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Bruno Ganz, Known As Hitler In Movie 'Downfall,' Dies

Bruno Ganz, Known As Hitler In Movie ‘Downfall,’ Dies

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(CelebrityAccess) Bruno Ganz, 77, known for his roles as Adolph Hitler in the movie “Downfall” and as an angel in 1987 film “Wings of Desire,” died Friday of colon cancer, according to representatives.

Ganz received accolades for his work in movies like the Oscar-nominated “The Reader” in 2008, Werner Herzog’s “Nosferatu,” Jonathan Demme’s remake of “The Manchurian Candidate” and Franklin J. Schaffner’s “The Boys From Brazil,” but his passionate performance as the German dictator in “Downfall” made Ganz a recognizable internet figure as one of the movie’s scenes has been used to make countless memes.

Ganz also performed on the stage in Harold Pinter’s “The Homecoming” and Goethe’s “Faust.” His most recent film appearance was in Lars von Trier’s “The House That Jack Built,” which premiered at Cannes last year.

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