Justus von Dohnányi

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Justus von Dohnányi
Born 2 December 1960
Lübeck, Germany

Justus von Dohnányi (born 2 December 1960) is a German actor.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Lübeck, Von Dohnányi is the son of German conductor Christoph von Dohnányi and a member of the well-known Dohnányi family. His grandfather was Hans von Dohnányi, German jurist and German resistance fighter and his great-uncle was Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Lutheran pastor and a co-founder of the Confessing Church, both of whom were executed by the Third Reich.

Dohnányi studied acting at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg.[1] He appeared on the legitimate stage in Hamburg, Zurich, and Frankfurt before working in television, where he appeared in several television movies.[1]

He appeared in the 2004 movie Downfall (German: Der Untergang) as Wilhelm Burgdorf. He had a prominent role in the 2001 movie The Experiment as a prison guard, opposite Moritz Bleibtreu and Christian Berkel, who also appeared in Downfall. He received the 2001 Lola for Best Supporting Actor.[1] In 2014 he appears alongside Matt Damon, Jean Dujardin and others in the movie "The Monuments Men".


  1. ^ a b c "Justus von Dohnányi - Biographie und Filmographie" Kino-Zeit. Retrieved April 8, 2011 (German)

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