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Mathias Wieman


1902 - 1969

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The actor Mathias Wieman began his film career in the silent movie era and took part in "Feme" (27), "Königin Luise" (27) and "Das Land ohne Frauen" (29). 

In 1930 he appeared the first time with Leni Riefenstahl in the movie "Stürme über dem Mont Blanc" (30). When Leni Riefenstahl realised her first movie as a director, she engaged him for the leading role for "Das blaue Licht" (32).

Wieman experienced the height of his film career in the 30's where he acted in many popular productions, among them "Mensch ohne Namen" (32), "Die Herrin von Atlantis" (32), "Die Gräfin von Monte Christo" (32), "Fräulein Hoffmanns Erzählungen" (33), "Der Schimmelreiter" (34), "Viktoria" (35), "Patrioten" (37) and "Togger" (37). He also had an international success with his appearance in "Die ewige Maske" (36). The movie was awarded with the "American National Board of Review Award for Best Foreign Film" in the USA, Wieman himself got the award as best actor. 

When Mathias Wieman was classed as "persona non grata" by Joseph Goebbels this reduced his activity in movies effectively. He only took part in few movies in the 40's like "Ich klage an" (41), "Das andere Ich" (41), "Paracelsus" (43), "Träumerei" (44) and "Wie sagen wir es unseren Kindern" (45).

Only in the 50's he was able to work more intensive in the film business again, normally in support roles. To his well-known movies of the 50's belong "Herz der Welt" (52), "Solange du da bist" (53), "Der letzte Sommer" (54), "Reifende Jugend" (55) and "Robinson soll nicht sterben" (57). In Roberto Rossellini's movie "La Paura - Angst" (54) he impersonated at Ingrid Berman's side her husband.

Besides his activity in movies he was also a successful theater actor who found his classic role in Johan Wolfgang von Goethe's "Dr. Faust". Beside it he also appeared in plays by Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, Henrik Ibsen and Bertholt Brecht.

Mathias Wieman took up residence in Switzerland after the war together with his wife, the actress Erika Meingast. In 1969 he died of cancer.
 

Other movies with Mathias Wieman:
Freies Volk (25) Potsdam, das Schicksal einer Residenz (27) Der Sohn der Hagar (27) Mata Hari (27) Der fidele Bauer (27) Die Durchgängerin (28) Unter der Laterne (28) Terra senza donne (29) Tagebuch einer Kokotte (29) Rosenmontag (30) L'atlantide (32) Das verliebte Hotel (33) Anna und Elisabeth (33) Achtung!Wer kennt diese Frau? (34) Das verlorene Tal (34) Klein Dorrit (34) Vorstadtvariete (35) Viktoria (35) Unternehmen Michael (37) Anna Favetti (38) Die Hochzeitsreise (39) Michelangelo (40) Kadetten (41) Man rede mir nicht von Liebe (43) Das Herz muss schweigen (44) Wenn eine Frau liebt (50) Melodie des Schicksals (50) Ferientage - einmal anders (52) Das Heiligtum der Krone (53) Königliche Hoheit (53) Eine Liebesgeschichte (54) Schicksal und Vermächtnis (54) Si tous les gard du monde (56) Die Ehe des Dr. med. Danwitz (56) Wetterleuchten um Maria (57) Ruf der Götter (57) Erotikon - Karussell der Leidenschaften (63) Sittlichkeitsverbrecher (63)


 
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