Mathieu Carrière (born August 2, 1950 in Hanover ) is a German actor and author . In a career spanning more than five decades, he has appeared in over 200 cinema and television films as well as numerous series and plays . As a valued character actor of the international film Carrière worked with the important and well-known directors together of his time, including Éric Rohmer , Werner Schroeter , Volker Schlöndorff and Marguerite Duras . Brigitte Bardot , Romy Schneider , Isabelle Huppert and Claudia Cardinale were among his film partners . Because of his sometimes provocative views, Mathieu Carrière is perceived as a polarizing figure in public life in Germany and his private life is widely reported in the tabloid press .
Mathieu Carrière grew up in Ilten near Hanover, in Berlin and from 1962 in Lübeck . His parents were the neurologist and psychiatrist Bern Carrière (1921–2015) and Jutta Carrière (1920–2012). The name of the German family is of Huguenot origin. At the age of 17 Carrière came to a Jesuit boarding school in Vannes, Brittany . From 1969 to 1979 he studied philosophy in Paris with Gilles Deleuze and finally published a book on Heinrich von Kleist .
Carrière lost his brother Till , a stage actor, who was two years his junior and who ended his life by suicide at the age of 26 . His sister Mareike Carrière (1954-2014), who succumbed to cancer, was also an actress and occasionally seen in front of the camera at her brother's side. Mathieu and his cousin Justus Carrière accompanied Mareike intensively during the end of her life.
The young Carrière gained his first stage experience as Emil in a dramatization of Erich Kästner's Emil and the detectives on the school stage of the Lübeck high school Katharineum . At the age of almost 14 he made his screen debut as the title hero in Rolf Thiele's Thomas Mann film adaptation of Tonio Kröger , and in 1966 the title role in the literary film adaptation of The Young Törless , Volker Schlöndorff's debut film based on Robert Musil , made him internationally known. Two years later, Carrière began his extensive film career, often shooting three to five, later even more, films a year, including almost two decades of primarily French productions. After the homoerotic historical film Gates of Paradise from 1968, directed by Andrzej Wajda, there followed leading roles in artistically demanding works such as the difficult-to-access Malpertuis by Harry Kümel alongside Orson Welles and in two films by the artist Marguerite Duras , India Song ( 1975) and Le navire Night (1979). Also worth highlighting are A Wild Life by Roger Vadim , which cemented Carrière's image of the decadent and ruthless Teuton, and the indexed slasher The Execution from 1978, in which he embodied a mass murderer. During his time in Paris, Carrière also appeared in the Alcazar de Paris as a travesty artist, stripped to monologues from Shakespeare's Hamlet and sang songs by Zarah Leander .
The coup de grace by Marguerite Yourcenar had Carrière 1976 reunited with Volker Schlöndorff, soon after he recorded ever greater success in Germany, with the lead role in the high-profile television series A man wants upwards by Hans Fallada . Notable films of the 1980s are Egon Schiele - excesses next to Jane Birkin , Passante of Sans-Souci , in which the last Romy Schneider occurred, and filled with the West German intellectual zeitgeist of those days hit movie The Woman in Flames by Robert van Ackeren . Here Carrière playeda gigolo and seduceralongside Gudrun Landgrebe - a part that would shape his role in Germany for the next ten years. On the side, he was seen in eccentric, little-known independent productions, with which he tried to escape the role model of the handsome, and appeared in exposed episode roles in the series Derrick and Der Alte . His engagements led him over time and a. also to Poland ( Bloody Snow ), Finland ( Angelas krig ), Canada ( The Bay Boy ) and the USA (series like Spenser and Back to the Past ). Around 1990, he was particularly often seen in Spanish productions, including 1988 as conscienceless killer in the orgy of violence desire to kill with Antonio Banderas and 1989 in the drama Una ombra en el jardi that showed him as a resident of a mysterious apartment building.
After the reunification, Carrière appeared in the film Rosamunde by the GDR cult director Egon Günther , followed by Malina based on the novel by Ingeborg Bachmann , directed by Werner Schroeters . Together with Burt Lancaster , he appeared in the large-scale production Die Verlobten in 1989, in 1992 alongside Michael Douglas , Liam Neeson and Melanie Griffith in Wie ein Licht im Dunkler Nacht , a spy melodrama set in Nazi Germany, and in Christopher Columbus - The explorer next to Marlon Brando . In addition, Carrière increased his already considerable workload for television enormously and became one of the most sought-after TV actors of the 1990s. From 1992 to 1995 he was seen in the idyllic family series Schloss Hohenstein , after which he was part of the international cast of the multi-part series The Return of Sandokan (1996) and Princess Amina (1997). Important appearances also took place in The Girl Rosemarie (1996) by Bernd Eichinger and as a pedophile public prosecutor in the cult crime scene of Manila .
