Reinhard Kolldehoff

Reinhard Kolldehoff

Additional Names: René Koldehoff (Weiterer Name)
Darsteller
*29.04.1914 Berlin; †19.11.1995 Berlin

Biography

Reinhard (René) Kolldehoff, born April 29, 1914, in Berlin, as the son of a post office clerk, finished high school before he took over roles as an extra at Großes Schauspielhaus and at Staatsoper Berlin to pay for actor"s training. After his official stage debut in 1936 in Altenburg and several engagements at theatres in Remscheid, Danzig, Hamburg, and in Lübeck, he made his movie debut in a small role in the comedy "Der Gasmann", starring Heinz Rühmann in the leading role. Directly after the film, he was drafted for military service by Wehrmacht so that he was not able to continue his acting career until the end of the war.

From 1945 on, he at first performed at Berlin"s Hebbel-Theater, later at several other Berlin theatres including Deutsches Theater and Komödie before he went to Hamburg"s Schauspielhaus in 1955. However, Kolldehoff noticeably focused on the film business. After several small roles in DEFA films, for instance, as teacher Tischbein in Erich Engel"s film "Affaire Blum" ("Blum Affair"), or as SA member Rudi Wille in Wolfgang Staudte"s film "Rotation", he played his first leading role in Hans Müller"s film "Bürgermeister Anna". In the film, Kolldehoff made a convincing performance as returning soldier Jupp Ucker who has trouble to accept that a woman – his former girlfriend – has taken up the post of mayor in his home town. It takes hostilities of others until he comes to appreciate her competence and her circumspection.

Kolldehoff made his last appearance in a DEFA film in "Die letzte Heuer" (1951). In the film, he played an unpleasant police inspector. He then starred in countless West German and increasingly also in international productions that mostly credited him as "René Kolldehoff". He mainly played easily remembered supporting roles as his striking face, his gigantic stature, and his deep, often rumbling voice predestined him for dark, brutal, or hotheaded characters. Thus, he portrayed numerous shady characters and criminals as well as military personnel.

For German cinema, Kolldehoff starred in entertainment movies like "Ich hab mein Herz in Heidelberg verloren" ("I Lost My Heart in Heidelberg", 1952), "Hoppla, jetzt kommt Eddie" ("Hoopla, Now Comes Eddie", 1958) oder "Heintje – mein bester Freund" (1970), in genre films like "Urlaub auf Ehrenwort" ("Furlough on Word of Honor", 1955), "Der Frosch mit der Maske" ("Face of the Frog", 1959), and Fritz Lang"s "Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse" ("The Thousend Eyes of Dr. Mabuse", 1960), but also in literary adaptations like Helmut Käutner"s "Der Hauptmann von Köpenick" ("The Captain from Köpenick", 1956), based on Carl Zuckmayer, or Falk Harnack"s TV production "Jeder stirbt für sich allein" (1962), based on Hans Fallada. His rare leading roles include the displaced village priest in Peter Fleischmann"s satire "Das Unheil" ("Havoc", 1971). On TV, Kolldehoff appeared in numerous TV series, including "Der Kommissar", "Derrick", and "Der Alte".

Kolldehoff often represented the "ugly German" and the prototypical Nazi in international productions. He, for instance, made a memorable performance in Paul Verhoeven"s film "Soldaat van Oranje" ("Soldier of Orange", 1977). Kolldehoff worked with well-known directors like Claude Chabrol, Daniel Mann, Joseph Losey, Henri Verneuil, George Roy Hill, and Paul Mazursky and appeared alongside international movie stars ranging from Alain Delon to Roger Moore, and from Catherine Deneuve to Jane Birkin. His most concise roles include the role of the confused German business man in Jacques Tati"s film "Playtime" (1967), the role of Baron von Essenbeck in Luchino Visconti"s film "La Caduta Degli Die" ("Luchino Visconti"s The Damned", 1969), and the role of Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring in the multi-part US production "The Winds of War" (1983).

After about 170 roles in films from more than 30 countries, Kolldehoff"s appearance in the TV series "Forstinspektor Buchholz" (1989) marked his last role. At that time, Kolldehoff was already confined to a wheelchair due to Parkinson"s disease. Later, he also became a diabetic. For a time, he was still able to work as a dubbing voice but eventually he had to end his career entirely.

Reinhard Kolldehoff had married for a second time and was the father of two children. He died on November 19, 1995, in Berlin, at the age of 81.

