DIANE KRUGER (Seeker) was recently seen as Marie Antoinette in Benoit Jacquot's Farewell, My Queen, which opened the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival to rave reviews. In 2011 Kruger starred in Quentin Tarantino's critically acclaimed hit Inglourious Basterds, opposite Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz and Michael Fassbender. The film premiered at Cannes in 2009, then reached No. 1 at the box office and went on to gross over $300 million worldwide. For her performance Kruger earned a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role. She shared in the film's SAG Award for Best Ensemble Cast.
Born in Germany, Kruger was first launched to international fame as the infamous Helen in Wolfgang Petersen's Troy, opposite Brad Pitt and Orlando Bloom. That same year she starred with Josh Hartnett in Paul McGuigan's Wicker Park. Kruger has since starred in both the U.S. and in Europe in such films as Jon Turteltaub's National Treasure, opposite Nicolas Cage; the Oscar-nominated French film Joyeux Noel, with Benno F├╝rmann; Copying Beethoven, with Ed Harris; Bille August's ode to Nelson Mandela, Goodbye Bafana, also starring Joseph Fiennes; and Anything for Her (Pour elle), for director Fred Cavaye.
Other credits include a dual role in Mr. Nobody, alongside Jared Leto, Sarah Polley and Rhys Ifans, and Inhale, Baltasar Kormakur's harrowing indie feature about organ trafficking, with Sam Shepard, Dermot Mulroney and Patricia Arquette. Kruger also recently starred opposite Djimon Hounsou in the French action adventure Special Forces, from director Stephane Rybojad.
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