Thomas Kretschmann biography

Dragged Across Concrete

Thomas Kretschmann

Date of Birth: September 8, 1962

Born in Dessau, under the East German regime, Thomas Kretschmann trained to become an Olympic swimmer. At age 19, he fled the strict East German regime and escaped to West Germany.

He began working as an actor in Berlin in his early 20s, and his work eventually took him to other countries such as Italy and France. In 1991 he received the Max Ophuls Prize as Best Young Actor for his work in the television production Der Mitwisser.

Although he'd appeared in high profile films such as U-571 (2000) and Blade II (2002), Thomas finally captured Hollywood's attention after appearing in the Oscar-winning film The Pianist (2001). He began to land roles in American films such as Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) and King Kong (2005).

In 2007, Thomas won Best Actor at the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival and at the Catalonian International Film Festival for his role as a cannibal killer being studied by a graduate student (Keri Russell) for her thesis in the multi-award winning Rohtenburg (2006).

He starred in the first Russian film shot in IMAX 3D—Stalingrad 3D —playing a German officer who falls in love with a Russian woman during wartime. He most recently starred in The Galápagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (2014).

Thomas has three children with an ex-girlfriend. He lives in Los Angeles.

Thomas Kretschmann Filmography


Dragged Across Concrete

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Thriller
Running Time:  158 min.
DVD: April 30, 2019
Blu-ray: April 30, 2019

Current rating: Rating: 3.88
based on 16 votes and 2 reviews
Rate Movie | Read all user reviews

Cast: Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles, Michael Jai White, Jennifer Carpenter, Laurie Holden, Fred Melamed, Thomas Kretschmann, Don Johnson