There are only a few German actors with the international appeal of Daniel Brühl. He was born into a German-Spanish family in Barcelona and grew up in Cologne, laying the groundwork for a multilingualism that made him famous for his feature film debut in 2001, “The White Rush" and his final breakthrough with the 2003 internationally acclaimed "Good Bye Lenin", a coveted actor in Spain, France and the USA. Quentin Tarantino brought him to Hollywood for “Inglorious Basterds”, for Ron Howard's film “Rush” Brühl played the Austrian Formula 1 driver Niki Lauda. This was followed by a Golden Globe Award 2014 nomination for Best Supporting Actor, films such as, “The First Avenger: Civil War” and “Inside Wikileaks”. In 2018, the TNT series "The Alienist" was launched in the USA, in which Daniel Brühl is the title hero of the psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler. It aired on Netflix worldwide in April and won 1 Emmy out of 6 nominations. In the same year, the film "Entebbe" celebrated its world premiere at the Berlinale - with Brühl in the leading role. Furthermore for the first time Daniel Brühl was the producer for Julie Delpy's new film "My Zoe", in which he is also featured. In 2019 he will shoot “The Angel of Darkness”, which is a new limited series based on the sequel to best-selling author Caleb Carr’s “The Alienist”.
In addition in the near future Daniel Brühl and Luke Evans are reuniting for an untitled dramedy feature inspired by the 2006 French film Mon Meilleur Ami. Remembering his roots Daniel Brühl owns a Spanish Tapas Bar in the heart of Berlin.