The Swiss actor Bruno Ganz passed away last week. I hope many of you have seen some of his performances. If not I have some suggestions.
The first Ganz role I remember is Damiel, a rather melancholy angel on assignment in divided Berlin. Directed by Wim Wenders, Wings of Desire remains one of my all-time favorite films. A sequel, Faraway, So Closecame years later. That had Lou Reed in it...as well as Peter Falk who was also in Wings of Desire. Don't bother seeing the sequel without first seeing the original. There was a US remake, City of Angels, that I never felt a need to see.
Anther Wender's film, The American Friend gave him more exposure in the USA, but mostly we saw him in supporting roles...in The Boys from Brazil, Nosferatu, The Reader, The Baader Meinhof Complex and others that might have been screened at your local art- film venue.
His best known role was Hitler in the Oscar-nominated Downfall. It is a brilliant, complex portrayal of the Fuhrer...far different from Dick Shawn's in The Producers.
A few Bruno Ganz films can be found on Amazon Prime and Netflix. There are others I would love to see that never made it to Region 1 DVD.