Rolf Zacher

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Rolf Zacher
Rolf Zacher (Berlin Film Festival 2010).jpg
Rolf Zacher in 2010
Born(1941-03-28)28 March 1941
Berlin, Germany
Died3 February 2018(2018-02-03) (aged 76)
Hamburg, Germany
NationalityGerman
OccupationActor
Years active1961–2017
Spouse(s)Martine Getty (divorced)
Children1

Rolf Zacher (28 March 1941 – 3 February 2018) was a German actor.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Zacher appeared in about 190 films and television shows between 1961 and 2016, often in illustrous or eccentric character roles. He starred in the 1971 film Jaider, der einsame Jäger, which was entered into the 21st Berlin International Film Festival.[2]

He won the Deutscher Filmpreis for portraying a criminal in Reinhard Hauff's film drama Endstation Freiheit (1980). A film critic once called Zacher the "best small-time criminal of German cinema".[3]

In 2016, Zacher appeared in Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier raus!, the German version of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, but had to leave after eight days for medical reasons.[4] He died at a nursing home in Hamburg on 3 February 2018 at the age of 76.[5]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1967 Kuckucksjahre Hans George Moorse
1968 Der Griller [de] Franz Kaffer George Moorse TV film
Der Partyphotograph [de] Anton Pauli Hans Dieter Bove Written by Wolfgang Menge
Cantando a la vida Martin Angelino Fons
1970 o.k. Rowan Michael Verhoeven
1971 Jaider, der einsame Jäger Baptist Meyer Volker Vogeler
1972 Liebe so schön wie Liebe Rolf Klaus Lemke [de]
Harlis Prado Robert van Ackeren
1977 Petty Thieves Franz Michael Fengler
1980 Endstation Freiheit [de] Henry Kirscher Reinhard Hauff Deutscher Filmpreis
1982 The Magic Mountain Wehsal Hans W. Geißendörfer
The Woman in a Red Hat Tatsumi Kumashiro
1983 Schwarzfahrer [de] Chris Binz Manfred Stelzer [de]
1984 Annas Mutter [de] Ulrich Burkhard Driest
Angelo und Luzy Angelo TV series, 6 episodes
Tapetenwechsel [de] Thomas Gabriela Zerhau [de]
Eine Art von Zorn Piet Maas Uli Edel TV film
1986 Heidenlöcher Wolfram Paulus
1987 Gambit [de] Christoph Steinbrenner Peter F. Bringmann [de] TV miniseries
Smaragd Rudi Popp Veith von Fürstenberg [de] TV film
1988 Die Venusfalle [de] Dr. Steiner Robert van Ackeren
Der Sommer des Falken Marek Czerny Arend Agthe [de]
1989 Schweinegeld Harry Norbert Kückelmann
1992 Rising to the Bait Zwirner Vadim Glowna
1996 We Free Kings Gaspare Sergio Citti
2004 Guys and Balls Karl Sherry Hormann
2009 Lulu and Jimi Daddy Cool Oskar Roehler
2010 The Hairdresser Joe Doris Dörrie
Jew Suss: Rise and Fall Erich Engel Oskar Roehler
2013 Sources of Life Erwin Oskar Roehler

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rolf Zacher". Film Portal. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Jaider, der einsame Jäger". Film Affinity. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  3. ^ Der Westen: Schauspieler Rolf-Dieter Zacher mit 76 Jahren gestorben, derwesten.de; accessed 28 February 2018.(in German)
  4. ^ http://www.rp-online.de/panorama/fernsehen/rolf-zacher-hat-das-dschungelcamp-verlassen-aid-1.5712791
  5. ^ Rolf Zacher ist tot - In der Rolle des Ganoven, spiegel.de; accessed 28 February 2018.(in German)

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