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Short Info

Net Worth$20 million
Date Of BirthDecember 19, 1963
SpouseDana Schweiger
FactBecause of Schweiger's very real disdain for all things Nazi, he accepted a role in Inglorious Basterds (in which he wears a Nazi uniform in several scenes) only after finding out that his character gets to kill Nazi soldiers throughout the film.

Til Schweiger is a German actor, director, and producer. He is best known for his roles in Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, and The Expendables 2.

Schweiger was born in Freiburg, West Germany, on December 19, 1963. His parents were Hans Schweiger, a doctor, and Irene Schweiger, a kindergarten teacher. He has two brothers, Stefan and Andreas. Schweiger was raised in a Catholic household.

He attended the University of Munich, where he studied acting. He also trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York City.

Schweiger made his film debut in the 1984 television movie Männerpension. He has since appeared in over 50 films. Some of his most notable roles include Colonel Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds, King Schultz in Django Unchained, and Barney Ross in The Expendables 2.

In addition to acting, Schweiger has also directed and produced several films. His directorial debut was the 2004 film Barfuss. He has also directed the films Keinohrhasen (2007), Zweiohrküken (2009), Kokowääh (2011), and Kokowääh 2 (2013).

Schweiger has won numerous awards for his work in film. In 2009, he was awarded the Bavarian Film Award for Best Director for Keinohrhasen. In 2011, he won the German Film Award for Best Actor for his role in Kokowääh.

As of 2021, Schweiger’s net worth is estimated to be $40 million. He has earned most of his wealth from his successful career in film.

General Info

Full NameTil Schweiger
Net Worth$20 million
Date Of BirthDecember 19, 1963
Height1.78 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Entrepreneur, Film producer, Voice Actor, Film director, Film Editor


SpouseDana Schweiger
ChildrenEmma Tiger Schweiger, Luna Schweiger, Lilli Schweiger, Valentin Schweiger
ParentsMonika Schweiger, Herbert Schweiger


AwardsBambi - German film, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Bambi - Honorary Prize of the Jury, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, German Film Award for Highest grossing Film of the Year, European CIVIS Cinema Prize, Central Ohio Film ...
NominationsPeople's Choice Award for Best European Film, German Film Award - Audience Award for Best Film
MoviesRabbit Without Ears, Inglourious Basterds, Kokowääh, Head Full of Honey, The Guardians, Rabbit Without Ears 2, Knockin' on Heaven's Door, Barefoot, Kokowääh 2, This Means War, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Nick Off Duty, New Year's Eve, King Arthur, Manta, Manta, The Necessary Deat...
TV ShowsLindenstraße

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1Because of Schweiger's very real disdain for all things Nazi, he accepted a role in Inglorious Basterds (in which he wears a Nazi uniform in several scenes) only after finding out that his character gets to kill Nazi soldiers throughout the film.
2He runs his own production company Barefoot Films in Berlin.
3Although being a box office hit in Germany, his movie Keinohrhasen (2007) wasn't nominated for a German Film Award. The reason for this was that the German Film Academy didn't accept watermarked DVDs for the jury. But Warner Bros. does not distribute copies to juries without anti-piracy measures. Thus, he angrily left the German Film Academy, but finally decided to re-enter some weeks later (2008).
4His parents, Herbert Schweiger and Monika Schweiger, both were teachers.
5Attended acting lessons at "Der Keller" in Cologne and graduated in 1989.
6After the separation from his wife Dana, he moved to Berlin (2006).
7First non-Polish actor who received the Best Actor Award at the Polish Film Festival (1998) for his role in Bandyta (1997).
8Lives in Berlin, Germany (2007).
9Turned down the role of the German soldier, who shoots Tom Hanks's character (Captain John H. Miller) in Saving Private Ryan (1998) because he had reservations about the role's effect on his image at the American audience.
10After studying German at the university for two years to become a teacher, he attended acting lessons at a drama school in Cologne.
11He and his wife Dana Schweiger have 4 children: Valentin Schweiger (b. 17 September 1995), Luna Schweiger (b. 11 January 1997), Lilli Schweiger (b. 17 July 1998) and Emma Schweiger (b. 26 October 2002).




