationality German
Birth 22 july 1948 (74 years) at Emden (German)

Otto Gerhard Waalkes (born 22 July 1948 in Emden, Germany) is a Frisian comedian and actor. He became famous in the 1970s and 1980s in Germany with his shows, books and movies. His perhaps most famous trademark are the 'Ottifanten' ('Ottiphants'), elephant-like comic characters of his own design. They featured on the cover of his first album release.

He shares a close friendship with tennis player Steffi Graf, who also makes an appearance (as herself) in the movie Otto – Der Außerfriesische. He has one child ("Benjamin Karl Otto Grigori Waalkes") with his first wife Manuela Ebelt, and was later married to actress Eva Hassmann until November 2011, who co-starred with him in Otto – Der Katastrofenfilm.

He also works as a voice actor, providing, among others, the German voices of Mushu in Disney's Mulan movies and Sid the Sloth in the Ice Age franchise.

Biography

Il est le second fils du peintre Karl Waalkes et de son épouse Adele Lüpkes. Il grandit avec son frère aîné Karl-Heinz dans le quartier de Transvaal. Les parents sont de fervents baptistes, il fréquente l'École du dimanche. Il se produit la première fois en public à l'âge de onze ans dans un grand magasin et remporte un bon de réduction et le livre Les Révoltés de la Bounty. À douze, il a sa première guitare et, à seize, il est le leader de son premier groupe "The Rustlers" qui reprend The Beatles.

En 1968, il obtient son abitur. En 1970, il va à la Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg où Hans Thiemann est un de ses professeurs. Il fait en même temps ses premières apparitions sur scène, fréquente la Villa Kunterbunt et rencontre entre autres Udo Lindenberg et Marius Müller-Westernhagen.

Pour financer ses études, Otto Waalkes vient avec la guitare dans de petits clubs à Hambourg. Il présente ses chansons avec quelques blagues mais est très nerveux et maladroit lorsqu'il se produit. C'est ainsi qu'il monte des numéros. Il remporte un certain succès.

En 1972, il rencontre son futur manager Hans Otto Mertens, qui produit le premier grand concert des Rustlers. Ils créent leur propre label après avoir été refusé par les grandes maisons de disques. Le premier album Otto se vend à 500 000 exemplaires l'année suivante.



L'humour de Waalkes repose sur sur les calembours et les jeux de mots stupides ainsi que sur une communication non verbale. Cela passe par des parodies, des réinterprétations de chansons populaires en chantant avec sa guitare. Dans ses interventions humoristiques comme dans ses livres ou ses films, il invite à la satire, aux allusions politiques et à la critique sociale.

Son personnage le plus connu est "l'Ottifant " qui devient le héros de bandes dessinées et de dessins animés.

Dans ses premiers numéros, il se sert de traductions des sketchs de Woody Allen qu'il modifie ou raccourcit.

En 1973, il rencontre Robert Gernhardt qui lui écrit des poèmes humoristiques et parodiques comme ceux qu'il publie dans la magazine satirique pardon. Pour les scénarios des films, ils font appels à Peter Knorr et à Bernd Eilert, aussi collaborateurs à ce journal.

La même année, il présente OTTO SHOW, sa première émission de télévision. L'année suivante, il sort son second album OTTO, die Zweite qui se vend à 250 000 exemplaires. En 1975, il publie un troisième album.

Avec ses spectacles Otto Shows II à VII, il devient l'un des comiques les plus populaires des années 1970 et au début des années 1980. En 1985, il arrête la télévision pour se consacrer au cinéma. Son premier film s'intitule tout simplement Otto – Der Film .

En 1987, il ouvre à Emden "Dat Otto Huus" qui est un musées sur son œuvre et sa carrière.

En 1989, sort le troisième film Otto – Der Außerfriesische . Dans le film, Otto habite le phare rouge et jaune de Pilsum , à Krummhörn, ce qui fait de ce monument de la Frise orientale une attraction nationale. Il part en Amérique où vit son ancien manager Hans Otto Mertens pour présenter ses œuvres à Hollywood.

