Since the start of his career, DANIEL BRUHL
(Niki Lauda) has been
involved in a number of
critically acclaimed film
and television projects,
garnering praise for his talent
and versatility. With several
exciting projects in the next
12 months, including two
breakthrough roles, Bruhl
firmly establishes himself as
someone one to watch.
Bruhl can be seen next in Bill Condon's The Fifth
Estate, where he stars as Daniel Domscheit-Berg, a
colleague and friend of WikiLeaks founder Julian
Assange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch. Based on
the novel of the same name written by Domscheit-
Berg, the film follows the friendship and eventual rift
between the two men as the international profile of the
web site suddenly explodes, bringing instant fame and
gradual disillusionment to its creators. The film will be
released in the U.S. on October 18.
In November, Bruhl will appear in Anton Corbijn's
thriller A Most Wanted Man, starring opposite Rachel
McAdams, Robin Wright and Philip Seymour
Hoffman. He will then take on the lead role of young
journalist Sebastian Zollner in Wolfgang Becker's Ich
Bruhl is best known to international audiences
for his scene-stealing turn playing German war hero
Fredrick Zoller in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious
Basterds, opposite Brad Pitt and Christoph Waltz.
The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards
Bruhl is an established, award-winning actor
in Europe. In 2003, he starred as Alexander Kerner
in Good Bye Lenin!, a German tragicomedy set in
1989 East Germany. Bruhl gave a heartbreaking
performance as a young man protesting against the
regime, while desperately trying to protect his frail mother from the truth. He won a 2003 European Film
Award and the German Film Award for Actor of the
Year for his performance.
Bruhl's other notable film credits include The
White Sound; Ladies in Lavender, in which he made his
English-speaking debut, opposite Dames Judi Dench
and Maggie Smith; Stephane Robelin's All Together, with
Jane Fonda and Geraldine Chaplin; Love in Thoughts,
for which he won the European Film Awards' Audience
Award for Best Actor; The Edukaters, for which he was
nominated for Best Actor at the 2004 European Film
Awards; Joyeux Noel; Salvador Puig Antich; The Bourne
Ultimatum; Julie Delpy's The Countess; and In Tranzit,
with John Malkovich.
Bruhl is fluent in German, English, Spanish
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