Sylvester Groth

Sylvester Groth

Darsteller
*31.03.1958 Jerichow

Biography

Sylvester Groth, born 1958 in Jerichow (Saxony-Anhalt), attended drama school at Staatliche Schauspielschule Berlin (now called "Ernst Busch" Schauspielschule). Groth, a trained tenor singer, started his acting career on stage. He performed in classic plays such as "Nathan der Weise" and "Macbeth" at the most renowned German and Austrian theatres such as Munich's Kammerspiele, Berlin's Schaubühne, Salzburg's Festspiele, and Vienna's Burgtheater.

Besides his theatre work, Groth starred in numerous movie and TV productions from the early 1980s on. Groth made his breakthrough performance as an innocently persecuted prisoner of war in Frank Beyer's drama "Der Aufenthalt" ("The Turning Point", 1982). During his career, Groth has proven to be a versatile and intense actor: He starred as a Stasi spy in Hermine Huntgeburth's TV-Drama "Romeo", as poet Clemens Brentano in "Requiem für eine romantische Frau" ("Requiem for a Romantic Woman"), as sex education revolutionary Oswald Kolle in "Kolle – Ein Leben für Liebe und Sex", or as Joseph Goebbels in Dani Levy's comedy "Mein Führer".

Two years later, Groth played the same role in Quentin Tarantino's film "Inglourious Basterds" – and pushed his satirical performance even further. Groth's next role was a bit more realistic: Alongside Henry Hübchen, he played a fairly snobby film director who has an affair with the ex-girlfriend of his ageing star in Andreas Dresen's film "Whisky mit Wodka" ("Whisky with Vodka", 2009).

Over the following years, Groth acted in top-class TV productions like the highly praised comedy "Keiner geht verloren" (2010) where he portrayed a stranded actor or the biopic "Beate Uhse – Das Recht auf Liebe" (2011) in which he played a (fictitious) attorney trying to prosecute the sex toy entrepreneur Uhse.

As a supporting actor in the role of a Stasi officer he featured in the friendship drama "Wir wollten aufs Meer" ("Shores of Hope", 2011) and he could also be seen in the screen adaptation of the best seller "Frisch Gepresst" ("Freshly squeezed", 2012) where portraying a sophisticated lingerie salesclerk he demonstrated once more his talent for satirical caricature. No less convincing was his personification of a journalist with a history in the Red Army Faction in "Das Wochenende" ("The Weekend", 2012), a film based on a novel by Bernhard Schlink. His performance as a cynical SS-colonel in the controversial two-part TV feature "Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter" (2013) was equally impressive.

In "Zum Geburtstag" ("A Pact", 2013), Groth is starring as another menacing character: He portrays an unpredictable ex-classmate threatening a happy family man's existence.

Filmography

2017/2018 Deutschland 86
Cast
 
2016/2017 In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts
Cast
 
2016 Wacht am Rhein
Cast
 
2015/2016 Ein Kommissar kehrt zurück
Cast
 
2015/2016 Die Ermittler - Nur für den Dienstgebrauch
Cast
 
2014/2015 Wendemanöver
Cast
 
2014/2015 Nackt unter Wölfen
Cast
 
2014/2015 Deutschland 83
Cast
 
2014 Eine mörderische Idee
Cast
 
2012/2013 Zum Geburtstag
Cast
 
2012/2013 Wer das Schweigen bricht
Cast
 
2012/2013 Schwarzer Afghane
Cast
 
2012/2013 Die schöne Mona ist tot
Cast
 
2011/2012 Frisch gepresst
Cast
 
2011/2012 Das Wochenende
Cast
 
2011/2012 Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter
Cast
 
2011 Das Dorf
Cast
 
2011 Wandlungen - Richard Wilhelm und das I Ging
Voice
 
2010/2011 Tom Sawyer
Cast
 
2010/2011 Bittere Kirschen
Cast
 
2010/2011 Huhn mit Pflaumen
dubbed by
 
2010-2012 Wir wollten aufs Meer
Cast
 
2010-2012 Ihr Brief zur Hochzeit
Cast
 
2010 Aghet - Ein Völkermord
Participation
 
2009 Inglourious Basterds
Cast
 
2009 Keiner geht verloren
Cast
 
2008/2009 Marcel Reich-Ranicki: Mein Leben
Cast
 
2008/2009 Hilde
Cast
 
2008-2010 Zarte Parasiten
Cast
 
2008 Der Vorleser
Cast
 
2007/2008 Buddenbrooks
Cast
 
2007/2008 Die Weisheit der Wolken
Cast
 
2007-2009 Whisky mit Wodka
Cast
 
2006/2007 Contergan
Cast
 
2006/2007 Mein Führer - Die wirklich wahrste Wahrheit über Adolf Hitler
Cast
 
2006 Nimmermeer
Cast
 
2005/2006 Mord unterm Kreuz
Cast
 
2005/2006 Lulu
Cast
 
2005 Heimkehr in den Tod
Cast
 
2004 Käthchens Traum
Cast
 
2003 Das Wunder von Lengede
Cast
 
2003 Die geheime Inquisition
Cast
 
2002/2003 Stiller Tod
Cast
 
2001 Liebe. Macht. Blind.
Cast
 
2001 Romeo
Cast
 
1999/2000 Jenseits
Cast
 
1999/2000 Verzweiflung
Cast
 
1998/1999 Der Vulkan
Cast
 
1998 Muttertag
Cast
 
1997/1998 Requiem für eine romantische Frau
Cast
 
1997 Gesches Gift
Cast
 
1996 Reise nach Weimar
Cast
 
1994/1995 Neben der Zeit
Cast
 
1994/1995 Die Vergebung
Cast
 
1993/1994 Abschied von Agnes
Cast
 
1992 Das letzte U-Boot
Cast
 
1992 Verlorene Landschaft
Cast
 
1991/1992 Stalingrad
Cast
 
1991 Es könnte alles so schön sein
Cast
 
1985/1986 Das Haus am Fluß
Cast
 
1985/1986 Momo
Cast
 
1984/1985 Junge Leute in der Stadt
Cast
 
1984 Der Schimmelreiter / Jezdiec na siwym koniu
Cast
 
1982/1983 Der Aufenthalt
Cast
 
1981/1982 Fronturlaub
Cast
 
1980 Meines Vaters Straßenbahn
Cast