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René-Benjamin Besson Net Worth

René-Benjamin Besson Net Worth is
$14 Million

René-Benjamin Besson Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Benno Besson (born René-Benjamin Besson; 4 November 1922 in Yverdon-les-Bains; died 23 February 2006 in Berlin, Germany) was a Swiss actor and director. He had great success as director at Volksbühne Berlin, Deutsches Theater and Berliner Ensemble in East-Berlin, where he went by an invitation of Bertolt Brecht in 1949. Some of his acquainted stagings were "The Dragon" by Jewgenij Schwarz, so that he travelled with Deutsches Theater all-around Europe and Asia (also in Japan), and "Der Frieden" (Aristophanes edited by Peter Hacks). He became the Intendant at Volksbühne in the 1960s and worked often with Heiner Müller. In his plays, he worked amongst others with the popular actors Fred Düren, Eberhard Esche and Ursula Karusseit.He was the father of six children, one of them is the popular German actress Katharina Thalbach.
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Date Of BirthNovember 4, 1922
Died2006-02-23
Place Of BirthYverdon-les-Bains, Vaud, Switzerland
ProfessionDirector, Writer, Miscellaneous Crew
Star SignScorpio
#Fact
1Became a member of the French Legion of Honor in 2004.
2Winner of the French Molière Award as "Best Director" in 1994.
3Left East Germany for private reasons and went to Paris to rediscover his French roots (1978).
4After meeting Bertolt Brecht in Zurich, he went to East Berlin, where he worked as actor and director at the Berliner Ensemble until 1958.
5Grandfather of Anna Thalbach and Pierre Besson's daughter with actress Muriel Baumeister, Frieda, who was born one month after his death.
6Born as son of a French teacher working in Switzerland, he studied roman languages and English in Zurich and Neuenburg from 1942 to 1946.
7Was part of the French resistance in Lyon working politically and on stage (1942).
8Father of Pierre Besson and Philippe Besson.
9Father of Katharina Thalbach (with Sabine Thalbach).
10One of Europe's most respected theater directors and progenitor of an acting dynasty.
11Father of Madeleine Besson with Coline Serreau.

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Der Arzt wider Willen1971TV Movie
Das Film-Magazin Nr. 2 - Achtung 8x aufgeblendet: Feuilletons in Bildform1962Documentary
Das Stacheltier - Ein deutscher Herr in Paris1960Short
Pauken und Trompeten1955TV Movie

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Le cercle de craie caucasien2002Video translation
Der Arzt wider Willen1971TV Movie adaptation
Pauken und Trompeten1967TV Movie play

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La flûte enchantée2000/ITV Movie stage director: opera
Der Arzt wider Willen1971TV Movie stage director

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Das Jahrhundert des Theaters2002TV SeriesHimself
La nuit des Molières1994TV Series documentaryHimself - Molière du metteur en scène

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1998Grand PrizeSACD Awards

Known for movies


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