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Bleibtreu, Moritz 1971–

BLEIBTREU, Moritz 1971–

(Moritz J. Bleibtreu)


Born August 13, 1971, in Munich, West Germany (now Germany; some sources cite birthplace as Warsaw, Poland); son of Hans Brenner (an actor) and Monika Bleibtreu (an actress). Education: Studied acting in Paris, Rome, and New York City.

Addresses: Agent—Bela Jarzyk, Players Agency, Sophienstrasse 21, Berlin 10178, Germany. Manager—Leverage Management, 3030 Pennsylvania Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404.

Career: Actor. Worked as an au pair in Paris.

Awards, Honors: Film Award in Gold, outstanding supporting actor, German Film awards, 1997, for Knockin' on Heaven's Door; Ernst Lubitsch Award, 1998, for Knockin' on Heaven's Door and Stadtgespraech; named one of the shooting stars of European film by European Film Promotion, 1999; Film Award in Gold, outstanding actor, 2001, for Das Experiment and Im Juli; Audience Award, German actor or actress of the year, German Film awards, 2001; Golden Space Needle Award, best actor, Seattle International Film Festival, 2002, for Das Experiment.


Film Appearances:

Boy, Ich hatte einen Traum, 1980.

Yueksel, Einfach nur Liebe (also known as Simply Love), 1994.

(As Moritz J. Bleibtreu) Karl, Stadtgespraech (also known as Talk of the Town), 1995.

Gabriel, Der kalte Finger (also known as Deathline), 1996.

Abdul, Knockin' on Heaven's Door, Myriad Pictures, 1997.

Inmate, Back in Trouble, 1997.

Manni, Lola rennt (also known as Lola Runs and Run Lola Run), Sony Pictures Classics, 1998.

Tristan, Liebe deine Naechste! (also known as Love Your Female Neighbour and Love Your Neighbour!), 1998.

Nasreddin, Luna Papa (also known as Moon Father and Lunnyy papa), 1999.

Daniel Bannier, Im Juli (also known as In July), Senator Film/Films Philos, 2000.

Deejay Sunny Sunshine, Fandango (also known as Fandango—Members Only), Buena Vista International, 2000.

Eric, The Invisible Circus, Fine Line Features/Kinowelt Filmverleih, 2001.

Kai, Lammbock (also known as Lammbock—Alles in Handarbeit), Senator Film, 2001.

Lieutenant David Wills, Taking Sides (also known as Der Fall Furtwaengler, Taking Sides—Der Fall Furtwaengler, and Taking Sides—Le cas Furtwaengler), Alamode Film, 2001, New Yorker Films, 2003.

Tarek Fahd (prisoner number seventy-seven), Das Experiment (also known as The Experiment), Samuel Goldwyn/Independent Distribution Partnership, 2002.

Giancarlo, Solino, X Verleih, 2002.

Hans-Joerg Tschirner, Agnes und seine Brueder, X Verleih, 2004.

Kaiser Titus, Germanikus, Constantin Film, 2004.

Lombardo and his twin brother, Fakiren fra Bilbao (also known as The Fakir), Sandrew Metronome, 2004.

Valentin, C(r)ook (also known as Basta—Rotwein oder Totsein), NFP Distribution, 2004.

Bruno, Elementarteilchen, [Germany], 2005.

Malikshah, The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam, Guide Company Films/Arrival Pictures, 2005.

Mimi Nachtigal, Vom Suchen und Finden der Liebe, Constantin Film, 2005.

Az ersek latogatasa, [Germany and Hungary], 2005.

Zhivaya riba, Ingenious Media/Pandora Filmproduktion/Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion/Victoires Productions, 2006.

Film Work:

Operator of special glasses camera, Das Experiment (also known as The Experiment), Samuel Goldwyn/Independent Distribution Partnership, 2002.

Television Appearances; Series:

Moritz, Neues aud Uhlenbusch, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (West Germany [now Germany]), beginning c. 1977.

Klaus, Die Gang (also known as Waterfront), German television, beginning 1997.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Mit meinen heissen Traenen, [Austria], 1986.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Thorsten, Unschuldsengel, 1994.

Henning Voss, Kinder des Satans, 1995.

Stefan, Kabel und Liebe, 1995.

(Uncredited) Mann am Strand, Das Erste Mal, 1997.

Marco, Alibi fuer einen Engel (also known as Three Dollar Son and Kind zu vermieten), 1997.

Mike, Die einzige Chance, 1998.

Toon Jungjohann, Das Gelbe vom Ei, 1999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Rene, "Willkommen im Club," Einsatz Hamburg Sued, 1997.

Guest, Die Harald Schmidt Show, multiple appearances, 1998–2002.

Guest, III nach neun, 2001.

Guest, "Wetten, dass …? aus Hannover," Wetten, dass …?, 2005.

Guest, Beckmann, 2005.

Guest, Die Johannes B. Kerner Show, 2005.



IFCRant, September, 2002, p. 7.

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