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DIANE KRUGER (Deja Thoris) was most recently seen in the German film In the
Fade, directed by Fatih Akin. The film premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film
Festival where Kruger was awarded Best Actress for her performance. Among other
accolades, In the Fade was awarded Best Foreign Film at the Golden Globe Awards
and Critics' Choice Movie Awards in 2018.
Up next for Kruger is Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy starring Kristen Stewart and
Laura Dern, and Yuval Adler's spy thriller The Operative opposite Eric Bana.
Last year, Kruger was seen in the French thriller film Tout Nous Separe opposite
Catherine Deneuve where a mother and daughter's lives are upended by a pair of
street thugs. In 2016, she starred in The Infiltrator, opposite Bryan Cranston
as an undercover agent working to infiltrate the money-laundering underworld of
drug lord Pablo Escobar in a true story about the life of Robert Mazur in the
In 2015, she starred in Disorder opposite Matthias Schoenaerts and the Fabienne
Berthaud directed Sky opposite Norman Reedus. Additionally, she was seen in
Fathers and Daughters opposite Russell Crowe, Aaron Paul and Amanda Seyfried,
which portrays a story about a Pulitzer-winning writer (Crowe) grappling with
being a widower and father after a mental breakdown, while, 27 years later, his
grown daughter (Seyfried) struggles to forge connections of her own. Kruger also
starred opposite Jason Clarke in the 2014 Terrence Malick-produced film The
Better Angels, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and Berlin
Kruger made her television debut in the critically acclaimed FX drama The Bridge
in 2013 as Detective Sonya Cross, working to hunt down a serial killer operating
on both sides of the American-Mexican Border. The show aired for two seasons on
FX and won a Peabody Award.
In one of her most memorable roles, Kruger played Bridget von Hammersmark in
Quentin Tarantino's critically acclaimed hit Inglourious Basterds, opposite Brad
Pitt, Christoph Waltz and Mike Myers. The film premiered at Cannes Film Festival
in 2009, then reached number one at the box office, grossing over $300 million
worldwide. For her performance, Kruger earned a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award
nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
and won the SAG Award as part of the ensemble cast. Kruger also starred as Marie
Antoinette in Benoit Jacquot's film Farewell, My Queen, which opened the 62nd
Berlin International Film Festival to rave reviews.
Born in Germany, Kruger was first launched to international fame as the infamous
Helen in Wolfgang Petersen's Troy, opposite Pitt and Orlando Bloom. That same
year, she starred with Josh Hartnett in Paul McGuigan's Wicker Park. She has
since starred in both the U.S. and in Europe in such films as the
Oscar-nominated French film Joyeux Noel; Copying Beethoven, with Ed Harris;
Goodbye Bafana, Bille August's ode to Nelson Mandela, also starring Joseph
Fiennes; and Anything for Her (Pour elle), from director Fred Cavaye.
Kruger is also known for her roles in the sci-fi thriller The Host, alongside
Saoirse Ronan; her dual role in Mr. Nobody, with Jared Leto, Sarah Polley and
Rhys Ifans; and Baltasar Kormakur's harrowing indie feature about organ
trafficking, Inhale, which also starred Sam Shepherd, Dermot Mulroney and
Patricia Arquette. Kruger also starred opposite Djimon Hounsou in the
French-filmed action adventure Special Forces, from director Stephane Rybojad,
and the high-grossing Jerry Bruckheimer-produced National Treasure films
opposite Nicolas Cage.
Kruger is an ambassador for The Global Fund and a strong supporter of amfAR (The
Foundation for AIDS Research), UNICEF and Stand Up To Cancer. She currently
resides in New York.
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