More Til Schweiger Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life)Til Schweiger, one of the most successful actors in Germany, has recently made the crossover to the United States with a number of projects, including the 2002 television film Joe and Max, which chronicles the lifelong friendship between Joe Lewis and Max Schmeling during and after WWII. His other films include Driven, starring opposite Sylvester Stallone, Investigating Sex, directed by Alan Rudolph and co-starring Nick Nolte, Robin Tunney and Neve Campbell, and Brute, co-starring Pete Postlethwaite and John Hurt. In addition, Schweiger co-starred in SLC Punk!, opposite Matthew Lillard and Michael Goorjian, which debuted in Sundance in 1999, and in Judas Kiss, opposite Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman.
In Germany, Schweiger is a multi-hyphenate, having acted, directed and produced several critically acclaimed films such as Der Eisbär, which he starred in, co-directed and produced, and Knockin' on Heaven's Door, for which he won the Best Actor Award at the Moscow Film Festival.
Schweiger also starred in Ebbies Bluff, for which he won the Best Young Actor Award at the Max Olphuls Festival, and in Maybe, Maybe Not, which is one of the most successful German films to date, grossing $49 million (USD).
Currently living in Los Angeles with his wife and three children, Schweiger will soon be seen in U-Boat with William H. Macy, and he is currently in production on King Arthur, co-starring with Clive Owen and Stephen Dillane.
Bio courtesy Paramount for "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life" (27-Jul-2003)