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Thomas Kretschmann

Thomas Kretschmann

Birthday: 8 September 1962, Dessau, German Democratic Republic [now Saxony-Anhalt, Federal Republic of Germany]
Height: 176 cm

Thomas Kretschmann was born in East Germany. Before becoming an actor, he was a swimmer. He has acted in several popular American movies, such as Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), The Pianist (2002), ...Show more

Thomas Kretschmann
[on his title role in Eichmann (2007)] I was born long after the war but I still carry this collecti Show more [on his title role in Eichmann (2007)] I was born long after the war but I still carry this collective guilt around. It's not as much fun for a German to play a part like this than it would be for, say, Ralph Fiennes. It's a very juicy part, but I couldn't get myself excited to go and play Eichmann. Strangely, I have lots of Jewish friends in LA. My wife is Jewish. They were all excited that I play him, so I wanted to do it for them. Hide
Leaving [home] is kind of a strange thing - the world opens up but, at the same time, it gets smalle Show more Leaving [home] is kind of a strange thing - the world opens up but, at the same time, it gets smaller. The more you see of the world, the smaller it seems. After I did the film Stalingrad (1993), I left Germany, and I did a couple of films in France and lived there for about three years, and a couple of films in Italy, and lived there for two years. Then I came over here. The more you get familiar with different countries, the more you think, "Where am I going to live for the rest of my life?" You think, "OK, Germany sucks - don't want to live there; France, no; Italy - the food is nice, but I don't want to live there". In the end, you have nowhere to go anymore. Hide
Thomas Kretschmann's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (43)
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Professor Z
Professor Z

Baron Wolfgang von Strucker
Baron Wolfgang von Strucker

Stefan Krieger
Stefan Krieger

Klaus Becker
Klaus Becker

Grigory Barovsky
Grigory Barovsky

Le Clerq
Le Clerq

Alcide Nikopol
Alcide Nikopol

Mr. Smith
Mr. Smith

Otto Ganz
Otto Ganz

Hermann Fegelein
Hermann Fegelein

Captain Wilm Hosenfeld
Captain Wilm Hosenfeld

King Leopold I of Belgium
King Leopold I of Belgium

Capt.-Lt. Gunther Wassner
Capt.-Lt. Gunther Wassner

Kurt Reiner
Kurt Reiner

Cross
Cross

Captain Kurt Brynildson
Captain Kurt Brynildson

Van Helsing
Van Helsing

Captain Englehorn
Captain Englehorn

Lukas
Lukas

Major Tom Cain
Major Tom Cain

Damaskinos
Damaskinos

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