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Born in Munich, Germany
Birth NameGerald Alexander Held
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Alexander Held was born on October 19, 1958 in Munich, Germany as Gerald Alexander Held. He is an actor, known for Downfall (2004), The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008) and The Wave (2008). He was previously married to Patricia Fugger.

Spouse (1)

Patricia Fugger (December 2005 - 2014) ( her death)

Trivia (7)

Due to his clear cut voice, he has been often cast to play Nazi characters.
Born to José Held, an actor, and his wife Erné, who worked as a tailor.
In his youth, he was the goalkeeper of soccer club 1860 Munich, winning the German Youth Championships in 1975.
Was a talented soccer player in his youth.
Lost 10 kg for his role in Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005).
Sang with the Regensburg Boys' Choir, whose choirmaster was Georg Ratzinger, brother of Pope Benedict XVI.
Graduated from the Otto Falckenberg Drama School in Munich.

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