August Diehl

August Diehl

Highest Rated: 100% Camp 14: Total Control Zone (2012)

Lowest Rated: 0% Confession of a Child of the Century (2012)

Birthday: Jan 04, 1976

Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

August Diehl is a German actor who has occasionally crossed over into Hollywood films. Diehl was born to a costume designer mother and an actor father, Hans Diehl. Diehl got his start on screen in a starring role, as Karl Koch in the Hans-Christian Schmid thriller "23," in 1998. He had a main part in his first cross-cultural film, the multilingual German-American crime-romance "Love the Hard Way," which starred Adrien Brody. After a string of German films, in 2005 Diehl took another role in a multilingual film, as Tiger in the Ellen Page-starring drama "Mouth to Mouth." In 2007, Diehl landed another major part, in the critically-acclaimed crime drama "The Counterfeiters," about counterfeiting in Nazi-era Berlin. Based on a true story, the film won numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2008. In 2009, Diehl became even more visible to American audiences, through his appearances as Major Hellstrom in Quentin Tarantino's well-publicized, high-profile Nazi farce "Inglourious Basterds," and then as Mike Krause in the 2010 Angelina Jolie-starring action-thriller "Salt," about a double agent Russian spy. Diehl was back in German films that same year, with yet another major part, in the Lars Kraume sci-fi film "The Coming Days."

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Vermeer Alex De Klerks (Character) - 2019
81% 72% A Hidden Life Franz Jägerstätter (Character) $1.7M 2019
69% 55% The Command Anton Markov (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Emperor of Paris Nathanaël (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 64% The Birdcatcher Herman (Character) - 2018
61% 69% The Young Karl Marx Karl Marx (Character) $125.4K 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Inclusion Gabi Ulmann (Character) - 2016
60% 63% Allied Hobar (Character) $39.8M 2016
43% 56% Come What May Hans (Character) $33.3K 2015
83% 44% The Husband Rusty (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 29% Layla Fourie Eugene Pienaar (Character) - 2013
41% 61% Night Train to Lisbon Young Jorge O'Kelly (Character) - 2013
100% 91% Camp 14: Total Control Zone Narrator - 2012
0% 27% Confession of a Child of the Century Desgenais (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 50% Shores of Hope Andreas Hornung (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Huck Finn Der Alte Finn (Character) - 2012
78% 73% If Not Us, Who? Bernward Vesper (Character) - 2011
62% 59% Salt Mike Krause (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Days to Come Konstantin Richter (Character) - 2010
89% 88% Inglourious Basterds Major Hellstrom (Character) $120.5M 2009
No Score Yet 39% Buddenbrooks Christian Buddenbrook (Character) - 2008
93% 88% The Counterfeiters Adolf Burger (Character) $5.5M 2007
40% 78% Slumming Sebastian (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 65% Nothing but Ghosts Felix (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 0% I Am the Other Woman Robert Fabry (Character) - 2006
54% 50% Mouth to Mouth Tiger (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 79% Love in Thoughts Günther Scheller (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Birch-Tree Meadow Oskar (Character) - 2003
29% 42% Anatomy 2 Benjamin 'Benny' Sachs (Character) - 2003
77% 78% The Ninth Day Untersturmführer Gebhardt (Character) $72.9K 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Distant Lights Philip (Character) - 2003
68% 59% Tattoo Marc Schrader (Character) - 2002
28% 66% Love the Hard Way Jeff (Character) $43.6K 2001
No Score Yet 78% 23 Karl Koch (Character) - 1998

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perfume Moritz De Vries (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close to the Enemy Dieter Koehler (Character) 2016

QUOTES FROM August Diehl CHARACTERS

Major Hellstrom says: I must say I grow weary of these monkeyshines. [cocks pistol] Did you hear that? That was the sound of my Walther. Pointed right at your testicles.

Lt. Archie Hicox says: Why do you have your Walther pointed at my testicles?

Major Hellstrom says: Because you've just given yourself away, Captain. You're no more German than that scotch.

Lt. Archie Hicox says: Well Major, that makes two of us. I've had a gun pointed at your balls since you sat down.

Sgt. Hugo Stiglitz says: [points a gun Hellstrom's crotch] That makes three of us. And at this range, I'm a real Frederick Zoller.

Major Hellstrom says: Looks like we have a bit of a sticky situation here.

Lt. Archie Hicox says: What's going to happen, Major... you're going to stand up and walk out that door with us.

Major Hellstrom says: No, no, no, no, no, no. I don't think so. I'm afraid you and I, we both know, Captain, no matter what happens to anybody else in this room, the two of us aren't going anywhere. Too bad about Sergeant Wilhelm and his famous friends. If any of you expect to live, you'll have to shoot them too. Looks like little Max will grow up an orphan. How sad.

Lt. Archie Hicox says: [in English] Well, if this is it, old boy, I hope you don't mind if I go out speaking the King's.

Lt. Archie Hicox says: There's a special rung in hell reserved for people who waste good scotch. Seeing as how I may be rapping on the door momentarily. [drinks scotch] I must say, damn good stuff. Now, about this pickle... we find ourselves in. It would appear there's only thing left for you to do.

Lt. Archie Hicox says: [picks up his glass of scotch] There's a special rung in hell reserved for people who waste good scotch. Seeing as how I may be rapping on the door momentarily... [drinks his scotch] I must say, damn good stuff, Sir. [sets his glass down and smokes his cigarette] Now, about this pickle... we find ourselves in. It would appear there's only thing left for you to do.

Major Hellstrom says: And what would that be?

Lt. Archie Hicox says: Stiglitz.

Sgt. Hugo Stiglitz says: Say "auf Wiedersehen" to your Nazi balls. [fires his gun into Hellstrom's crotch]

Sgt. Hugo Stiglitz says: Say 'auf Wiedersehen' to your Nazi balls. [Stiglitz fires his gun into Hellstrom's crotch]