Franz Rogowski

Franz Rogowski

Darsteller, Sonstiges
*1986 Freiburg

Biography

Franz Rogowski was born in Freiburg in 1986. He studied drama and dance in Stuttgart, Berlin, Switzerland and Austria. Since 2007, he has performed in numerous stage productions, among them "Megalopolis" and "protect me" at the Schaubühne in Berlin. He also worked at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg, the Théâtre National in Brussels and the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin.

Rogowski first worked as a choreographer on the production of Jakob Lass' 2009 short ""Them Brakes", before appearing as an actor in Lass' "Frontalwatte" and Jan Bachmann's "UH, it's great here!".

"Love Steaks" (2013) – again directed by Jakob Lass – marked Rogowski's first leading role in a feature-length release. He plays masseur Clemens, who works at a wellness resort and madly falls in love with female chef Lara (Lana Cooper). The film won numerous awards, including the Max-Ophüls-Preis, and Rogowski himself took home the Förderpreis Neues Deutsches Kino for Best Actor.

In 2014, Rogowski played an important supporting role as an inscrutable school janitor in the TV crime movie "Polizeiruf 110: Hexenjagd" (Director: Angelina Maccarone). He also starred in a leading role in Sebastian Schipper's highly acclaimed and multi-award winning drama "Victoria", which premiered at the Berlinale in 2015. In it, Rogowski played one of four friends who decide to rob a bank after a party night out. Also in 2015, he starred in a supporting role in the TV movie "Besuch für Emma" about a lonely widow in Berlin. The drama "Uns geht es gut" premiered in autumn 2015 with Rogowski in a leading role as one in a group of friends that aimlessly wander through the city on an extremely hot summer day. "Tiger Girl" premiered in the Panorama section of the Berlinale 2017, after "Frontalwatte" and "Love Steaks" marking the third collaboration between Rogowski and director Jakob Lass. In the completion of the Cannes film festival 2017, Rogowksi could be seen in Michael Haneke's "Happy End" (FR/DE/AT) as the depressive son of a well-off French family. Shortly after, he starred in Christian Petzold's free adaptation of the Anna Seghers' novel "Transit" (Release date: 2018).

Filmography

2017/2018 Transit
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2017 In den Gängen
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2016/2017 Lux - Krieger des Lichts
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2016/2017 Happy End
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2016/2017 Der Simulant
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2016/2017 Radegund
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2015-2017 Fikkefuchs
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2015-2017 Tiger Girl
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2015 Uns geht es gut
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2015 Besuch für Emma
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2014/2015 Victoria
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2014/2015 Asche
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2014 Hexenjagd
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2012/2013 Love Steaks
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2011 Uh, it's great here!
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2010/2011 Frontalwatte
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2008 Them Brakes
Choreographer