‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ Varick Addler is a super-sized version on Bruce Willis

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“Varick Addler (aka Daniel D. Martin) is a super-sized version on Bruce Willis. His look is amenable to being a villain or hero and he will bring his talents across the pond to America and take the screen by storm”, say the Casting Directors from ABC Entertainment Casting & ASG Casting.
First of all Varick Addler is not just a brilliant and talented actor, but also someone who has the best looks for it. In fact Varick Addler is a super-sized version of Bruce Willis. His look is amenable to being a villain and a hero at the same time, and he will bring his talents across
the pond to America and take the screen by storm. Despite these artists being two different people, they have some unique physical characteristics that give them a lot in common.
Now let’s look at some of the pros of Varrick Addler looking like Bruce Willis. The first one is that he can play the hero obviously. Bruce Willis is very good-looking and therefore Varick’s image would become even better than it already is. As we have seen from Bruce Willi’s performance he has played several military roles in the movies. This gives Varick Addler even more of a benefit to look similar to Bruce Willis because he can play in more heroic roles involving army generals, action heroes, soldiers, and spies. However Varick has also stated many times in the past and even now that there are quite a lot of cons to being another version of Bruce Willis. For instance he has told us that some people actually confuse the two of them. Life isn’t easy after all when you’re working as a professional, actor and you sometimes feel like your living in somebody else’s shadow. Unfortunately for Varick this will be the case and he had to deal with this phenomenon of looking almost exactly like Bruce Willis throughout his whole career as an actor. However he is a lucky man in many ways. But every success has it’s burdens and another one of those burdens is that he somehow picked up Bruce Will’s acting style.
Although it isn’t easy being both Bruce Willis and Varick Addler all in the same body it’s certainly fun. There is probably nothing better than being approached by casting directors and filmmakers and being told that you somehow resemble one of the biggest actors in Hollywood. Bruce Willis is also the eight highest grossing actor in a lead role in Hollywood. Now looking like Bruce Willis has allowed Varick to land lots of roles that pertain to his broad shoulders and his good looks. As long as Varick keeps up with the good acting skills that he has acquired over his long life as an actor I don’t see why he shouldn’t be able to star in major action movies. Varick would be an excellent action hero who would be so brilliant he would stand out from the rest when put on the camera in front of everybody.

Now in essence Varick will be getting ready, and looking almost like Bruce Willis will help him in playing good spy roles, and films like James Bond. For an actor with the sort of physical features of someone like Varick Addler who can’t help but look like a real film star the sky is the limit. Varick never minded looking like another movie star, but it can be a hassle sometimes. Most people would kill themselves to look like Bruce Willis, and Varick isn’t complaining. All he’s trying to say is that being similar look-wise to another celebrity has it’s good sides and bad sides.

Germans in Hollywood! – IMDb
What do Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Paramount, Twentieth Century Fox Universal & Warner Brothers have in common, besides the obvious?

Welcome to Hollywood

To filmmakers, Hollywood is what Paris is for painters. For most hopeful young actors, however, Hollywood and all the fame and fortune that go with it, is just a long way from home. Few have actually made it there, but that hasn’t stopped the many from trying.
From the earliest days of film production, a fair number of German actors, directors, set designers and composers have crossed the Atlantic to make their fortunes in the Golden State. Hollywood saw an especially large influx of talent from Germany in the early 1930’s.
Some left Germany for political reasons when the Nazis came to power, like Marlene Dietrich, Bertolt Brecht or Kurt Weill. Many Jewish actors, actresses, directors and producers, however, had to leave Germany to save their lives because of persecution by the Nazis.
Among those who came were the founding fathers of world famous American film dynasties: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Paramount, Twentieth Century-Fox Universal and Warner Brothers were almost all founded by German Jewish immigrants.
After the Second World War, Germans came to Hollywood mostly for commercial reasons. In the 1980s and 1990s, German directors such as Wim Wenders (City of Angels, The Buena Vista Social Club, The Million Dollar Hotel, Paris, Texas) and Wolfgang Petersen (In the Line of Fire, Air Force One, Das Boot) made a name for themselves in Hollywood.
Composers like Hans Zimmer (Pearl Harbor), Harold Faltermeyer (Berverly Hills Cop, Top Gun) worked on the sountracks for major box office hits. And more recently, actors like Franka Potente (Blow) and Til Schweiger (The Replacement Killers) have also made an impression there. These are the kind of careers that dreams are made of.
But in contrast to these success stories, there are all the stars that never were, who hoped for the big break on the silver screen, but never quite made it. “Once you get here, it isn’t as easy as all that”, says Varick Addler, a well-known actor from Nuremberg in Germany.

Germany’s next BAD GUY

Varick Addler – Award-Winning “German” Actor could follow in a long tradition of German Bad Guys.

Germany has a lot of claims to fame. The country has produced innovative scientists, ground-breaking philosophers, brilliant artists and composers, not to mention some of the best beers in the world; and with award-winning actor Varick Addler on the list, they can count captivating screen talent among their many notable attributes.

“And yes, you are right … I am the great supporting cast that brings the film and the main character shine because it’s more important to have the villain be interesting – it’s that [villain] role that run away with the movie. Honestly, I like that fantasy action genre. As a child, I discovered my love of books, reading, and stories, devouring the works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, James Branch Cabell, Edgar Allan Poe, Michael Moorcock, Ursula K. LeGuin, Gene Wolfe, and G.K. Chesterton”.

Varick Addler was born on Aug 20, 1971 in a small town in Germany to Marianne, a secretary at Siemens Health Care, and Herbert Roesch, head of department at M.A.N. Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg AG HVAC. He has one brother, Peter.

