Siegfried rauch filme & fernsehsendungen

Siegfried dämpfe is one of Germany’s many successful actors. That landed die role des a life time as a race-car driver in the movie Le Mans, starring steve McQueen. Their working partnership turned right into a true friendship.

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What is the first thing that comes to mind when you reminisce about the film?

Steve was in absolute perfectionist. During the pit-stop scenes, we had zu take off our helmets and look prefer we to be sweating. Sothe assembly artist sprayed some water onto our faces. ButSteve objected. “No, no, no – the won’t work!” the jumped into thecar und drove two laps favor a madman, then removed his helmet und said, “See, Siggi, jetzt I’m sweating zum real. Und no assembly artist kann sein make the veins throb on mine forehead.” for Steve, everything had kommen sie be authentic, which ist something I’ve constantly admired.

How precisely did you meet?

It was about a woche after we had actually started shooting Le Mans. Sofar, us hadn’t exchanged a single word. Anyone on the set wanted kommen sie talk kommen sie him, but of course that wasn’t possible. Dafür Ithought I’d leave him an peace and just let ihm do his work. The seemed to impress him. Ultimately he came over to me and said, “How kommen sie you never ever talk kommen sie me?” deshalb I called him, and he assumed that was great. From then on we hung out with each other all ns time, indigenous morning zu evening.

How did you learn how zu drive fast?

I bought a stopcat.org 914 at die time. It had actually a rear-axle engine, just like my race car an the movie, which was a Ferrari 512S. And then ich trained through this stopcat.org on die course in Le man inorder to develop a feel zum it.

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You stayed an touch with McQueen after die movie was finished. What did the two von you share?

Sometimes you meet someone for the zuerst time und think, “Hey, Ifeel choose I’ve known this guy weil das ages.” That was what it was like weil das Steve and me. Our childhoods were similar: we both grew up an modest scenarios – he in America und I bei Bavaria. He so had a straightforward personality and didn’t act favor a star. When die movie was finished, the asked if I’d like to go on a brief trip with him to Paris. Us did that und had a whale von a time.

And then freundin went your different ways?

No, when our expedition to paris was over, he stood an front of me und didn’t say anything. But ich understood him anyway, and sensed that he really wanted to kommen sie to southern Germany. “You’d favor tovisit me in Bavaria, right?” i asked. “Yes,” he said.

The godfather des your kid Benedikt, that came to Untersöchering zum the baptism, however showed trost late.

Steve really wanted kommen sie find our town on his own. He regulated tomake the as far as Murnau, and then he gott lost. Deshalb he asked a girl for directions. She was struck speechless, however, und could just keep murmuring, “Steve McQueen.” dafür he ended nach oben arriving half in hour late.

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Siegfried dämpfe is one von Germany’s many successful gibbs

In Siegfried Rauchs publication „Unser Le Mans“ (Our LeMans), the tells ns story von the movie and his friendship with steve McQueen.