John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
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Ten random things: Reader Request Month, day 9

Ten Brunos:

  1. Bruno, Pokemon trainer
  2. Bruno S., German actor
  3. Saint Bruno of Querfurt, 11th century German martyr
  4. Giordano Bruno, 16th century Italian astronomer
  5. J. Jon Bruno, Episcopal Bishop of Los Angeles
  6. Fr. Bruno Hussar, founder of Neve Shalom, a cooperative village jointly founded by Jews and Palestinian Arabs
  7. Bruno, title character from Lewis Carroll's Sylvie and Bruno
  8. Bruno the Saxon, 11th century German historian
  9. Bruno, Minnesota
  10. Bruno, comune in the Province of Asti, Italy

Today's list is for mrghoul, who has the dubious honor of being the first person to have both his requests fulfilled. He wanted to see the German actor Bruno S. mentioned in a list. Bruno S. is an interesting character; I can't describe him any better than Jon Reeves did in Bruno S.'s IMDB entry, so I'll just quote that here:

The unwanted son of a prostitute, Bruno S. was beaten so severely by his mother at age 3 that he became temporarily deaf. This led to his placement in a mental institution; he spent the next 23 years in various institutions, often running afoul of the law. Despite this past, he a self-taught painter and musician; while these were his favorite occupations, he was also forced to take jobs in factories such as driving a fork lift. Director Werner Herzog saw him in the documentary Bruno der Schwarze - Es blies ein Jäger wohl in sein Horn (1970) and vowed to work with him, which led to his major roles in Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle - Kaspar Hauser (1974) and Stroszek (1977). He was very difficult to work with, though, sometimes needing several hours of screaming before he could do a scene.


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