Filmography

1985 High Speed
Cast
 
1984/1985 Die Dame vom Palace-Hotel
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1983/1984 Morgen in Alabama
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1983/1984 Der vierte Mann
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1983 Die Beine des Elefanten
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1982/1983 Julie Darling
Cast
 
1981/1982 Teufelsküche
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1980/1981 Der König und sein Narr
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1980 Der Mann, der Venedig hieß
Cast
 
1979/1980 Die Paulskirche
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1979/1980 Karriere
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1979/1980 Primel macht ihr Haus verrückt
Cast
 
1978 Die Kolonne
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1978 Sie nannten ihn Mücke
Cast
 
1977/1978 Schöner Gigolo, armer Gigolo
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1977/1978 Der Schimmelreiter
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1977 Verkaufte Träume
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1976 Der Mann aus Portofino
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1976 Das chinesische Wunder
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1975 Tod im U-Bahnschacht
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1974/1975 Warum es ein Fehler war, Beckmann zu erschießen
Cast
 
1974 Borsalino & Co.
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1973-1976 So oder so ist das Leben
Cast
 
1973 Die perfekte Erpressung
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1973 Mein Onkel Benjamin
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1972 Ein achtbarer Mann
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1972 Sie verkaufen den Tod
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1970/1971 Das Unheil
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1970 Auftrag: Mord!
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1970 Heintje - Mein bester Freund
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1969/1970 Der Erbarmungslose
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1968/1969 Die Verdammten
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1967/1968 Die Postanweisung
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1967/1968 Straßenbekanntschaften auf St. Pauli
Cast
 
1967 Der Fall Petkov
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1965 Blumen für Zimmer 19
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1965 Warteliste zur Hölle
Cast
 
1963 Bergwind
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1963 Mord in Rio
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1963 Die erste Lehre
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1963 Tödlicher Karneval
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1962 Jeder stirbt für sich allein
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1962 Onkel Harry
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1961/1962 Das Mädchen und der Staatsanwalt
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1961 Diesmal muß es Kaviar sein
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1961 Die seltsame Gräfin
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1961 Liane die Tochter des Dschungels
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1960/1961 Ein wahrer Held
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1960/1961 ...und sowas nennt sich Leben
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1960 Die Familie
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1960 Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse
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1960 Orientalische Nächte
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1959/1960 Am grünen Strand der Spree. 1. Das Tagebuch des Jürgen Wilms
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1959/1960 Einer von Sieben
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1959 Der Frosch mit der Maske
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1959 Bobby Dodd greift ein
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1959 Und das am Montagmorgen
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1959 Kriegsgericht
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1959 Das Nachtlokal zum Silbermond
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1958/1959 Hunde, wollt Ihr ewig leben
Cast
 
1958 Liebe kann wie Gift sein
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1958 Hoppla, jetzt kommt Eddie
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1958 Gestehen Sie, Dr. Corda!
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1958 Romarei - das Mädchen mit den grünen Augen
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1957/1958 Der Greifer
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1957 Der Fuchs von Paris
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1957 Das Glück liegt auf der Straße
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1957 Das haut hin
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1957 Der müde Theodor
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1956/1957 Kalle wird Bürgermeister
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1956 Anastasia, die letzte Zarentochter
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1956 Der Hauptmann von Köpenick
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1956 Liane - das Mädchen aus dem Urwald
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1955/1956 Ein Mädchen aus Flandern
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1955 Urlaub auf Ehrenwort
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1955 Oberwachtmeister Borck
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1955 Hanussen
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1954/1955 Stern von Rio
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1954/1955 Zwischenlandung in Paris
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1954 Unternehmen Edelweiß
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1954 Gitarren der Liebe
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1953 Weg ohne Umkehr
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1953 Vati macht Dummheiten
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1953 Knall und Fall als Detektive
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1953 Rechte für alle 01: Die Freiheit der Person ist unverletzlich
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1952 Wenn abends die Heide träumt
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1952 Der fröhliche Weinberg
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1952 Postlagernd Turteltaube
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1952 Ich hab' mein Herz in Heidelberg verloren
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1951 Die neuen Herren von Lützgendorf
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1950/1951 Die letzte Heuer
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1950 Epilog
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1950 Melodie des Schicksals
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1949/1950 Bürgermeister Anna
Cast
 
1949/1950 Der Auftrag Höglers
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1949 Unser täglich Brot
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1948/1949 Rotation
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1948/1949 Quartett zu fünft
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1948/1949 Das Mädchen Christine
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1948/1949 Angst
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1948 Affaire Blum
Cast
 
1940/1941 Der Gasmann
Cast
 

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