Irm Hermann

Irm Herrmann

Highest Rated: 100% Katzelmacher (1969)

Lowest Rated: 17% If One Thing Matters: A Film About Wolfgang Tillmans (2008)

Birthday: Oct 04, 1942

Birthplace: Munich, Germany

Great art is often held to be created by people who are not only great artists, but also great individuals. Conversely, artists are assumed to have great egos, and consequently may be expected to be difficult, yet they are often excused because misbehavior seems a small price to pay for their talent. The strange case of director Rainer Werner Fassbinder and a regular member of his acting company, Irm Hermann, confirms some of these beliefs, yet at the same time exposes them to be cliches. Fassbinder was surely a great artist, but he could be more than difficult; his temperament, fickleness and charisma led him to be very cruel as well. Under his guidance, Hermann appeared memorably in several key Fassbinder works and performed capably enough for others to suggest that she, too, possessed artistry, or at least eventually developed it. But it took some time before she developed anything that could be considered an ego, at least where Fassbinder was concerned. For Hermann's love for the director was such that no matter how badly he treated her, he could always bring her back. She, meanwhile, always believed in his feelings for her and, what is more, seemed to need his harsh handling to achieve the effects he elicited from her in his films. Her acting career was due largely to him, and their collaboration became a case of art imitating life. In cinema and in life, Hermann was Fassbinder's favorite doormat. She eventually found the strength to break free, but she never stopped loving him. She never kidded herself about his cruelty, but she never stopped supporting his greatness either.

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Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fassbinder Story Herself (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Say Goodbye to the Story Unknown (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Playoff Bertha (Character) - 2011
82% 72% A Woman in Berlin Witwe (Character) $291.8K 2008
17% No Score Yet If One Thing Matters: A Film About Wolfgang Tillmans Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet 10 Seconds Lisbeth Hofer (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man From the Embassy Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Brother Is a Dog Oma Gerda (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ten Minutes Older: The Cello Mother (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet El Hombre Nuevo Jasmin Sager (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tiger-Stripe Woman Waits for Tarzan Birgit Kirchstein (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 77% Victory Mrs. Schomberg (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 120 Days of Bottrop Unknown (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Willi and the Windzors Queen Elizabeth (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 83% Johanna d'Arc of Mongolia Secondary-school teacher Mueller-Vohwinkel (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seven Women, Seven Sins Unknown (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Image of Dorian Gray in the Yellow Press Unknown (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dorian Gray im Spiegel der Boulevardpresse Unknown (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Swing Frau Erlendicht (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Five Last Days Else Gebel (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magic Mountain Frl. Engelhart (Character) - 1982
85% 77% Woyzeck Margret (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadow of Angels Emma (Character) - 1976
100% 88% Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven Helene (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 85% Fear of Fear Lore (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nora Helmer Helene (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Effi Briest Johanna (Character) - 1974
100% 91% Ali: Fear Eats the Soul Krista (Character) - 1974
88% 85% The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant Marlene (Character) - 1972
50% 50% Recruits in Ingolstadt Alma (Character) - 1971
94% 75% The Merchant of Four Seasons Irmgard Epp (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 78% Baal Hausherrin (Character) - 1970
100% 70% Katzelmacher Elisabeth (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bridegroom, the Actress and the Pimp Desiree (Character) - 1968

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