Mr. Ganz admitted that his convincing performances seemed to transcend reality for some fans. “People really seemed to think of me as a guardian angel” after “Wings of Desire,” he told The Irish Times in 2005. “People would bring their children before me for a blessing or something.” But those fans appeared to have misinterpreted his character’s purpose and powers. “When flying on aeroplanes,” he continued, “they would sometimes say, ‘Now you are with us, nothing can happen.’ It was very funny.”
Pour ces fans, les simulacres de Bruno Ganz (ses rôles dans les films) étaient plus réels que Bruno Ganz lui-même. Très baudrillardien. D’ailleurs, Baudrillard a souvent réfléchi sur le cinéma à travers son oeuvre. On en trouve un bon résumé dans « Jean Baudrillard and film theory« .
Source: Bruno Ganz, Who Played an Angel and Hitler, Is Dead at 77, New York Times, Feb. 16, 2019