Dominique Horwitz (born 23 April 1957) is a French film and television actor and singer.
Dominique Horwitz in February 2010
|Years active||1979 present|
Horwitz was born on 23 April 1957 in Paris, France to German Jewish refugee parents, who had both fled Nazi Germany. In 1971 the family moved to Berlin. He attended a Franco-German grammar-school. He has a sister and a brother. For about twenty years, Horwitz was located in Hamburg where he was married. From his first marriage with his wife Patricia he has two children, the actress Miriam and Laszlo. He currently lives with his second wife Anna and the children Mick and Marlene in Tiefengruben, Bad Berka, a village near Weimar in Thuringia. He is a prominent supporter of social institutions in Weimar, where he helps unemployed youths in a boxing club. He also organises boxing tournaments and links them with culture. Between the boxing matches musical newcomers can perform their music.
He has appeared in over thirty films and over fifty television productions. His first screen role was appearing as Leo Singer in the film David (1979).
He also played the role of the Devil (pegleg) in the theatre production "The Black Rider" (William S. Burroughs, Robert Wilson, Tom Waits)
Horwitz is perhaps best known for playing Obergefreiter Fritz Reiser in Stalingrad (1993).
|1979||David||Leo Singer||war drama|
|Martha Jelleneck||Zivi Thomas||drama|
|1990||The Black Rider||Pegleg||drama musical fantasy|
|Anna Goldin, the Last Witch||Kubli||historical drama|
|1992||Dead Flowers||Willy De Ville||drama|
|1993||Stalingrad||Obergefreiter Fritz Reiser||war drama|
|1998||The Little Girl Who Fell from the Tree||Ben||thriller|
|Women Don't Lie||Xavier||romantic comedy|
|2001||Anne Frank: The Whole Story||Hans Goslar||mini-series|
|2003||Sams in Gefahr||Fitzgerald Daume||comedy|
|2005||Shooting Dogs||Capitaine Charles Delon||drama|
|1983||Rote Erde||Rudi Schickert||TV series|
|1986||The Lenz Papers||Amand Goegg||TV miniseries|
|1993||The Secret of Coach 13||Valentin||drama, television film|
- Peter Craven (30 August 2009). "The relaxed alleskonner: Dominique Horwitz". Deutsche Welle. Archived from the original on 21 January 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
- "Actor Dominique Horwitz". Deutsche Welle. 1 January 2004. Archived from the original on 9 February 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2012.