Heiner Lauterbach

Heiner Lauterbach

Darsteller, Musik, Produzent
*10.04.1953 Köln

Biography

Heiner Lauterbach, born April 10, 1953, in Cologne, worked as an installer before attending private actor's training. Lauterbach became a cast member in 1971 and performed in plays by Sartre and Camus. From 1975 to 1977, Lauterbach played his first movie parts in "Schulmädchenreport 9-11" ("Schoolgirl Report 9-11"). He was also the German dubbing voice of Richard Gere and Jack Nicholson.

Lauterbach made his break-through performance as a husband who is cheated on in "Männer" ("Men", 1985), which won Deutscher Filmpreis. Furthermore, he played a movie producer modelled on Bernd Eichinger in "Rossini" (1997), a professor of sociology in "Der Campus" ("Campus", 1998), and Erich Pommer in "Marlene" (2000, alongside his then-wife Katja Flint in the leading role). On TV, Lauterbach was often cast as the "tough guy" and played title roles as a detective in "Faust" (1993-1996) and as Axel Springer in "Der Verleger" (2000). He also appeared in some lavish historical productions like "Dresden" (2006) or "Die Gustloff" (2008).

In 2009, after a long film break and several roles on theatre stages, Lauterbach had his comeback on the screen as the short-sighted press photographer in Till Schweiger's successful comedy "Zweiohrkücken" ("Rabbit without Ears 2"). Further appearances on the screen followed: as a scientist between reality and virtuality in the Sci-Fi drama "Reality XL" (2012) or as a father who is accused to have raped his own daughter in Vivian Naefe's "Einfach die Wahrheit" (2013).

A rather unconventional role was his character in the 2012 comedy "Vatertage - Opa über Nacht": in contradiction to his usual image as a macho, Lauterbach portrays the gay father of a munich artist. With Til Schweiger's "Schutzengel" ("Guardians", 2012), he found back to his roots - in the action drama he plays a ruthless Mafioso.

After a memorable cameo in Matthias Schweighöfer's box office hit "Schlussmacher" ("Break Up Man", 2012), Lauterbach played a serial killer in the thriller "Ein schmaler Grat" (2013) and a father accused of sexual abuse in the made-for-TV drama "Einfach die Wahrheit" (2013).

He next appeared in the theatrical releases "V8 – Du willst der Beste sein" ("V8 – Start your engines", 2013) and "Der blinde Fleck" ("The Blind Spot", 2013) before playing the German chancellor in the made-for-TV disaster movie Katastrophenfilm "Helden - Wenn Dein Land Dich braucht" (TV, 2013) and a German army officer in the Russian WWII drama "Stalingrad (RU, 2013). Lauterbach went on to co-produce the crime thriller "Harms" (2013), in which he also stars as the titular character, an aging gangster who is released from prison and plans his next coup. Directed by Nikolai Müllerschön, the film premiered at the 2013 Munich Film Festival and was released in June 2014.

Lauterbach joined the cast of the ensemble comedy "Wir sind die Neuen", followed by turns in the fairy tale adaptation "Von einem, der auszog, das Fürchten zu lernen" (2015, TV) and the miniseries "Tannbach – Schicksal eines Dorfes" (2015). After reuniting with "Harms" director Nikolai Müllerschön for the tragicomedy "Letzte Ausfahrt Sauerland" ("Forever Sauerland", 2015, TV), he starred in the acclaimed TV thriller "Meister des Todes" (2015), in which he played the ruthless sales manager of an arms manufacturer. He then appeared opposite Uwe Ochsenknecht in the sports satire "Die Udo Honig Story" (2015, TV), and had major roles in the comedy "Weihnachts-Männer" (2015, TV) and the thriller "Das Programm" (2015, TV). He again worked with Nikolai Müllerschön on the director's 2016 release "Frauen", a comedy about three unlike men who discuss their respective views on women during an eventful car ride.