Carrière's career was marked early on by shifting boundaries and a willingness to experiment. Once ascribed stereotypes, the artist tried to escape and alternated his appearances between highly intellectual art cinema and shallow entertainment. Since the beginning of the new millennium, the films in which he appeared have seldom achieved the quality of previous works. Mostly Carrière limited himself to concise supporting roles in historical or crime films. In the course of time he was also a guest star with Utta Danella , Pastor Braun , Ein Fall für Zwei , Unter uns , Rosenheim-Cops , Der Bulle von Tölz , Alarm für Cobra 11 and your will be done . A permanent role was Robert Broda in the telenovela Anna and Love . At the same time he intensified his theater work, went on tour with Dieter Laser and was a popular star at the Karl May Festival in Bad Segeberg in the role of the oil baron .
Since around 2010, Carrière's involvement in the entertainment sector has increased significantly. Even before that he was occasionally free with striking, sometimes harsh and controversial appearances in talk and game shows like Harald Schmidt and Zimmer! noticed. In April 2010 he took part in the dance show Let's Dance , but dropped out in the second episode, and in 2011 he was resident of the RTL jungle camp in I am a star - get me out of here! where he reached sixth place. In 2013 he took part in the docu-soap Frauentausch and changed his everyday life with the former boxer René Weller , he was also seen at the Perfect Celebrity Dinner and the Celebrity Shopping Queen . All this is sometimes interpreted by the press as the descent of a once celebrated screen idol similar to the case of Helmut Berger , while Carrière herself can also and especially gain a lot from the trash of modernity.
Carrière was married several times and has two daughters: Alice Isabelle, b. 1985 in the USA, and Elena , b. 1996. He lived in Paris, New York and Venice for many years and has moved from Lübeck to Hamburg since the death of his parents.
Mathieu Carrière is one of the most prominent critics of German divorce and custody law . He objects to the fact that the well-being of the child is defined exclusively by the mother, and calls for parental rights to be determined not by biological sex, but by the “ability to care”. Among other things, he appeared in this matter at the beginning of 2005 for Domian on WDR . There he was of the opinion that the law applicable in Germany clearly discriminates against men. This comes from the role models of the sexes from the time of National Socialism . He also indicated that he was affected himself, but did not provide any information about people or marital status .
The background to this is a long-running custody battle over his younger daughter Elena. Her mother Bettina Proske had denied him the right to visit for years and reduced him to a maintenance function and a weekend father. In 2004, Mathieu Carrière was sentenced to pay a fine of 5,000 euros following a lawsuit brought by Proske: he had not prevented their daughter from being photographed by reporters while visiting the circus. In protest against the existing laws Carrière refused to pay the sum, and sat for ten days administrative detention . Thereupon a demonstration of around 200 men’s rights activists in prison clothing took place in front of the remand prison. The relationship between Carrière and Proske has now relaxed again.
In the federal election campaigns in 2005 and 2009 Carrière supported Die Linke .
- 1964: Tonio Kröger
- 1965: The young Törless
- 1967: The Gates of Paradise (Gates to Paradise)
- 1970: The House of the Bories (La maison des Bories)
- 1971: Malpertuis
- 1971: Rendezvous in Bray (Rendez-vous à Bray)
- 1972: Bluebeard (Barbablù)
- 1972: The man with the second brain
- 1973: No smoke without fire (Il n'y a pas de fumée sans feu)
- 1973: Don Juan 73 (Don Juan ou Si Don Juan était une femme ...)
