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Daniel Brühl

Daniel Brühl was born in Barcelona, Spain. His father was the German TV director Hanno Brühl (1937-2010), who was born in São Paulo, Brazil. His Spanish mother was a teacher. He also has a brother and a sister, Oliver and Miriam. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Cologne, Germany, where he grew up and attended the Dreikönigsgymnasium. ... See full bio »

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 2016 The Zookeeper's Wife (filming)
Lutz Heck
 2015/I Burnt (completed)
 2015 Ich und Kaminski
Sebastian Zöllner
 2015 Colonia
 2014 The Face of an Angel
 2014 A Most Wanted Man
 2013/I Rush
Niki Lauda
 2012 7 Days in Havana
Leonardo (segment "La tentación de Cecilia")
 2012 Winning Streak
 2011/I Intruders
Father Antonio
 2011/I Eva
Alex Garel
 2011 All Together
 2010 King's Road
 2009 Dinosaurier
Tobias Hardmann
 2009 My Words, My Lies - My Love
David Kern
 2008 A Tram in SP
 2008 Iи Traиzit
 2006 A Friend of Mine
 2006 Cargo
 2004 Farland
 2004 Ladies in Lavender
 2004 Love in Thoughts
Paul Krantz
 2002 Vaya con Dios
 2002 Elephant Heart
Marko Stemper
 2001 No Regrets
 2001 Honolulu
 2000 Stundenhotel
 2000 Deeply
 2000 A Handful of Grass
 1999 Paradise Mall
 1999 A Monkey's Tale
Kom (German version, voice)
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We Germans should know that we're good at constructing cars and we have a lot of good qualities. But we're not the funniest.


Brühl, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton, Marion Cotillard, Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks and Jake Gyllenhaal are the only actors to receive a Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Critics' Choice Award nomination for the same performance and then fail to be Oscar-nominated for it: for their performances in Rush (2013), The Departed (2006), We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), Rust and Bone (2012), Saving Mr. ... See more »

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