Otto Tausig

Otto Tausig

Additional Names: Otto Heinz Tausig (Geburtsname)
Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch
*13.02.1922 Wien, Österreich; †10.10.2011 Wien, Österreich

Biography

Otto Tausig, born February 13, 1922, in Vienna, Austria, emigrated to England in 1938 after his home country was annexed by Nazi Germany. After his return in 1946, he attended drama school at Max-Reinhardt-Seminar and in 1948 already worked as an actor, director, and head dramaturg for Neues Theater of Vienna"s Scala. He stayed for eight years until Scala"s closing in 1956. Subsequently, he went to Deutsches Theater and to Volksbühne in East Berlin. Tausig also performed for Bertolt Brecht"s "Berliner Ensemble" during this time. Besides his extensive theatre work, Tausig occasionally appeared in key supporting roles mainly for TV productions from 1956 on.

During his career, Otto Causig rarely appeared on the movie screen. His most important performances on the movie screen include the role of Peter Schlehmihl in Alain Courneau"s film "Nocturne indien" (1989), as Polish-Jewish migrant in Jan Schütte"s film "Auf Wiedersehen Amerika" ("Bye Bye America", 1984), and in Urs Egger"s film "Epsteins Nacht" ("Epstein"s Night", 2002). In the film, Tausig played a Jew who accidentally meets his concentration camp tormentor after several decades.

Although Tausig ended his theatre career in 1999 with a brilliant performance as Schnopferl in a production of Nestroy"s "Das Mädl aus der Vorstadt" at Vienna"s Volkstheater, he has still appeared in several film and TV productions since. After his performance in "Auf Wiedersehen Amerika" ("Bye Bye America"), director Jan Schütte put him in two more films: in 2003, Tausig starred in the Jewish family story "SuperTex", and in 2009, he appeared in the road movie "Bis später, Max!" ("Love Comes Lately") and played a frivolous writer on a reading tour. In the same year, Tausig also starred in a film by director Michael Glawogger: In "Das Vaterspiel" ("Kill Daddy Good Night"), he played a Nazi war criminal who has become senile in the meantime and hides in the basement of his New York house.

Otto Tausig died on Octobre 10, 2011in Vienna.

Filmography

2009 Die grauen Männer
Cast
 
2008/2009 Berlin '36
Cast
 
2007-2009 Das Vaterspiel
Cast
 
2006/2007 Bis später, Max! - Die Liebe kommt, die Liebe geht
Cast
 
2003/2004 Das Geheimnis des Golem
Cast
 
2002/2003 SuperTex - Eine Stunde im Paradies
Cast
 
2001/2002 Epsteins Nacht
Cast
 
2001/2002 Gebürtig
Cast
 
2001 Old Love
Cast
 
2000 Hirnschal gegen Hitler
Cast
 
1998 Zuflucht in Shanghai
Cast
 
1996-2002 Jedermanns Fest
Cast
 
1996 Das Geständnis
Cast
 
1992-1994 Auf Wiedersehen Amerika
Cast
 
1990 Der Bierkönig
Cast
 
1989 Abrahams Gold
Cast
 
1987/1988 Herbst in Lugano
Cast
 
1981 Mord in der Oper
Cast
 
1979 Der Idiot im Hintergrund
Cast
 
1976 Bomber und Paganini
Cast
 
1976 Liebe im Dorf
Cast
 
1975/1976 Fluchtversuch
Cast
 
1971 Der Herr Schmidt. Ein deutsches Spektakel mit Polizei und Musik
Director, Screenplay
 
1968 Von unten hervor
Director
 
1968 Theaterg'schichten durch Liebe, Intrige, Geld und Dummheit
Cast
 
1968 Tragödie auf der Jagd
Cast
 
1962 Geisterkomödie
Director
 
1960 Die Frau seiner Träume
Director, Screenplay
 
1959/1960 Bei mir nicht
Director, Screenplay
 
1959 Der Augenzeuge [Jg. 1959 / A Nr. 069]
Participation
 
1959 Der Kampf mit dem Drachen
Director, Screenplay
 
1958/1959 Benimm dich Fritzchen
Director, Scenario
 
1958 Schule für Kunden
Director, Screenplay
 
1958 Bitte recht freundlich
Screenplay
 
1958 Böses Omen
Cast
 
1957 Bennos böses Ich
Director, Screenplay
 
1955 Gasparone
Cast
 

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