Gerhard Polt

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Gerhard Polt
2011-03-28 Gerhard Polt, Pantheon, Bonn 6592.jpg
Polt 2011
Born (1942-05-07) May 7, 1942 (age 72)
Nationality German
Occupation author, filmmaker, cabaret artist
Known for Man spricht deutsh

Gerhard Polt (born May 7, 1942 in Munich[1]) is a Bavarian writer, filmmaker,[2] actor and satirical cabaret artist.[3]

Gerhard Polt's main topics are Bavarian people, culture and politics. Nevertheless he generally performs in Standard German, though with strongly Bavarian pronunciation and melody and hence undistinguishable from actual dialect by non-Bavarians. His performances in Munich theaters, which he started in 1976, are very popular. In 1979 he became known to a wider audience in Germany as a result of his television comedy series "Fast wia im richtigen Leben" (Almost like in real life). In the following years, he was writer and actor in the movies Kehraus (1983), Man spricht deutsh [sic] (1987), Germanikus (2004), and writer and director of Herr Ober! (1992).

He was also awarded the 2006/2007 Kassel Literary Prize.[4]


  1. ^ Prager, Brad (2012-03-30). A Companion to Werner Herzog. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 250–. ISBN 9781444361407. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Lüdi, Heidi; Lüdi, Toni; Schreiber, Kathinka (2000). Movie Worlds: Production Design in Film. Edition Axel Menges. pp. 118–. ISBN 9783932565137. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Haines, Brigid; Parker, Stephen; Williams, Rhys W.; Colin Riordan (2010-03-17). Aesthetics and Politics in Modern German Culture: Festschrift in Honour of Rhys W. Williams. Peter Lang. pp. 73–. ISBN 9783039113552. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Kasseler Literaturpreis an Gerhard Polt". Der Standard (in German). 26 June 2006. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 

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