Dieter Laser is confirmed dead at the age of 78.
Dieter was best known as a German actor (Lexx).
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RT @IFCMidnight: We're so saddened to hear of Dieter Laser's passing this February. THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE trilogy wouldn't have been…
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RT @LaurenceRHarvey: @Dieter_Laser Very sorry to hear this. He was a gentleman and friend. 😭
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Dieter Laser
Dieter Laser cropped.jpg
Born17 February 1942
Died29 February 2020 (age 78)
Germany
OccupationActor
Dieter Laser (17 February 1942 – 29 February 2020) was a German actor..
Contents
1 Life and career
2 Death
3 Selected filmography
4 References
5 External links
Life and career
Laser was born in Kiel, Germany. He was known to English speaking audiences for his roles as Mantrid in Lexx, Prof. Otto Blaettchen in The Ogre, Dr. Josef Heiter in The Human Centipede (First Sequence) and Bill Boss in The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)
In 1975, he was awarded the German Film Award in Gold in the category of Best Actor for his title role in John Glückstadt.
During the filming of The Human Centipede, many crew members and leading actors described Laser as being a method actor. On the days of filming he did not speak to the cast very often and would stay in character as much as he possibly could. Director Tom Six cast him after being impressed with Laser's work in some of his earlier films. For his performance, Laser won Best Actor at the Austin Fantastic Fest and was nominated for the LA Scream Awards for Best Villain in 2010. He returned for the final installment of the franchise after refusing to play the part at first.
Laser starred in the Estonian fantasy film Jesus' Blood and Red Currants (shooting November 2015). On January 15, 2016, due to appointment collisions in the planning of Sky Sharks, Dieter Laser and Fuse Box Films separated.
Death
Dieter Laser died on 29 February 2020. His death was not announced until a message to his official Facebook page was posted on 9 April 2020.
Selected filmography
1968: In the Jungle of Cities (Im Dickicht der Städte), as Collie Couch alias "The Pavian"
1973: Desaster, as Alf Harden
1974: Ermittlungen gegen Unbekannt, as Günter Riegand
1974-1976: Das Blaue Palais (TV-series), as Enrico Polazzo
1975: John Glückstadt, as John Glückstadt
1975: The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum, as Werner Toetges
1975: Die letzten Ferien , as Miguel
1976: The Elixirs of the Devil , as Medardus
1977: Operation Ganymed , as Don
1978: Germany in Autumn
1978: The Glass Cell (Oscar nominated: Best Foreign Language Film), as David Reinald
1982: Wir (based on We, the 1921 Russian novel by Yevgeny Zamyatin)
1986: Väter und Söhne – Eine deutsche Tragödie (mini series), as Friedrich Deutz
1990: The Man Inside, as Leonard Schroeter
1991: Meeting Venus, as Hans von Binder
1993: Kaspar Hauser , as Ludwig I. von Bayern
1996: Conversation with the Beast, as Peter Hollsten
1996: The Ogre, as Prof. Otto Blaettchen
1997: Shanghai 1937 (Hotel Shanghai), as Dr. Hain
2002: Big Girls Don't Cry, as Mr. Winter
2002: Fuhrer Ex, as Eduard Kellermann
2003: Baltic Storm, as Gehrig
2006: Ich bin die Andere , as Bruno
2009: The Human Centipede (First Sequence), as Dr. Josef Heiter
2015: The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence), as Bill Boss
2017: November (Estonian film), as Baltic German
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