Sur la suggestion de Horst Wendlandt, il fonde le groupe Otto & die Friesenjungs en 1992. Ce groupe joue au festival Rock am Ring en 1995 et au concert de l'an 2000 devant la porte de Brandebourg.

Il revient à la télévision en 1995 avec Otto – Die Serie . Dans son programme, il utilise des détournements des films adaptés de livres d'Edgar Wallace , ce qui en fait une émission très chère. Mais après un score élevé à ses débuts, l'émission fait un flop.

En 2004, son film 7 Zwerge – Männer allein im Wald attire six millions de spectateurs dans les salles allemandes. Sa suite, 7 Zwerge – Der Wald ist nicht genug , en attire trois deux ans plus tard.

Le 2 octobre 2007, il commence une nouvelle tournée en Allemagne avec un spectacle reprenant ses sketchs qu'il prolonge jusqu'à son soixantième anniversaire.

En 2010, il sort le film Otto’s Eleven (en référence à Ocean's Eleven). Il ne fait qu'un million de spectateurs, bien en-deçà des attentes.

Best films

Ice Age (2002)
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Filmography of Otto Waalkes (8 films)

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Actor

Ice Age: Collision Course, 1h34
Directed by Mike Thurmeier
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Space adventure films, Films about families, La préhistoire, Dans l'espace, Comedy science fiction films, Animaux préhistoriques, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Children's films, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Chris Wedge, John Leguizamo, Keke Palmer, Ray Romano, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott
Roles Sid (Stimme)
Rating56% 2.812492.812492.812492.812492.81249
Scrat va dans l'espace et provoque la collision entre deux planètes, ce qui crée un astéroïde filant droit vers la Terre. Manny, Sid, Diego et le reste de la bande vont devoir fuir leur chez-soi. Buck, la belette de L'Âge de glace 3, est de retour. Nos héros vont voyager vers des terres exotiques et rencontreront une ribambelle de personnages hauts en couleurs, tels que le spirituel Shangri Lama.
Potato Salad: Don't Ask!, 1h21
Genres Comedy, Horror
Themes Films about education, Medical-themed films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Disaster films
Actors Otto Waalkes, Martin Schneider, Wolfgang Bahro
Roles Notrufbeantworter
Rating13% 0.6631150.6631150.6631150.6631150.663115
Having been a victim of bullying, life at his new school does not take a turn to the better for Leo Weiß (played by Torge Oelrich (de). In order to no longer be the misfit and to exercise power over his fellow students, he secretly infects them with a zombie virus. As he is the only one who knows that a training in dancing, handicrafts or mathematics can transform them back to normal, Leo soon becomes the school's highly acclaimed hero.
The 7th Dwarf, 1h27
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Peyton List, Otto Waalkes, Nina Hagen, Martin Schneider, Norm Macdonald, Christian Brückner
Roles Bubi (voice)
Rating46% 2.3268752.3268752.3268752.3268752.326875
In the castle Fantabularasa is a big celebration because of the 18th birthday of Princess Rose. She has a curse of an evil Ice Fairy. If she stands up until midnight on a sharp object, the whole kingdom will sleep hundred years. That's why the princess has to armor. Everything is going according to plan until the clumsy Bubi, the seventh dwarf, committing a big mistake and Dellamortas curse is started. Only with a kiss of true love the curse can be stopped. But Dellamorta caught the Kitchen Boy Jack who loves Rose. With the help of the Dragon Burner the dwarves search the “Prince Charming”.
7 Dwarves: The Forest Is Not Enough, 1h35
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Martin Schneider, Otto Waalkes, Cosma Shiva Hagen, Helge Schneider, Nina Hagen, Heinz Hoenig
Roles Bubi
Rating41% 2.0786052.0786052.0786052.0786052.078605
