Günther Kaufmann

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Birth Name: Günther Kaufmann
Born: 06/16/1947
Birth Place: Germany

Kaufmann's career was almost entirely bound up with Fassbinder and petered out after the director's death. He is actually a much more interesting figure for his role in Fassbinder's life than for any of the competently played but often minor roles he essayed in the filmmaker's oeuvre. Married and the father of two when he became involved with Fassbinder, Kaufmann was that rare figure who was not perennially kept off balance by the tortured genius' immense ego and seething temperament. Indeed, it was Kaufmann who did the upsetting. During their affair in 1970, Kaufmann could accede to Fassbinder's wishes or drive the director mad with jealousy by spending time with his wife or other male sex ... Continue Bio >>

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