- 1973: Giordano Bruno
- 1974: A wild life (La jeune fille assassinée)
- 1975: Parapsycho - Spectrum of Fear
- 1975: India Song
- 1976: Police Python 357
- 1976: Germicide
- 1976: The catch shot
- 1976: The execution
- 1976: Shattered dreams
- 1977: bilitis
- 1977: The Indians are still far away (Les indiens sont encore loin)
- 1979: My partner Davis (L'associé)
- 1979: A woman between dog and wolf
- 1979: Impatience of the Heart (La Pitié dangereuse)
- 1981: The Aviator's Wife (La Femme de l'aviateur)
- 1981: Extraordinary Stories (Histoires extraordinaires)
- 1981: Egon Schiele - excesses
- 1982: The stroller of Sans-Souci (La passante du Sans-Souci)
- 1982: temptation
- 1983: The Anonymous Confession (Benvenuta)
- 1983: The flambéed woman
- 1983: Bloody snow
- 1984: Bloody asphalt
- 1984: the next victim
- 1985: The Filou (L'amour en douce)
- 1985: Marie Ward - Between Gallows and Glory
- 1985: wings and fetters
- 1985: Beethoven - The whole truth
- 1986: Johann Strauss - The King without a Crown
- 1986: Soldier Richter
- 1987: Terminus
- 1987: Bloody asphalt = black prey
- 1987: They kill for lust (El placer de matar)
- 1989: forced action
- 1990: Hungarian Requiem
- 1990: Rosamunde
- 1991: success
- 1991: Malina
- 1991: Hungarian Requiem
- 1992: Like a light in a dark night
- 1992: Christopher Columbus - The Explorer
- 1992: The time after
- 1993: Bad Blood
- 1994: From woman to woman: The collector
- 1994: Heart made of stone
- 1995: Flames of Love
- 1995: Under the hula moon
- 1995: Deadly love
- 1995: You don't kiss old friends
- 1996: The girl Rosemarie
- 1996: The return of the Sandokan
- 1996: guilty on suspicion
- 1996: a threesome
- 1997: The wrong princess
- 1997: Princess Amina
- 1999: Second hand men
- 1999: Those who love grow wings
- 2003: Luther
- 2004: Your Name Is Justine (Masz na imię Justine)
- 2004: The indomitable heart
- 2004: Tears of Kali
- 2004: Arsène Lupine - The King Among Thieves (Arsène Lupine)
- 2007: You are not alone
- 2009: The dispensable
- 2010: Mountain Blood
- 2014: To life!
- 2019: Valley of the Scorpions
- 1970: Thomas Chatterton
- 1972: The Good God of Manhattan
- 1973: The Commissioner - Strange incidents in the house of Professor S.
- 1974: Death in Astapowo
- 1974: A thousand francs reward
- 1976: Derrick - The Bordfest
- 1976: Kings die lonely (Le jeune homme et le lion , multi-part)
- 1978: A man wants to go up (TV series)
- 1979: Paths in the night
- 1979: Derrick - The L-Factor
- 1981: The Laurents - Story of a Berlin Huguenot Family
- 1981: Danton's death
- 1981: Derrick - A very old story
- 1982: The old man - the dead man in the car
- 1983: The Old One - Perfect Confession
- 1984: Matt in 13 Trains (TV series)
- 1984: The Last Civilian (2-part television film based on the novel by Ernst Glaeser )
- 1988: Derrick - Murder Dreams
- 1989: Back to the Past - Dangerous Honeymoon
- 1989: The betrothed (I promessi sposi) (miniseries)
- 1992: Friends for Life (TV series)
- 1992–1995: Hohenstein Castle (TV series)
- 1994: Just a Little Affair (TV series)
- 1995/1996: Islands Below the Wind (TV series)
- 1996: Flames of Love (TV series)
- 1996: For Love and Justice (TV series)
- 1996: Crime scene: Murder when the scene appeared
- 1998: Crime scene: Manila
- 1999: The Old One - The Truth Is Death
- 2001: Thomas
- 2001: Judas
- 2002: Utta Danella - The wedding in the country
- 2002: You don't die from it
- 2005: La signora delle camelie
- 2005: The Rosenheim Cops - Murder in Paradise
- 2005: Pastor Braun - nobility destroyed
- 2005: The bull from Tölz: love affliction
- 2008–2009: Anna and Love (episodes 1–154)
- 2010: Are all men pigs?
- 2010: The violent peace
- 2010: Alarm for Cobra 11 - The Autobahn Police - bounty on Kim Krüger
- 2011: The seizure of power
- 2011: I'm a Star - Get Me Out of Here!
- 2012: The Last Bull - Long Live Sport (TV series)
- 2012: SOKO Leipzig - Breach of Style (TV series)
- 2012: Persecuted - The Little Witness
- 2013: The Tunnel - Murder Knows No Boundaries (The Tunnel / Tunnel , TV series, 2 episodes)
- 2013: Animals up to the roof - The miracle healer
- 2014: Celebrity Shopping Queen
- 2015: I'm a star - let me in again!
