Til Schweiger: biography
Tilman Valentin Schweiger was born in a modest family of teachers - it was 19 December 1963. The family lived in Freiburg in Germany. Childhood boy was the same as hundreds of German boys - school, home, pranks.
Study Til came easily, he got high marks, especially attracted by his German language and literature. His future, he connected with the pedagogical career, wanted to follow in the footsteps of parents.
After school, Til Schweiger joined the faculty of German studies at the university. However, having studied for two years, he quit training. The reason was simple: while German teachers not experiencing the best period satisfied penny wages and lack of prospects for their medical background work seemed to him a far more enviable.
Schweiger enrolled in medical school, graduated successfully. Next was the service in the Air Force, which held the young specialist in the Netherlands. When he returned from the army, it could not find a use.
As often happens, the case broke. Til Schweiger ran into an old acquaintance - in conversation revealed that she is studying theater. The young man decided to follow her example and enrolled in drama school in Cologne.
Three and a half years of training, then dubbing of pornographic films, work in the theater in Bonn - a career actor Til while only dreamed of.
Today, the creative asset Til Schweiger - more than fifty roles in films. He began his acting career with an episode in the TV series "Lindenstrasse". In 1991, Thiel made his debut as a comedian in the "Adventure racing" - the first big role earned him his first recognition. He received the award as the best young actor in Germany.
In 1994 he was invited to shoot the comedy "Maybe, maybe not." After the premiere of Til Schweiger became famous.
The year 1997 was his furor. Painting "Knockin 'on Heaven' was a great success. Critics recognized that Til Schweiger - not only comedy, but also a talented dramatic actor. He was co-writer and producer of the film, which became his triple success. For the role of "Knockin 'on Heaven", he received the prize MIFF and MIFF.
The role in the movie "Bandits" Schweiger earned an award at the festival in Poland. The next few years, the actor was invited by directors and actively acted. "Racers», «U-429. Underwater Prison "and other paintings strengthened his reputation grew in popularity actor.
Steven Spielberg invited the actor for the role in the movie "Saving Private Ryan," but he refused. Instead, Thiel co-starred in the movie "The Replacement Killers".
It is not limited acting career - sought to realize the creative potential to the maximum, tried his hand as a director, screenwriter. His directorial debut was the romantic film "Barfuss".
His future wife met Til Schweiger in 1995 - his choice was a model and actress Dana Carlsen, an American by birth. That same year, the lovers have legalized their relationship. Couple lived almost 10 years in this marriage four children were born. In 2005, relations Deny and Thiel gave a crack - the head of the family moved out of the family house to an apartment.
The next 4 years the couple lived separately, but the divorce is not made - they were officially divorced in 2009 alone. At the same time they manage to maintain friendly relations. The actor is actively involved in the lives of children, helps former spouse.
Til Schweiger - a favorite of women. After the divorce, he had an affair with Melanie Stolz, then - with Sven Holtman: two girls were engaged in the modeling business. They were followed by a series of short novels, but to link their lives with someone from the passions Schweiger did not dare. He says he appreciates the open relationship and wants to enjoy them.