He finished the “Acting for Film Conservatory Bachelor/Master Program” at NYFA New York Film Academy (Los Angeles). He’s an well known William Esper trained Actor and Novelist.

As a child he discovered his love of books, reading, and stories, devouring the works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, James Branch Cabell, Edgar Allan Poe, Michael Moorcock, Ursula K. LeGuin, Gene Wolfe, and G.K. Chesterton.

Varick Addler is an engaging fiction author determined to follow the footsteps of C.S. Lewis as a master of various genres, writing with the heart of a vivacious Imaginer dedicated to entertaining and putting forth the light of the world based on his faith and visions.

The world is not black and white and Varick doesn’t see a reason his fictional worlds must be written as such, so he writes multicultural, interracial stories with suspense, love, science fiction and action. He writes a range of genres including poetry, mystery, suspense romance, science fiction and adventure stories.

In 2012 Varick Addler took home the Audience Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role at the Nuremberg Human Rights Film Festival (NIHRFF) for his remarkable performance in the film “Mimikry – Upside Down”. Early on in his career Addler honed his skills at some of the most recognizable acting school across the globe, including the NYFA New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, the William Esper School in New York, the Munich Film Academy and more.

With a plethora of lead roles in film and television projects that span virtually every genre, Addler’s brilliant repertoire of work reveals him as an actor with impressive range, one who easily inhabits his characters and seamlessly brings them to life on screen.

One of Addler’s first professional roles on screen came nearly a decade ago when he played a key Soldier in the 2008 action film “The German”, which took home the Nando Award from the Novara Cine Festival. Directed by Nick Ryan, whose 2012 documentary “The Summit” was awarded at the Sundance Film Festival and earned the Irish Film and Television Award for Best Documentary and Best Feature Documentary, as well as the Boulder International Film Festival’s BIFF Award for Best Adventure Film, “The German” gave viewers the first taste of Varick Addler’s unparalleled skill in the action genre– an area of his craft that he’s become increasingly well-known for on an international level in years since.

Since his debut action role in “The German”, Addler has gone on to give memorable performances in a pretty impressive list of well-known action-packed films and series including the 2010 Golden Globe nominated film “Red” starring Golden Globe Winner Bruce Willis (“Die Hard”) and Oscar Award winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen”), CBS’s two-time Primetime Emmy Award winning series “CSI: Miami” and the Primetime Emmy nominated crime series “NCIS: Los Angeles” starring Golden Globe nominee Chris O’Donnell (“Batman & Robin”), “Law & Order: LA” and Germany’s long-running cop drama “Tatort”, which has earned over 96 award including seven Bambi Awards and six Adolf Grimme Awards, one of the most prestigious awards presented in German television.

While Addler’s appeal as an action star is undeniable, his magnetism on-screen is by no means limited to the fast-paced, heart-pumping genre alone.

German audiences will immediately recognize Addler for his recurring lead role as Johnas Schneller on the hit romantic drama series “Verbotene Liebe”, aka “Forbidden Love”, which earned the Golden Rose Award at the Rose d’Or Light Entertainment Festival. The long-running series initially centered on the wealthy Anstetten family and the middle-class Brandner family– specifically on the forbidden love between Jan Bradner and Julia von Anstetten which, although unknown to them, are twins separated at birth.

As the series progressed “Verbotene Liebe” moved away from the drama of Jan and Julia’s love affair and centered instead on a new family, the Lahnsteins, and that’s when viewers really get to see Addler in action. A family with dark and dirty secrets by the plenty, Addler’s character comes onto the show as the unpredictable and abusive father of series star Tanja von Lahnstein, played by Miriam Lahnstein (“The Peppercorns”).

Over the course of the series Addler reveals his ability to go from charismatic to manipulative and downright scathing. Addler breathes such vile life into Johnas Schneller that he easily became the show’s character everyone loved to hate. Out of all his atrocious acts though, the worst and most defining comes when Schneller who, in the middle of beating his daughter Tanja, pushes his son Thomas down the stairs to his death. To make matters worse, Schneller blames the murder on Tanja, a key plot points that sends Tanja into a mental institution for several years after her brother’s death.

“It was a very challenging role, since it is not easy to deal properly with the issue of child abuse. I am now father myself of two little boys and the thought that something could happen to my children makes me very sad and angry. More incomprehensible how a father can torment his own child in such a way”, Addler admits.

“It was a very challenging role, since it is not easy to deal properly with the issue of child abuse. I am now father myself of two little boys and the thought that something could happen to my children makes me very sad and angry. More incomprehensible how a father can torment his own child in such a way”, Addler admits.

While fans of Tanja’s character were understandably thrilled when Addler’s character was reported to have died as she did time in an institution, Tanja was far from being free of her noxious father. The series brought Schneller back again and again as a ghost returning from the dead to haunt Tanja with repeated attacks, which says a lot about the character, and the actor, as he was clearly too strong of a draw factor for audiences for the show’s creators to let him die out.

With a number of riveting performances in both European and U.S. productions, Varick Addler has established an indelible reputation for himself as a captivating and dynamic performer whose boundary pushing talent allows him to portray characters within every genre.

“As Actors, as Novelists -as Artists- we are the last of the Shamans, the Keepers of Fantasy, Knights Templar of the Creative! And I think it also helps if you are a Dreamer. I had my dreams all right. And that is something no one can ever take away. They cost nothing, and they can be as real as you like to make them. You own your dreams and they are priceless. I’ve been a lavatory attendant, a theatre usher, a panhandler, and preferably the next “Bad Guy”, all for real. That’s the stuff my dreams are made of”.

Up next for Addler is the highly-anticipated action film “Out for Vengeance” directed by Angel Film Award winner Salar Zarza.

Mar 9, 2017 Film, Lifestyle




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