Matthias Schweighöfer

Matthias Schweighöfer

Highest Rated: 86% Hinterland (2021)

Lowest Rated: 17% The Red Baron (2008)

Birthday: Mar 11, 1981

Birthplace: Anklam, East Germany

German film and television actor Matthias Schweighoefer emerged as a late-'90s Teutonic teen idol with a string of high-profile romantic roles, including that of the Frog Prince in the fairy-tale TV-movie "Küss mich, Frosch." The son of two well-known stage and screen actors, baby-faced blond Schweighoefer survived the often glaring spotlight that accompanied his early 2000s next-big-thing status, to firmly establish his A-list credentials with a string of homegrown hits. Popular with local audiences in romantic comedies like "Soloalbum" and "Rabbit Without Ears," both co-starring Nora Tschirner, he also tackled heavy dramatic roles on stage and screen, and proved himself as credible in period epics as in contemporary comedies. He garnered much acclaim for his performance as a lovesick E.M.T. in the bittersweet romance "Off Beat," and for his portrayal of famed 18th-century poet and philosopher Friedrich Schiller in the 2005 German TV movie "Schiller." Schweighoefer hit the international radar with a supporting role in the big-budget World War II thriller "Valkyrie," starring Tom Cruise, and with another standout soldier turn in the high-flying action-adventure "The Red Baron," as the fearsome World War I fighter pilot. The "Baron" crashed at the box office, but Schweighoefer's close involvement with the film's production did inspire him to follow a passion to direct with the romantic comedy "What A Man," which he co-wrote and starred in, as a clueless teacher who must learn the ways of wooing women.

Highest rated movies

Hinterland
The Command Army of Thieves Army Of The Dead Resistance
Eight Miles High!
The Red Baron

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
68% 70% Army of Thieves Ludwig Dieter (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 2021
67% 75% Army Of The Dead Dieter (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Homefront Josef Severin (Character) - 2021
86% No Score Yet Hinterland Josef (Character) - 2021
56% 59% Resistance Klaus Barbie (Character) $6.5K 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot Dog Theo Ransoff (Character) - 2018
69% 56% The Command Pavel Sonin (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 44% 100 Things Toni (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Jar Full of Life Erik Ruge (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Against the Bank Max (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 57% Der geilste Tag Unknown (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Most Beautiful Day Andi (Character),
Producer
- 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Robinson Crusoe Robinson Crusoe (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Manny Clemens (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 2015
No Score Yet 62% Break Up Man Paul Voigt (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 2013
No Score Yet 44% Russian Disco Wladimir Kaminer (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet What a Man Alex (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 2011
No Score Yet 44% Woman in Love Alex (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 64% Friendship! Tom (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 59% Night Train Frankie (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 51% Rabbit Without Ears 2 Moritz (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 56% 12 Paces Without a Head Gödeke Michels (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 43% The Architect Jan Winter (Character) - 2008
17% 43% The Red Baron Manfred von Richthofen (Character) $36.6K 2008
47% 54% Eight Miles High! Rainer Langhans (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 82% Rabbit Without Ears Photograph Moritz (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 89% Off Beat Crash (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Solo Album Ben (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kiss Me, Frog Prince Dietbert (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Taboo Ben Simon (Character) - 2000

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet 53% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2021
No Score Yet 82% You Are Wanted Lukas Franke (Character),
Director
2017-2018