From an early age Erwin Leder
was fascinated with the arts, whether it was painting, dancing or playing the guitar, piano or drums and percussion. After a serious illness caused him to stop his medical education, Leder enrolled in the Krauss School in Vienna, Austria, to study acting and directing. Since then, he has appeared in more than thirty-five plays and 130 film and television productions, including a featured role in the German hit film Das Boot.
In 1989, he won several international film awards for his performances in EIS and Les Poissons Morts. Leder's additional film credits include notable appearances in Schindler's List and The Three Musketeers. With more than fifteen German and Austrian television series roles, his most well-known character was on the German hospital serial Surgery Calls Dr. Bruckner.
Leder has produced, directed and starred in several bravura one-man performances, including the most recent adaptation of Dostoyevsky's The Dream Of A Ridiculous Man. In addition, he writes and performs stand up comedy in Germany and Austria.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
Erwin Leder Facts
|Birth Name|| Erwin Alois Robert Leder|
|Birthday||July 30, 1951 (65)|
|Birthplace||St. Pölten, Austria|
|The Three Musketeers|
|Das Boot: The Director's Cut|