Diane Kruger’s biographyDiane Kruger is a German-American actress and former model. The actress was brought to fame by her roles in Troy (2004), the National Treasure (2004, 2007) film series, the Wicker Park (2004), the Inglourious Basterds(2009), the Mr. Nobody (2009). Net worth: $40 million.
Childhood and youthDiane Heidkrüger (Kruger) was born on July 15, 1976, in a village called Algermissen in West Germany. Her father Hans-Heinrich Heidkrüger was a computer specialist and her mother Maria Theresa - a bank employee. Diane has a younger brother, Stephen.
The dream of a dancing career led Diane to the Royal Ballet School in London but a knee injury smashed her ambitious plans when she was thirteen. Then the confused teenager was told to try her hand in the modeling industry.
Acting careerWhen Diane was 15, her mother allowed her to move to Paris to build a modeling career. The girl remembers that her mother let her go quietly but warned her daughter not to lose her head. And I really behaved well because I was obsessed with my work, says Kruger.
It was not enough for me. I wanted to do something else; I felt that modeling was not my calling.After two small roles in low-budget French projects, she was unexpectedly approved for one of the lead roles in the British-German film The Piano Player with Christopher Lambert and Dennis Hopper. Sometime later, Diane played in the Troy (2004) Hollywood drama, which divided her life into before and after. More than 3,000 actresses were auditioned for the role of Helen of Troy but Diane’s appearance and play seemed most convincing to producers - they decided that a woman with such appearance could easily put 1000 ships on alert.
When Kruger went to the casting of the Inglourious Basterds in the late 2000s, director Quentin Tarantino didn’t believe she was German and didn’t pay much attention to the girl. When the main contender for the role of German movie star Bridget von Hammersmark left the project, Kruger immediately went to a personal meeting with the director. Tarantino saw for himself that he was wrong and offered Diane the role.
In the same year, Kruger appeared in Mr. Nobody's fantasy drama with Jared Leto. And though the picture was highly appreciated by the audience, critics were not quite enthusiastic about Diane’s play. In the 2011 picture, the Unknown with Liam Neeson Kruger played the lead role of a Bosnian illegitimate. During the same period, Diana replaced Eva Green as Marie-Antoinette in the French film Farewell, My Queen.
In 2018, the Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy biographical drama with Diane Kruger, Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern were presented at the Toronto Film Festival. The film tells the story of a fictional writer, the fruit of fantasy of American author Laura Albert, former sex on telephone employee. Kruger played an ambitious beginning director in the film, who became the prototype of Asia Argento in the eyes of many.
In addition, Kruger appeared in The Operative Israeli-American thriller as a woman recruited by Mossad to work undercover in Tehran. The film was directed by Yuval Adler, the author of the Bethlehem (2013) drama. In an interview, Diane said: We haven’t yet seen a spy movie about what a spy really experiences every day. I thought we made a very modern, unusual picture.