There are actors who, although they are familiar to us, always maintain a certain aura of anonymity about them. And this allows them to always lose themselves in the role. One performer who could fall into this category is Daniel Brühl, who has carved out a unique career both in Hollywood and in Europe.
Brühl is undoubtedly a versatile actor. One role that brought him great recognition was that of Niki Lauda in “Rush”, where he played opposite Chris Hemsworth.
Many people also remember him as Baron Zemo in Captain America: Civil War, a role he reprised more recently in The Falcon and the Soldier series. Before he came to Hollywood, however, he was already considered the “golden boy” of German cinema.
Beyond the spotlight, however, Brühl has other talents to showcase.
A STAR WITH MULTIPLE PASSIONS
Without a doubt, an artist has a great advantage if he has a strong cultural background. And Brühl has it. With a German father and a Spanish mother, he was born in Barcelona on 16 June 1978. He lived in Cologne, Germany, but visited Barcelona during the summers of his childhood.
Besides acting, Brühl has other passions ( tukif). One of them is football. He is a fan of FC Barcelona, and does not hesitate to dedicate winks to the Blaugrana team on social networks. Another interest of this actor is languages, and he speaks five: English, German, Portuguese, Spanish and French.
In his personal life, the 44-year-old actor also seems to be doing very well. Since 2017, he has been married to psychologist Felicitas Rombold, with whom he shares two children: six-year-old Anton Hanno and a two-year-old son, whose name is not known.
Brühl also has his own tapas bar in Berlin. The establishment is called Raval, after one of Barcelona’s neighbourhoods, and serves traditional Catalan dishes such as calçotadas.
HIS DIRECTORIAL DEBUT, AND UPCOMING PROJECTS
Brühl has had an enviable career. He has worked with directors such as Charles Dance (Ladies in Lavender), Ron Howard (Rush), Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds), among other European directors such as Julie Delpy, Wolfgang Becker, Florian Gallenberger, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and Lars Kraume.
He also won the SAG Award (for Best Cast for Inglourious Basterds), and has been nominated three times for the Golden Globe. However, Brühl has also begun to dabble in directing, and made his directorial debut with the film “Next Door” (2021), which was received with good reviews.
However, it doesn’t mean he is ready to give up acting. In May 2022 it was announced that he will star in Stefano Mordini’s next film, “2 Win”, which will tell the story of the 1983 Rally World Championships.