Date of Birth: 06/22/1944
Place of birth: Bad Aussee
He studied theory of music and dramatic art at the Stuttgart Theatre Institute. Acting debut in 1962. Since 1972 a member of the troupe `Vaynerskogo Burgteatra` in Vienna. Since 1975 he plays on the stage of `Salzburg festshpile`. Lovely theater actor Brandauer applied to cinema and skeptical and first film role played in 28 years in the film "Salzburg gang" (The Salzburg Connection, 1972) Lee Kechin. In 1975-1978 he worked in the theater and on television, which starred in six television series. Only seven years after the first film debut Brandauer received positive feedback from critics, brilliantly played a German diplomat in the film "October Sunday" (Oktuberi vas & # 225; rnap - The October Sunday, 1979) A.Kovacha, classic Hungarian cinema. It is because Hungarian filmmakers Brandauer of Austria became the first movie star velichiny.Vsemirnuyu fame and prize in Cannes` main man for rol` Brandauer brought the film "Mephisto" (Mephisto, 1981), shot by Hungarian director I.Sabo on the novel K.Manna (1906- 1949). The role of Hendrik Hofgen, provincial theater actor who has made a career in the Third Reich, Brandauer opened the door to the world of cinema. "Mephisto" - the first film from `German trilogii` Szabo. Continuing the theme `stories were one karery` movies "Colonel Redl" (Oberst Redl, 1985) based on the play D.Osborna "Patriot for himself" and "Hanussen" (Hanussen, 1988), each of them Brandauer played a major role. The role of Alfred Redl - Brandauer`s best work in film.
Brandauer played in the movie about 50 roles, many times was awarded the prestigious international film awards. For the role of Brora Baron Blixen in "Out of Africa" ??(Out of Africa, 1985) S.Pollaka received the award `Oscar` and `Golden globus`, BAFTA Award, the New York critics, national awards. In 1989 Brandauer began making movies himself, speaking as a writer, director and performer of the main roles. His first film "Georg Elser - one of Germany" (Georg Elser - Einer aus Deutschland, 1989) won several national prizes, but the role played by Brandauer in German `trilogii` Szabo, remain the best in his career the actor. With Sabo Brandauer created a role in world cinema `deyatelya` state,` the person in istorii`, showing what psychological mutations occur with a man who came into contact with the authorities. The logical conclusion of one of history `karery` for Brandauer became the role of Lenin in the film" Faith, Hope, and Blood "(Vera, nadezhda, krov`, 2000) and Julius Caesar in the film" The Druids "(Druids, 2001).
In 1980-1990-ies Brandauer filmed in English, Italian, American and Russian films. The most notable role played by them in the paintings of "Out of Africa" ??and "Burning the mystery" (Burning Secret, 1988) British E.Birkina. Even plain role, the actor turns bright memorable work in the film "Never Say Never" (Never Say Never Again, 1983) I.Kostnera, "Kindergarten" (Detsky sad, 1983) Evg.Evtushenko, "Russian House" ( The Russia House, 1990) Australian Fr.Skepsi. In 1994 Brandauer directed the film "Mario and the Magician" (Mario und der Zauberer) by T. Mann novella, which was presented in the competition program of the Moscow International Film Festival XIX. He was awarded the prestigious television award Emmi` `and` `Golden Globusa` for best supporting role in the TV series plana`" Introducing Dorothy Dandridge "(Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, 1999).