Matthias Schweighofer Biography
|Date of Birth:||1981 , March-11|
|Age:||40 years old|
|Height:||5 Feet 9 Inch|
|Birth Name||Matthias Schweighofer|
|Birth Place/City||Anklam, East Germany|
|Profession||Actor, voice actor, film director, and producer.|
|Net Worth||$3 million|
|Children||Greta Schweighöfer (born 1 May 2009) and Valentin Schweighöfer (born 17 February 2014)|
|Education||Berlin's renowned acting school Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts|
German actor Matthias Schweighöfer came into limelight after appearing in movies such as FearDotCom, What a Man, and The Red Baron. He is the winner of several awards which includes 2004 Bavarian Film Award for Best Young Actor, and Jupiter Award for Best Male Actor (TV) among others. As of 2018, Schweighöfer is in a relationship with film writer Ani Schromm and blessed with two children, Greta Schweighöfer (2009), and Valentin Schweighöfer (2014).
Early Life And Education Of Matthias Schweighofer
Matthias Schweighofer was born on 11th March 1981, in Anklam, East Germany under the birth sign Pisces. He belongs to Caucasian ethnicity/race and holds German nationality.
Schweighofer is the only child of his parents Gitta Schweighöfer and Michael Schweighöfer both involved in the entertainment industry. Schweighofer’s parents divorced in 1984 after which his father married Ines Schweighoefer.
Schweighofer went to Berlin's renowned acting school Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts but dropped out after a year.
Matthias Schweighofer’s Career
Matthias Schweighofer debuted in the acting industry from Andreas Dresen’s film Raus aus der Haut (1997). He then worked in critically acclaimed projects such as Trust Me (2000), Heart Over Head (2001), and FearDotCom (2002).
After that, Schweighofer breakthrough role came in 2003, portraying the character Ben in German comedy film, Solo Album. The following year, he starred as Crash in the German film, Off Beat alongside Jessica Schwarz and Florian Lukas.
Schweighofer then played lead roles in several movies, some of them are listed below,
|Eight Miles High (2007)||Rainer Langhans|
|Fata Morgana (2007 )||Daniel|
|The Red Baron (Der rote Baron) (2008)||Manfred von Richthofen|
|Vier Gegen die Bank (2016)||Max|
In 2004, Schweighöfer worked in a theatre play Eins, Zwei, Drei. He was also featured in Frank Castorf’s play North in Volksbühne, Berlin. Schweighöfer also lent his voice for the part of Thomas in the German version of Tom Tykwer's True (2004).
In 2009, Schweighofer founded the fashion label German Garment with German actor as well as a TV presenter Joko Winterscheidt.
Moreover, Schweighöfer debuted as a film director from the 2011 German comedy film, What a Man. In the movie, he also portrayed the character, Alexander. He then directed movies such as Russian Disco (2012), Joy of Fatherhood (2014), and The Manny (2015).
Schweighöfer also directed, produced and played the lead role of Lukas Franke in German drama series, You Are Wanted, alongside Alexandra Maria Lara, Catrin Striebeck, and Franz Hagan.
Matthias Schweighofer’s Net worth
Matthias Schweighofer starred in many movies, which are enough to earn him a fortune. According to Celebrity Net Worth Schweighofer’s estimated net worth is around $3 million.
Some of his box office hit movies are listed below,
|Movie||Role||Budget||Box-office collection||IMDB rating||Cast member|
|Keinohrhasens (2007)||Moritz||€4,200,000||$74,000,000||6.6||Til Schweiger
|The Red Baron (2008)||Manfred von Richthofena||€18 million||€42 million||6.4||Joseph Fiennes
|Valkyrie (2008)||Lieutenant Herber||$75-90 million||$200.3 million||7.1||Tom Cruise
Matthias Schweighofer’s personal life
Matthias Schweighofer is in a relationship with film writer Ani Schromm since 2004. The couple welcomed their first child a daughter, Greta Schweighöfer in 2009. After nearly three years of the birth of their first child, they separated in 2012.
After a year, Schweighofer and Schromm got together in the summer. On 17th February 2014, the duo welcomed their second child, a son, Valentin Schweighöfer. As of 2018, they live in Berlin.
Besides his family, Schweighofer loves writing poems and his favorite author is Max Frisch. He also enjoys running and swimming. Schweighofer plays the piano and the violin.
Below we present the exclusive interview with Matthias Schweighöfer, Tom Beck & Friedrich Mücke