Thorsten Merten

Thorsten Merten

Highest Rated: 60% Gun-Shy (2003)

Lowest Rated: 17% The Tower (2012)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Ruhla, Thuringia, Germany

German-born actor Thorsten Merten has proved to be a prolific performer in film and television since his screen debut in the politically fueled comedy "Stilles Land" in 1992. His career as a professional actor, however, began in theater after training at The Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin. His unquestionable onstage charisma landed him work at such prestigious theaters as the Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin in Germany and Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne in Switzerland. Throughout the 1990s, Merten focused almost entirely on theatrical productions, but in 2002 he returned to cinemas in force with the award-winning drama "Grill Point." In the film--which is written and directed by renowned German auteur Andreas Dresen--Merten plays an unfaithful radio disc jockey who gets caught by his wife in flagrante delicto with his best friend's better half, kicking off a daring exploration of marriage and friendship. For their portrayals, he and his co-stars were honored with the Silver Hugo for Best Ensemble at the Chicago International Film Festival. Ultimately, it was "Grill Point" that jumpstarted Merten's stalled screen-acting career. Since its premiere, he has gone on to appear in more than 60 film and television productions, including the acclaimed German drama "I've Never Been Happier," in which he played a liberal advertising executive.

Highest rated movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Curveball Schatz (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gundermann Puppenspieler (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Atlas Alfred Hoppe (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tiger Milk Stefan (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 89% Naked Among Wolves Hans Bochow (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alki Alki Thomas (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Open the Wall Manfred (Character) - 2014
17% No Score Yet The Tower Manfred Weniger (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 88% Stopped on Track Tumor (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Empathie Rüdiger (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 40% I've Never Been Happier Schlickenrieder (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Windows Vater (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tod im Park Unknown (Character) - 2003
60% 73% Gun-Shy Krausser (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 79% Grill Point Christian (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 40% Up and Down Peet (Character) - 1994

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Word Andreas Borowski (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tower Unknown (Character) 2012

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