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Net Worth:
$50 Million
Dec 19, 1963 (60 years old)
Freiburg im Breisgau
5 ft 9 in (1.778 m)
Film Producer, Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Film Editor
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Til Schweiger is a German actor, director, writer, and producer who has a net worth of $50 million. Til Schweiger began making waves as a performer in the early '90s and has since gone on to win a number of major film awards, both as an actor and as a director/producer, in Germany and abroad.

He has won five Bambi Awards (the German Oscar), and his 2007 film "Rabbit Without Ears," which he co-wrote, directed, produced, and starred in, is the sixth highest-grossing German film of all time. Schweiger starred on the German television series "Lindenstraße" (1989–1992) and "Die Kommissarin" (1994–1996), and he is known to American audiences for his film work in such projects as "The Replacement Killers" (1998), "SLC Punk!" (1998), "Driven" (2001), "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life" (2003), "King Arthur" (2004), "Inglourious Basterds" (2009), "This Means War" (2012), and "Atomic Blonde" (2017). Til runs the Berlin-based production company Barefoot Films, and he has written, directed, and produced several films, such as "Barefoot" (2005), "Head Full of Honey" (2014), and "Lieber Kurt" (2022).

Early Life

Til Schweiger was born Tilman Valentin Schweiger on December 19, 1963, in Freiburg, West Germany. He is the son of teachers Herbert and Monika Schweiger, and he has two brothers. Schweiger grew up in Heuchelheim, and he studied acting at Der Keller in Cologne, graduating in 1989.


From 1989 to 1992, Til played Jo Zenker on the German drama "Lindenstraße." He made his film debut in the 1991 German action-comedy "Manta, Manta." He reprised the role of Bertie in 2023's "Manta Manta – Zwoter Teil," which he also directed, co-wrote, and co-produced. Schweiger won the Max-Ophüls-Preis Best Actor Newcomer Award for his performance in 1993's "Ebbie's Bluff," then he appeared in the films "Der bewegte Mann" (1994), "Bunte Hunde" (1995), "Jailbirds" (1996), and "The Superwife" (1996) and co-wrote, co-directed (uncredited), produced, and starred in 1997's "Knockin' On Heaven's Door." From 1994 to 1996, Til played Nick Siegel on the German TV series "Die Kommissarin." Schweiger made his English-language film debut in 1997's "Hercules," and he followed it with "Bastard" (1997), "The Replacement Killers" (1998), "Judas Kiss" (1998), and "SLC Punk!" (1998). He then directed, produced, and starred in the 1998 German film "The Polar Bear" before appearing in the English-language films "Magicians" (2000), "Driven" (2001), "Investigating Sex" (2001), "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life" (2003), "In Enemy Hands" (2004), "King Arthur" (2004), and "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo" (2005). Around this time, Til also appeared in the German films "What to Do in Case of Fire?" (2001), "Traumschiff Surprise – Periode 1" (2004), "Barfuss" (2005), and "Where Is Fred?" (2006) and the French film "Les Dalton" (2004).

Schweiger directed, co-wrote, produced, and starred in the 2007 German film "Rabbit Without Ears," which was a critical and commercial success, and he took on the same roles on the 2009 sequel. He appeared in the English-language films "Body Armour" (2007), "Already Dead" (2007), "The Red Baron" (2008), and "Far Cry" (2008), and he played Sgt. Hugo Stiglitz in the critically-acclaimed Quentin Tarantino film "Inglourious Basterds" (2009), which grossed $321.5 million at the box office. Til appeared in the German films "1½ Knights – In Search of the Ravishing Princess Herzelinde" (2008), and "Men in the City" (2009), and he co-starred with his daughter Emma in 2011's "Kokowääh" and 2013's "Kokowääh 2." He played Cagliostro in "The Three Musketeers" (2011), then he appeared in Garry Marshall's "New Year's Eve" (2011) and co-starred with Reese Witherspoon in "This Means War" (2012). Schweiger directed, produced, co-wrote, and starred in 2012's "Guardians," 2013's "No-Eared Bunny and Two-Eared Chick," and 2014's "Head Full of Honey," and he appeared in the films "Charlie Countryman" (2013), "Muppets Most Wanted" (2014), "Vier gegen die Bank" (2016), "Atomic Blonde" (2017), "Die Hochzeit" (2020), and "Medieval" (2022). From 2013 to 2016, Til played Nick Tschiller on the German police procedural "Tatort," and he reprised his role in the 2020 TV movie "Tatort: Tschill Out." In 2022, he guest-starred on Peacock's "Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin."

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Personal Life

Til married model Dana Carlsen on June 19, 1995, and they welcomed four children together, Valentin (born 1995), Luna (born 1997), Lilli (born 1998), and Emma (born 2002). Dana appeared in Til's films "Knockin' on Heaven's Door," "Der Eisbär," and "Barefoot." The couple divorced in May 2014.

In August 2018, Schweiger's neighbor, former cyclist Jan Ullrich, was arrested after he allegedly broke into Til's property and accosted him during a party at Schweiger's home in Mallorca, Spain. A judge issued a restraining order against Ullrich, ordering him to stay at least 50 meters from Schweiger.

In 2023, Til was accused of violence and bullying on the set of the film "Manta Manta – Zwoter Teil." Schweiger reportedly got into an altercation with a crew member while he was "very drunk." Constantin Film head Martin Moszkowicz subsequently called for an "industry-wide code of conduct," and Claudia Roth, the German Culture Minister, stated, "Even artistic geniuses — or allegedly artistic geniuses — are not above the law. The days when patriarchal machos who abused their position of power in the worst possible way should really be over. Even if obviously not everyone has understood that."

Awards and Nominations

In 2010, Schweiger and his "Inglourious Basterds" co-stars won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. The film also received Best Ensemble awards from the Central Ohio Film Critics Association, Gold Derby Awards, CinEuphoria Awards, Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards, San Diego Film Critics Society Awards, and Awards Circuit Community Awards. "Head Full of Honey" earned Til awards from the Bavarian Film Awards, German Film Awards, Cinema for Peace Awards, and Bambi Awards. Schweiger has earned five other Bambi Award nominations, winning Film – National for "Maybe… Maybe Not" (1994), "Barefoot" (2005), and "Rabbit Without Ears" (2008) and a Special Award for "(T)Raumschiff Surprise – Periode 1" (2004).

He received a Golden Eye for Lifetime Achievement at the 2020 Zurich Film Festival, and he was honored with a Special Achievement award at the 2007 Bravo Otto awards. Til has earned four Jupiter Award nominations, taking home the prize for Best German Actor for "Where Is Fred?" in 2008 and "Kokowääh" in 2012. Schweiger won an Ernst Lubitsch Award for "Rabbit Without Ears" in 2008, and he has earned German Comedy Awards for Best Feature Film Comedy for "(T)Raumschiff Surprise – Periode 1" (2004) and "Rabbit Without Ears" (2008).

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