Dieter Mann

Dieter Mann

Darsteller
*20.06.1941 Berlin

Biography

Dieter Mann was born June 20, 1941, in Berlin, where he attended school from 1947 to 1955 and graduated from an apprenticeship as a lathe operator in 1958. After finishing his high school degree at Arbeiter- und Bauernfakultät "Friedrich Engels", Mann made his stage debut in several smaller roles at Berliner Ensemble while still attending drama school at Staatliche Hochschule für Schauspielkunst "Ernst Busch" between 1962 and 1964.

During his stay at drama school, his teacher Friedo Solter already signed him for Deutsches Theater where he celebrated his first success in a production of Viktor Rosow"s play "Unterwegs". After countless stage performances in classic roles, he finally became a Berlin theatre star in the role of the singing and dancing waiter Jean in the revue "Zwei Krawatten" (1976). From 1984 to 1991, Mann was the theatre director of Deutsches Theater, occasionally directed plays and was seen all over Germany in guest performances of key roles.

Dieter Mann had already made his movie debut in Gerhard Klein"s film "Berlin um die Ecke" in 1965. But the shooting of the film that tells the story of Olaf, a young worker of a large metal-working plant who opposes against the poor working atmosphere together with his friend Horst was interrupted by the SED. Party leaders thought that the film was too critical towards the problem of the generation gap. Thus, the film did not premiere until 1987.


Besides smaller roles in "Ich war Neunzehn" ("I Was Nineteen", 1968), directed by Konrad Wolf, in "Wie heiratet man einen König" (1969), directed by Rainer Simon, in Lothar Warneke"s film "Leben mit Uwe" ("Life with Uwe", 1974), or in Egon Günther"s Thomas Mann adaptation "Lotte in Weimar" (1975), Mann played the leading role in Bruno Kappel"s adaptation of Franz Josef Degenhardt"s novel "Brandstellen" ("Scenes of Fires"). He was also praised by critics and movie goers alike for his performance in Herrmann Zschoche"s film "Glück im Hinterhaus" (1980). In the film, Mann starred alongside Jutta Wachowiak.

Mann played one of his most important roles in the two-part TV movie "Auf der Suche nach Gatt" (1976), based on a novel by Erik Neutsch that portrays an individual fate against the backdrop of social upheavals. Mann stars in the role of mine worker Eberhard Gatt who aims at starting a career as a contributing editor and journalist and who meets his future wife during an evening class. After their marriage and later separation the film describes a reunion of serious consequences that takes place several years later and sets off a personal crisis for Gatt.

Mann also made appearances as a TV host, for instance, in "Nacht der Prominenten". In 1981, he was voted "Favourite person on TV". After the end of the German Democratic Republic, he starred in the TV series "Stubbe – Von Fall zu Fall", "Rosa Roth", "Bella Block", or in "Der letzte Zeuge", where he played alongside Ulrich Mühe and Jörg Gudzuhn .

Besides occasional appearances on the movie screen, for instance, in the role of Feldmarschall Wilhelm Keitel in Oliver Hirschbiegel"s and Bernd Eichinger"s film "Der Untergang" ("Downfall", 2004), Mann today mainly performs at readings and works as a dubbing voice.

Mann who became an honorary member of Deutsches Theater Berlin at the 40th anniversary of his stage debut lives with his companion in Berlin.

