Dominique Horwitz

Dominique Horwitz (born 23 April 1957) is a French film and television actor and singer.

Dominique Horwitz
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Dominique Horwitz in February 2010
Born (1957-04-23) 23 April 1957 (age 63)
Years active1979 present


Horwitz was born on 23 April 1957 in Paris, France to German Jewish refugee parents, who had both fled Nazi Germany.[1][2] 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).

In 1992, Horwitz received the Golden Lion Award for the Best Actor from the Venice Film Festival.[3]

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).

Selected filmographyEdit

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Year Film Role Genre
1979 David Leo Singer war drama
1987 Der Madonna-Mann [de] Flamm crime
1988 Fifty Fifty Willi comedy
Martha Jelleneck Zivi Thomas drama
1990 The Black Rider Pegleg drama musical fantasy
1991 Hausmänner - comedy
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
1999 Nightshapes Victor
2001 Anne Frank: The Whole Story Hans Goslar mini-series
2003 Sams in Gefahr [de] Fitzgerald Daume comedy
2005 Shooting Dogs Capitaine Charles Delon drama

Television workEdit

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Year Title Role Genre
1983 Rote Erde Rudi Schickert TV series
1986 The Lenz Papers [de] Amand Goegg TV miniseries
1993 The Secret of Coach 13 Valentin drama, television film


  1. ^ Peter Craven (30 August 2009). "The relaxed alleskonner: Dominique Horwitz". Deutsche Welle. Archived from the original on 21 January 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Actor Dominique Horwitz". Deutsche Welle. 1 January 2004. Archived from the original on 9 February 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
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