50 really good German Actors

by Channing_F | created - 29 Dec 2012 | updated - 14 Mar 2016 | Public

1. Matthias Brandt

Actor | Polizeiruf 110

Matthias Brandt was born on October 7, 1961 in West Berlin, West Germany. He is an actor and production manager, known for Bukow and König (1971), Die Frau am Ende der Straße (2006) and Die zweite Frau (2008).

2. Joachim Król

Actor | Der bewegte Mann

Studied theatre, film and TV in Cologne, Germany. Studied play at the 'Otto-Falckenberg-Schule' in Munich, Germany. Played at several theatres in Germany, besides other at the 'Schauspielhaus', Bochum and the 'Schlosstheater', Moers.

3. Charly Hübner

Actor | Polizeiruf 110

Charly Hübner was born on December 4, 1972 in Neustrelitz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany as Carsten Johannes Marcus Hübner. He is an actor, known for Bukow and König (1971), Unter Nachbarn (2011) and The Lives of Others (2006). He is married to Lina Beckmann. They have one child.

4. Christian Redl

Actor | Der Untergang

Christian Redl was born on April 20, 1948 in Schleswig, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. He is an actor, known for Downfall (2004), Tattoo (2002) and Der Hammermörder (1990).

5. Michael Mendl

Actor | Der Untergang

Michael Mendl was born on April 20, 1944 in Lünen, Germany as Michael Sandrock. He is an actor, known for Downfall (2004), A Cure for Wellness (2016) and Im Schatten der Macht (2003).

6. Dirk Borchardt

Actor | Der Untergang

Dirk Borchardt was born on February 24, 1969 in Berlin, Germany. He is an actor, known for Downfall (2004), Berlin, Berlin (2002) and Blackout - Die Erinnerung ist tödlich (2006). He has been married to Caroline Frier since May 30, 2015.

7. Martin Brambach

Actor | Das Leben der Anderen

Martin Brambach was born in 1967 in Dresden, German Democratic Republic. He is an actor, known for The Lives of Others (2006), Good Bye Lenin! (2003) and The Reader (2008). He has been married to Christine Sommer since 2012. They have one child.

8. Rainer Bock

Actor | Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte

Rainer Bock was born on July 31, 1954 in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. He is an actor, known for The White Ribbon (2009), A Most Wanted Man (2014) and Wonder Woman (2017).

9. Richy Müller

Actor | xXx

Richy Müller was born on September 26, 1955 in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany as Hans-Jürgen Müller. He is an actor, known for xXx (2002), Poll (2010) and Pogo 1104 (1984).

10. Bernd Michael Lade

Actor | Das Geständnis

Bernd Michael Lade was born on December 24, 1964 in East Berlin, East Germany. He is an actor and director, known for Das Geständnis (2015), Spur & Partner (2003) and Tatort (1970). He is married to Maria Simon. They have three children.

11. Jörg Schüttauf

Actor | Tatort

Jörg Schüttauf was born on December 26, 1961 in Karl-Marx-Stadt, German Democratic Republic. He is an actor, known for Tatort (1970), Vorwärts immer! (2017) and Ete und Ali (1985). He is married to Martina. They have one child.

12. Peter Jordan

Actor | The International

Peter Jordan was born on April 26, 1967 in Dortmund, Germany. He is known for his work on The International (2009), Soul Kitchen (2009) and Honigfrauen (2017). He is married to Maren Eggert.

13. Oliver Mommsen

Actor | Was tun, wenn's brennt?

Oliver Mommsen was born on January 19, 1969 in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is an actor, known for What to Do in Case of Fire (2001), Tatort (1970) and Der Befehl (2007). He has been married to Nicola since 2008. They have two children.

14. Mark Waschke

Actor | Habermann

Mark Waschke was born on March 10, 1972 in Wattenscheid, Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is an actor, known for Habermann (2010), Buddenbrooks (2008) and Dark (2017).

15. Armin Mueller-Stahl

Actor | Eastern Promises

Armin Mueller-Stahl was born on December 17, 1930 in Tilsit, East Prussia, Germany. He is an actor and director, known for Eastern Promises (2007), Shine (1996) and The International (2009). He has been married to Gabriele Scholz since 1973. They have one child. He was previously married to Monika ...

16. Götz George

Actor | Der Totmacher

Götz George, born in Berlin in 1938, is the son of the famous actor Heinrich George and his wife, the actress Berta Drews. After first appearances on the stage of Berlin's Hebbel Theater during his childhood, Götz George was trained as an actor by the recognized teacher Else Bongers. At the age of ...

