15_daniel_bruehlBaby-faced Daniel Bruhl is a German actor who is slowly making his way into more mainstream, English-language films.  Films include The Edukators (in German), Ladies in Lavender (which is in English, but his character speaks German), Good Bye, Lenin, The Bourne Ultimatum, and the WWI period film, Joyeux-Noel (which is in French, English, and German).  He’s landed a part in Quentin Tarantino’s new film, Inglourious Basterds, which will do a lot to bring him to the attention of American audiences.

Why He’s More Than Just Eye Candy:  I’ve seen about four of his films, and – whether he’s speaking German or English – I find him to be a pretty good actor.  He’s pretty much the male Audrey Tatou, an actor who, despite acting in mostly foreign language films, has been able to gain some form of notoriety in American cinema.  Quite the feat indeed.

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