- Daniel Brühl
Daniel Brühl with co-star Anna Maria Mühe.
Born Daniel César Martín Brühl González Domingo
June 16, 1978
Other names Slim Occupation Actor Years active 1995–present
Brühl was born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. His father was the late German stage director Hanno Brühl and his mother was a Spanish (Catalan) professor. He also has a brother and a sister. Shortly after his birth his family moved to Cologne, Germany, where he grew up and attended the Dreikönigsgymnasium. Brought up in a fully multilingual home, he speaks Spanish, German, Catalan, French and English. In 2006, Brühl separated from his long-time girlfriend, actress Jessica Schwarz, to whom he was engaged.. He is a FC Barcelona fan.
Brühl began acting at a young age and made his first steps in 1995 as street kid Benji in the soap opera Verbotene Liebe (Forbidden Love). His international breakthrough role came in 2003 as Alex Kerner in the Golden Globe-nominated film Good Bye, Lenin!, which reached an estimated six million cinema-goers worldwide. 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 the 2004 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 for the film Love in Thoughts while at the same time, he was nominated for Best Actor (critics) for The Edukators. Brühl featured as Lieutenant Horstmayer, a central character in the 2005 film Joyeux Noël, a trilingual World War One film based on the experiences of French, German and Scottish soldiers during the Christmas truce of 1914. The film shows Brühl's linguistic ability as he ably communicates in German, French and English throughout.
In 2006, he was invited to be part of the short film and Cinéfondation juries in the Cannes Film Festival. In June 2006, he made a cameo appearance in Two Days in Paris, a romantic comedy film which was directed by French actress Julie Delpy. 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. He was in Krabat, based on a popular German children's story, which premiered in German cinemas in October 2008.
He was introduced to mainstream U.S. audiences in the role of Frederik Zoller, a German war hero in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, starring Brad Pitt, which premiered at Cannes 2009. He, and his co-stars won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. In 2009, he also starred in Julie Delpy's third directorial film The Countess.
In May 2009 Brühl decided to become active in a different field of filmmaking by launching the production company Fouronfilm together with Film1. Brühl starred in the 2010 British-Russian production In Transit where he played a young Nazi soldier opposite John Malkovich. He also co-starred with Clive Owen in the 2011 horror thriller Intruders, which was directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.
- Bavarian Film Awards (2002) — Best Young Actor for Das Weisse Rauschen and Nichts Bereuen
- German Film Awards (2002) — Best Actor (Film Award in Gold) for Das Weisse Rauschen, Vaya con Dios and Nichts Bereuen
- Bambi Awards (2003) — Best Ensemble, shared with Katrin Saß and Florian Lukas for Good Bye Lenin!
- European Film Awards (2003) — Best Actor (Critics Award) for Good Bye Lenin!
- European Film Awards (2003) — Best Actor (Audience Award) for Good Bye Lenin!
- German Film Awards (2003) — Best Actor (Film Award in Gold) for Good Bye Lenin!
- German Film Awards (2003) — Best Actor (Audience Award) for Good Bye Lenin!
- Shooting Stars Award (2003) — at the Berlin International Film Festival
- German Film Critics Association Awards (2003) — Best Actor for Das Weisse Rauschen and Vaya con Dios
- Berlin Film Festival (2003) — European Film Shooting Star by European Film Promotion
- European Film Awards (2004) — Best Actor (Audience Award) for Love in Thoughts
- Barcelona Film Awards (2006) — Best Actor (Critics Award) for Salvador (Puig Antich)
- Seattle International Film Festival (2007) — Best Actor (Audience Award) for Salvador (Puig Antich)
- European Film Awards (2004) — Best Actor (Critics Award) for The Edukators
- Goya Awards (2007) — Best Actor (Academy Award) for Salvador (Puig Antich))
- Spanish Actors Union (2007) — Best Actor for Salvador (Puig Antich)
- Cinema Writers Circle Awards (2007) — Best Actor for Salvador (Puig Antich)
- Fotogramas de Plata Awards (2007) — Best Actor for Salvador (Puig Antich)
- Butaca Awards (2007) — Best Actor for Salvador (Puig Antich)
- GQ (2007) — Man of the Year Award
Year Film Role Other notes 2000 Schlaraffenland Schule aka No More School Markus Deeply Jay 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 European Film Award for Best Actor
German Film Awards for Best Actor Also for Elefantenherz
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 Nominated – European Film Award for Best Actor 2005 Joyeux Noël aka Merry Christmas Hortsmayer 2006 Cargo Chris Salvador (Puig Antich) Salvador Puig Antich Nominated – Goya Award for Best Actor Ein Freund Von Mir aka A Friend of Mine Karl 2007 2 Days in Paris Lukas The Bourne Ultimatum Martin Kreutz 2008 In Tranzit Klaus Krabat Tonda A Tram in SP Marcos 2009 John Rabe Dr. Georg Rosen The Countess Istvan Thurzo Inglourious Basterds Fredrick Zoller Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
Lila, Lila David Kern 2010 Kóngavegur 7 Rupert Die kommenden Tage Hans Krämer 2011 Eva Alex Garel Der ganz große Traum Konrad Koch Et si on vivait tous ensemble? Dirk Intruders Father Antonio Los Pelayos Iván 2012 7 Days in Havana 2013 Rush Niki Lauda
- ^ http://www.videoclubmadison.com/actor/daniel-bruhl.html
- ^ Biography for Daniel Brühl at the Internet Movie Database
- ^ Meza, Ed (2009-05-16). "Daniel Bruehl launches fouronfilm". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118003791.html?categoryid=3628&cs=1&nid=2562. Retrieved 2009-07-14.
- ^ "Clive Owen to Star in Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's Intruders". DreadCentral. http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/36866/clive-owen-star-juan-carlos-fresnadillos-intruders.
- ^ "Daniel Bruehl". http://www.reference.com/browse/wiki/Daniel_Br%C3%BChl. Retrieved 2009-07-14.
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