Daniel Brühl as Wilfried Böse
Daniel Brühl is an award-winning actor who has been involved in a number of diverse, critically acclaimed film and television projects, garnering international recognition for his talent and versatility. In 2013 he starred in Ron Howard’s Formula One drama Rush opposite Chris Hemsworth: Brühl’s performance was nominated for Golden Globe, BAFTA, SAG and Critics Choice awards (Best Supporting Actor). Previously, the actor became known to American audiences for his scene-stealing turn as Frederick Zoller in Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar winner Inglourious Basterds, opposite Brad Pitt and Christoph Waltz.
Brühl can now be seen in the lead role of criminal psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler in Cary Fukunaga’s new TNT drama “The Alienist,” co-starring Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning. The series is based on the bestselling novel by Caleb Carr.
Next, Brühl begins production on Julie Delpy’s My Zoe, which his production company, Amusement Park Films, will produce. He can currently be seen in J.J. Abrams’ Cloverfield Paradox, about a group of astronauts fighting for survival, on Netflix. Julius Onah directs a cast that includes David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Elizabeth Debicki and Chris O’Dowd.
Previously, Brühl starred in Niki Caro’s The Zookeeper’s Wife, opposite Jessica Chastain; Vincent Perez’s Alone in Berlin, with Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson; Joe and Anthony Russo’s Captain America: Civil War, alongside Robert Downey Junior, Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans; The Colony, opposite Emma Watson; Burnt, co-starring Alicia Vikander and Bradley Cooper; Simon Curtis’s Woman in Gold, with Helen Mirren and Max Irons; Michael Winterbottom’s The Face of an Angel, opposite Kate Beckinsale and Cara Delevingne; Anton Corbijn’s A Most Wanted Man, with Rachel McAdams and Philip Seymour Hoffman; and Bill Condon’s The Fifth Estate, opposite Benedict Cumberbatch.
Before coming to the U.S., Brühl was already an established, award-winning actor in Europe. For his role in Good Bye Lenin! (2003), he won the European Film Award for Best Actor and the German Film Award for Best Actor. Brühl’s other film credits include Me and Kaminski, The White Sound, Ladies in Lavender, All Together, Love in Thoughts, The Edukators, Joyeux Noel, Salvador (Puig Antich), The Bourne Ultimatum, The Countess and In Transit.
Brühl speaks fluent German, English, Spanish and French.