Götz Otto

Götz Otto (born 15 October 1967) is a German film and television actor who is perhaps best known internationally for his roles as henchman Richard Stamper in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, as Adolf Hitler's adjutant Otto Günsche in the 2004 World War II film Downfall, and as Nazi commander Klaus Adler in the 2012 comic science fiction film Iron Sky.

Götz Otto
Götz Otto in 2015.
Born (1967-10-15) 15 October 1967
OccupationActor
Years active1989–present
Height1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Spouse(s)Uschi Maichen
Sabine Louys (2000-present)[1]
Children4

Life and career

Otto was born in Dietzenbach and his parents ran a bakery in the city.

He played Mr. Stamper, the villain Elliot Carver's assistant, in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies. When called for casting, Otto was given twenty seconds to introduce himself. Saying "I'm big, I'm bad, and I'm German", the 6'6" (198 cm) actor did it in five.[2]

Otto also played minor roles of epic Nazi films such as the 1993 Steven Spielberg film Schindler's List as an SS guard. He later played the role of SS-Sturmbannführer Otto Günsche in the critically acclaimed 2004 film Downfall.[3] In 2006, he appeared in the UK film Alien Autopsy. His portrayal of Billy the Kid in Bremen in 2011 fulfilled a long-standing desire to act in the Western genre.

In 2012 he starred in the film Iron Sky as the movie's primary antagonist – Moon Nazi officer Adler, who infiltrates the US and plots to become Führer of the Moon Nazi colony.

He has turned his hand to being an occasional race car driver. In 2007, he raced in the German Mini Challenge VIP car at Oschersleben, but, after a strong performance in the first race, he rolled the car on the second turn of race two. He was given another opportunity in the Mini Challenge VIP Car as part of the 2008 German Grand Prix weekend at Hockenheim.

Physical appearance

Otto is known for his very tall stature, and is 198 cm (6 ft 6 inches) tall and, in his earlier films, often characterised by his bleached blonde hair.

Filmography

YearTitleRole
1992Little SharksBody
1993Dann eben mit GewaltTV
Hochwürden erbt das ParadiesTV
Schindler's ListPlaszow SS Guard No. 3
1994Lauras EntscheidungTV
1995Over My Dead BodyZuhälter 1 (Pimp #1)
After Five in the Forest PrimevalTürsteher (Bouncer)
1996GridlockTVMr. Two
Doppelter EinsatzTVBernd Glowacz (1 episode)
SK-BabiesTVLandis (1 episode)
SOKO 5113TVVogel (1 episode)
Hart to Hart: Till Death Do Us HartTVHeinrich
Shine – Die Angst hat einen NamenVGWetherby Duke (voice)
1997Rosamunde Pilcher: Irrwege des HerzensTVGiles Savours
Die Friedensmission – 10 Stunden AngstTV
Kommissar SchimpanskiTVLKA-Beamter Lieb (1 episode)
TatortTVArnold von Brentano (1 episode)
Der SchutzengelTVKai
Tomorrow Never DiesMr. Stamper
1998Earthquake in New YorkTVDetective Eric Steadman
The Girl of Your DreamsHeinrich von Wermelskirch
1999BeowulfRoland
Der blonde AffeTVKommissar Philipp Graf
FramedPfleger No. 1 (Nurse #1)
Der VoyeurTVCurt Rinneberg
Ein WeihnachtsmärchenTVTschak
Die Millennium-KatastropheTVDan Corpening
2000Gunblast VodkaAbel Rothstein
MarleneGary Cooper
Der Bär ist losEntfesslungskünstler (Escape artist)
2001Der kleine Mann
SheAttila
Zsa Zsa
High AdventureSarkhan
Death, Deceit and Destiny Aboard the Orient ExpressBoris
Goebbels und GeduldigAdjudant Brenneisen
Der Tanz mit dem TeufelTVLockvogel
2002Planet B: The AntmanDon José de Alvarez
Edel & StarckTVTim Reskau (1 episode)
El Embrujo de ShanghaiOmar
Ma femme s'appelle MauriceJohnny Zucchini
Family Affairs – Gier nach GlückTVDave
2003Die PfefferkörnerTVJohn Quentin (1 episode)
Planet B: Mask Under MaskGomez
Der ErmittlerTVOle Christiansen (1 episode)
Deep FreezeNelson
Millennium MannTVRoder (1 episode)
2004DownfallAdjutant Otto Günsche
Ring of the NibelungsTVKing Thorkwin
Polizeiruf 110TVPaul Reinhardt (3 episodes, 2004–2007)
2005Der ClownZorbek
ApolloniaTVKaplan Johannes Ebner
Pfarrer BraunTVPater Andreas (1 episode)
GrenzverkehrGroßer Smetana
Karl May Festival in Bad SegebergTVHarry Melton
StockflameNiklas von Dhrei
Der TodestunnelTVRoman Sikorski
Urmel aus dem EisTVKönig Pumponell
2006BalkoTVLukowski (1 episode)
Alien AutopsyLaszlo Voros
Eva BlondTVDetlev (1 episode)
Rettet die WeihnachtsgansTVAlfred
2007Die ErntehelferinTVMartin
SiskaTVRonald Bergmann (1 episode)
Doktor MartinTVKurt Bendicks (1 episode)
SOKO DonauTVSascha Gorki (1 episode)
Für immer AfrikaTVChristian Lindenburg
2008Ossis Eleven
2009BetrayalKrüger
2010The Pillars of the EarthTVWalter
Augustine: The Decline of the Roman EmpireTVGenseric
The WhoreTVKönig
2012Iron SkyKlaus Adler
Cloud AtlasWithers
2013Legend № 17Phil Esposito
2015Prinzessin MaleenTV filmBaron Raimund
2016VesperShort filmWalter
The Visitors: Bastille DayColonel Wurtz

References

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