Daniel Brühl

Daniel César Martín Brühl González Domingo (born June 16, 1978) is a German actor.


Personal life

Brühl was born in Barcelona, Spain, the son of German stage director Hanno Brühl and a Catalan professor mother. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Cologne, Germany, where he grew up and attended the Dreikönigsgymnasium. He was raised in a fully bilingual home, and so speaks both German and Spanish fluently as well as Catalan and English. In 2006 Brühl separated from his long-time girlfriend, actress Jessica Schwarz, to whom he was engaged.


Brühl began acting at a young age, and made his international breakthrough role in 2003 as Alex Kerner in the Golden Globe-nominated film Good Bye Lenin!, which reached an estimated six million cinema-goers world-wide. In 2003, Brühl won the European Film Academy award trophies for Best Actor (Critics/Audience Awards) for the role. Brühl made his English-speaking film debut in 2004's Ladies in Lavender, starring alongside British acting legends Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. The same year, he won the People's Choice trophy for Best Actor in the same award-giving body for the film Love in Thoughts while at the same time, he was nominated for Best Actor (critics) for The Edukators. In 2006, he was invited as one of the short film and Cinéfondation juries in the Cannes Film Festival. In September 2006, his Cannes-nominated film Salvador (Puig Antich) premiered in Spain. In the film, he played Salvador Puig Antich, a Catalan anarchist executed during the Franco era. In 2007 he appeared in a small role in the film The Bourne Ultimatum.

Brühl's upcoming projects include the Anglo-Russian production In Transit where he will be playing a young Nazi soldier opposite John Malkovich. In June 2006, he filmed Two Days in Paris, a romantic comedy film which was directed by French actress Julie Delpy who also stars in the film. Brühl has been offered many projects. He has just finished filming Krabat, based on a popular German children's story, which will premiere in German cinemas in early 2008.




Year Film Role Other notes
2000 Schlaraffenland
Schule aka No More School Markus
2001 Nichts bereuen aka No Regrets Daniel
Das Weisse Rauschen aka The White Sound Lukas
2002 Vaya con Dios Arbo
Elefantenherz Marko
2003 Good Bye Lenin! Alex
2004 Was nützt die Liebe in Gedanken aka Love in Thoughts Paul
Ladies in Lavender Andrea
Farland Frank
Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei aka The Edukators Jan
2005 Joyeux Noël aka Merry Christmas Hortsmayer
2006 Cargo Chris
Salvador (Puig Antich) Salvador Puig Antich
Ein Freund Von Mir aka A Friend of Mine Karl
2007 In Tranzit Klaus
2 Days in Paris Lukas
The Bourne Ultimatum Martin Kreutz
2008 Krabat Tonda
A Tram in SP Marcos
John Rabe Dr. Georg Rosen
2009 The Countess Istvan Thurzo post-production
Inglorious Bastards Frederick Zoller filming

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