Born in Berlin, Fürmann worked as a waiter, doorman and scaffolder before going to New York to study at the Lee Strasberg Institute. Returning to Germany, he began building a career in movies and television. Fürmann became well known playing the gang leader Gunni in the television series Und Tschuss. His TV work includes The Sparrow and the Burning Arm, The Bubi Scholz Story, for which he won the 2000 German Television Award as Best Actor, and The Secret of the State.
On the big screen, Fürmann gained recognition in portrayals of wild young marginals fighting through life on the edge of legality. He was a car thief in The Polar Bear, a pimp in St. Pauli Night, an occasional blackmailer in A Good Opportunity, and he starred as a medical student who takes his studies to an extreme in the thriller Anatomy.
Fürmann appeared in the children's movie Annaluisee and Anton and the love story Friends (aka Trust Me), for which he was honored with a 2001 Bavarian Film Award as Best Actor. In The Princess and the Warrior Fürmann played a man so scarred by his wife's death that he rejects love and life itself. Before filming THE ORDER, he starred in Dorris Dorrie's Naked, and subsequently filmed My House in Umbria, starring with Maggie Smith under the direction of Richard Loncraine.
Benno Fürmann Facts
|Birthday||January 17, 1972 (50)|
|Height||5' 9½" (1m77) How tall is Benno Fürmann compared to you?|