Thomas Kretschmann Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 12 Feb, 2019
Facts of Thomas Kretschmann
Date of Birth: 1962 , September-8
Age: 59 years old
Birth Nation: Germany
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Thomas Kretschmann
Nationality Germany
Birth Place/City Dessau
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $ 8 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Weight in KG 77 kg
Married Yes
Married to Brittany Rice 2011
Children Nicolas Kretschmann, Stella Kretschmann, Sascha Kretschmann
Education N/A
Movies Avengers: Age of Ultron
TV Show Esther: The Bible
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Thomas Kretschmann is a well-known German actor and magician who is known best for his portrayal of Baron Strucker in the production of the Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron. He was born on the 8th September, 1962.

Kretschmann was born on Dessau, East Germany and suffered a hard childhood. He trained to become an Olympic Swimmer and fled East Germany to enter West Germany at the mere age of 19. Also losing a finger on the process, he crossed four borders with just 100 with him. He began acting at the age of 25 and starred on several television series and European films. He got the award of Max Ophuls Prize for his role in Der Mitwisser as best actor. His first full length was the 1993 movie Stalingrad. His role as Dario Argento in The Stendhal Syndrome earned him worldwide recognition.

His fame in Hollywood followed only after he appeared in the film The Pianist on 2002 as Wilm Hosenfield. He portrayed the role of Hermann Fegelin in downfall and Otto Ernst Remer in Valkyrie next. As for television, he entered into the roles in television on 2003 on 24. He also appeared on television on Relic Hunter, Resident Evil: Apocalyse on 2004. He then moved back into films with roles of Immortal, King Kong, and Butterfly: A Grimm Love Story. Butterfly won him Best Actor Award at the Festival de Cine de Sitges and the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival.

He gain moved into television with starring in the TV drama FlashForward and won Academy Award nomination for his role on the film The Young Victoria on 2010. Movies like Wanted and television serial The Thriller starred him too. He also voiced Professor Z in Cars 2. Around 2014, Thomas signed a contract with the Marvel Studios for portraying the role of Baron Wolfgang von Strucker for multiple films. His first appearance of the role was on the 2014 film entitled Captain America: The Winter Solider. The 2015 movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron has him portrayed as a large role. He is also the face of the scent by Hugo Boss.

As far as his personal life is concerned, Kretschmann split with his girlfriend of 12 years on 2009. He and girlfriend Lena Roklin have three children, Stella, Nicolas and Sascha together. After his split, he has been involved in a relationship with model Shermine Shahrivar from June 2010 to 2011. Currently, he lives in Los Angeles, California and is in a relationship with Brittany Rice. It can thus be very well said that despite rumors, he is not gay.

This versatile, famous personality has a net worth of 8 million dollars which is majorly accumulated by his contract with Marvel Studios. Information about him is available on almost all biography sites and he is active also on several networking sites.