17. Wotan Wilke Möhring

Actor | Pandorum

Wotan Wilke Möhring was born on May 23, 1967 in Detmold, Germany. He is an actor, known for Pandorum (2009), Valkyrie (2008) and Antikörper (2005).

18. Til Schweiger

Actor | Inglourious Basterds

Actor, producer, writer, and director Til Schweiger is Germany's best-known actor and also the country's most successful director. With more than 51 Million admissions no other German filmmaker drew more people to cinemas. He runs his own production company Barefoot Films based in Berlin, Germany.

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19. Jürgen Schornagel

Actor | Doppelter Einsatz

Jürgen Schornagel was born in 1939 in Essen, Germany. He is an actor, known for Doppelter Einsatz (1994), Die Schatzinsel (2007) and Goebbels und Geduldig (2001).

20. Heino Ferch

Actor | Der Untergang

Heino Ferch was born on August 18, 1963 in Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany. He is an actor, known for Downfall (2004), The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008) and Der Tunnel (2001). He has been married to Marie-Jeanette Steinle since August 10, 2005. They have two children.

21. Manfred Zapatka

Actor | Das Himmler Projekt

Manfred Zapatka was born on October 2, 1942 in Bremen, Germany. He is an actor, known for Das Himmler Projekt (2000), KDD - Kriminaldauerdienst (2007) and Todesspiel (1997).

22. Götz Schubert

Actor | Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer

Götz Schubert was born on February 13, 1963 in Pirna, German Democratic Republic. He is an actor, known for Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer (2015), Die Besteigung des Chimborazo (1989) and Alles was recht ist (2008).

23. Devid Striesow

Actor | Die Fälscher

Devid Striesow was born on October 1, 1973 in Bergen auf Rügen, East Germany. He is an actor, known for The Counterfeiters (2007), Before the Fall (2004) and Downfall (2004). He has been married to Francine since 2008. They have two children.

24. Friedrich von Thun

Actor | Schindler's List

Friedrich von Thun was born on June 30, 1942 in Kwassitz, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia as Friedrich Ernst Peter Paul Maria Graf von Thun und Hohenstein. He is an actor and director, known for Schindler's List (1993), O.K. (1970) and Náhrdelník (1992). He was previously married ...

25. Christian Berkel

Actor | Valkyrie

Christian Berkel was born on October 28, 1957 in West Berlin, West Germany. He is an actor, known for Valkyrie (2008), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) and Downfall (2004).

26. August Diehl

Actor | Inglourious Basterds

August Diehl was born on January 4, 1976 in Berlin, Germany. He is an actor and writer, known for Inglourious Basterds (2009), Love in Thoughts (2004) and 23 (1998). He is married to Julia Malik. They have one child.

27. Oliver Stokowski

Actor | The Book Thief

Oliver Stokowski was born on August 8, 1962 in Kassel, Germany. He is an actor, known for The Book Thief (2013), Zeit der Helden (2013) and Der Ermittler (2001).

28. Armin Rohde

Actor | Lola rennt

Armin Rohde was born on April 4, 1955 in Gladbeck, Germany. He is an actor, known for Run Lola Run (1998), A Sound of Thunder (2005) and Contagion (2011). He has been married to Angela Baronin von Schilling since 1995.

29. Michael Roll

Actor | M.E.T.R.O. - Ein Team auf Leben und Tod

Michael Roll was born on April 29, 1961 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. He is an actor, known for M.E.T.R.O. - Ein Team auf Leben und Tod (2006), Wilder Kaiser (1999) and Der König (1994). He has been married to Antje Roll since 1987. They have three children.

30. Ronald Zehrfeld

Actor | Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer

Ronald Zehrfeld was born on January 15, 1977 in East Berlin, German Democratic Republic. He is an actor, known for Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer (2015), Barbara (2012) and Im Angesicht des Verbrechens (2010).

31. Max Riemelt

Actor | Freier Fall

Max Riemelt was born on January 7, 1984 in Berlin, Germany. He is an actor, known for Freier Fall (2013), Before the Fall (2004) and The Wave (2008).

32. Misel Maticevic

Actor | Im Angesicht des Verbrechens

Misel Maticevic was born in 1970 in Berlin, Germany. He is an actor, known for Im Angesicht des Verbrechens (2010), Das Gelübde (2007) and Lost Killers (2000).

33. Moritz Bleibtreu

Actor | Im Juli

Moritz Bleibtreu is a German actor born on August 13, 1971 in Munich growing up in Hamburg. He first appears in children's television series Neues aus Uhlenbusch (1977) at the age of six. His breakthrough was the role called "Abdul" in the movie Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997). He also became ...

34. Thomas Thieme

Actor | Das Leben der Anderen

Thomas Thieme was born on October 29, 1948 in Weimar, Thuringia, Germany. He is an actor, known for The Lives of Others (2006), Downfall (2004) and The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008).

