Sylvester Groth

Sylvester Groth

Highest Rated: 100% In Times of Fading Light (2017)

Lowest Rated: 11% Berlin, I Love You (2019)

Birthday: Mar 31, 1958

Birthplace: Jerichow, German Democratic Republic

You've got to have considerable panache if you're going to portray Joseph Goebbels not once, but twice--and Sylvester Groth has shown he's got it in spades. Groth first played Nazi Germany's Reich Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda in "My Führer," a 2007 satire that poked fun at Hitler's declining fortunes as the war wound down to a close. The performance gained attention, not least from American writer-director Quentin Tarantino, who subsequently cast Groth as the very same fascist with a gift for gab in "Inglourious Basterds," a tongue-in-cheek, blood-splattered re-imagining of how the war was won. Far from typecast as a villain, however, Groth has evoked great sympathy from audiences in other historical roles, such as the part of a determined rescuer in "A Light in Dark Places," the true-life account of 11 trapped miners saved in the 1963 Wunder von Lengede ("miracle of Lengede"). Since his first major part as soldier Otto in the 1993 anti-war film "Stalingrad," Groth has played heroes and villains alike, along with all the other parts in between, plumbing the morally ambiguous gray area that cinema thrives on.

Highest rated movies

In Times of Fading Light
Inglourious Basterds The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Berlin, I Love You

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Three Exclamation Marks Klaus Schmitt (Character) - 2019
11% 27% Berlin, I Love You Frosch (Character) - 2019
100% No Score Yet In Times of Fading Light Kurt Umnitzer (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 89% Naked Among Wolves Helmut Krämer (Character) - 2015
68% 73% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Uncle Rudi (Character) $45.4M 2015
No Score Yet 60% A Pact Georg (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Weekend Henner Borchard (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 50% Shores of Hope Major Roman (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Path to the Past Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wisdom of Changes - Richard Wilhelm and the I Ching Unknown (Voice) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aghet: A Genocide Martin Niepage (Character) - 2010
89% 88% Inglourious Basterds Joseph Goebbels (Character) $120.5M 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tender Parasites Martin (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 32% Whiskey With Vodka Martin Telleck (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 54% Mein Führer: The Truly Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler Dr. Joseph Goebbels (Character) $2.3K 2007
No Score Yet 61% The Third Wave Dauphin (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Volcano Hans Hollmann (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Requiem for a Romantic Woman Clemens Brentano (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 88% Stalingrad Otto (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 50% The Last U-Boat Maschke-Funker (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Turning Point Mark Niebuhr (Character) - 1983

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet The Witnesses Dr. Max Felsner (Character) 2021
91% 81% Deutschland 83 Walter Schweppenstette (Character) 2015 2018 2020
95% 94% Dark Clausen (Character) 2019-2020
No Score Yet 79% Criminal: Germany Karl Schulz (Character) 2019
93% 84% Fargo Colonel Horst Lagerfeld (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet NSU: German History X Walter Ahler (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Generation War Hiemer (Character) 2013