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Born: September 8, 1962 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Germany Profession: Cast ...
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Began his acting career on stage in Germany in the late 1980s after training to be an Olympic swimmer
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After three years of studying acting, he was invited to be a member of Schillertheatre, the national theatre of Berlin
1991:
Made his film debut in Der Mitwisser, which earned him Germany's prestigious Max Ophüls Prize as Best Up-and-Coming Actor
1993:
Appeared in the World War II epic "Stalingrad" as Nazi officer Hans von Witzland
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Cast in Dario Argento's "The Stendahl Syndrome" (1996) and "Prince Valiant" (1997)
2000:
Again cast as a Nazi officer in "U-571," with Matthew McConaughey and Harvey Keitel for director Jonathan Mostow
2002:
Earned international acclaim as Nazi officer, Wilm Hosenfeld in Roman Polasnki's Oscar-winning "The Pianist"
2003:
Had a recurring role on the FOX drama "24"
2004:
Co-starred in the feature films In Enemy Hands with William H. Macy and Lauren Holly
2004:
Portrayed a Nazi officer in the drama Head in the Clouds, starring Charlize Theron, Penélope Cruz and Stuart Townsend
2005:
Cast in Peter Jackson's "King Kong" a remake of the 1933 classic

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