Hanna Schygulla

Hanna Schygulla

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Born in German-occupied Poland, Hanna Schygulla was raised in Munich, studying languages and literature at that city's university. Turning to acting in her early 20s, Ms. Schygulla worked extensively at the experimental Munich Action Theater, where she met the prolific and highly volatile actor/director/writer Rainer Werner Fassbinder. From 1968, Hannah starred in 20 Fassbinder film productions, retaining her professional ties to the director despite frequent and increasingly violent personal and professional disagreements. The Berlin Film Fest honored Schygulla with their best actress prize for her stunning work in the title role of Fassbinder's The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979). Hardly glamour-girl material, she can best be described as a character star, whose versatility transcends her peasant-stock appearance. During her years with Fassbinder, Schygulla was also well-served in films directed by Schlondorff, Godard, Wajda and Scola. Since Fassbinder's ... View All »
Age: 72
Born: 25 December 1943, Königshütte, Upper Silesia, Germany (now Chorzów, Górny Slask, Poland)
Nationality: German
Claim to Fame: The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)


136 Credits »
2016 Unless Danielle
2016 Milada Senator Plaminkova
2014 Lethe Vera
2013 My Friend Vijay Will's mother
2013 The Quiet Roar Eva
2013 Specimens Slide Transit Woman
2012 Pandemia -
2012 Avanti Suzanne
2011 Faust Moneylender's 'Wife'
2008 Clara, une passion française Clara
2007 The Edge of Heaven Susanne Staub


41 Songs »
1 Immer ist es Welt
2 Engellieder
3 Lili Marleen
4 Der Graben
7 4ème arrondissement: juste une allée
5 Will You Love Me Tomorrow
6 Will you still love me tomorrow
8 Dis Dieu
22 Mexique
10 Gute Nacht - Schubert
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)


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"If (Rainer Werner) Fassbinder found someone who liked to suffer, he made them suffer - and enjoyed it. He was like a cat coming at you with his paws. You never knew whether he'd stroke or claw you."


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Nominated for 20 Awards | Won 19

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