Michael Mendl

Michael Mendl

Highest Rated: 100% Wunderkinder (2011)

Lowest Rated: 71% Brother of Sleep (1995)

Birthday: Apr 20, 1944

Birthplace: L√ľnen, Germany

A familiar face in German television productions since the late 1980s, Michael Mendl has blossomed into a critically acclaimed actor, especially after co-starring in the Oscar-nominated "Downfall." In that 2004 drama, which told the final days of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, he played General Helmuth Weidling, who in real life led the defense of Berlin against Soviet forces during World War II. One of the actor's best scenes as Weidling involves being called to Hitler's bunker; the character believes he is about to be executed, but, much to his disappointment, is given command of the Berlin Defense Area. Around this time, Mendl also portrayed German chancellor Willy Brandt in the television movie "In the Shadow of Power," which chronicled the politician's final days. Although there are some physical differences between the two men's faces, both Mendl and Brandt share a similarly distinguished quality. For his work in the film, Mendl received an important German acting award, his first in his homeland. Meanwhile, after the success of "Downfall," one of his subsequent roles was in the adventure flick "Lost City Raiders," which featured international stars James Brolin and Ian Somerhalder.

Highest rated movies

Wunderkinder
Downfall
Brother of Sleep

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lilly the Witch: The Journey to Mandolan Nandi (Character) - 2011
100% 71% Wunderkinder Aaron Kaplan (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 22% Lost City Raiders Cardinal Battaglia (Character) - 2008
90% 94% Downfall General der Artillerie Helmuth Weidling (Character) $5.5M 2004
No Score Yet 83% Mother Teresa Van Exem (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Innowhereland Gerhard (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 75% Weiser Madman (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 81% As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me Dr. Stauffer (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blonde Baboon Hauptkommissar Hannes Bellmann (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Assignment Berlin Viktor Borokov (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lost Daughter Inspektor Labrousse (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mortal Friends Peter Gerlach (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Code Red Kovacs (Character) - 1997
71% 79% Brother of Sleep Nulf (Character) $8.9K 1995