Vier gegen die Bank2016completedChris
The Knife Throwerpre-productionThe Torpedo
Unsere Zeit ist jetzt2016Besch
Conni & Co.2016
Tschiller: Off Duty2016Niklas 'Nick' Tschiller
Tatort2013-2016TV SeriesNiklas 'Nick' Tschiller
Head Full of Honey2014Niko Rosenbach
Muppets Most Wanted2014German Cop
Rabbit Without Ears and Two-Eared Chick2013Keinohrhase (voice)
Kokowääh 22013Henry
Charlie Countryman2013Darko
Schutzengel2012Max Fischer
The Courier2012Lispy
This Means War2012Heinrich
New Year's Eve2011James Schwab - Maternity Ward Story
Das Traumschiff2011TV SeriesMenuespezialist
Männerherzen... und die ganz ganz große Liebe2011Jerome Ades
The Three Musketeers2011Cagliostro
Wir müssen reden!2010TV SeriesTil Schweiger
Männerherzen2009Jerome Ades
Inglourious Basterds2009Sgt. Hugo Stiglitz
Phantomschmerz2009Marc Sumner
1 1/2 Ritter - Auf der Suche nach der hinreißenden Herzelinde2008Ritter Lanze
Far Cry2008Jack Carver
Der rote Baron2008Voss
Already Dead2007The Man
Keinohrhasen2007Ludo Dekker
Body Armour2007John Ridley
Video Kings2007Captain Red
Wo ist Fred?2006Fred Krüppers
One Way2006/IIEddie Schneider
The Trip to Panama2006Kleiner Tiger (voice)
Bye Bye Harry!2006Gantcho
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo2005Heinz Hummer
Tramitz & Friends2005TV SeriesKellner
Barfuss2005Nick Keller
Lucky Luke and the Daltons2004Lucky Luke
Agnes and His Brothers2004Freund in Bibliothek
(T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 12004Rock Fertig Aus
King Arthur2004Cynric
In Enemy Hands2004Kapitän Jonas Herdt
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life2003Sean
Joe and Max2002TV MovieMax Schmeling
What to Do in Case of Fire2001Tim
Intimate Affairs2001Monty
Driven2001Beau Brandenburg
Jetzt oder nie - Zeit ist Geld2000Krämer 'Die Spinne'
The Devil and Ms. D1999Stanislaus Nagy
Bang Boom Bang - Ein todsicheres Ding1999Brown
Der Eisbär1998Leo
SLC Punk!1998Mark
Judas Kiss1998Ruben Rubenbauer
The Replacement Killers1998Ryker
Knockin' on Heaven's Door1997Martin Brest
Die Halbstarken1996TV MovieFreddy
A Girl Called Rosemary1996TV MovieNadler
Adrenalin1996TV MovieStefan Renner
Das Superweib1996Hajo Heiermann
Die Kommissarin1994-1996TV SeriesNick Siegel
Bunte Hunde1995Pepe Brenner
Bukow and König1995TV SeriesMartin Markward
Lemgo1994TV MovieJan Peters
Maybe... Maybe Not1994Axel Feldheim
ABS serienmäßig - Kondome schützen1994ShortMan
Ebbies Bluff1993Rudy
Lindenstraße1990-1992TV SeriesJo Zenker
Manta, Manta1991Bertie


Head Full of Honey2017producer announced
Return to Montauk2017co-producer completed
Unsere Zeit ist jetzt2016producer
Tschiller: Off Duty2016producer
Halbe Brüder2015co-producer
Head Full of Honey2014producer
Nicht mein Tag2014co-producer
Rabbit Without Ears and Two-Eared Chick2013producer
Kokowääh 22013producer
Desert Flower2009co-producer
1 1/2 Ritter - Auf der Suche nach der hinreißenden Herzelinde2008producer
One Way2006/IIproducer
Erbsen auf halb 62004co-producer
Auf Herz und Nieren2001producer
Jetzt oder nie - Zeit ist Geld2000producer
Der Eisbär1998co-producer
Knockin' on Heaven's Door1997producer


Head Full of Honey2017characters announced
Head Full of Honey2014screenplay
Rabbit Without Ears and Two-Eared Chick2013books / screenplay / treatment
Kokowääh 22013screenplay
Kokowääh2011written by
Heaven's Door2009story
Keinohrhasen2007written by
Knockin' on Heaven's Door1997screenplay


Head Full of Honey2017announced
Head Full of Honey2014
Rabbit Without Ears and Two-Eared Chick2013
Kokowääh 22013
1 1/2 Ritter - Auf der Suche nach der hinreißenden Herzelinde2008
Auf Herz und Nieren2001uncredited
Der Eisbär1998


Kokowääh 22013
Auf Herz und Nieren2001


Prozhektorperiskhilton2010TV Series performer - 1 episode


The Green Inferno2013special thanks
Grossstadtklein2013thanks - as Til
Friendship!2010thanks - as Til
Kopf oder Zahl2009thanks
Revista Rossa2009very special thanks