35. Michael Schenk

Actor | Bridge of Spies

Michael Schenk was born on December 21, 1965 in Osnabrück, Germany. He is an actor and writer, known for Bridge of Spies (2015), Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer (2015) and The White Ribbon (2009).

36. Fabian Hinrichs

Actor | Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage

Fabian Hinrichs was born in 1974 in Hamburg, Germany. He is an actor, known for Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005), Tatort (1970) and Schussangst (2003).

37. Sebastian Koch

Actor | Das Leben der Anderen

On stage, television or the movie theatre screen Sebastian Koch is undeniably one of Germany s most multi-faceted and successful actors. Born in Karlsruhe, Germany, May 31, 1962, he spent his childhood and youth in Stuttgart, southwestern Germany. He planned to become a musician, but in the late ...

38. Hansa Czypionka

Actor | Happy Birthday, Türke!

Hansa Czypionka was born on March 1, 1958 in Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany. He is an actor, known for Happy Birthday, Türke! (1992), Autumn Blood (2013) and R.I.S. - Die Sprache der Toten (2007).

39. Justus von Dohnányi

Actor | Der Untergang

Justus Von Dohnanyi was born in 1960 in Lubeck (Northern Germany) as a son of the conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi; his uncle is the politician Klaus von Dohnanyi. He worked at the city theaters in Frankfurt and Zurich and at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg after studying at the Hochschule fur Musik ...

40. Benjamin Sadler

Actor | Die Jagd nach dem Schatz der Nibelungen

Benjamin Sadler was born on February 12, 1971 in Toronto, Canada. He is an actor, known for The Charlemagne Code (2008), Luther (2003) and Imperium: Augustus (2003).

41. Jan-Gregor Kremp

Actor | The Musketeer

Jan-Gregor Kremp was born on September 30, 1962 in Monheim, Germany. He is an actor, known for The Musketeer (2001), Tatort (1970) and Go West: Freiheit um jeden Preis (2011). He is married to Johanna Gastdorf. They have one child.

42. Jürgen Tarrach

Actor | Die Musterknaben

Jürgen Tarrach was born on December 17, 1960 in Geilenkirchen, Germany. He is an actor, known for Die Musterknaben (1997), The Reader (2008) and Casino Royale (2006).

43. Franz-Xaver Kroetz

Actor | Die Geschichte vom Brandner Kaspar

Franz-Xaver Kroetz was born on February 25, 1946 in Munich, Germany. He is an actor and writer, known for Die Geschichte vom Brandner Kaspar (2008), Der Leibwächter (1989) and Viagem para a Felicidade (1978). He was previously married to Marie Theres Relin.

44. Hanns Zischler

Actor | Munich

Hanns Zischler was born on June 18, 1947 in Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany as Christoph Johann Zischler. He is an actor and director, known for Munich (2005), Flame & Citron (2008) and Clouds of Sils Maria (2014). He was previously married to Regina Poly.

45. Axel Prahl

Actor | Tatort

Axel Prahl was born on March 26, 1960 in Eutin, Schleswig-Holstein, West Germany as Axel Ferdinand Konstantin Prahl. He is an actor, known for Tatort (1970), Die Patin - Kein Weg zurück (2008) and Halbe Treppe (2002). He has been married to Silja since 2014. He was previously married to Andra ...

46. Clemens Schick

Actor | Casino Royale

Clemens Schick was born on February 15, 1972 in Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He is an actor, known for Casino Royale (2006), Point Break (2015) and Enemy at the Gates (2001).

47. Jürgen Tonkel

Actor | Der Untergang

Jürgen Tonkel was born on August 23, 1962 in Höhenrain, Wolfratshausen, Bavaria, Germany. He is an actor and director, known for Downfall (2004), Leave Without Running (2009) and Blam! (1985). He is married to Eva Tonkel.

48. Michael Lott

Actor | The Physician

Michael Lott was born in 1964 in Hamburg, Germany. He is an actor, known for The Physician (2013), Alles außer Sex (2005) and Tatort (1970).

49. Pierre Besson

Actor | Hindenburg: The Last Flight

Pierre Besson was born on April 4, 1967 in East Berlin, East Germany. He is an actor, known for Hindenburg: The Last Flight (2011), Das Versprechen (1995) and Die Zürcher Verlobung - Drehbuch zur Liebe (2007).

50. Godehard Giese

Actor | Die Geschichte vom Astronauten

Godehard Giese was born in 1972. He is an actor, known for Die Geschichte vom Astronauten (2014), A Cure for Wellness (2016) and Im Sommer wohnt er unten (2015).