Leander Haußmann

Leander Haußmann

Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch, Musik, Produzent
*26.06.1959 Quedlinburg

Biografie

Leander Haußmann, born June 26, 1959, in Quedlinburg as the son of the actor Ezard Haußmann, at first worked as a printer before he started actor's training at Hochschule Ernst Busch in East Berlin in 1982. Despite successful performances at several theatres, Haußmann became a theatre director in 1990 – and was promptly named "Best new director" by "Theater heute" in 1991. At that time, Haußmann directed plays for Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Nationaltheater Weimar, and Salzburg Festival. In 1993, his productions of "Romeo and Juliet" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" were invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen. Until 1995, Haußmann worked at Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar and subsequenty became the (quite controversial) director of Schauspielhaus Bochum for five years.

In 1997, Haußmann caused a scandal with his maverick interpretation of "Die Fledermaus" at Munich's Staatsoper. On the other hand, he succeeded with his productions of Ulrich Plenzdorf's "Die Legende von Paul und Paula" (2000) at Volksbühne Berlin and of "A Midsummer Night"s Dream" (2003) at Berliner Ensemble.

After several minor appearances in movies by Detlev Buck and Christoph Schlingensief, among others, Haußmann made his debut as a movie director in 1999: His adaptation of Thomas Brussig's novel "Sonnenallee" about the life of teenagers in the GDR became a big success with critics and moviegoers alike. Furthermore, the film won the German film award in silver. Haußmann's second movie, the sarcastic Kreuzberg comedy "Herr Lehmann" (2002), also won two German film awards (for supporting actor and screen play). His third film, the satirical comedy "NVA" (2005) about the last months of the GDR's Volksarmee (National People's Army) was less successful with critics and moviegoers than his first two films. In 2007, Haußmann finished his fourth film as a director, "Warum Männer nicht zuhören und Frauen schlecht einparken können" a comedy about new and old stereotypes in the battle of the sexes.

One year later, Haußmann finished "Robert Zimmermann wundert sich über die Liebe" ("Robert Zimmermann Is Tangled Up In Love"). The comedy, based on the novel by Gernot Gricksch, won the 2008 Bavarian Film Award in the category "Best screen play" and received well-meaning reviews but did turn out as a success at the box office. Haußmann ranks among the most productive German film directors due to his high and quick output of films. His next film was the satirical comedy "Dinosaurier – Gegen uns seht ihr alt aus!" (2009), a tribute to Bernhard Sinkel's classic film "Lina Braake" from 1975.

In 2011 "Hotel Lux" had its theatrical release. The comedy starring well-known German actors Michael Herbig and Jürgen Vogel tells the story of a comedian who in 1938 flees from the Nazis and becomes involved in an intrigue of the Russian KGB in a hotel for expatriates in Moscow.

Filmografie

2012/2013 Hai-Alarm am Müggelsee
Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch, Musik, Co-Produzent
 
2011/2012 Die Vermessung der Welt
Darsteller
 
2010/2011 Hotel Lux
Regie, Drehbuch
 
2009-2011 Die Superbullen
Darsteller
 
2009 Dinosaurier - Gegen uns seht ihr alt aus!
Darsteller, Regie
 
2008/2009 Männersache
Darsteller
 
2007/2008 Robert Zimmermann wundert sich über die Liebe
Darsteller, Regie
 
2007 Warum Männer nicht zuhören und Frauen schlecht einparken
Sprecher, Regie
 
2005 Kabale und Liebe
Regie, Drehbuch
 
2004/2005 NVA
Regie, Drehbuch, Ausführender Produzent
 
2003 Hamlet X
Darsteller
 
2002/2003 Herr Lehmann
Regie
 
2002/2003 Soloalbum
Darsteller
 
2001-2003 Eierdiebe
Darsteller
 
2001 Die Durchmacher
Regie, Drehbuch
 
1998/1999 Sonnenallee
Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch
 
1998 Der Eisbär
Darsteller
 
1997/1998 Liebe deine Nächste!
Darsteller
 
1997 Das 7. Jahr - Ansichten zur Lage der Nation
Regie
 
1996/1997 Die 120 Tage von Bottrop
Darsteller
 
1995/1996 Männerpension
Darsteller
 
1995/1996 Der Elefant vergißt nie
Darsteller
 
1995/1996 Rache
Darsteller
 
1986/1987 Sachsens Glanz und Preußens Gloria. Gräfin Cosel
Darsteller