Oliver Hirschbiegel

Oliver Hirschbiegel

Highest Rated: 90% Downfall (2004)

Lowest Rated: 7% Diana (2013)

Birthday: Dec 29, 1957

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Oliver Hirschbiegel was a director who worked for years in his native Germany before eventually attracting international attention for films like "Downfall" (2004). Much of his work explored the horrors of the Nazi regime in WWII. Hirschbiegel was born in Hamburg, Germany on December 29th, 1957. He was educated under the freedom of the Waldorf school system, and he studied painting and graphic arts at the University of Hamburg before settling on film. He directed his first film, a made for TV movie that he also wrote called "Das Go! Projekt" in 1986. He followed that with numerous TV projects before breaking through with his first major film release, "Das Experiment" (2001), a thriller based on the infamous Stanford prison social psychological experiment. His next film explored similar themes of human darkness: "Der Untergang" ("Downfall" in English), told the story of Hitler's last days. The film was hugely successful with critics and the German public. One of its scenes, in which Hitler has a protracted meltdown upon receiving bad news from his subordinates, became infamous as a viral video, with Hitler's speech mistranslated in subtitles to reflect a variety of humorous scenarios. Venturing into Hollywood, he directed the biopic "Diana" (2014), telling the story of the Princess of Wales with Naomi Watts in the lead.




76% 61% 13 Minutes Director $161.2K 2014
7% 25% Diana Director $331.6K 2013
75% 60% Five Minutes of Heaven Director $13.2K 2009
19% 40% The Invasion Director $15.1M 2007
90% 94% Downfall Director $5.5M 2004
72% 88% The Experiment Director $141.1K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mortal Friends Director,
- 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Comisario Rex Director - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murderous Decisions Director - 1996


No Score Yet 79% Criminal: Germany Director 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet 4 Blocks Director 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Same Sky Director 2017
81% 91% TURN: Washington's Spies Director 2014