Thomas Kretschmann is one of the handsome and talented German actors born on 8 September 1962 in Dessau, East Germany with white ethnicity. Kretschmann is best known for his acting skills and his down to earth nature. He has been highly appreciated for his performances, which have led him to number of fans and well-wishers. To pursue a career in the industry as an actor was not his first choice. From the very early age, Kretschmann had interest in sports and loved swimming. He also trained to become an Olympic swimmer.
At the age of nineteen, Kretschmann moved to a month-long trek to West Germany in order to run off the East German state. All through this trek, he lost a part of his finger, which was then surgically reattached. At the age of twenty-five, Kretschmann began his acting career by appearing in European movies and television series. He then appeared in Der Mitwisser with a prominent character. For the performance in Der Mitwisser, Kretschmann was awarded for best young actor in the Max Ophüls Prize. Again in the year 1993, he appeared in Stalingrad, which helped him a lot to establish in the industry. For his performance in The Stendhal Syndrome as a rapist/murderer, Kretschmann achieved international recognition.
After appearing in Roman Polanski’s 2002 film The Pianist, Kretschmann could be noticed in Hollywood. He then appeared in the 2004 film Downfall with the role of Hermann Fegelein. Since then Kretschmann started to appear in the films portraying military officers. In this way, Kretschmann appeared in several movies with a prominent role and gained many fans and followers.
Above all, Thomas Kretschmann is best known for his performance in the 1993 film Stalingrad for playing Leutnant Hans von Witzland, in The Pianist as Hauptmann Wilm Hosenfeld, in the 2008 film. Valkyrie as Major Otto Remer, in the 2013 film Stalingrad as Hauptmann Peter Kahn and in the 2005 remake of King Kong as Captain Engelhorn. Similarly he has voiced in Professor Z in Cars 2 and also has appeared in Avengers: Age of Ultron and in Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier as Baron Strucker.
Moving on to his personal life and relationship status, he has never been found stable with any of his girlfriend. After dating his girlfriend Lena Roklin for twelve years, Kretschmann confirmed his separation with her in early 2009 which was kind of divorce. With her he has three children namely Stella, Nicolas and Sascha. If he hadn’t separated with her, he would surely get married to her after all they shared the twelve years of their life together. Kretschmann was then found in relationship with Iranian model Shermine Shahrivar March 2009 to June 2010. Since 2011, Kretschmann has been dating Brittany Rice. If this relationship goes well, there is no doubt that Rice will be his wife and his partner in good and bad times. Therefore, Kretschmann is not a gay.
Thomas Kretschmann looks extremely handsome even in his fifties with the height of five feet nine inches. He has maintained his body well which can be seen in his shirtless pictures. Kretschmann is believed to earn net worth of $8 million dollars. To know more about him, he can be followed in his twitter and Instagram account. More about him can be found in wiki.