Matthias Schweighöfer
Matthias Schweighöfer is a German
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

An actor is a person who acts in a dramatic production and who works in film, television, theatre, or radio in that capacity...

. He is sometimes credited as Matthias Schweighofer.

Born in Anklam
Anklam is a town in the Western Pomerania region of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. It is situated on the banks of the Peene river, just 8 km from its mouth in the Kleines Haff, the western part of the Stettin Lagoon. Anklam has a population of 14,603 and was the capital of the former...

, East Germany, Schweighöfer attended the renowned acting school Hochschule für Schauspielkunst "Ernst Busch", but dropped out after one year. Nevertheless, the son of an actor couple is considered as one of the most promising talents of European Film and has already worked with established directors such as Peter Greenaway
Peter Greenaway
Peter Greenaway, CBE is a British film director. His films are noted for the distinct influence of Renaissance and Baroque painting, and Flemish painting in particular...

. Schweighöfer has been dating Ani Schromm since 2004 and they have a daughter called Greta born May 1, 2009. They currently live in Berlin
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  • 2000: German Television Price - Promotional Award for the performance in Verbotenes Verlangen
  • 2002: Günter Strack TV Award - Best Young Actor for the performance in Tatort - Gewaltfieber
  • 2003: Golden Camera - "Curt Jürgens Memorial Camera" for best newcomer and performances in Die Freunde der Freunde & Soloalbum
  • 2003: Adolf Grimme Award - For the performance in Die Freunde der Freunde
  • 2003: New Faces Award - Best Actor
  • 2004: Bavarian Film Award
    Bayerischer Filmpreis
    The Bavarian Film Awards have been awarded annually since 1979 by the State Government of Bavaria in Germany for “exceptional achievement in German filmmaking.” Along with the German Film Awards, these are the most highly regarded awards for filmmaking achievement in Germany.The Bavarian Film...

     - Best Young Actor
  • 2004: Fernsehfilm-Festival Baden-Baden - Special award for the outstanding performances in Baal and Kalter Frühling
  • 2005: Undine Award - Best Young Actor (TV) for the performance in Schiller
  • 2006: DIVA-Award – Best Actor for the performances in Kammerflimmern, Schiller and Polly Blue Eyes
  • 2007: Undine Award - Best Young Actor (feature film) for the performance in Das wilde Leben
  • 2007: Bambi
    Bambi (prize)
    The Bambi - Deutschlands Wichtigster Medienpreis, often simply called Bambi Awards and stylized as BAMBI, are presented annually by Hubert Burda Media to recognize excellence in international media and television "with vision and creativity who affected and inspired the German public that year",...

     - Film - National - Male


  • 2004: Eins, Zwei, Drei
    One, Two, Three
    One, Two, Three is a 1961 American comedy film directed by Billy Wilder and written by him and I.A.L. Diamond. It is based on the 1929 Hungarian one-act play Egy, kettö, három by Ferenc Molnár, with a "plot borrowed partly from" Ninotchka, a 1939 film co-written by Wilder...

     ...Otto Ludwig Pfiffl - Hebbel Theatre, Berlin
  • 2007: North
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     directed by Frank Castorf
    Frank Castorf
    Frank Castorf is a German theater director and since 1992 the artistic director of the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz...

    The Volksbühne is a theater in Berlin, Germany. Located in Berlin's city center Mitte on Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in what was the GDR's capital....

    , Berlin

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