Til Schweiger Biography
Schweiger was born to two teachers in Freiburg, West Germany. He grew up in Heuchelheim, near Giessen, Hesse, and attended school there. Later, he studied acting at Der Keller in Cologne, where he graduated in 1989.
Til Schweiger Career
Tilman Valentin Schweiger is an actor, voice actor, and filmmaker from Germany. In Berlin, he runs his own production company, Barefoot Films. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door marked Schweiger’s debut as a producer and (uncredited) director in 1997. In 1998, he directed and produced Der Eisbär (The Polar Bear). Schweiger received a Bambi Award in 2005 for his work on Barfuss (Barefoot), which he wrote, directed, and starred in. He also received a Bambi for his performance as the lead in Traumschiff Surprise – Periode 1. Schweiger’s 2007 film, Keinohrhasen (literally “no ear rabbit,” while the English title is Rabbit Without Ears), became the most successful film in German theaters, grossing USD 62,000,000 at the box office. The film received several awards, including a Bambi, a Bavarian Film Award, a German Comedy Award, two DIVA Awards, a Jupiter Award, and an Ernst Lubitsch Award.
Schweiger then starred in The Courier with Mickey Rourke, This Means War (2012) with Chris Pine and Reese Witherspoon, and, most recently, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman with Shia LaBeouf in 2013. He also appeared in Muppets Most Wanted in 2014. His most recent film appearance was in David Leitch’s Atomic Blonde.
Til Schweiger Personal Life
On June 19, 1995, Schweiger married American model Dana Carlsen. Valentin Florian Schweiger (born 1995), Luna Marie Schweiger (born 1997), Lilli Camille Schweiger (born 1998), and Emma Tiger Schweiger (born 1998) are their four children (born 2002). Schweiger and Carlsen divorced in 2014 after splitting up in 2005.
Schweiger currently resides in Mallorca, Spain, and his next-door neighbor is German former cyclist Jan Ullrich. Ullrich was arrested in August 2018 for allegedly breaking into Schweiger’s home and threatening him.
Til Schweiger Net Worth
Til Schweiger has an estimated net worth range between $20 million and $30 million.