Jörg Schüttauf

Jörg Schüttauf

Darsteller
*26.12.1961 Karl-Marx-Stadt (heute Chemnitz)

Biography

Jörg Schüttauf, born December 26, 1961, in Chemnitz (then Karl-Marx-Stadt), made his stage debut already at the age of six in the city's Pioniertheater and mainly performed in productions of fairy tales. He left school after the tenth grade and started training as a theatrical technician at the Chemnitz opera. After finishing military service, Schüttauf was accepted at Leipzig's theatre school where he stayed until his graduation in 1986. In 1984, while he was still studying, he played his first leading role in a movie, Ete, in Peter Kahane's realistic comedy "Ete und Ali". In 1986, Schüttauf won the Young actor"s award at the fourth national GDR feature film festival.

After graduating from drama school, Schüttauf became a cast member of Hans Otto Theater in Potsdam and stayed in Potsdam for five years. In 1989, he starred in "Die Architekten" ("The Architects"), one of the last DEFA films and at the same time a swansong for the GDR, again directed by Peter Kahane. After the end of the GDR, Schüttauf at first focused on his theatre career again but soon appeared more and more in TV productions. He starred in the leading role in Egon Günther's TV production "Lenz" about the poet Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz who is slowly drifting into insanity. With this performance, Schüttauf made his breakthrough as an actor. He also won his first Grimme award – and three more Grimme awards until 2008.

From 1992 to 1996, Schüttauf was seen alongside Klaus Wennemann in 46 episodes of the TV crime series "Der Fahnder" in the role of Thomas Becker. Furthermore, he starred in several other TV series, including the crime series "Ein Fall für zwei", "Wolffs Revier", "Sperling", "Der Alte", as well as gangster Axel in Nico Hofmanns TV movie "Der große Abgang" (1995) and as Matt in Jo Baier highly-praised mini-series "Der Laden" ("The Store", 1998). During this time he also performed on stage, at theatres in Berlin and Magdeburg.

Jörg Schüttauf again collaborated with Egon Günther for the movie "Die Braut" ("The Mask of Desire") about Christiane Vulpius and Goethe, where he played four different servants. In 1997, Schüttauf won another Grimme award for his performance in Peter Welz's comedy "Viel Spaß mit meiner Frau" (1997). Furthermore, Schüttauf won the German TV award in 2000 for his part as a gangster in "Warten ist der Tod" ("Waiting Means Death"), directed by Hartmut Schoen, and for "Ich habe Nein gesagt" by Markus Imboden. In 2001, Schüttauf returned to the big screen in Hannes Stöhr's "Berlin is in Germany" as a prison inmate who was sentenced in the GDR and is released after the German reunification took place and who has to cope with this completely new world. The association of German film critics named him Best leading actor for this role. Schüttauf was also seen on the big screen in "September" (2003) and "Nachbarinnen" ("Wanted!", 2004).

Since 2002, Schüttauf stars as detective Fritz Dellwo alongside Andrea Sawatzki in the Frankfurt branch of the "Tatort" TV crime series. The episode "Herzversagen" won the Grimme award in 2005. And in 2007, Schüttauf won another Grimme award for the TV crime drama "Arnies Welt", directed by Isabel Kleefeld.

Also in the following years, Schüttauf starred in a great number of TV movies and series, his filmography including more than 100 productions. Among his most important TV works are roles in Udo Witte's caper crime movie "Die Blücherbande" (2009), in Peter Keglevic's military crime movie "Kongo" (2010), in the comedies "Stankowskis Millionen" (2011) and "BlitzBlank" (2013) as well as in the two-part crime movie "Tod eines Mädchens" (2015). Schüttauf could rarely be seen on the big screen during that time. He played an important supporting role as the bourgeois brother of an impostor (Devid Striesow) in the social drama "So glücklich war ich noch nie" ("I've Never Been Happier ", 2009); in Lars Kraume's award-winning "Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer" ("The People vs. Fritz Bauer", 2015) he played a corrupt staff member of the Federal Criminal Police Office.

It was not before 2017 that he finally starred again in a lead role on the big screen. In the comedy "Vorwärts immer!" he portrays a GDR state actor, who in 1989 slips into the role of Erich Honecker to reverse a shoot-to-kill order and ends up in the house of Margot Honecker. For this role, Jörg Schüttauf was awarded with the Bayrischer Filmpreis 2017.

The contents of this entry were funded with the support of the DEFA-Stiftung.

Filmography

2017 Macht euch keine Sorgen
Cast
 
2016/2017 Werk ohne Autor
Cast
 
2016/2017 Credo
Cast
 
2015-2017 Der gleiche Himmel
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2015-2017 Vorwärts immer!
Cast
 
2014/2015 Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer
Cast
 
2014 Krauses Geheimnis
Cast
 
2011 Tödliche Nähe
Cast
 
2010/2011 Unter Null
Cast
 
2010 Am Ende des Tages
Cast
 
2009/2010 Kongo
Cast
 
2009/2010 Weil sie böse sind
Cast
 
2008/2009 Architektur eines Todes
Cast
 
2008/2009 Neuland
Cast
 
2008/2009 So glücklich war ich noch nie
Cast
 
2008 Der tote Chinese
Cast
 
2007/2008 Der frühe Abschied
Cast
 
2007-2009 Die Blücherbande
Cast
 
2007 Bevor es dunkel wird
Cast
 
2007 Wir sind das Volk - Liebe kennt keine Grenzen
Cast
 
2006/2007 Unter uns
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2006/2007 Meine schöne Nachbarin
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2006 Der Tag des Jägers
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2005/2006 Das letzte Rennen
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2005/2006 Außer Gefecht
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2005 Arnies Welt
Cast
 
2005 Leerstand
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2004/2005 Wo ist Max Gravert?
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2004/2005 Die letzte Schlacht
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2004 Mörderische Suche
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2004 Herzversagen
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2004 Der Stich des Skorpion
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2003/2004 Janus
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2003/2004 Nachbarinnen
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2003 Das Böse
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2002/2003 Frauenmorde
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2002/2003 September
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2002 Oskar
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2002 Freitagnacht
Cast
 
2002 Operation Rubikon
Cast
 
2000/2001 Berlin is in Germany
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2000 Vor Sonnenuntergang
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2000 Der Freund von früher
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1999 Ich habe nein gesagt
Cast
 
1998/1999 Die Braut
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1998 Jagdfieber
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1998 Bis zum Horizont und weiter
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1997/1998 Der Laden
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1997 Freiwild
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1996 Viel Spaß mit meiner Frau
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1995 Der große Abgang
Cast
 
1992/1993 Rache
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1992 Lenz. Ich aber werde dunkel sein
Cast
 
1991 Mit dem Anruf kommt der Tod
Cast
 
1990 Die Ritter der Tafelrunde
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1989/1990 Die Architekten
Cast
 
1989/1990 Korczak
dubbed by
 
1989/1990 Der Drache Daniel
Cast
 
1989 Immensee
Cast
 
1989 Drei Flaschen Tokaier
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1986/1987 Unter einem Dach
Cast
 
1984/1985 Ete und Ali
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