Schulze, Horst


Horst Schulze was born on April 26, 1921 in Dresden. From 1937 until 1940, he took private singing and acting lessons in Dresden, where he debuted as an opera singer. As of 1946, Schulze acted at theaters in Dresden, Zittau and Weimar; from 1956 to 1965, he worked at the Staatstheater in Dresden. Schulze was also a guest performer in operettas and musicals at the Deutsches Staatsoper, Komische Oper and Metropol Theater in East Berlin, and played Mack the Knife in Brecht’s The Threepenny Opera at the Berliner Ensemble.


While expanding into film acting, Schulze continued to appear as a guest performer at various theaters, especially at the Hoftheater in Dresden. Schulze’s debut at the DEFA Studio for Feature Films was as Count Appiani in Martin Hellberg’s film adaptation of Lessing's Emilia Galotti in 1957. He then continued working in film, mainly in musicals and adaptations of classic literatary works.


Schulze starred in the title role in Günter Reisch's two biographical films about the socialist activist and Reichstag member Karl Liebknecht: Solange Leben in mir ist and Trotz Alledem!


As of 1967, Schulze joined the DEFA Studio’s acting ensemble for good, proving his versatility in numerous film roles, as: resistance fighter Adam Kuckhoff in KLK an PTX – Die rote Kapelle; the brutal plantation owner Raynes, in Konrad Petzold's Western Osceola; and the striving agent in Siegfried Kühn's adaptation of Goethe’s Die Wahlverwandschaften.


Horst Schulze has also starred in popular television series—such as Polizeiruf 110 and Das unsichtbare Visier, in which he played opposite Armin Mueller-Stahl—as well as in television roles, including as Baron Instetten, in the adaptation of Fontane’s Effi Briest, and Dr. Paul Kramer, in the three-part film adaptation of Feuchtwanger’s Die Brüder Lautensack.


2002 Liebe ist die halbe Miese (Love Is Half the Battle, TV)
1994 Tödliches Geld (Deadly Money, TV)
1991 Die Spur des Bernsteinzimmers (The Mystery of the Amber Room)

Farßmann oder zu Fuß in die Sackgasse

(Farssmann, or On Foot Down a Dead End)

1990 Archiv des Todes (Achive of Death, TV series)
1983 Ärztinnen (Women Doctors)
1981 Hochhausgeschichten (Highrise Stories, TV series)
1981 Märkische Forschungen (Exploring the Mark Brandenburg)
1979 Abschied vom Frieden (Farewell to Peace, TV mini-series)
1978 Für Mord kein Beweis (No Proof of Murder)
1978 Bis daß der Tod euch scheidet (Until Death Do Us Part)
1977-87 Polizeiruf 110 (Police Call 110, TV series)
1977-79 Das unsichtbare Visier (The Invisible Visor, TV series)
1976 Auf der Suche nach Gatt (Looking for Gatt, TV)
1973 Die Brüder Lautensack (The Brothers Lautensack, TV mini-series)
1973 Die Wahlverwandtschaften (Elective Affinities)
1971 Effi Briest (TV)
1971 Trotz alledem (In Spite of Everything!)
1971 Oceola
1970 KLK an PTX: Die Rote Kapelle (KLK to PTX: The Red Orchestra)
1969 Hans Beimler, Kamerad (Hans Beimler, Comrade, TV series)
1968 Weiße Wölfe (White Wolves)
1968 Jungfer, sie gefällt mir (Maiden, You Please Me)
1967 Der Darß (Darß, narrator)
1967 Geschichten jener Nacht: Die Prüfung (Stories of that Night: The Test)
1965 Solange Leben in mir ist (As Long as There Is Life in Me)
1963 Christine
1959 Warum jeder ein Körnchen Weisheit besitzt (Why Everyone Has a Kernel of Wisdom)
1957 Emilia Galotti


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