Dresden On his 85th birthday, Rolf Hoppe said that he has a good life – and that he is not afraid of death. He is now a player who played more than 400 roles and had his own theater, died.
Many knew him from "Three Hazelnuts for Pepelko", but Rolf Hoppe filled up more than 400 film and stage roles – now the player died after 87 years. On Wednesday he fell asleep after completing his life in the family circle, family members reported on Thursday. Last year, Hoppe won several awards – the Märchenfilmfestival prize for life in Annaberg-Buchholz and the Dresden Semper Opera Ball slot.
"I'm mainly hanging out on small roles," Hoppe said three years ago in an interview just before his 85th birthday. "The most important thing is a good home." Hoppe smoked on the tube – the doctor prescribed it in the 40s of the last century, instead of cigarettes.
In recent years, Hoppe has not retired: "I love doing, it's also a nice job," he said. Only with his strength he had to be more economical. One of his projects: his own theater. Already in 1995, a player on the outskirts of Dresden bought a farm and founded the Hoftheater Dresden with friends, according to the website of the theater. But for several years there was only the viewer there.
His "Spielwut" Hoppe first lived in an amateur theater group in his home town of Ellrich on the southern edge of Harz. In turing time, the Thuringian earned money for a pit bull and a hell. His general Göring, as the opponent of Klaus Maria Brandauer in the award-winning filming of the novel by Klaus Mann "Mephisto" in Istvan Szabó's film, was known to him all over the world in 1980. Also, as the father of the pianist Clare Schumann in "Spring Symphony" Peter Schamoni showed Hoppe the world class. At the festival in Salzburg he was repeatedly in the mammon "Everyman".
Since 1963, Hoppe has filled up over 400 film and stage roles and has given the form of almost all classical and comic characters in world literature in the theater. He never succumbed to the temptation to turn his back when he was recording abroad. And he continued to demand in the new film Germany, which played in "Bronstein's children", "Schtonk!" And "Mario and the Wizard".
In just over 50 years of career, there were only two white points: "You would never play a child killer," once said, a player who has long been considered a "bad guy". The second exception is quite unintentional: the amateur role was never offered to him. "A fat man can love too." The balance sheet did not circulate this. "I have a good life." No fear of death, he only wanted a tolerant passage. "When it's time then it's time."
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