Thomas Kretschmann

Thomas Kretschmann

German actor
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Thomas Kretschmann (born 8 September 1962) is a German actor. His notable film roles include Lieutenant Hans von Witzland in Stalingrad (1993), Hauptmann Wilm Hosenfeld in The Pianist (2002), Hermann Fegelein in Downfall (2004), Captain Englehorn in King Kong (2005), Major Otto Remer in Valkyrie (2008), the voice of Professor Z in Cars 2 (2011), Hauptmann Peter Kahn in Stalingrad (2013). He also appeared as Baron Wolfgang von Strucker in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).

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Full name at birth
Thomas Kretschmann
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Claim to fame
The Pianist, The Stendhal Syndrome
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Date of birth
8 September 1962
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Place of birth
Dessau, East Germany
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Age
59
Occupation
Actor, Former swimmer, Former model
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Height
5' 10¼" (178 cm)
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Weight
170 lbs (77.1 kg)
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Distinctive feature
Max Ophuls Prize
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Tattoo
Koi Fish Tattoo On The Right Leg
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Dress size
8
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Shoe size
11
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ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Residence
Los Angeles, California, U.S. Malibu, California, U.S.
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Net worth
$8,000,000 USD
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Partner: Brittany Rice (Dating)
May 2011-
Thomas Kretschmann and Brittany Rice
I thought that if you come across as a freak, there will be some kind of distance. Maybe the distance became excessive. I realized that people were afraid of me without knowing me.
  • He played a Nazi in The Pianist (2002), and, in Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II (2005) (TV), he played Pope John Paul II, who (as the movie shows) fought against and tried to protect people from the Nazis.
  • Modeled in Hugo Boss perfume advertisement.
  • Received the Max Ophüls Prize for best young actor in 1991.
  • Collaborated again with his The Pianist (2002) co-star Adrien Brody in King Kong (2005). Incidentally, both of Kretschmann's roles with Brody are as captains, albeit of a very different type. In The Pianist (2002), he played a Nazi officer with a conscience; in King Kong (2005) he plays a tough boat captain guiding a film crew.
  • Has played a Nazi officer in eight different, completely unrelated films: Stalingrad (1993), U-571 (2000), The Pianist (2002), In Enemy Hands (2004), Untergang, Der (2004), Head in the Clouds (2004),Eichmann (2007) and Valkyrie (2009).

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