Moritz Bleibtreu first made his mark five years ago when he appeared as Kai Wiesinger's cute but not too bright lover in Rainer Kaufman's surprise German hit Stadtgesprach (Talk of the Town). Since then he has become one of the most sought after stars in German cinema. Bleibtreu left school after the eleventh grade and made his way to America to study acting. At age 21, he launched his career at the Schauspielhaus in Hamburg and in small television productions. After a small but potent role as the introverted gangster Abdul in Knocking on Heaven's Door, his breakthrough role came in Tom Tykwer's cult hit Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run), as the man who waits in desperation for his girlfriend Lola to help get him out of trouble. In Liebe Deine Nachste (Love Your Neighbor), he played a company man without scruples who allows his head to be turned by a country girl from the Salvation Army. In Luna Papa, he played a mentally-challenged man injured in war who can communicate with others only through wordless noises. In Fandango, he hid his eyes behind dark sunglasses in order to play a cynical DJ, and in Fatih Akin's Im Juli (In July), he played a lovesick teacher.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.
Moritz Bleibtreu Facts
|Birthday||August 13, 1971 (48)|
|Height||5' 8" (1m73) How tall is Moritz Bleibtreu compared to you?|