Filmography

2016/2017 Unter deutschen Betten
Cast
 
2016 Willkommen bei den Hartmanns
Cast
 
2015/2016 Spuren der Rache
Cast, Producer
 
2014/2015 Meister des Todes
Cast
 
2014/2015 Von einem, der auszog, das Fürchten zu lernen
Cast
 
2014/2015 Das Programm
Cast
 
2013/2014 Wir sind die Neuen
Cast
 
2013/2014 V8² - Die Rache der Nitros
Cast
 
2013-2016 Frauen
Cast, Music, Producer
 
2012/2013 Helden - Wenn Dein Land Dich braucht
Cast
 
2012/2013 V8 – Du willst der Beste sein!
Cast
 
2012/2013 Der blinde Fleck
Cast
 
2012 Schutzengel
Cast
 
2012 Wir sind wieder wer! - Ein Serien-Testimonial
Cast
 
2012 Schlussmacher
Cast
 
2011/2012 Vatertage - Opa über Nacht
Cast
 
2011-2013 Harms
Cast, Producer
 
2011-2013 Ein schmaler Grat
Cast
 
2011 Reality XL
Cast
 
2009-2011 Hindenburg
Cast
 
2009 Zweiohrküken
Cast
 
2008/2009 Die Seele eines Mörders
Cast
 
2007/2008 Die Gustloff
Cast
 
2007/2008 Das Papstattentat
Cast
 
2007 Wir sind das Volk - Liebe kennt keine Grenzen
Cast
 
2005/2006 Dresden
Cast
 
2004-2006 Die Sturmflut
Cast
 
2003 Ein seltsames Paar
Cast
 
2002/2003 Eine Liebe in Afrika
Cast
 
2002 Tödliches Rendezvous - Die Spur führt nach Palma
Cast
 
2001/2002 666 Traue keinem mit dem du schläfst
Cast
 
2001 Suche impotenten Mann fürs Leben
Cast
 
2000/2001 Das Experiment
Voice
 
2000-2002 Die Affäre Semmeling
Cast
 
2000 Liebe nach Mitternacht
Cast
 
1999/2000 Zwei Asse und ein König
Cast
 
1999/2000 Marlene
Cast
 
1998/1999 Erleuchtung garantiert
Cast
 
1998/1999 St. Pauli Nacht
Cast
 
1998/1999 Schlaraffenland
Cast
 
1998 Eine Sünde zuviel
Cast
 
1998 Der Eisbär
Cast
 
1997/1998 Opernball
Cast
 
1997/1998 Cascadeur. Die Jagd nach dem Bernsteinzimmer
Cast
 
1997/1998 Der Campus
Cast
 
1997 Auf den Tag genau
Cast
 
1997 Spaghetti Bolognese
Cast
 
1997 Der Skorpion
Cast
 
1997 Abflug
Cast
 
1997 Villa Palermo
Cast
 
1996/1997 Tote weinen nicht
Cast
 
1996/1997 Powerslide
Cast
 
1996/1997 Mord hinterm Deich
Cast
 
1996 Das Mädchen Rosemarie
Cast
 
1996 Babyraub
Cast
 
1996 Diebin des Feuers
Cast
 
1996 Nachtwache
Cast
 
1996 Kinder der Straße
Cast
 
1996 Rossini - oder die mörderische Frage, wer mit wem schlief
Cast
 
1995/1996 Der Goldjunge
Cast
 
1995/1996 Das Superweib
Cast
 
1995 Auf Sendung
Cast
 
1995 Das Wunschkind
Cast
 
1995 Drei Tage Zeit
Cast
 
1995 Unfallflucht
Cast
 
1994/1995 Der Schattenmann
Cast
 
1994/1995 Todesangst
Cast
 
1994/1995 Tödliche Route
Cast
 
1994 Mordpoker
Cast
 
1994 Der Club des Drachen
Cast
 
1994 Inkasso
Cast
 
1994 Mucker
Cast
 
1994 Ciao Bruno
Cast
 
1993/1994 Rechtsaußen
Cast
 
1993/1994 Der Beschützer
Cast
 
1993/1994 Jagd auf Mephisto
Cast
 
1993/1994 Charlie & Louise - Das doppelte Lottchen
Cast
 
1992/1993 Flucht nach Miami
Cast
 
1992/1993 Ebbies Bluff
Cast
 
1991/1992 Eurocops: Evelyns Traum
Cast
 
1990/1991 Max Ernst - Mein Vagabundieren, meine Unruhe
Voice
 
1990/1991 Von Gewalt keine Rede
Cast
 
1990 Der Einzelgänger
Cast
 
1989 Der Schwur
Cast
 
1988/1989 Bodo. Eine ganz normale Familie
Cast
 
1988/1989 Bangkok Story
Cast
 
1988/1989 African Timber
Cast
 
1988/1989 Francesco
Cast
 
1988 Schweigegeld
Cast
 
1987/1988 Ich und Er
Cast
 
1987/1988 Semmelweis Ignaz - Arzt der Frauen
Cast
 
1986 Paradies
Cast
 
1985/1986 Nur Frauen, kein Leben
Cast
 
1985 Männer
Cast
 
1984/1985 Eine Frau für gewisse Stunden
Cast
 
1983/1984 Das Gespinst
Cast
 
1983/1984 Kolp
Cast
 
1980/1981 Bis daß der Tod uns scheidet
Cast
 
1980/1981 Die Todesgöttin des Liebescamps
dubbed by
 
1976/1977 Schulmädchen-Report 11. Teil: Probieren geht über Studieren
Cast
 
1975/1976 Schulmädchen-Report 10. Teil: Irgendwann fängt jede an
Cast
 
1975 Schulmädchen-Report 9. Teil: Reifeprüfung vor dem Abitur
Cast
 

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