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Mueller-Stahl to receive Lifetime Achievement Golden Bear


Mueller-Stahl to receive Lifetime Achievement Golden Bear

German actor Armin Mueller-Stahl, who has just turned 80, will receive a Golden Bear for Lifetime Achievement at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival.

After starting his career in East Germany, notably under the direction of Frank Beyer, the East Prussian-born actor moved to West Germany, where he worked with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, earning international recognition in his film Lola (1981). In a career spanning over 50 years, Mueller-Stahl has also collaborated with well-known directors such as Costa-Gavras, Andrzej Wajda, Jim Jarmusch and Steven Soderbergh. In 1996, he was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in Shine.

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He has made frequent appearances at the Berlin fest, winning the Best Actor Silver Bear in 1992 for George Sluizer’s Utz and the Berlinale Camera in 1997. In 2006, he was on the international jury and two years ago he attended as a cast member of Tom Tykwer’s opening film The International [+see also:
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(Translated from French)

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