Filmography

2015/2016 Kundschafter des Friedens
Cast
 
2011/2012 Nachtwächter
Cast
 
2010/2011 Edel sei der Mensch und gesund
Cast
 
2010/2011 Vergiss dein Ende
Cast
 
2009 Falsches Leben
Cast
 
2009 Wohin mit Vater?
Cast
 
2008/2009 13 Semester
Cast
 
2007 Mitte 30
Cast
 
2004-2006 Ein Hauptgewinn für Papa
Cast
 
2004 Judith Kemp
Cast
 
2003/2004 Der Untergang
Cast
 
2003/2004 Die Blindgänger
Cast
 
2003 Tod im Park
Cast
 
2003 Das Glück ihres Lebens
Cast
 
2003 Die geheime Inquisition
Cast
 
2002/2003 Der Aufstand
Cast
 
2001/2002 Die Abrechnung
Cast
 
2000/2001 Goebbels und Geduldig
Cast
 
2000-2003 Planet B: C. I. Angel
Cast
 
2000 Preis der Schönheit
Cast
 
1999/2000 Das letzte Bild
Cast
 
1999/2000 Drei Jahre und eine Nacht
Cast
 
1999/2000 Familienbande
Cast
 
1999/2000 Ein Mann kommt zurück
Cast
 
1999/2000 Der Tod des weißen Ritters
Cast
 
1999/2000 Die Erpressung
Cast
 
1999 Jugendsünde
Cast
 
1999 Der Elefant in meinem Bett
Cast
 
1999 Glanzzeiten
Cast
 
1998/1999 Unter die Haut
Cast
 
1998/1999 Töte den Feind deines Feindes
Cast
 
1998/1999 Nur ein toter Mann ist ein guter Mann
Cast
 
1997/1998 Ein Hauch von Hollywood
Cast
 
1996/1997 Die Nacht, in der ein Toter stirbt
Cast
 
1996/1997 Das Dreieck des Todes
Cast
 
1996/1997 Todesspiel
Cast
 
1996/1997 Freier Fall
Cast
 
1996 Es geschah am hellichten Tag
Cast
 
1996 Im Visier der Drogenmafia
Cast
 
1996 Gnadenlos - Zur Prostitution gezwungen
Cast
 
1995/1996 Der Mörder und die Hure
Cast
 
1995/1996 Alles nur Tarnung
Cast
 
1994/1995 Kids
Cast
 
1993/1994 Das Versprechen
Cast
 
1993 Der Biberpelz
Cast
 
1993 Maus und Katz
Cast
 
1993 Die Wölfin
Cast
 
1992/1993 Kaspar Hauser
Cast
 
1991 Die verschwundene Miniatur
Cast
 
1990/1991 Wunderjahre
Cast
 
1990 Der kleine Herr Friedemann
Cast
 
1989/1990 Pause für Wanzka
Cast
 
1988/1989 Zwei schräge Vögel
Cast
 
1988/1989 Narrenweisheit
Cast
 
1987 Die erste Reihe. Bilder aus dem Berliner Widerstand
Cast
 
1986/1987 Das Pflugwesen - es entwickelt sich
Voice
 
1985/1986 Weihnachtsgeschichten
Cast
 
1985/1986 Drost
Cast
 
1985/1986 Stielke, Heinz, fünfzehn...
Cast
 
1984 Paulines zweites Leben
Cast
 
1982/1983 Moritz in der Litfaßsäule
Cast
 
1982/1983 Auskünfte in Blindenschrift
Cast
 
1982 Wiederbegegnung
Cast
 
1982 Melanie van der Straaten
Cast
 
1981/1982 Generalprobe
Cast
 
1981/1982 Steckbrieflich gesucht
Cast
 
1981 Emil, der Versager
Cast
 
1980/1981 Alptraum
Cast
 
1980/1981 Markersbach. Energie des Wassers und des Menschen
Voice
 
1980 Chirurgus Johann Paul Schroth
Cast
 
1980 Puppen für die Nacht
Cast
 
1979/1980 Levins Mühle
Cast
 
1979 Die Rache des Kapitäns Mitchell
Cast
 
1978-1980 Glück im Hinterhaus
Cast
 
1978 Schuldig
Cast
 
1978 Sammel-Surium
Voice
 
1977/1978 Das Versteck
Cast
 
1977/1978 Ich will euch sehen
Cast
 
1977/1978 Brandstellen
Cast
 
1977 Termin Spirale I
Voice
 
1976 Die Leiden des jungen Werthers
Cast
 
1975/1976 Auf der Suche nach Gatt
Cast
 
1974/1975 Requiem für Hans Grundig
Cast
 
1974/1975 Lotte in Weimar
Cast
 
1974/1975 Die unheilige Sophia
Cast
 
1973/1974 Sagen wird man über unsre Tage. Erkundungen auf einer großen Baustelle
Voice
 
1973/1974 Der nackte Mann auf dem Sportplatz
Cast
 
1973/1974 Leben mit Uwe
Cast
 
1973/1974 Die eigene Haut
Cast
 
1972/1973 Die sieben Affären der Doña Juanita
Cast
 
1972/1973 Der kleine Kommandeur
Cast
 
1972/1973 Scheidungsprozeß
Cast
 
1970 Tscheljuskin
Cast
 
1970 Folge einem Stern
Cast
 
1969/1970 Rottenknechte
Cast
 
1969/1970 Unterwegs zu Lenin
Cast
 
1969/1970 He, du!
Cast
 
1969 Auf der Oder
Voice
 
1968 Wie heiratet man einen König
Cast
 
1967/1968 Der Streit um den Sergeanten Grischa
Cast
 
1967/1968 Ich war neunzehn
Cast
 
1967 Die Räuber
Cast
 
1967 DDR-Magazin [Jg. 1967 / Nr. 34]
Participation
 
1966/1967 Geschichten jener Nacht. EP 2: Die Prüfung
Cast
 
1966 columbus 64
Cast
 
1965/1990 Berlin um die Ecke
Cast
 

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