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Ulrich Mühe

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Birth name Friedrich Hans Ulrich Mühe
Nationality German
Birth 20 june 1953 at Grimma (German)
Death 22 july 2007 (at 54 years) at Walbeck (German)

Friedrich Hans Ulrich Mühe ([ˈʊlʁɪç ˈmyːə]; 20 June 1953 – 22 July 2007) was a German film, television and theatre actor. He played the role of Hauptmann (Captain) Gerd Wiesler in the Oscar-winning film Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others, 2006), for which he received the gold award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, at the Deutscher Filmpreis (German Film Awards); and the Best Actor Award at the 2006 European Film Awards.
After leaving school, Mühe was employed as a construction worker and a border guard at the Berlin Wall. He then turned to acting, and from the late 1970s into the 1980s appeared in numerous plays, becoming a star of the Deutsches Theater in East Berlin. He was active in politics and denounced Communist rule in East Germany in a memorable address at the Alexanderplatz demonstration on 4 November 1989 shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall. After German reunification he continued to appear in a large number of films, television programmes and theatre productions. In Germany he was particularly known for playing the lead role of Dr. Robert Kolmaar in the long-running forensic crime series Der letzte Zeuge (The Last Witness, 1998–2007).


Mühe was married three times. He was first married to dramaturge Annegret Hahn and had two sons by her: Andreas, a Berlin-based photographer, and Konrad, a painter. His second marriage was in 1984 to the actress Jenny Gröllmann, after they fell in love while acting together in the TV film Die Poggenpuhls (The Poggenpuhls) in that year. Mühe and Gröllmann had a daughter, Anna Maria Mühe, who is also an actress, and he was stepfather to Gröllmann's daughter Jeanne, a make-up artist.

After German reunification, Mühe allegedly discovered evidence in his Stasi file that he had been under surveillance not only by four of his fellow actors in the East Berlin theatre, but also by his wife Gröllmann. The file held detailed records of meetings that Gröllmann, who was registered as an "Inoffizieller Mitarbeiter" (unofficial collaborator), had with her controller from 1979 to 1989. This mirrored the plot of Das Leben der Anderen as in the film pressure exerted by the Stasi on the playwright's girlfriend makes her betray him as the author of an exposé of covered-up GDR suicide rates. Mühe and Gröllmann divorced in 1990. In a book accompanying the film, Mühe spoke about the sense of betrayal he felt when he found out about his former wife's alleged Stasi role. However, Gröllmann's real-life controller later claimed he had made up many of the details in the file and that the actress had been unaware that she was speaking to a Stasi agent. After a highly public and acrimonious battle in the courts, Gröllmann, who died in August 2006, won an injunction preventing the book's publication. Mühe's response when asked how he prepared for his role in Das Leben der Anderen was, "I remembered."

At the time of his death, Mühe was married to his third wife, stage actress Susanne Lothar, and living in Berlin with her and their two children, Sophie Marie and Jakob. Mühe and Lothar starred together in Mühe's last film, Nemesis (2010), which deals with a couple's troubled relationship. However, Lothar, who died in 2012, launched a lawsuit to block the film from release for nearly three years, apparently because she felt that it would cast the couple in a bad light.

Best films

The Lives of Others (2006)
Amen. (2002)
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Filmography of Ulrich Mühe (20 films)

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Nemesis (2010)

Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Actors Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Waldemar Kobus
Roles Robert
Rating67% 3.3500853.3500853.3500853.3500853.350085
Claire (S. Lothar) and Robert (U. Mühe) seem to have a perfect life. The two German ex-patriates spend most of their time in a house they own in the beautiful and remote countryside in Italy. But when Claire's sister gets murdered in the very same house, the traumatic event threatens their relationship. Disappointment, fear and resentment they swept under the rug for years, resurface. Claire and Robert are forced to confront the disintegration of their marriage. In a horrendous last night together, a long kept secret that has suffocated their relationship emerges.
My Führer
My Führer (2007)
, 1h29
Directed by Dani Levy
Origin German
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Historical
Themes Hitler, Political films
Actors Helge Schneider, Ulrich Mühe, George Lopez, Sylvester Groth, Adriana Altaras, Lambert Hamel
Roles Prof. Adolf Israel Grünbaum
Rating55% 2.7528652.7528652.7528652.7528652.752865
En décembre 1944 à Berlin, Joseph Goebbels, le ministre de la Propagande, veut qu'Adolf Hitler fasse un grand discours pour galvaniser les masses. Mais celui-ci est dépressif et un seul homme est capable de relever le défi : l'ancien professeur de théâtre d'Hitler, un juif extrait d'un camp de concentration, qui se prénomme lui aussi Adolf. Il a cinq jours pour le préparer à cette harangue.
The Lives of Others, 2h17
Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Origin German
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about writers, Spy films, Politique, Political films
Actors Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastien Koch, Ulrich Tukur, Thomas Thieme, Herbert Knaup
Roles Gerd Wiesler
Rating83% 4.1982954.1982954.1982954.1982954.198295
In 1984 East Germany, Stasi Captain (Hauptmann) HGW XX/7, Gerd Wiesler, suggests to his superiors that he begin to spy on the playwright Georg Dreyman. Wiesler and his team bug the apartment, set up surveillance equipment in an attic and begin reporting Dreyman's activities. Dreyman had escaped state scrutiny due to his pro-Communist views and international recognition. Wiesler soon learns the real reason behind the surveillance: Minister of Culture Bruno Hempf covets Dreyman's girlfriend, actress Christa-Maria Sieland, and is trying to eliminate Dreyman as a romantic rival. While Wiesler's superior, Lt. Col. Anton Grubitz, sees an opportunity for advancement, Wiesler, an idealist, is horrified, asking Grubitz "Is this why we joined?" Minister Hempf coerces Sieland into having sex with him by exploiting her vulnerability as an insecure actress whose livelihood is dependent on state approval of stagecraft. After discovering Sieland's relationship with Hempf (through Wiesler's covert intervention), Dreyman implores her not to meet him again. Sieland flees to a nearby bar where Wiesler, posing as a fan, urges her to be true to herself. She returns home and reconciles with Dreyman, rejecting Hempf.
Im Schatten der Macht, 3h
Origin German
Actors Michael Mendl, Barbara Rudnik, Ulrich Mühe, Ann-Kathrin Kramer, Johanna Gastdorf, Sebastian Urzendowsky
Roles Günter Gaus
Rating70% 3.5049553.5049553.5049553.5049553.504955
Remarque : la description qui suit concerne le film, qui comprend des parties fictives. Cette présentation ne correspond pas en tous points aux faits historiques connus.
Amen. (2002)
, 2h15
Directed by Costa-Gavras
Origin German
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about religion, Théâtre, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films based on plays
Actors Ulrich Tukur, Mathieu Kassovitz, Ion Caramitru, Michel Duchaussoy, Ulrich Mühe, Marcel Iureș
Roles SS-Arzt
Rating71% 3.5973253.5973253.5973253.5973253.597325
The film Amen. examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein (Ulrich Tukur), a Waffen-SS officer employed in the SS Hygiene Institute, designing programs for the purification of water and the destruction of vermin. He is shocked to learn that the process he has developed to eradicate typhus, by using a hydrogen cyanide mixture called Zyklon B, is now being used for killing Jews in extermination camps. Gerstein attempts to notify Pope Pius XII (Marcel Iureş) about the gassings, but is appalled by the lack of response he gets from the Catholic hierarchy. The only person moved is Riccardo Fontana (Mathieu Kassovitz), a young Jesuit priest. Fontana and Gerstein attempt to raise awareness about what is happening to the Jews in Europe but even after Fontana appealing to the pope himself, the Vatican makes only a timid and vague condemnation of Hitler and Nazi Germany.
Straight Shooter, 1h28
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Dennis Hopper, Heino Ferch, Katja Flint, Hannelore Hoger, Ulrich Mühe
Roles Markus Paufler
Rating50% 2.5101252.5101252.5101252.5101252.510125
Ancier légionnaire, Bolker Bretz veut venger la mort de sa fille. Déterminé à ce que la justice soit faite, personne ne peut l'arrêter excepté Frank Hector, un vieil ami qui lui a enseigné l'art de la guerre.
Funny Games, 1h48
Directed by Michael Haneke
Origin Austria
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about films, Jeu, Medical-themed films, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch, Frank Giering, Doris Kunstmann, Wolfgang Glück
Roles Georg
Rating74% 3.7481753.7481753.7481753.7481753.748175
The film begins with a wealthy Austrian family—Georg, his wife Anna, their son Georgie, and their dog Rolfi—arriving at their holiday home beside a lake in Austria. They spot their next-door neighbor Fred accompanied by two young Viennese men, Peter and Paul, one of whom Fred introduces as the son of a friend.
The Castle
The Castle (1997)
, 2h3
Directed by Michael Haneke
Origin Austria
Genres Drama
Actors Ulrich Mühe, Susanne Lothar, Frank Giering, Inga Busch, Dörte Lyssewski, Johannes Silberschneider
Roles K
Rating64% 3.246033.246033.246033.246033.24603
When land surveyor K. (Ulrich Mühe) arrives at a small village that houses a castle, local authorities refuse to allow him to enter. As he tries to convince the officials that they sent for him, they clamp down with increasingly complicated bureaucratic obstacles.
Rudy, the Racing Pig
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about families, Films about pigs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ulrich Mühe, Iris Berben, Edgar Selge, Karl Lieffen, Walter Buschhoff, Horst Krause
Roles Dr. Heinrich Gützkow
Rating47% 2.388872.388872.388872.388872.38887
La famille Gutzkow se rend à une fête. Ils gagnent la tombola un petit cochon. Ils l'adoptent et le baptisent Rudy. Mais ce mignon petit porcelet se transforme bien vite en un énorme cochon grassouillet qui crée la panique dans cette maison bien tenue ! Bruyant, turbulent et encombrant, Rudy va entraîner toute la famille dans une série d'aventures inattendues.
The Blue One, 1h36
Genres Drama
Actors Manfred Krug, Ulrich Mühe, Meret Becker, Marijam Agischewa, Hanns Zischler
Roles Karl 'Kalle' Kaminski
Rating60% 3.0350753.0350753.0350753.0350753.035075