Thomas Kretschmann

Biography

Date of Birth 8 September 1962, Dessau, German Democratic Republic [now Saxony-Anhalt, Federal Republic of Germany] Height 5' 9¼" (1.76 m) Mini Biography Thomas Kretschmann was born in East Germany. Before becoming an actor, he was a swimmer. He has acted in several popular American movies, such as Resident Evil 2: Apocalipsis (2004), El pianista (2002), U-571 (2000), U-Boat (2004), etc. He has three children, Nicolas, Stella and Sascha with his ex-girlfriend Lena. IMDb Mini Biography By: Juliana Motte Tamayose <juliana_2016@hotmail.com> Trivia Received the Max Ophüls Prize for best young actor in 1991. Started working as an actor at the age of 25, after being trained to be an Olympic swimmer. Has played a Nazi officer in 10 different, completely unrelated films: Krigerens hjerte (1992), Stalingrado (1993), U-571 (2000), El pianista (2002), U-Boat (2004), El hundimiento (2004), Juegos de mujer (2004), Eichmann (2007), Valkiria (2008) and "The Sinking of the Laconia" (2010). Collaborated again with his El pianista (2002) co-star Adrien Brody in King Kong (2005). Incidentally, both of Kretschmann's roles with Brody are as captains, albeit of a very different type. In El pianista (2002), he played a Nazi officer with a conscience; in King Kong (2005) he plays a tough boat captain guiding a film crew. He has three children: one son, Nicolas, one daughter, Stella and another child, with his ex-girlfriend Lena. Aged 19, he began a month-long trek from East to West Germany to escape Communism, during which he lost part of his finger to frostbite. He crossed 4 borders with nothing other than a passport and the equivalent of $100 in his possession. He has played a Nazi officer in 10 movies so far and, in Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II (2005) (TV), he played Pope John Paul II, who (as the movie shows) fought against and tried to protect people from the Nazis. Made his stage debut in "Macbeth," directed by Katharina Thalbach. Modeled in Hugo Boss perfume advertisement. Considered buying a house in the Bahamas while filming Der Seewolf (2008) (TV) (aka The Sea Wolf).

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Birth Place

Dessau, RDA [à présent Saxony-Anhalt, Allemagne]

Birth Date

9/8/1962
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Mr. Smith

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Jungle

Karl

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Dracula

Dracula

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The Stendhal Syndrome

Alfredo Grossi

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Eichmann

Adolf Eichmann

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Transsiberian

Kolzak

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In Tranzit

Max

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Dschungelkind

Vater Klaus Kuegler

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Grimm Love

Oliver Hartwin

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A Taxi Driver

Peter

Starring In
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Upgraded

Arnold Grant

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Gran Turismo

Patrice Capa

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Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Colonel Weber

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Last Sentinel

Hendrichs

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Infinity Pool

Thresh

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Deliver Us

Saul

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Axis Sally

Joseph Goebbels

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Waiting for Anya

Korporal

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The Windermere Children

Oscar Friedmann

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Greyhound

Grey Wolf

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Dragged Across Concrete

Lorentz Vogelmann

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Discarnate

Dr. Andre Mason

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Balloon

Seidel (Oberstleutnant)

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A Taxi Driver

Peter

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Stratton

Grigory Barovsky

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The Saint

Rayt Marius

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Jungle

Karl

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Vier gegen die Bank

Himself

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Central Intelligence

The Buyer

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Airplane Passenger

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Hitman: Agent 47

Le Clerq

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Avengers: Age of Ultron

Strucker

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Plastic

Marcel

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Baron Wolfgang von Strucker (uncredited)

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United Pasions: The True Story of the World Cup

Horst Dassler

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Stalingrad

Kapitan Kan (as Tomas Krechmann)

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Open Grave

Lukas

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The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

Friedrich Ritter (voice)

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Dracula

Dracula

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Resident Evil: Retribution

Major Tom Cain (archive footage)

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What a Man

Jens

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Cars 2

Professor Z (voice)

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Hostel: Part III

Flemming

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Dschungelkind

Vater Klaus Kuegler

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The Big Bang

Detective Frizer

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Separation City

Klaus Becker

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Zweiohrküken

Thomas Kretschmann

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Romy

Harry Meyen

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The Young Victoria

King Leopold of Belgium

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Valkyrie

Major Otto Ernst Remer

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Mogadischu

Kapitän Jürgen Schumann

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Transsiberian

Kolzak

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Wanted

Cross

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Der Seewolf

Wolf Larssen

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Eichmann

Adolf Eichmann

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Next

Mr. Smith

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Warum Männer nicht zuhören und Frauen schlecht einparken

Paul

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Die wilden Hühner und die Liebe

Herr Slättberg

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Warum Männer nicht zuhören - und Frauen schlecht einparken können

Paul

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Grimm Love

Oliver Hartwin

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In Tranzit

Max

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The Celestine Prophecy

Wil

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King Kong

Captain Englehorn

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The Karate Dog

Gerber

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King Kong - Peter Jackson's Production Diaries

Himself

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In Enemy Hands

1st Watch Officer Ludwig Cremer

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Frankenstein - Das Experiment geht weiter (TV-Titel)

Victor Helios

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Head In The Clouds

Major Franz Bietrich

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Downfall

SS-Gruppenführer Hermann Fegelein

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Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Major Cain

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Immortal (Ad Vitam)

Alcide Nikopol

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Schneeland

Aron

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SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2

Roscoe

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Rua Alguem 5555: My Father

Hermann M.

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The Pianist

Captain Wilm Hosenfeld

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Blade II

Damaskinos

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I cavalieri che fecero l'impresa

Vanni delle Rondini

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U-571

Capt.-Lt. Gunther Wassner

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Esther

King Ahasuerus

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Green Sails

Robert Fowler

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Tease

Johnny Krieger

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Ester

King Ahasuerus

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Die Diebin

Tim Kaiser

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Total Recall 2070

Nick Blanchard (2 episodes, 1999)

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Coppia Omicida

Domenico

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Nina - Vom Kinderzimmer ins Bordell

Michael

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Prince Valiant

Thagnar

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Total Reality

Commander Tunis

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The Stendhal Syndrome

Alfredo Grossi

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Queen Margot

Nançay

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Stalingrad

Hans von Witzland

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Shining Through

Man at Zurich Station

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Westler

Soldier

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