Hansel and Gretel are lost in the forest. Gretel thinks to see a dwarf in the bushes but it is a disgusting humanlike creature. It scares Hansel and Gretel who run further into the woods. Bubi appears not much later and he asks the creature his name. The creature only reveals to be "The Evil One" and nobody else knows his real name. Bubi sneakily follows the creature and witnesses how it dances around a fire singing a song in which he mentions his real name.
Seven Dwarfs, 1h31
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Children's films
Actors Cosma Shiva Hagen, Nina Hagen, Heinz Hoenig, Mavie Hörbiger, Helge Schneider, Martin Schneider
Roles Bubi
Rating48% 2.413072.413072.413072.413072.41307
The land of the queen is divided in two parts. At one side, there is a residential area which is overwhelmed by the mighty castle. On the other side is a dark forest named Unterwaldt. Both parts are only connected with a little bridge over the river. One day Little Red Riding Hood is picking flowers at the border of the residential area. She sees a beautiful flower across the bridge and decides to enter Unterwaldt. The forest takes Little Red Riding Hood in its power and the girl forgets time. She decides to swim in the river, but suddenly a shark-fin appears. However, it is the hat of dwarf Bubi who spies on the woman. Bubi is attacked by a bear. A scared Little Red Riding Hood runs further into the forest. The bear takes Bubi to the cottage of the dwarves. It is revealed the bear is the disguised dwarf Tschakko. As Bubi looked at a woman, which is forbidden by the dwarves, he is punished. Squirrels tickle his feet until Bubi can't stop laughing.
Ice Age
Ice Age (2002)
, 1h21
Directed by Carlos Saldanha, Chris Wedge
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Films about dogs, Road movies, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Chris Wedge, Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Otto Waalkes, Denis Leary, Goran Višnjić
Roles Sid (german voice)
Rating74% 3.748083.748083.748083.748083.74808
A saber-toothed squirrel (known as Scrat) is trying to find a place to store his prized acorn. Eventually, as he tries to stomp it into the ground, he causes a large crack in the ground that extends for miles and miles and sets off a large avalanche. He barely escapes, but finds himself stepped on by a herd of prehistoric animals. The animals are trying to avoid the ice age by migrating south. Sid, a clumsy ground sloth left behind by his family, decides to move on by himself but is attacked by two Brontops whom he angered. Sid is soon saved by Manfred ("Manny"), an agitated mammoth who fights them off and is heading north. Not wanting to be alone and unprotected, Sid follows Manny. Meanwhile, Soto, the leader of a Smilodon pride, wants revenge on a group of humans by eating the chief's baby son, Roshan, alive. Soto leads a raid on the human camp, during which Roshan's mother is separated from the rest and jumps down a waterfall when cornered by Soto's lieutenant, Diego. For his failure, Diego is sent to find and retrieve the baby.
Otto - The Disaster Movie, 1h32
Directed by Otto Waalkes
Origin German
Genres Comedy
Actors Otto Waalkes, Reiner Schöne, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Tilly Lauenstein, Wilfried Hochholdinger, Rainer Strecker
Roles Otto, Baby-Otto, Otti, Großvater
Rating43% 2.172362.172362.172362.172362.17236
Otto s'assied sur un banc dans Central Park à New York et raconte l'histoire de sa vie à des touristes curieux :
Otto - The Movie, 1h25
Directed by Xaver Schwarzenberger, Otto Waalkes
Origin German
Genres Comedy
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Otto Waalkes, Elisabeth Wiedemann, Sky du Mont, Peter Kuiper, Andreas Mannkopff, Gottfried John
Roles Otto / Otto's Father (voice) / Otto's Mother (voice) / Mr. Astrid (voice)
Rating63% 3.19933.19933.19933.19933.1993
The film starts with debris floating in the middle of the ocean, including a toilet seat, through which Otto emerges and begins to relate how he has gotten to be in this situation.

