"The next part is always the dream part"

By Pascal SteinwachsAnouk Flesch Switch to German for original article

Luc Feit is not only one of Luxembourg's best-known actors, he is also an Oscar winner. Well, sort of. He only had a few lines to say in the four-time award-winning film drama All Quiet on the Western Front, but at least he was there. A portrait.

Thierry van Werveke had it, Luc Feit has it too: "Eng Schnëss", which is hard to forget once you've seen it. Feit is well aware of this, but when we ask him about it, he doesn't talk about his "Schnëss", but about his "Binnett", which is of course the same thing, namely something special.

For actors, however, such a special face can be a curse or a blessing, as it still happens in this industry that you are fixed to a role model for your entire professional life because of your appearance. If you're German and blonde and male, you're forever and ever the nasty Nazi villain; if you're pretty and blonde and female, you usually have to play the sexy naive girl from then on.

The thing with the Oscar

For Feit, however, his looks don't seem to be a curse, as the cinema, TV and theatre actor is active in many genres: from the arrogant neo-Nazi to the slick lawyer to the slightly weird detective director in Tatort, from Babylon Berlin to Superjhemp retörns to Capitani and Meuchelbeck… Luc Feit can do virtually anything and is at home everywhere – he even works as a director from time to time.

If you google Luc Feit's filmography, you'll definitely be busy for quite a while, and if you switch on any third (German) channel in the evening, you'll almost certainly come across an old Tatort in which the Luxembourger plays a part. Feit hasn't had his big breakthrough yet, but at 61 years old, that may yet come.

We meet the actor on a rainy day in the Rue de Strasbourg in the railway station district. Where it is supposedly so dangerous, where there is supposedly a drug dealer on every corner, this is where Luc Feit's parents have been living for several years, and on this afternoon he is taking touching care of his no longer quite healthy parents.

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