|Born||16 February 1939|
|Died||8 February 2020 (aged 80)|
Volker Spengler (16 February 1939, Bremen – 8 February 2020, Berlin) was a German stage and film actor.
Spengler was best-known to international audiences as one of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's key collaborators, he appeared in numerous films of the director. His most noted role with Fassbinder was as the transsexual Erwin/Elvira of the film In a Year of 13 Moons (1978). Overall, Spengler appeared in about 40 film and television productions between 1966 and 2004, also working with other notable directors like Christoph Schlingensief and Volker Schlöndorff.
As a stage actor, Spengler was discovered for the Schiller Theater in the late 1960s by director Fritz Kortner. He performed in “Amanullah Amanullah” at Berlin’s Volksbühne in April 2009. He was a long-standing veteran at the Volksbühne and the Berliner Ensemble. His trademark was his raspy and unmistakable voice.
Tatort: Kressin und die zwei Damen aus Jade (TV film, 1973)
Mother Küsters' Trip to Heaven (Mutter Küsters' Fahrt zum Himmel, 1975)
Satan's Brew (Satansbraten, 1976)
Chinese Roulette (Chinesisches Roulette, 1976)
Bolwieser (TV film, 1977)
In a Year of 13 Moons (In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden, 1978)
The Marriage of Maria Braun (Die Ehe der Maria Braun, 1979)
The Third Generation (Die dritte Generation, 1979)
Berlin Alexanderplatz (TV miniseries, 1980)
Veronika Voss (Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss, 1982)
Peng! Du bist tot! (1987)
100 Jahre Adolf Hitler – Die letzte Stunde im Führerbunker (1989)
The German Chainsaw Massacre (Das deutsche Kettensägenmassaker, 1991)
The Ogre (Der Unhold, 1996)
Die 120 Tage von Bottrop (1997)
Off Beat (Kammerflimmern, 2004)
Volker Spengler on IMDb
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