- 2019: the resurrection
- 1973: Alcazar de Paris (co-director)
- 1989: forced action
- 2000: Karl May Games Bad Segeberg - The Oil Prince
- 2003: Salzburger Landestheater - Bulgakow or The Poet and His Dictator
- 2007: Musical Theater Bremen - Robin Hood - For love and justice
- 2014: Hamburger Kammerspiele - Our women
- 2015: Bad Hersfeld Festival - Comedy of errors
- 2016: Jagsthausen Castle Festival - Götz von Berlichingen
- 2016: Bad Hersfeld Festival - Our women
- 2017: Karl May Games Bad Segeberg - as General Douglas
- For a literature of war, Kleist. Essay. Stroemfeld / Roter Stern, Basel and Frankfurt 1981, ISBN 3-87877-151-7 .
- Wild Claim: Jennifer Bartlett and the Art. Conversation. Boer, Munich 1994, ISBN 3-924963-61-4 .
- Inside the soap bubble. Novel. Frankfurter Verl.-Anst., Frankfurt 2011, ISBN 978-3-627-00174-2 .
Radio plays and audio books
- The process . As told by Alexander Khuon , Mathieu Carriere and Anja Niederfahrenhorst, Verlag Patmos, Düsseldorf 2007.
- Franz Kafka. 1 audio CD, read by Mathieu Carrière and C. Bernd Sucher, Argon Verlag 2008, ISBN 3-866-10521-5 or ISBN 978-3-866-10521-8 .
- Reading from Kalter Wind in Genoa. on October 31, 2007, Universum Lounge, Berlin Mathieu Carrière will read from the work of Bruno Morchio.
- Rolf Aurich, Susanne Fuhrmann, Pamela Müller (Red.): Dreams of film. Cinema in Hanover 1896–1991. Catalog for the exhibition of the same name in the Theater am Aegi from October 6 to November 24, 1991. Society for Film Studies, Hanover 1991, p. 152f.
- Literature by and about Mathieu Carrière in the catalog of the German National Library
- Mathieu Carrière in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Mathieu Carrière at filmportal.de
- Artist's website
- Interview on the crucifixion in Berlin 2006 ( Memento from March 8, 2012 in the Internet Archive )
- ARD I present myself, August 14, 2016, 9:45 p.m., 62 min., Accessed on November 17, 2016
- ARD Krause comes on January 22, 2016, 11:30 p.m., 45 min., Accessed on November 17, 2016
- Actor Mathieu Carrière: "I'm sorry". In: Hamburger Abendblatt , January 28, 2011.
- Hanns-Josef Ortheil: A foreboding essay: Kleist, the secret . In: The time . August 21, 1981, ISSN 0044-2070 ( zeit.de [accessed March 13, 2020]).
- Are you sometimes ashamed of your brother, Mareike Carrière? And you, Mr Carrière, do you envy your scandal-free sister? Retrieved March 13, 2020 .
- Brigitte Scholz: Kammerspiele: Weird comedy about guys: "Our women". October 27, 2014, accessed March 13, 2020 .
- Burkhard Maria Zimmermann: "Old Surehand": For shooting . In: The time . July 3, 2017, ISSN 0044-2070 ( zeit.de [accessed on March 13, 2020]).
- "Let's Dance" on RTL: Mathieu Carrière retired - Hillu Schwetje could not compete ( Memento from April 18, 2010 in the Internet Archive )
- Christian Buß, DER SPIEGEL: Scandal Machine Mathieu Carrière: A man pulls blank - DER SPIEGEL - culture. Retrieved March 13, 2020 .
- Süddeutsche Zeitung: Mathieu Carrière: Clear rules for flat-share parties. Retrieved March 13, 2020 .
- Maike Schiller: Carrière knighted. In: Abendblatt.de. June 21, 2002, accessed December 2, 2012 .
- Focus : Custody. Fathers to the Front , December 1, 2003, accessed December 1, 2012
- Focus: custody dispute. Detention for a photo with the daughter , November 29, 2004, accessed December 1, 2012
- "There is no secret between us" , www.gala.de from June 12, 2017, accessed on September 27, 2018
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German actor and author|
|DATE OF BIRTH||2nd August 1950|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Hanover|