Moritz Bleibtreu

Moritz Bleibtreu

Bleibtreu in October 2004
Born Moritz Johann Bleibtreu
(1971-08-13) 13 August 1971
Munich, West Germany
Residence Hamburg, Germany
Nationality German
Occupation Actor
Years active 1977–present

Moritz Johann Bleibtreu German pronunciation: [ˈmoːʁɪts ˈblaɪptʁɔʏ]; born 13 August 1971) is a German actor.

Life and career

Bleibtreu was born in Munich, the son of Austrian-born parents, actors Hans Brenner (from Innsbruck) and Monica Bleibtreu (from Vienna), and the great-grand-nephew of the actress Hedwig Bleibtreu.

Bleibtreu grew up in Hamburg. His first appearance on TV was in the late seventies on a children's television series called Neues aus Uhlenbusch, written by his mother Monica and Rainer Boldt. This was followed by a role in Boldt's Ich hatte einen Traum and alongside his mother in the miniseries Mit meinen heißen Tränen. After he left school when he was 16, he lived in Paris and New York City where he attended acting school. In 1992 he began his acting career at the Schauspielhaus in Hamburg. He also had numerous small parts in television productions.

His roles include the Gray Ghost in the film Speed Racer, Andreas Baader in The Baader Meinhof Complex, Manni in Run Lola Run, and Tarek Fahd in the psychological thriller Das Experiment.

In 2003 he was a member of the jury at the 25th Moscow International Film Festival.[1]

Following wide positive feedback by fans on his Facebook page whether there should be a sequel to Lammbock, a 2001 classic German stoner film, Bleibtreu announced in November 2015 that the sequel will be titled Lommbock and in summer 2016, filming will begin.[2][3]

Selected filmography

Year Film Role Director Notes
1995 Stadtgespräch Karl Rainer Kaufmann
1997 Knockin' On Heaven's Door Abdul Thomas Jahn
1998 Run Lola Run Manni Tom Tykwer
Liebe deine Nächste! Tristan Müller Detlev Buck
1999 Luna Papa Nasreddin Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov
2000 Im Juli Daniel Bannier Fatih Akın
Fandango DJ Sunny Matthias Glasner
2001 The Invisible Circus Eric Adam Brooks
Das Experiment Tarek Fahd / Number 77 Oliver Hirschbiegel
Lammbock Kai Christian Zübert
Taking Sides Lt. David Wills István Szabó
2002 Solino Giancarlo Fatih Akın
2004 Germanikus Kaiser Titus Hanns Christian Müller
C(r)ook Valentin Pepe Danquart
Agnes and His Brothers Hans-Jörg Tschirner Oskar Roehler
Fakiren fra Bilbao Lombardo Peter Flinth
2005 The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam Malikshah Kayvan Mashayekh
About the Looking for and the Finding of Love Mimi Nachtigal Helmut Dietl
Munich Andreas Steven Spielberg
2006 Atomised – The Elementary Particles Bruno Oskar Roehler
The Stone Council Serguei Makov Guillaume Nicloux
2007 The Walker Emek Yoglu Paul Schrader
The Lark Farm Ferzan Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
Reclaim Your Brain Rainer Hans Weingartner
2008 Chiko Brownie Özgür Yıldırım
Speed Racer Grey Ghost The Wachowskis
Adam Resurrected Joseph Gracci Paul Schrader
The Baader Meinhof Complex Andreas Baader Uli Edel
Female Agents SS Standartenführer Karl Heindrich Jean-Paul Salomé
2009 Soul Kitchen Illias Kazantsakis Fatih Akın
2010 Jew Suss: Rise and Fall Joseph Goebbels Oskar Roehler
Young Goethe in Love Albert Kestner Philipp Stölzl
Zeiten ändern dich Arafat Abou-Chaker Uli Edel
Angel of Evil Sergio Michele Placido
2011 My Best Enemy Viktor Israel Kaufmann Wolfgang Murnberger
360 Businessman Fernando Meirelles
2012The Fourth StatePaul Jensen Dennis Gansel
Schutzengel Rudi Til Schweiger
2013World War ZW.H.O. Doctor Marc Forster
Vijay and IWill / Vijay Sam Garbarski
The Fifth EstateMarcus Bill Condon
2014Nicht mein TagNappo Peter Thorwarth
Stereo Henry Maximilian Erlenwein
2015Woman in Gold Gustav Klimt Simon Curtis
Kill Your Friends Rudi Owen Harris
2016The Confessions Mark Klein Roberto Andò
2017Lammbock 2 Kai Christian Zübert [4]


  1. "25th Moscow International Film Festival (2003)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-04-01.
  2. ""Lommbock": Kult-Kiffer-Komödie "Lammbock" mit Moritz Bleitbreu bekommt Fortsetzung" (in German). 19 November 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  3. "Hätten Sie den bartlosen Mann links erkannt?" (in German). 30 December 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  4. Lammbock 2 at the Internet Movie Database
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