1854 - 1944
The actor Hugo Thimig belonged to the most important stage actors in Austria in the second half of the 19th century. He was among others engaged at the Burgtheater from 1874-1923 and became the director from 1912-1917. Another station in his long-standing career was the Theater in der Josefstadt.
He began his professional life as a commercial clerk, beside it he already
played in an amateur group.
Hugo Thimig only appeared seldom in front of the camera, he made his film debut in 1921 with "Kleider machen Leute" (21), it followed the silent movies "Das verbotene Land" (24), "Das Spielzeug von Paris" (25) and "Pratermizzi" (27).
In the 30's came his last cinematical works into being, among them "Geld auf der Strasse" (30), "Die grosse Liebe" (31) and "Buchhalter Schnabel" (35).
Hugo Thimig got the Goethe medal for art and science in 1942 on the occasion of his 70-year anniversary.
Hugo Thimig founded an actor dynasty and his children Hermann
Thimig, Hans Thimig and Helene
Thimig became also successful actors.
Other movies with Hugo Thimig: