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Til Schweiger is a German actor, director, producer, and writer, who is probably best known to U.S. audiences as Sgt. Hugo Stiglitz in Quentin Tarantino's World War II fantasia "Inglourious Basterds." Schweiger began his acting career in the early 1990s, via roles in both film ("Manta, Manta") and television ("Lindenstrasse"). Schweiger became a star in Germany in 1997 for writing and playing the lead in the crime comedy "Knockin' on Heaven's Door," and immediately after began working in English-language films such as "Judas Kiss" (with Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman), the U.S. indie "SLC Punk," and "The Replacement Killers," starring Mira Sorvino and Chow Yun-fat. From then on, he mixed German movies with indies like Alan Rudolph's "Investigating Sex" and big, brash blockbusters such as the Sylvester Stallone starrer "Driven," Antoine Fuqua's "King Arthur," and "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life." In 2005, Schweiger moved behind the camera to write, direct and also star in the romcom "Barfuss," and has since had huge success with other films he's overseen, including the 2007 hit "Keinohrhasen," which featured appearances by all four of his children and won multiple awards. Following the acclaim he received for "Basterds," Schweiger returned to the U.S. to play Cagliostro in "The Three Musketeers" and lend his handsome visage to the line-up of glamorous faces in the all-star romcon "New Year's Eve."
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First acted onscreen on the German drama series "Lindenstraße"
Feature acting debut, the German comedy "Manta, Manta"
Made his writing and producing debut with the German feature "Knockin' on Heaven's Door," in which he also starred
Acted opposite Yun-Fat Chow and Mira Sorvino in the action drama "The Replacement Killers"
Played a villain opposite Angelina Jolie in the sequel "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life"
Joined Clive Owen and Keira Knightley in the medieval feature "King Arthur"
Cast as former Nazi Hugo Stiglitz in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds"
Played an expectant father competing with Seth Meyers and Jessical Biel for a hospital prize given to the first child born in the new year in the ensemble romantic comedy "New Year's Eve"
Landed a supporting role in "This Means War," an action comedy starring Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, and Tom Hardy