Famed Swiss actor Bruno Ganz has died aged 77. The actor was diagnosed with colon cancer last year and died at his home in Zurich on Friday.
Ganz received international acclaim for his portrayal of Adolf Hitler in 2004’s historical war drama “Downfall” and also appeared in such films as “Wings of Desire,” “Bread and Tulips,” “The Boys from Brazil,” “The Reader,” Werner Herzog’s “Nosferatu,” and “The Manchurian Candidate” remake.
Ganz’s most recent film appearance was in Lars von Trier’s “The House That Jack Built” which premiered at Cannes last year.
Bruno Ganz was one of the greatest and most versatile actors "who inspired generations of film fans", said festival director Dieter Kosslick. We are incredibly saddend by the loss of a long-standing festival companion and outstanding figure of the international film history. pic.twitter.com/CSJkIsavfy
— Berlinale (@berlinale) February 16, 2019
Source: BBC News