Michael Gwisdek

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Michael Gwisdek
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Born (1942-01-14) 14 January 1942 (age 77)
OccupationActor, film director
Years active1968–present

Michael Gwisdek (born 14 January 1942) is a German actor and film director.


He began his acting career in East Germany and has appeared in more than 130 films and television shows since 1968. His debut film as a director, Treffen in Travers, was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival.[1] His 1998 film The Big Mambo was entered into the 48th Berlin International Film Festival.[2] The following year, he won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival, for his role in the film Nightshapes.[3]

He married the actor Corinna Harfouch in 1985 and they divorced in 1997. They had two sons together before they married; the musician Johannes Gwisdek (born 1980) and the actor Robert Gwisdek (born 1984). He married his second wife, Gabriela, shortly after divorcing Harfouch.[4]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Treffen in Travers". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2 August 2009.
  2. ^ "Berlinale: 1998 Programme". berlinale.de. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Berlinale: 1999 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
  4. ^ B.Z. - Hausbesuch bei den Gwisdeks in B.Z., 12 September 2010. Retrieved 22 December 2018

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