Christian Berkel

Biography

Christian Berkel (born October 28, 1957) is a German actor. Berkel was born in Berlin, Germany. His father was a military doctor. From the age of 14 he lived in Paris where he took drama lessons with Jean-Louis Barrault and Pierre Berlin. He then trained at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin and appeared on stage in Augsburg, Düsseldorf, Munich, Vienna and at the Schiller Theatre, Berlin. He has appeared in many German television productions and secured a major role in the Academy Award nominated film Downfall as Doctor Ernst-Günther Schenck. He has followed this with significant roles in the Paul Verhoeven directed Dutch movie Black Book and the big budget United States movies Flightplan and Valkyrie (in which he portrays Colonel Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim). He lives in Berlin with the actress Andrea Sawatzki, with whom he has two sons.

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Birth Place

West Berlin, West Germany

Birth Date

10/28/1957
Known For
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Das Experiment

Steinhoff - Häftling Nr. 38 / Prisoner #38

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Der Mann mit dem Fagott

Heinrich Bockelmann

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Die Sturmflut

Innensenator Helmut Schmidt

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Lautlos

Lang

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Die Wolf-Gäng

Louis Ziffer

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Enfant Terrible

Interviewer

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What Doesn't Kill Us

Mark

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The Last Employee

David

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Anti-Social

Philip

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Scheidung für Anfänger

Christoph

Starring In
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Black Box

Erik Behr

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Trügerische Sicherheit

Magnus Mittendorf

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Sportabzeichen für Anfänger

Bertram Dinkler

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Enfant Terrible

Interviewer

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Die Wolf-Gäng

Louis Ziffer

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Scheidung für Anfänger

Christoph

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What Doesn't Kill Us

Mark

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Elle

Robert

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Ein gefährliches Angebot

Michael Dithardt

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Trumbo

Otto Preminger

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Udo

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Anti-Social

Philip

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Buddy

Martin

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Der Mann mit dem Fagott

Heinrich Bockelmann

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Sweet Little Sixteen

Thomas Reiner

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The Last Employee

David

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Inglourious Basterds

Proprietor Eric

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Attack On Leningrad

Winkelmeyer

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Black Book

General Käutner

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Valkyrie

Colonel Mertz von Quirnheim

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Mogadischu

Bundeskanzler Helmut Schmidt

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Miracle at St. Anna

Captain Eichholz

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Flame and Citron: The Nazi Assassins

Hoffmann - Gestapo leader

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Der Baum

Raymond Remberg

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Black Book

Gen. Käutner

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Helen, Fred und Ted

Eduard Fröhlich

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Die Sturmflut

Innensenator Helmut Schmidt

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Flightplan

Mortuary Director

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Downfall

Prof. Dr. Ernst-Günter Schenck

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Lautlos

Lang

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Guys & Balls

Rudolf

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Safe Conduct

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Das Experiment

Steinhoff - Häftling Nr. 38 / Prisoner #38

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Deine besten Jahre

Arzt

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Tod auf Amrum

Rolf Spiekermann

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Rossini

Weich

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Karniggels

Man #2 (voice)

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The Serpent's Egg

Student

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