Director

Otto - The Disaster Movie, 1h32
Directed by Otto Waalkes
Origin German
Genres Comedy
Actors Otto Waalkes, Reiner Schöne, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Tilly Lauenstein, Wilfried Hochholdinger, Rainer Strecker
Rating43% 2.172362.172362.172362.172362.17236
Otto s'assied sur un banc dans Central Park à New York et raconte l'histoire de sa vie à des touristes curieux :
Otto - The Movie, 1h25
Directed by Xaver Schwarzenberger, Otto Waalkes
Origin German
Genres Comedy
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Otto Waalkes, Elisabeth Wiedemann, Sky du Mont, Peter Kuiper, Andreas Mannkopff, Gottfried John
Rating63% 3.19933.19933.19933.19933.1993
The film starts with debris floating in the middle of the ocean, including a toilet seat, through which Otto emerges and begins to relate how he has gotten to be in this situation.

Scriptwriter

7 Dwarves: The Forest Is Not Enough, 1h35
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Martin Schneider, Otto Waalkes, Cosma Shiva Hagen, Helge Schneider, Nina Hagen, Heinz Hoenig
Roles Author
Rating41% 2.0786052.0786052.0786052.0786052.078605
Hansel and Gretel are lost in the forest. Gretel thinks to see a dwarf in the bushes but it is a disgusting humanlike creature. It scares Hansel and Gretel who run further into the woods. Bubi appears not much later and he asks the creature his name. The creature only reveals to be "The Evil One" and nobody else knows his real name. Bubi sneakily follows the creature and witnesses how it dances around a fire singing a song in which he mentions his real name.
Seven Dwarfs, 1h31
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Children's films
Actors Cosma Shiva Hagen, Nina Hagen, Heinz Hoenig, Mavie Hörbiger, Helge Schneider, Martin Schneider
Rating48% 2.413072.413072.413072.413072.41307
The land of the queen is divided in two parts. At one side, there is a residential area which is overwhelmed by the mighty castle. On the other side is a dark forest named Unterwaldt. Both parts are only connected with a little bridge over the river. One day Little Red Riding Hood is picking flowers at the border of the residential area. She sees a beautiful flower across the bridge and decides to enter Unterwaldt. The forest takes Little Red Riding Hood in its power and the girl forgets time. She decides to swim in the river, but suddenly a shark-fin appears. However, it is the hat of dwarf Bubi who spies on the woman. Bubi is attacked by a bear. A scared Little Red Riding Hood runs further into the forest. The bear takes Bubi to the cottage of the dwarves. It is revealed the bear is the disguised dwarf Tschakko. As Bubi looked at a woman, which is forbidden by the dwarves, he is punished. Squirrels tickle his feet until Bubi can't stop laughing.
Otto - The Disaster Movie, 1h32
Directed by Otto Waalkes
Origin German
Genres Comedy
Actors Otto Waalkes, Reiner Schöne, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Tilly Lauenstein, Wilfried Hochholdinger, Rainer Strecker
Rating43% 2.172362.172362.172362.172362.17236
Otto s'assied sur un banc dans Central Park à New York et raconte l'histoire de sa vie à des touristes curieux :
Otto - The Movie, 1h25
Directed by Xaver Schwarzenberger, Otto Waalkes
Origin German
Genres Comedy
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Otto Waalkes, Elisabeth Wiedemann, Sky du Mont, Peter Kuiper, Andreas Mannkopff, Gottfried John
Rating63% 3.19933.19933.19933.19933.1993
The film starts with debris floating in the middle of the ocean, including a toilet seat, through which Otto emerges and begins to relate how he has gotten to be in this situation.

Producer

The 7th Dwarf, 1h27
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Peyton List, Otto Waalkes, Nina Hagen, Martin Schneider, Norm Macdonald, Christian Brückner
Roles Producer
Rating46% 2.3268752.3268752.3268752.3268752.326875
In the castle Fantabularasa is a big celebration because of the 18th birthday of Princess Rose. She has a curse of an evil Ice Fairy. If she stands up until midnight on a sharp object, the whole kingdom will sleep hundred years. That's why the princess has to armor. Everything is going according to plan until the clumsy Bubi, the seventh dwarf, committing a big mistake and Dellamortas curse is started. Only with a kiss of true love the curse can be stopped. But Dellamorta caught the Kitchen Boy Jack who loves Rose. With the help of the Dragon Burner the dwarves search the “Prince Charming”.