Götz Otto

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Götz Otto
Götz Otto, Women's World Awards 2009.jpg
Otto in 2009
Born (1967-10-15) 15 October 1967 (age 47)
Dietzenbach, West Germany
Years active 1989–present

Götz Otto (born 15 October 1967) is a German actor known for his very tall stature. He is 198 cm (6 ft 6 inches) tall and is often characterised by bleached blonde hair in his films.

Life and career[edit]

Otto was born in Dietzenbach and his parents ran a bakery in the city.

He played Mr. Stamper, the villain Elliot Carver's assistant, in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies. When called for casting, Otto was given twenty seconds to introduce himself. Saying, "I'm big, I'm bad, and I'm German.", he did it in five.[1]

Otto also played minor roles of epic Nazi films such as the 1993 Steven Spielberg film Schindler's List as an SS guard. He later played the role of SS-Sturmbannführer Otto Günsche in the critically acclaimed 2004 film Downfall.[2] In 2006, he appeared in the UK film Alien Autopsy. His portrayal of Billy the Kid in Bremen in 2011 fulfilled a long standing desire to act in the Western genre.

In 2012 he starred in the film Iron Sky as the movie's primary antagonist – Moon Nazi officer Adler, who infiltrates the USA and plots to become Führer of the Moon Nazi colony.

He has turned his hand to being an occasional race car driver. In 2007, he raced in the German Mini Challenge VIP car at Oschersleben, but, after a strong performance in the first race, he rolled the car on the second turn of race two. He was given another opportunity in the Mini Challenge VIP Car as part of the 2008 German Grand Prix weekend at Hockenheim.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
1992 Kleine Haie (de) Body
1993 Dann eben mit Gewalt TV
Hochwürden erbt das Paradies TV
Schindler's List Plaszow SS Guard
1994 Lauras Entscheidung TV
1995 Nur über meine Leiche Zuhälter 1 (Pimp #1)
After Five in the Forest Primeval Türsteher (Bouncer)
1996 Gridlock TV Mr. Two
Doppelter Einsatz TV Bernd Glowacz (1 episode)
SK Babies TV Landis (1 episode)
SOKO 5113 TV Vogel (1 episode)
Hart to Hart: Till Death Do Us Hart TV Heinrich
Shine – Die Angst hat einen Namen VG Wetherby Duke (voice)
1997 Rosamunde Pilcher TV Giles Savours (1 episode)
Die Friedensmission TV
Kommissar Schimpanski TV LKA-Beamter Lieb (1 episode)
Tatort TV Arnold von Brentano (1 episode)
Der Schutzengel TV Kai
Tomorrow Never Dies Mr. Stamper
1998 Earthquake in New York TV Detective Eric Steadman
La Niña de tus ojos Heinrich von Wermelskirch
1999 Beowulf Roland
Der Blonde Affe TV Kommissar Philipp Graf
Framed Pfleger No. 1 (Nurse #1)
Der Voyeur TV Curt Rinneberg
Ein Weihnachtsmärchen TV Tschak
Die Millennium-Katastrophe TV Dan Corpening
2000 Gunblast Vodka Abel Rothstein
Marlene Gary Cooper
Der Bär ist los Entfesslungskünstler
2001 Der Kleine Mann
She Attila
Zsa Zsa
High Adventure Sarkhan
Death, Deceit and Destiny Boris
Goebbels und Geduldig Adjudant Brenneisen
Der Tanz mit dem Teufel TV Lockvogel
2002 Planet B: The Antman Don José de Alvarez
Edel & Starck TV Tim Reskau (1 episode)
El Embrujo de Shanghai Omar
Ma femme s'appelle Maurice Johnny Zucchini
Family Affairs – Gier nach Glück TV Dave
2003 Die Pfefferkörner TV John Quentin (1 episode)
Planet B: Mask Under Mask Gomez
Der Ermittler TV Ole Christiansen (1 episode)
Deep Freeze Nelson
Millennium Mann TV Roder (1 episode)
2004 Der Untergang Adjutant Otto Günsche
Ring of the Nibelungs TV King Thorkwin
Polizeiruf 110 TV Paul Reinhardt (3 episodes, 2004–2007)
2005 Der Clown Zorbek
Apollonia TV Kaplan Johannes Ebner
Pfarrer Braun TV Pater Andreas (1 episode)
Grenzverkehr Großer Smetana
Karl-May-Spiele TV Harry Melton
Stockflame Niklas von Dhrei
Der Todestunnel TV Roman Sikorski
Urmel aus dem Eis TV König Pumponell
2006 Balko TV Lukowski (1 episode)
Alien Autopsy Laszlo Voros
Blond: Eva Blond! TV Detlev (1 episode)
Rettet die Weihnachtsgans TV Alfred
2007 Die Erntehelferin TV Martin
Siska TV Ronald Bergmann (1 episode)
Doktor Martin TV Kurt Bendicks (1 episode)
SOKO Donau TV Sascha Gorki (1 episode)
Für immer Afrika TV Christian Lindenburg
2008 Ossis Eleven
2009 Svik Krüger
2010 The Pillars of the Earth TV Walter
Augustine: The Decline of the Roman Empire TV Genseric
The Whore TV König
2012 Iron Sky Klaus Adler
Cloud Atlas Withers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Promi-Porträt: Götz Otto". kwick!. 20 October 2007. Retrieved 6 January 2007. 
  2. ^ Götz Otto

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