Diane Kruger Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Algermissen, Lower Saxony, Germany
Birth NameDiane Heidkrüger
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Diane Kruger was born Diane Heidkrüger in Algermissen, near Hildesheim, Germany, to Maria-Theresa, a bank employee, and Hans-Heinrich Heidkrüger, a computer specialist. She studied ballet with the Royal Ballet in London before an injury ended her career. She returned to Germany and became a top fashion model. She later pursued acting and relocated to Paris at the suggestion of filmmaker Luc Besson (The Fifth Element (1997)). She married French actor Guillaume Canet (The Beach (2000)) in 2001.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Marcy Gomez

Spouse (1)

Guillaume Canet (1 September 2001 - 2006) (divorced)

Trivia (34)

Was a finalist in Elite's 1992 Look Of The Year competition at age 15.
Had to gain 15 lbs for Troy (2004) because director Wolfgang Petersen wanted her to appear rounder. She has since lost the weight.
She has a younger brother, Stefan.
Modeled under her birth name, Diane Heidkrüger, in the mid to late-1990s.
Originally a ballet dancer, but quit dancing due to an injury at the age of 18.
Became an American citizen in 2013.
Trained at the Cours Florent and won the Classe Libre award for best actor in her year.
People magazine included Diane in its annual "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" issue in 2004.
Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2005 Razzie Award nominating ballot. She was suggested in the Worst Supporting Actress category for her performance in the film Troy (2004), however, she failed to receive a nomination.
Named #50 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
Started her dancing career in the Royal Ballet in London.
Is an active supporter of UNICEF.
Learned Latin in school for eight years.
She is fluent in English, French and German.
Learned Russian for Les brigades du Tigre (2006).
Lived three weeks in a mental hospital to shoot Frankie (2005). She is the only actress in that film, all patients are real.
She always dubs herself in three languages,.
First German to become host (maitresse de cérèmonie) at the Cannes Film Festival (2007).
Daughter of Maria-Theresia, a bank employee, and Hans-Heinrich, a printer. They're divorced.
Was in a long-term relationship with Joshua Jackson (since 2006). The couple split up in 2016.
Member of the jury at the 58th Berlin Film Festival in 2008.
Is very good friends with ex-husband Guillaume Canet.
Attended a Catholic school in a small German town.
Ranked #83 "most desirable woman" in the 2010 Ask Men list of Most Desirable Women.
Ranked #88 in the 2009 Maxim list of Hot 100 Women.
Named as the "Sexiest international import" by Victoria's Secret What Is Sexy list (2012).
On three occasions she replaced Eva Green. 'The Seeker' in The Host (2013) and 'Anna' in Mr. Nobody (2009) were both turned down by Green, while she backed out of playing 'Marie Antoinette' in Farewell, My Queen (2012). Kruger played all three roles.
Filming the sequel to National Treasure (2004) with Nicolas Cage. [July 2007]
Filming Inglourious Basterds (2009) with Brad Pitt and Quentin Tarantino in Germany and currently living in New York City. [September 2008]
As a teenager, she lived in Harsum (near Hildesheim, Germany) for a while. The street was called Milchberg. Next door lived André Schneider who would later become an actor, too. But even though the two lived next door, they never really met.
Lives in Paris. She had her own house built there in 2015.
Her fragrance of choice is Beauty by Calvin Klein.
Has ADHD, including the hyperactive elements. She has been medicated for it since childhood.
Stated that she dreamed about having a career like Romy Schneider's - an Austrian-German actress who had a successful career in France, had a relationship with a French actor and made Hollywood films.

Personal Quotes (8)

With Wolfgang Petersen, we were always the only two ready at time and the first on the set during the filming of Troy (2004). The German rigour without a doubt.
It was something strange for me, to kiss Orlando. I was so embarassed! It is not as fun as people think to shoot love scenes. You feel vulnerable, and there are about 100 people looking at you.
I'm a little bit worried about this sudden success. I am quite independent and I'm afraid that this privilege could escape from me.
"Her beauty didn't do her any good and she couldn't use it in any positive way or manipulative way." - on Helen of Troy.
Sometimes it takes courage and experience to allow yourself to actually go there, and it's the most liberating thing to let go. I do think that's why I love acting - you're right, it's being someone that you're not. And sometimes you're really scared of it, and then once you let yourself go there, it's the best thing ever.
[on her quitting modeling] I thought "fuck everyone" and moved back to Paris, called my agent and said I didn't want to model any more, which they couldn't believe because I was 22 and doing very well. But I left it and went to drama school, and I'm so happy I did.
[on her role as Asperger's-afflicted "Sonya Cross" in The Bridge (2013)] I am fiercely protective of her. I think she has integrity. She is strong and yet really, really vulnerable and lonely in her personal life. It's the most colorful character I've ever been allowed to play.
[on being inspired by Romy Schneider] I dreamed about coming to France and finding a French boyfriend and making French movies. I thought there was a romance to her life, at least when I was younger, that I just so admired and I do love French films and there was a light inside of her that I remember, since I was very young, that just made me dream and it inspired me so much and I fell in love with French cinema because of her and I will say that the French have welcomed me like one of their own. I started out in France. I went to drama school in France and to this day I'm their adopted step-kid and when I'm in a great film I'm French, not so great I'm Franco-Allemande (French/German).

Salary (5)

Inglourious Basterds (2009) €300,000
Pieds nus sur les limaces (2010) 500,000 euros
Forces spéciales (2011) €300,000
Forces spéciales (2011) €150,000
Un plan parfait (2012) €900,000

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