Klein gegen Groß - Das unglaubliche Duell2013-2015TV SeriesHimself - Das Rücklichter-Duell / Himself - Das Lippenlesen-Duell
NDR Talk Show2006-2015TV SeriesHimself
Prominent!2015TV SeriesHimself
Wetten, dass..?1994-2014TV SeriesHimself
The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman: The Making of 'The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman'2014Video shortHimself
Das ist Spitze!2014TV SeriesHimself - Candidate
Nicht mein Tag2014Himself
Markus Lanz2009-2013TV SeriesHimself
5 gegen Jauch2013TV SeriesHimself
Frag doch mal die Maus2013TV SeriesHimself
Rette die Million!2011-2013TV SeriesHimself
Evening Urgant2013TV SeriesHimself
Circus Halligalli2013TV SeriesHimself
Zimmer frei!2005-2013TV SeriesHimself
Tietjen und Hirschhausen2013TV SeriesHimself
NeoParadise2012TV SeriesHimself
Der Bernd2012DocumentaryHimself
Kurier Romy 20122012TV MovieHimself - Winner: Writer and Director of Best Motion Picture
Die Harald Schmidt Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Das große Allgemeinwissensquiz2011TV SeriesHimself - Joker
Deutschland gegen Österreich - Das Duell2011TV MovieHimself
TV total2005-2011TV SeriesHimself
Ein Herz für Kinder1998-2010TV SeriesHimself
Deutschland gegen Holland - Das Duell2010TV MovieHimself
Prozhektorperiskhilton2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Performer
The Dome2010TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Harald Schmidt2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Kerner2010TV SeriesHimself
Mission Hollywood2009TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself: Host
Making of...2009TV Series documentaryMarc
Die Johannes B. Kerner Show2002-2009TV SeriesHimself
Der große Comedy Adventskalender2008TV MovieHimself / Ritter Lanze
Premium 102008TV Series documentaryHimself
Bambi Verleihung 20082008TV MovieHimself - Winner
Der deutsche Comedypreis2008TV SeriesHimself
Guinness World Records - Die größten Weltrekorde2008TV SeriesHimself
Die große ARD Weltreise2008TV SeriesHimself - Team Weltenbummler
Das unglaubliche Quiz der Tiere2008TV SeriesHimself
Die Comedy Falle2007TV SeriesHimself / Private Investigator 'Sperber'
III nach neun2007TV SeriesHimself
Pastewka2007TV SeriesHimself
Das Quiz mit Jörg Pilawa2005-2007TV SeriesHimself
Beckmann2004-2007TV SeriesHimself
Extreme Activity2006TV SeriesHimself
Unsere Besten2006TV SeriesHimself
Die Niels Ruf Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Bambi Verleihung 20052005TV MovieHimself
Der große Tag der Liebe2005TV MovieHimself
Der große Führerscheintest 20052005TV MovieHimself
Die 90er Show2005TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'King Arthur'2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Der Große deutsche Prominenten-Buchstabiertest2004TV SeriesHimself
Wer wird Millionär?2003TV SeriesHimself
2003 World Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Millionär gesucht! - Die SKL Show2002TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Der Kinomacher - Bernd Eichinger zum 50. Geburtstag1999Documentary shortHimself
Die Harald Schmidt Show1997-1999TV SeriesHimself
Pop 2000: 50 Jahre Popmusik und Jugendkultur in Deutschland1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Die Lotto-Show1998TV SeriesHimself
Die goldene Kamera 19981998TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

From the Life of a Stuntman2016Documentary shortHimself
Die 100 nervigsten...2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Wetten, dass..?1981TV SeriesHimself


Won Awards

2015Cinema for Peace Honorary AwardCinema for Peace AwardsHonig im Kopf (2014)
2015Audience AwardGerman Film AwardsHighest grossing Film of the YearHonig im Kopf (2014)
2015Special AwardBambi AwardsHonig im Kopf (2014)
2012Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest German ActorKokowääh (2011)
2012RomyRomy Gala, AustriaBest Direction (Beste Regie)Kokowääh (2011)
2010COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleInglourious Basterds (2009)
2010Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastInglourious Basterds (2009)
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009Audience AwardBavarian Film AwardsKeinohrhasen (2007)
2009PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting EnsembleInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleInglourious Basterds (2009)
2008Ernst Lubitsch AwardErnst Lubitsch AwardKeinohrhasen (2007)
2008German Comedy AwardGerman Comedy AwardsBest Feature Film Comedy (Beste Filmkomödie)Keinohrhasen (2007)
2008Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest German ActorWo ist Fred? (2006)
2008BambiBambi AwardsFilm - NationalKeinohrhasen (2007)
2007Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoSpecial Achievement (Ehren-Otto)
2005BambiBambi AwardsFilm - NationalBarfuss (2005)
2004Special AwardBambi Awards(T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1 (2004)
2004German Comedy AwardGerman Comedy AwardsBest Feature Film Comedy (Beste Filmkomödie)(T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1 (2004)
1998Golden CameraGolden Camera, GermanyBest German ActorKnockin' on Heaven's Door (1997)
1997Silver St. GeorgeMoscow International Film FestivalBest ActorKnockin' on Heaven's Door (1997)
1997Best ActorPolish Film FestivalBandyta (1997)
1994BambiBambi AwardsFilm - NationalDer bewegte Mann (1994)
1993Best Young ActorMax Ophüls FestivalEbbies Bluff (1993)

Nominated Awards

2014Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest German FilmKokowääh 2 (2013)
2013Audience AwardBavarian Film AwardsSchutzengel (2012)
2013BambiBambi AwardsFilm - NationalKokowääh 2 (2013)
2012Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest German ActorMännerherzen... und die ganz ganz große Liebe (2011)
2008Audience AwardEuropean Film AwardsKeinohrhasen (2007)

2nd Place Awards

1998Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actor (Schauspieler)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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