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March 11, 1981 (43)

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Matthias Schweighöfer is an esteemed German actor and filmmaker, celebrated for his significant contributions to the German cinema and his breakout role in the film Kalt ist der Abendhauch.

As one of Germany’s most talented actors, Schweighöfer boasts a varied filmography that traverses different genres and eras. A key moment in his career came in 2003 when he played the character of Albert Mutz in the critically acclaimed film, Kalt ist der Abendhauch. This role solidified his place in the film industry and marked the beginning of his fruitful career. From acting to directing, Schweighöfer has shown a tremendous range and versatility in the world of cinema. His directorial debut, What a Man (2011), was well received by audiences and critics alike, and it confirmed his talents not just in front of the camera, but behind it too. His comedy series, You Are Wanted (2017-2018).

In 2021, Schweighöfer appeared in the Netflix film Army of the Dead, directed by Zack Snyder, as Ludwig Dieter. He reprised his role in the prequel film, Army of Thieves, which he also directed.

In a career spanning over two decades, Schweighöfer’s collaborations with other celebrities have been diverse and noteworthy. From sharing the screen with Hollywood’s Jessica Schwarz in Kammerflimmern (2004) to the formidable Alexandra Maria Lara in Rabbit Without Ears 2 (2009), Schweighöfer’s ability to adapt to different acting styles has been applauded. On the directorial front, he has successfully collaborated with Florian David Fitz in The Most Beautiful Day (2016), and Elyas M’Barek in What a Man, showcasing his adeptness at shaping narratives and characters. Other significant collaborations include Til Schweiger, Joko Winterscheidt, and Florian Lukas, each adding a unique flavor to Schweighöfer’s expansive career.

On the awards front, Schweighöfer has been widely recognized for his exceptional work. He received the prestigious Bambi Award for Best National Actor for his performance in Valkyrie (2008), and the Jupiter Award for Best German Actor twice, for What a Man (2011) and Schlussmacher (2013). His directorial genius was further affirmed when he won the Audience Award for Best Film for ‘What a Man’ at the German Film Awards.