Günther Maria Halmer: Anyone Can Get the Kick. C. Bertelsmann Verlag (Hardcover, 20th century, c 1900 to c 1999, 21st century, c 2000 to c 2100, Performing arts, Germany)

Anyone Can Get the Kick

Views of a rebel

Original Title: Fliegen kann jeder

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 384 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-570-10261-9
€ 19.99 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: C. Bertelsmann

Date of publication: April 25, 2017
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Günther Maria  Halmer - Anyone Can Get the Kick


The autobiography of a popular actor

Günther Maria Halmer is one of the most popular German actors. His path to fame, however, was a stony one. As the son of a severe father he turned into a rebel who was kicked out wherever he went: from the grammar school, from the army, from the college of hotel management. He has never been one for hypocrisy and fitting in with the crowd. Such experiences toughened his integrity but also gave him many a defeat.

Even as a boy he loved the theatre and movies, and after a period slogging away mining asbestos in Canada he found his vocation and went into acting. When Helmut Dietl took him on as the good-for-nothing daydreamer "Tscharlie" in his series of "Munich Stories" he became cult. Ever since, he has been one of the big names in the world of German film and has acted side by side with stars like Meryl Streep, Omar Sharif and Ben Kingsley.

Günther Maria Halmer tells all this very candidly. The lesson he has learned is that you might often take a tumble and scrape your knees, and then you can always get up again. After all, it is not the victories that make up our successes but the defeats.


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