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Christian Berkel (born October 28, 1957) is a German actor.
Berkel was born in Berlin, Germany. His father was a military doctor.
From the age of 14 he lived in Paris where he took drama lessons with Jean-Louis Barrault and Pierre Berlin. He then trained at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin and appeared on stage in Augsburg, Düsseldorf, Munich, Vienna and at the Schiller Theatre, Berlin.
He has appeared in many German television productions and secured a major role in the Academy Award-nominated film Downfall as Doctor Ernst-Günther Schenck. He has followed this with significant roles in the Paul Verhoeven directed Dutch movie Black Book and the big budget United States movies Flightplan, Valkyrie (in which he portrayed Colonel Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim) and the Academy Award-nominated Inglourious Basterds.
He lives in Berlin with the actress Andrea Sawatzki, with whom he has two sons. He is also fluent in French and English.
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|2010||The Last Employee as David Böttcher|
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|2008||Mogadischu as Bundeskanzler Helmut Schmidt|
|2008||Miracle at St. Anna as Hauptmann Eichholz|
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|2007||Der andere Junge as Jakob Wagner|
|2006||Der Kriminalist - (18 episodes) as Hauptkommissar Bruno Schumann|
|2006||Black Book as General Käutner|
|2006||Helen, Fred und Ted as Eduard 'Ted' Fröhlich|
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|2004||Feuer in der Nacht as Karl Winkler|
|2004||Guys & Balls as Rudolf|
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|2004||Soundless as Lang|
|2002||Der Unbestechliche as Harald Kittler|
|2002||Safe Conduct as Alfred Greven|
|2002||Die Affäre Semmeling - (1 episode) as Fred Kiefer|
|2002||Erste Liebe as Rolf Drost|
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|2000||Halt mich fest! as Axel|
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|1995||Drei Frauen und (k)ein Mann as Patrick Lajonne|
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|1993||Das Schicksal der Lilian H as Josef|
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|1989||Der Bastard as Felix Dennison|
|1982||Frau Jenny Treibel as Leopold Treibel|
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