Daniel Bruhl

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Daniel Bruhl

He was born in Barcelona, grew up in Cologne, his movies are shown all over the world and he often works in Hollywood. But he has been living in Berlin for years. Daniel Bruhl is one of Germany’s most popular actors. He is best known for his roles in Goodbye Lenin!, Inglorious Basterds and Rush.

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In a number of his movies Berlin plays an important role. Goodbye Lenin! is the best example. Most of the movie was shot at and near the Karl Marx Allee in Friedrichshain and Alexanderplatz in Mitte. It tells the story of a son in East-Berlin who tries to hide the fall of the Berlin Wall for his mother.Prenzlauer Berg

Bruhl has been living in Prenzlauer Berg for a while. This neighbourhood also features in some of the movies he acted in. In Lila, Lila for example, Bruhl plays waiter David Kern. He finds a manuscript in a night table he buys at the Flohmarkt Mauerpark. He lets a girl read it to impress her. However, she is so impressed that she sends it to a publishing company and the book becomes a bestseller.

Not only the former East-Berlin districts Friedrichshain, Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg play an important role in the life of Bruhl. He also frequently goes to a former West-Berlin neighbourhood: Kreuzberg. Bruhl owns a restaurant in this neighborhood. You can find his Bar Raval at Lubbener Strasse 1 near Gorlitzer Park. Bruhl celebrates his Spanish roots at this tapas restaurant.

If you love movies, Berlin is the place for you. There are a lot of cinema’s, some in great place like the Brotfabrik and Kulturbrauerei. You can also find the Filmmuseum in Berlin that’s definatley worth visiting. Especially because of its focus on German star Marlene Dietrich and movies during the Weimar Republic and the Nazi film industry.

mauerpark5Berlin even has a movie park: Babelsberg. This is the oldest film studio of the world. The cult movie Metropolis by Fritz Lang was made at this place. Of course Marlene Dietrich played in movies that were shot here as well, for example Der Blaue Engel (The Blue Angel). One of the halls is named after her. When the Nazi’s ruled Berlin more than 1000 movies were made in Babelsberg. More recently parts of The Bourne Supremacy, Valkyrie and The Reader were made here.

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