Til Schweiger is a popular German actor, who has appeared in several memorable roles in the Hollywood and German movie industries and on TV in American and Germany.
Besides being a popular actor on-screen, Til Schweiger is also a talented voice artist, movie director, movie producer as well as an accomplished film editor too and has won several prestigious awards and award nominations.
Being a successful film director and producer, Til Schweiger owns the Barefoot Films production house in Germany.
Before gaining popularity as an actor, Til Schweiger found fame as a screenwriter, film producer and film director when his movie ‘Keinohrhasen’/’Rabbit Without Ears’ (2007) went on to become the highest-grossing film from the German movie industry.
About Til Schweiger
|Real Name||Tilman Valentin Schweiger|
|Date of Birth||19th December 1963|
|Age (as of November 2018)||54 years|
|Place of Birth||Frieburg im Breisgau (Germany)|
|Education||Graduate from "Der Keller" acting school|
|Height||5 ft 9"
(175 cm) approximately
Family & Relationships
|ex-Wife||Dana Carlsen Schweiger
|Profession||Actor/Screenwriter/Film Producer/Film Director/Film Editor|
|Net Worth||INR 218,00,00,000
(USD 30 Million)
|Famous for||Manta, Manta (1991), Ebbies Bluff (1993), Der bewegte Mann (1994), Bunte Hunde (1995), Mannerpension (1996), Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Bastard (1997), The Replacement Killers, SLC Punk!, The Polar Bear (1998), Magicians (2000), Driven (2001), Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - Cradle of Life (2003), King Arthur, (T) Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1 (2004), Barfuss, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005), One Way, Where Is Fred? (2006), Rabbit Without Ears (2007), The Red Baron, Far Cry (2008), Inglorious Basterds, Rabbit Without Ears-2 (2009), The Three Musketeers (2011), This Means War, The Courier (2012), Charlie Countryman (2013), Head Full of Honey (2014), Tschiller: Off Duty (2016), Atomic Blonde (2017)|
|First Movie||Manta, Manta (1991)|
|Hobbies||Reading books and acting|
Til Schweiger initially pursued a course in German for two years with plans of being a teacher, however he found acting wonderful and decided to enroll in “Der Keller”, finally graduating in 1989. Earlier in his career, Til Schweiger appeared in several German TV series, and later ventured as a producer and director in the German movie industry before finally making his lead debut in 1991.
Til Schweiger’s age is around 54 years as Til Schweiger was born on the 19th of December, 1963 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Til Schweiger’s height is around 5 ft 9 inches (175 cm) while Til Schweiger’s weight is around 70 kg (155 lbs). In his spare time, Til Schweiger loves to read books and quotes acting as his passion and part of his hobbies.
Til Schweiger’s father is Herbert Schweiger, a teacher, while Til Schweiger’s mother is Monika Schweiger, also a teacher by profession. There is not much information Til Schweiger’s siblings, however one of Til Schweiger’s younger brother is Nik Schweiger, a designer by profession. Til Schweiger’s ex-wife is American actress, Dana Carlsen Schweiger, whom he married in June of 1995 and got divorced in 2014. Til Schweiger and his ex-wife Dana Carlsen Schweiger have four children – son Valentin Florian Schweiger, an actor, and daughters Luna Marie Schweiger, a child actress in the German movie industry, Lilli Camille Schweiger, also a child artist in German movies and Emma Tiger Schweiger, also a child actress from Germany.
Thanks to his impressive multi-skills as an actor, director, producer, editor and even screenwriter, Til Schweiger’s net worth is estimated around INR 218 crores (USD 30 Million).
As for the recognition as an established actor and filmmaker, Til Schweiger is the winner of several awards and has had numerous award nominations till date as well.
The list of Til Schweiger’s award-wins begins with Til Schweiger winning the Bambi award for ‘Der bewegte Mann’ (1994), the Bambi award, once again, this time for ‘Mannerpension’ (1995), the Gydnia Film Festival’s bester Darsteller for ‘Bastard’ (1997), the 1998 Bravo Otto award for bester Schauspieler, the Golden Kamera award for bester Schauspieler for ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’ (1998), the 2003 Hessischer Kultupreis award, the Jupiter award for bester deutscher Schauspieler for ‘Where is Fred?’ (2008), the 2008 Ehren-Bravo Otto award, the Bambi award for National Film for ‘Keinohrhasen’ (2008), the Deutscher Comedypries beste Kino-Komodie award for ‘Rabbit Without Ears’ (2008), the Jupiter award for ‘Keinohrhasen/Rabbit Without Ears’ (2009), the 2X-DIVA Award for ‘Keinohrhasen’ (2009), the Deutscher Comedypreis beste Kino-Komodie award for ‘Zweiohrkuken/Rabbit Without Ears-2’ (2010), the Deutscher Comedypreis erfolgreichste deutsche Filmkomodie award for ‘Kokwaah’ (2011), the 2011 Querdenker Award and the Jupiter Awards’ bester Darsteller for ‘Kokowaah’ (2012).
Til Schweiger also won the Deutscher Comedypreis erfolgreichste deutsche Filmkomodie award for ‘Kokowaah-2’ (2013), Deutscher Filmpreis Kategorie Besucherstarkster Film award for ‘Honig im Kopf (2015), the CIVIS-Publikumpreis award for ‘Honig im Kopf’ (2015), the Deutscher Comedypreis erfolgreichste deutsche Filmkomodie award for ‘Honig im Kopf’ (2015) and the Bambi Awards’ Kategorie Ehrenpreis der Jury award, again for ‘Honig im Kopf’ (2015).
Interesting Facts About Til Schweiger
- Til Schweiger does not smoke or drinks alcohol.
- Til Schweiger studied at the university for almost 2 years with the aim of becoming a language teacher but decided to enroll in acting classes later on to pursue his passion.
- Til Schweiger almost always casts one of his children in his movies.
- Til Schweiger hates Nazis and declined a role in ‘Saving Private Ryan’ of a German officer’s role in the World War II era film. However, he only accepted his role as a German officer in Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Inglorious Basterds’ after learning that his character actually kills a lot of German soldiers in the movie.
- Til Schweiger is the recipient of several prestigious honors and awards for his works as an actor, film director, movie producer and also as a film editor.