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Bruno Ganz, from Hitler to the Pope

FILE - In this 2004 film publicity image released by ConstantFilms Swiss actor Bruno Ganz is seen as Adolf Hitler

FILE - In this 2004 film publicity image released by Constantin Films, Swiss actor Bruno Ganz is seen as Adolf Hitler in the movie "Der Untergang" (The Downfall). The film, directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel and written and produced by Bernd Eichinger documents Hitler's final days. (AP Photo/Constantin Film, file)

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Updated: April 10, 2013 11:58AM



Swiss actor Bruno Ganz will portray a fictional pope in “The Vatican,” a new Showtime drama pilot. Ganz played Adolf Hitler in “Downfall,” and his fiery diatribe in the movie is seen in many YouTube spoofs — re-edited with different subtitles poking fun at all kinds of news events. — B.Z.



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