Ben Becker

Ben Becker

Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch, Produzent
*19.12.1964 Bremen

Biography

Ben Becker was born December 18, 1964, in Bremen, as the son of actors Monika Hansen and Rolf Becker. When his parents separated, he and his sister Meret Becker grew up with their mother and her new partner Otto Sander in Berlin. Ben took part in radio plays already as a child and made his movie debut in 1983 at the side of his step-father Otto Sander in the drama "Eine Liebe in Deutschland" ("A Love in Germany").

During the mid-1980s, Becker worked as a stagehand at Berlin's Schaubühne and also took acting lessons from 1985 to 1987. He then appeared regularly in supporting roles in TV series such as "TKKG", "Der Alte" ("The Old Fox") or "Ein Fall für zwei", as well as in TV movies such as Alfred Weidenmann's "Ein ganz gewöhnlicher Mord". In 1991, Becker caused a stir with his performance as a German tourist who reacts to his holiday love's pregnancy with great arrogance in Peter Sehr's romantic drama "Das serbische Mädchen" ("The Serbian Girl"). In the same year, Becker won the Silver Grimme award for his performance in Bernd Böhlich's TV movie "Landschaft mit Dornen".

During the 1990s, Becker was a cast member of Hamburg's Ernst-Deutsch-Theater but also performed at Stuttgart's Staatstheater (1991/92) and at Hamburg's Schauspielhaus (1993/94) in classic plays such as "Kabale und Liebe" or "Romeo and Juliet". In 1995, he staged his own play "Sid & Nancy" with Meret Becker in the leading role. Until today, Ben Becker regularly performs on stage. In 1999, Becker was highly praised for his performance in "Berlin Alexanderplatz" at Berlin's Maxim Gorki Theater. Furthermore, he participated in an audio book of the play in 2005 and then went on an nation-wide tour with the play's stage version.

In 1994, Ben Becker made his breakthrough performance as a movie actor in Joseph Vilsmaier's "Schlafes Bruder" ("Brother of Sleep"). Although the film did not go too well with critics, Becker's powerful acting performance was nevertheless praised by many film critics. In the same year, Becker won his second Grimme award, this time for his part in the episode "Totes Gleis" of the TV crime series "Polizeiruf 110". In the TV season 1996/97, Becker also played inspector Günter Bommel in the crime series "Friedemann Brix".

In 1997, Becker celebrated another great movie success with the historical drama "Comedian Harmonists", again directed by Joseph Vilsmaier. The film's ensemble of actors won a special award at the 1998 Bavarian film awards. Furthermore, Becker won a "Goldene Kamera" for his portrayal of Robert Biberti.

In the following years, Becker consolidated his reputation as an overly temperamental, yet highly sensitive character actor with an exceptional presence on screen as well as on the stage in several films and TV movies such as "Gloomy Sunday", "Frau2 sucht Happyend" ("Female2 Seeks HappyEnd"), and "Ein ganz gewöhnlicher Jude". In private, Becker occasionally cultivates his image as a rebellious "enfant terrible" and hits the yellow press headlines with minor scandals.

Most recently, Ben Becker, who also performs as a musician, was seen as mean fishmonger Karaman in the film version of the children's book classic "Die rote Zora" ("Red Zora"). With his programme "Die Bibel - Eine gesprochene Symphonie", combining readings of the bible with music, he tours through Germany in 2008/2009 together with his "Zero Tolerance Band" and Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg.

Filmography

2017 Ich, Judas
Cast
 
2016/2017 Werk ohne Autor
Cast
 
2015-2017 Der gleiche Himmel
Cast
 
2015 Frauen
Cast
 
2015 Der Wolf und die sieben Geiseln
Cast
 
2013/2014 Rheingold - Gesichter eines Flusses
Voice
 
2013/2014 Die Bücherdiebin
Voice
 
2013/2014 Von jetzt an kein Zurück
Cast
 
2013 Der Fall Reinhardt
Cast
 
2013 Die kleine Meerjungfrau
Cast
 
2012 Geld regiert die Welt
Cast
 
2011/2012 Das Kind
Cast
 
2011/2012 Nils Holgerssons wunderbare Reise
Voice
 
2011-2014 Tarzan 3D
Voice
 
2010 Unter Druck
Cast
 
2009/2010 Habermann
Cast
 
2008/2009 Chaostage - We are Punks!
Cast
 
2008 Brubeck
Cast
 
2006-2008 Die Rote Zora
Cast
 
2005/2006 Esperanza
Cast
 
2005 Santos - Heldentaten, die keiner braucht
Participation, Director, Story, Producer
 
2004/2005 Ein ganz gewöhnlicher Jude
Cast
 
2004/2005 Max und Moritz Reloaded
Cast
 
2001 Partner akut
Voice
 
2000/2001 Planet Alex
Cast
 
2000/2001 Sass
Cast
 
1999/2000 Otto - Der Katastrofenfilm
Cast
 
1999/2000 Marlene
Cast
 
1999/2000 Frau2 sucht Happyend
Cast
 
1999 Geflüsterte Morde
Cast
 
1998/1999 Der Einstein des Sex
Cast
 
1998/1999 Südsee, eigene Insel
Cast
 
1998/1999 Kurt Gerrons Karussell
Cast
 
1998/1999 Ein Lied von Liebe und Tod - Gloomy Sunday
Cast
 
1997/1998 Das Wunder von Wustermark
Cast
 
1997 Spiel um dein Leben
Cast
 
1997 Comedian Harmonists
Cast
 
1996 Samson und Delilah
Cast
 
1995/1996 Engelchen
Cast
 
1995/1996 Alles nur Tarnung
Cast
 
1995 Verliebte Feinde
Cast
 
1994/1995 Tödliche Route
Cast
 
1994/1995 Schlafes Bruder
Cast
 
1993/1994 Totes Gleis
Cast
 
1993/1994 Arme Schweine
Cast
 
1992 Herzsprung
Cast
 
1991/1992 Die Serpentintänzerin
Cast
 
1991-1993 Der Brocken
Cast
 
1991 Tod im Häcksler
Cast
 
1989/1990 Das serbische Mädchen
Cast
 
1989/1990 Die zukünftigen Glückseligkeiten
Cast
 
1989 Augen zu und durch
Cast
 
1988 Ein ganz gewöhnlicher Mord
Cast
 
1987 Whopper-Punch 777
Cast
 
1986/1987 Tod im Elefantenhaus
Cast
 
1983 Eine Liebe in Deutschland
Cast
 
1966/2003 Raumpatrouille Orion - Rücksturz ins Kino
Voice
 

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