Date of Birth : Jun 16th 1978
Brühl began acting at a young age and made his first steps 1995 as street kid Benji in the soap opera Verbotene Liebe (Forbidden Love). His international breakthrough role came in 2003 as Alex Kerner in the Golden Globe-nominated film Good Bye Lenin!, which reached an estimated six million cinema-goers world-wide. In 2003, Brühl won the European Film Academy award trophies for Best Actor (Critics/Audience Awards) for the role. Brühl made his English-speaking film debut in 2004’s Ladies in Lavender, starring alongside British acting legends Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. The same year, he won the People’s Choice trophy for Best Actor in the same award-giving body for the film Love in Thoughts while at the same time, he was nominated for Best Actor (critics) for The Edukators. In 2006, he was invited as one of the short film and Cinéfondation juries in the Cannes Film Festival. In September 2006, his Cannes-nominated film Salvador (Puig Antich) premiered in Spain. In the film, he played Salvador Puig Antich, a Catalan anarchist executed during the Franco era. In 2007 he appeared in a small role in the film The Bourne Ultimatum.
Brühl’s upcoming projects include the Anglo-Russian production In Transit where he will be playing a young Nazi soldier opposite John Malkovich. In June 2006, he made a cameo appearance in Two Days in Paris, a romantic comedy film which was directed by French actress Julie Delpy who also stars in the film. He was last seen in Krabat, based on a popular German children’s story, which premiered in German cinemas in October of 2008. He will be playing opposite Brad Pitt in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, which premiered at Cannes 2009.