Dieter Laser Wiki – Dieter Laser Bio
The highlight of Tom Six’s The Human Centipede is undoubtedly the chilling performance of German actor Dieter Laser, who played the evil Dr. Heiter and later re-played the new character Bill Boss in The Human Centipede III. Unfortunately, we learned about the sad news through the actor’s social channels that Laser passed away on February 29, 2020.
Dieter Laser Age
He was 78 years old.
Dieter Laser Life & Career
Dieter Laser was born in Kiel, Germany. He was known to English speaking audiences for his roles as Mantrid in Lexx, Prof. Otto Blaettchen in The Ogre, Dr. Josef Heiter in The Human Centipede (First Sequence) and Bill Boss in The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)
In 1975, he was awarded the German Film Award in Gold in the category of Best Actor for his title role in John Glückstadt.
During the filming of The Human Centipede, many crew members and leading actors described Laser as being a method actor. On the days of filming he did not speak to the cast very often and would stay in character as much as he possibly could. Director Tom Six cast him after being impressed with Laser’s work in some of his earlier films. For his performance, Laser won Best Actor at the Austin Fantastic Fest and was nominated for the LA Scream Awards for Best Villain in 2010. He returned for the final installment of the franchise after refusing to play the part at first.
Laser starred in the Estonian fantasy film Jesus’ Blood and Red Currants (shooting November 2015). On January 15, 2016, due to appointment collisions in the planning of Sky Sharks, Dieter Laser and Fuse Box Films separated.
Dieter Laser Death & Cause
Dieter Laser died on 29 February 2020. His death was not announced until a message to his official Facebook page was posted on 9 April 2020.
The Human Centipede director Tom Six wrote on Twitter today, “I’m totally shocked Dieter passed away. He was a force of nature, a unique human being and an iconic actor. I’m so damn proud we created pop culture together. We wished we could have made many more movies. RIP my friend, you will live forever on screen!”
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