Otto Sander

Otto Sander

Highest Rated: 100% Rosa Luxemburg (1986)

Lowest Rated: 58% Faraway, So Close! (1993)

Birthday: Jun 30, 1941

Birthplace: Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany

After moving to Munich in the late '60s to pursue acting full-time, German actor Otto Sander surfaced in 1979's "The Tim Drum"; Sander portrayed the musician Musiker Meyn in the big screen adaptation of the popular novel about an unaging youth, and the epic drama won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Next up was a role as a frantic U-Boat commander in Wolfgang Petersen's 1981 World War II epic, "Das Boot." Sander's career built up steam with pictures like "Der Mann im Pyjama," for which he won the prestigious Ernst Lubitsch Award in 1982. After serving a brief stint as a writer/director for television movies and documentaries, Sander took the leading role of Cassiel in Wim Wender's 1987 metaphysical fantasy, "Wings of Desire." The movie follows an angel (Sander) whose companion falls for a human woman--the film was re-made for American audiences in 1998 as "City of Angels," starring Nicolas Cage. Sander reprised his role in "Desire"'s 1993 sequel, "Faraway, So Close!," exploring Cassiel's life on Earth as a human. During the 1990s, the seasoned German actor--who acquired his nickname, "The Voice," for his deep but cheerful delivery--began narrating documentaries and voicing audio books. Despite this, he still set aside time to act in 1997's "Comedian Harmonists," about the German singing ensemble of the same name, starring Sander's stepson, Ben Becker.

Highest rated movies

Rosa Luxemburg
Wings of Desire
The Marquise of O...
The Harmonists
The Promise
Faraway, So Close!




No Score Yet No Score Yet Roland Klick: The Heart Is a Hungry Hunter Unknown (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bis zum Horizont, dann links! Eckehardt Tiedgen (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 74% The Heart Is a Dark Forest Helmut (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Manipulation Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danube Franz (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Donau, Duna, Dunaj, Dunav, Dunarea Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 90% Sass Vater Sass (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 50% The Einstein of Sex Professor Steinach (Character) - 1999
81% 87% The Harmonists Bruno Levy (Character) $491.1K 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nikolai Church Unknown (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Movie Days Maður á hesti (Character) - 1994
71% 75% The Promise Professor Lorenz (Character) $72.1K 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Movie Teller Salzmann (Character) - 1993
58% 87% Faraway, So Close! Cassiel (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Serpentine Dancer Clemens Conrad (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Der Bruch Lubowitz (Character) - 1989
98% 93% Wings of Desire Cassiel (Character) $120.8K 1987
100% 54% Rosa Luxemburg Karl Liebknecht (Character) - 1986
85% 74% The Marquise of O... Der Bruder (Character) $4.3K 1976