Götz Otto Biography
Götz Otto is a talented German film and television actor born on October 15th, 1967. He started his acting career in 1992 with a role in the German comedy Little Sharks, and quickly followed it up with roles in Dann eben mit Gewalt (TV) and Hochwürden erbt das Paradies in 1993.
However, it was that same year that he landed a pivotal role in Steven Spielberg’s critically acclaimed film Schindler’s List, playing an SS guard. Other smaller roles in mostly German films followed.
In 1997, Götz Otto reached the height of his career when he played the henchman Richard Stamper in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies. His big break came when he introduced himself to the casting director in five seconds, saying “I’m big, I’m bad, and I’m German.” His portrayal of the villain Elliot Carver‘s assistant won him critical acclaim and a legion of Bond fans.
Over the years, Götz Otto has appeared in other notable films, including the critically acclaimed 2004 film Downfall, in which he played the role of SS-Sturmbannführer Otto Günsche.
In 2006, Götz Otto appeared in the UK film Alien Autopsy. His long-standing desire to act in the Western genre was finally realized in 2011 when he played the role of Billy the Kid in Bremen. He further showcased his versatility as an actor in 2012, starring as the primary antagonist – Moon Nazi officer Adler – in the film “Iron Sky.”
Beyond his acting career, Götz Otto has tried his hand at race car driving, participating in the German Mini Challenge VIP car at Oschersleben in 2007. He performed well in the first race but unfortunately rolled the car during the second race. He was given another opportunity in the Mini Challenge VIP Car in 2008 as part of the German Grand Prix weekend at Hockenheim.
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