Maybe you can make the courage, the Jürgen Holtz had, in one of his last roles. At the Berliner Ensemble, he was 86 years on the stage, and stark naked. The skin, wabblig become from life. Holtz did not deter the. "I have to take the full risk," he said of the "süddeutsche Zeitung" at the time, "it's the only way".
Holtz played the role of the physicist Galileo Galilei. Almost six hours, the staging by Director Frank Castorf took. And Holtz stood a little fragile, but with the massive Text on the stage. Now he has died at the age of 87 years, as the Berliner Ensemble, the German press Agency confirmed on Sunday.
It was just one of the many theatres, where Holtz has occurred. He was born on the 10. August 1932 in Berlin. After school, he opted for the theatre: He studied the art of the stage in Weimar and Leipzig, the first roles he took on at that time in the GDR in Erfurt and Brandenburg an der Havel.
From the GDR in the Federal Republic of Germany
Holtz played at the Berliner volksbühne and at the Berliner Ensemble, he worked with theatre-makers such as Benno Besson, Einar Schleef, Heiner Müller. In the early 1980s, Holtz left East Germany and traveled in the Federal Republic of Germany. And made a stage career.
For his performance in the Drama "cataract", by Rainald Goetz, Frankfurt/Main, he was awarded the Gertrud-Eysoldt-Ring. The magazine "Theater heute" made him at that time for the "actor of the year". In films he is seen, for example, in the turn-Comedy "Good Bye, Lenin!" and in Margarethe von Trott's portrait film "Rosa Luxemburg".
the courage he showed in the television. In 1993 he played the main role in the ARD series "Motzki" an uninhibited Complainer, the not came out of the Complain. The series took a satirical German reunification on the grain.
mockery of "Zonendödel"
One of Motzkis sayings: "The whole world is asking: Why not holes in the Zonendödels from your start out?" Was written the series of Wolfgang Menge, who also invented a "grandfather Alfred". Motzki was a tricky role that earned the actor also criticism from some viewers.
Holtz was "a curmudgeon, a fine thoughts, a tiger in the Talk, a king of the monologue available", wrote in 2013 a Jury of the Stiftung Preußische Seehandlung. She spoke to Holtz, at the time, the theatre prize of Berlin for outstanding services to the German theatre. The Berlin Academy of the arts honored him with the Konrad-Wolf-Preis for his life's work.Updated Date: 22 June 2020, 09:19