Tilman "Til" Valentin Schweiger (born December 19, 1963 in Freiburg im Breisgau) is probably Germany's best-known modern actor internationally, as well as a director and producer.
He is also the most commercially successful director on the nation's movie market. With over 51 Million admissions and counting, no other German filmmaker has put as much butts in theater seats in his native country as him. He runs his own production company, Barefoot Films, based in Berlin.
In addition to his numerous roles in German films, he played in international productions, starting with Judas Kiss (1986), followed by films such as SLC Punk!, The Replacement Killers, Driven, Investigating Sex, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life, King Arthur, Red Baron, Inglourious Basterds, New Year's Eve and Atomic Blonde. Oddly, he is more internationally known for his tough guy action roles, whereas at home he's best known for playing in comedies and dramas.
Tropes in his works:
- Directed by Cast Member: Starred in and directed The Polar Bear, Barfuss, Rabbit Without Ears, Rabbit Without Ears 2, 1½ Knights In Search of the Ravishing Princess Herzelinde, Kokowääh, Kokowääh 2, Schutzengel and Head Full of Honey.
- The Quiet One: One of his most notable traits is his hard to understand voice that always sounds as if he were barely opening his mouth while speaking.
- Stage Dad: All of his daughters have been acting since childhood (mostly in films directed by him), so this accusation has come up a lot.
- The Unintelligible: He's famous for his mumbling.