Since the start of his career, Daniel Brühl has been involved in a number of critically acclaimed film projects, garnering praise for his talent and versatility. He is best known to international audiences for his scene-stealing role of 'Fredrick Zoller', a German war hero in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds (2009), opposite Brad Pitt and Christoph Waltz. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards® in 2010.
Brühl received his first Golden Globe nomination for the role of Austrian Formula 1 driver 'Niki Lauda' in Ron Howard's biographical drama Rush (2014). In 2016 he wrapped production on the superhero film Captain America: Civil War, playing the villain 'Baron Helmut Zemo', and the World War II drama Alone in Berlin, starring opposite Emma Thompson.
Brühl was born in Barcelona in 1978 and raised in Germany. He is fluent in German, English, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese and French. In 2003, he starred as 'Alexander Kerner' in Good Bye, Lenin!, a German tragicomedy set in 1989 East Germany. Brühl gave a heart-breaking performance as a young man desperately trying to protect his frail mother from the truth, that her beloved GDR has been reunited with West Germany. For his performance he won a 2003 European Film Award and the German Film Award for Actor.
His other notable film credits include his English-language debut Ladies in Lavender (2004), opposite Dame Judi Dench and Dame Maggie Smith, Love In Thoughts (2004), for which he won the European Film Awards’ Audience Award for Best Actor; the trilingual World War I film Merry Christmas (2005), a small part in The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) and the British-Russian World War II drama In Transit (2008), alongside Vera Farmiga and John Malkovich.Visit Daniel's IMDb page