Martin Wuttke (born 8 February 1962) is a German actor and director who achieved international recognition for his portrayal of Adolf Hitler in the 2009 film Inglourious Basterds.

Martin Wuttke
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Wuttke in November 2010
Born (1962-02-08) 8 February 1962 (age 58)
OccupationActor, Director
Years active1991–present
Partner(s)Margarita Broich

Life and careerEdit

Wuttke began his actor training at the college theater in Bochum and then changed to the Westfälische Schauspielschule Bochum (now Schauspielschule Bochum). He played on numerous German-speaking stages: Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz Berlin, Berliner Ensemble, Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Schiller Theater in Berlin, Deutsches Theater Berlin, Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Theater of West Berlin, the Thalia Theater of Hamburg, Stuttgart State Theater, Freie Volksbühne Berlin, Schauspielhaus Frankfurt am Main, Schauspielhaus Zürich (CH) and at the Burgtheater in Vienna (AT), where he has been a director and a member of the ensemble since 2009. When the Berliner Ensemble performed at Berkeley in 1999, his portrayal of Hitler as a petty Chicago gangster in Heiner Müller's adaptation of Brecht's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui was described as an "astonishing grotesque... comically loathsome and rivetingly outrageous."[1]

Wuttke lives with actress Margarita Broich with two children.



Year Film Role Notes
2000 No Place to Go Fast food seller
2002 Delusion Robert Bergmann
2003 Rosenstrasse Joseph Goebbels
Hamlet X Claudius
2006 Call Me Agostino Agostino Stone
Detektive oder Die glücklosen Engel der inneren Sicherheit
2007 Weisse Lilien Hauks
2008 Delta
2009 Inglourious Basterds Adolf Hitler
2011 Hanna Knepfler
2012 Cloud Atlas Mr. Boerhaave/Guard/Leary the Healer
2014 A Most Wanted Man
2015 Colonia Dignidad
2016 The Duelist German Baron
2019 A Hidden Life
2020 Berlin Alexanderplatz


Year Film Role Notes
1991 Moskau - Petuschki Jerofejev Venedikt
1997 Die Bernauerin Mönch
1998-2015 Tatort Andreas Keppler 21 episodes
1998 Geiselfahrt ins Paradies
2000 Dämonen Nikolai Wsewolodowitsch Stawrogin
Bella Block Wolfgang Krauss 1 episode
2001 Hand in Hand Peter Plachotny
2002 Liebesau - die andere Heimat Schorsch Schönstein 3 episodes
2006 Die Tote vom Deich Manuel Bove
2015 Homeland BND officer Adler
2016-2017 Sense8 Volker Bohm



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