Daniel Brühl

Daniel Brühl



Daniel Brühl is a German actor who has gained international fame for his work in both film and television. He was born in Barcelona, Spain, to a German father and a Spanish mother. Brühl developed an interest in acting at a young age, and began taking classes and performing in school and local productions.

Brühl first gained recognition in Germany with his breakthrough performance in the film, Goodbye Lenin! (2003). He won the German Film Award for Best Actor, and was nominated for the European Film Award for Best Actor for his performance. He has since starred in several German films, including The Edukators (2004), The Reader (2008), Inglorious Basterds (2009), and The Fifth Estate (2013).

In addition to his work in German cinema, Brühl has also made a name for himself in Hollywood. He had a lead role in the action thriller, The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), and has been featured in other American films, such as Rush (2013) and Captain America: Civil War (2016). Brühl also starred in the Netflix series, The Alienist (2018), and the television series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021).

Brühl has been honored for his work, receiving several awards and nominations. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for Rush, and won a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for The Alienist.

Aside from his acting career, Brühl is also a dedicated philanthropist. He is a member of the German branch of the United Nations Children's Fund, and has participated in several charitable events to benefit causes such as global education and the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Daniel Brühl has established himself as one of the most respected and versatile actors in both German and Hollywood cinema. His extensive body of work has earned him critical acclaim and several awards, and his humanitarian efforts have made him an even more beloved figure in the international entertainment industry.


June 16, 1978

Place of birth

Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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