Since the 80s, Heiner Lauterbach has become an integral part of the German film and television business.
Born in Cologne in 1953, it was clear from an early age that Heiner Lauterbach preferred acting over school : At the early age of 18 he took acting classes with Marianne Jentgens. At the age of 19 he first stood on the stage and shorty after he sets for directing. Firstly, Heiner Lauterbach established a reputation as a voice actor, lending Hollywood stars such as Richard Gere, Kevin Costner, John Malkovich and many others his voice.
His filming debut was in 1983 in Roland Suso Richter's award-winning KOLP . The breakthrough came with Doris Dorrie's hit comedy MÄNNER (1985 ) , for which Heiner Lauterbach won the German Film Award . After that, he starred in many TV series ("Eurocops", "Faust") and TV movies ("Das Mädchen Rosemarie", "Opernballl").
With movies such as the film adaptation of Erich Kästner's, DAS DOPPELTE LOTTCHEN (1993), Sönke Wortmann's DAS SUPERWEIB (1995) and DER CAMPUS (1997, directed by Sönke Wortmann) Heiner Lauterbach gained immense success on the big screens . With the role of film producer Oskar Reiter in Helmut Dietl's social satire ROSSINI (1996), he once more offered a brilliant performance and was among others awarded with the Bavarian Film Prize (1997).
Heiner Lauterbach appeared in the much discussed TV miniseries "Der Verleger", in the role of Axel Springer, and in the Dieter Wedel productions, "Der Schattenmann" and "Affäre Semmeling".
The latest appearances of the award-winning German actor included the followingTV movies : ZWEI MÄNNER UND EIN BABY (2004) DER BERNSTEINFISCHER (2005), IN LIEBE EINE EINS (2005), and ANDERSRUM (2005), where Heiner Lauterbach was involved in the screenplay and he directed the movie.
He played the leading role in the ZDF series "Kommisar Ochajon" in 2009, 2010 and in the ARD drama EINFACH DIE WAHRHEIT. Among others, he was a major part in the following event productions . . . DRESDEN (2006), DIE STURMFLUT (2006), DAS PAPSTATTENTAT (2008), DIE GUSTLOFF (2008), VULKAN (2009), Ken Follett's EISFIEBER (2010), DIE HINDENBURG (2011) and HELDEN( 2012).
In recent years he starred in movies like - ZWEIOHRKÜKEN , VATERTAGE , DER SCHLUSSMACHER, SCHUTZENGEL , EIN SCHAMLER GRAT , V8 - DU WILLST DER BESTE SEIN 1 & 2, HARMS , DER BLINDE FLECK, STALINGRAD and FRAUEN.