Hannes Messemer (19 May 1924 – 2 November 1991) was a German actor. Born in Dillingen an der Donau, Bavaria, Messemer served on the Eastern Front of World War II and was eventually captured by Soviet soldiers. He managed to escape and make it back to Germany on foot. After the war, Messemer tried his hand at several jobs, before falling into acting in 1946.

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  • Hannes Messemer (* 17. Mai 1924 in Dillingen an der Donau, Bayern; † 2. November 1991 in Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen) war ein deutscher Schauspieler und Hörspielsprecher.
  • Hannes Messemer (19 May 1924 – 2 November 1991) was a German actor. Born in Dillingen an der Donau, Bavaria, Messemer served on the Eastern Front of World War II and was eventually captured by Soviet soldiers. He managed to escape and make it back to Germany on foot. After the war, Messemer tried his hand at several jobs, before falling into acting in 1946. With only his natural talent and no training, he successfully secured roles with several major theatre companes in Tubingen, Hamburg, Munich and Berlin in the following ten years.His big break in films came with a role in Rose Bernd in 1956. He was then cast in the major role of Colonel Rossdorf in the production of Nachts, wenn der Teufel kam the following year - a role which saw him awarded a Best Actor accolade. A series of successful roles followed, including The Doctor of Stalingrad, Der Transport (Destination Death), Die Brücke des Schicksals and the comedy Babette Goes to War with Brigitte Bardot. He achieved critical international acclaim for his role as Colonel Muller in the Roberto Rossellini production of General della Rovere (1959), with the film winning the Golden Lion at Cannes that year.Messemer is probably best known for his role as the commandant in The Great Escape (1963). The film had a star-studded cast, but it was Messemer, relatively unknown outside Europe, who uttered the film's most famous line (to Steve McQueen/Capt. Hilts): "It looks, after all, as if you will see Berlin before I do."He continued to star in TV and theatre productions, becoming a familiar face to German television audiences for over 20 years. Some of his roles included major TV productions such as Union der festen Hand and Die Dämonen, as well as two years as Commissioner Deeds in the TV drama series "Sergeant Berry". He also lent his distinctive voice to radio and recorded works, including the writings of Mao, and a reading of the four books of the Gospels.A heavy life long smoker, Messemer suffered throat cancer during the 1980s, and surgery left his voice at only a whisper. Forced to retire from acting, he appeared on German television for the last time in 1989, in a production with Agnes Fink.Hannes Messemer died of a heart attack in Aachen. He was married four times, and was survived by two daughters.
  • Hannes Messemer est un acteur allemand né le 17 mai 1924 à Dillingen, mort le 2 novembre 1991 à Aix-la-Chapelle, en Allemagne.
  • Hannes Messemer (Dillingen an der Donau, 17 maggio 1924 – Aquisgrana, 2 novembre 1991) è stato un attore tedesco.Caratterista prolifico, attivo sul grande schermo dalla metà degli anni cinquanta, si è specializzato in ruoli di ufficiali tedeschi in film sulla seconda guerra mondiale, che fra l'altro aveva vissuto in prima persona come militare mandato a Stalingrado per punizione, e poi come prigioniero dei russi. Ha lavorato in due film di Roberto Rossellini, Il generale Della Rovere (1959) dove interpreta il colonnello nazista Müller, antagonista di Vittorio De Sica, e l'anno successivo in Era notte a Roma, nel ruolo del colonnello Von Kleist.Fin dagli esordi è stato molto attivo in ambito televisivo, partecipando a svariate serie tv tedesche e trasposizioni teatrali per il piccolo schermo, incrementando la sua produzione negli anni della maturità.
  • Ха́ннес Ме́ссемер (англ. Hannes Messemer; 19 мая 1924, Диллинген-на-Дунае, Бавария, Германия — 2 ноября 1991, Ахен, Северный Рейн — Вестфалия, Германия) — немецкий актёр, наиболее известный ролью коменданта в фильме «Большой побег» (1963). Этот фильм может похвастаться большим числом знаменитостей. Мессемер был относительно неизвестным по сравнению с другими актёрами, но зато произнёс одну из самых известных фраз фильма (адресованную герою Стива Маккуина капитану авиации Хильцу): «Похоже, что вы увидите Берлин раньше, чем я».Мессемер воевал на Восточноевропейском театре военных действий Второй мировой войны и был захвачен в плен советскими солдатами. Он умер в Ахене от острого инфаркта миокарда.
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  • Hannes Messemer (* 17. Mai 1924 in Dillingen an der Donau, Bayern; † 2. November 1991 in Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen) war ein deutscher Schauspieler und Hörspielsprecher.
  • Hannes Messemer est un acteur allemand né le 17 mai 1924 à Dillingen, mort le 2 novembre 1991 à Aix-la-Chapelle, en Allemagne.
  • Hannes Messemer (19 May 1924 – 2 November 1991) was a German actor. Born in Dillingen an der Donau, Bavaria, Messemer served on the Eastern Front of World War II and was eventually captured by Soviet soldiers. He managed to escape and make it back to Germany on foot. After the war, Messemer tried his hand at several jobs, before falling into acting in 1946.
  • Hannes Messemer (Dillingen an der Donau, 17 maggio 1924 – Aquisgrana, 2 novembre 1991) è stato un attore tedesco.Caratterista prolifico, attivo sul grande schermo dalla metà degli anni cinquanta, si è specializzato in ruoli di ufficiali tedeschi in film sulla seconda guerra mondiale, che fra l'altro aveva vissuto in prima persona come militare mandato a Stalingrado per punizione, e poi come prigioniero dei russi.
  • Ха́ннес Ме́ссемер (англ. Hannes Messemer; 19 мая 1924, Диллинген-на-Дунае, Бавария, Германия — 2 ноября 1991, Ахен, Северный Рейн — Вестфалия, Германия) — немецкий актёр, наиболее известный ролью коменданта в фильме «Большой побег» (1963). Этот фильм может похвастаться большим числом знаменитостей.
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