Moritz Bleibtreu Poster

Trivia (13)

Son of Hans Brenner and Monica Bleibtreu

At 17, he went to Paris, France to work as an au pair.

Has studied acting in Paris, Rome and New York

1999: Named as one of European films 'Shooting Stars' by European Film Promotion.

Ranked #2 in a list by tabloid "Bild" searching "the 50 most beautiful Germans of today" (29 April 2005).

Lives in Berlin and Hamburg together with his longtime companion Clarice de Castro.

Is fluent in German, English, French and Italian.

His surname "Bleibtreu" means "remain faithful" (an imperative) or a shortened version of "I will remain faithful".

Said he had the worst time of his life when he attended acting classes in New York because students were treated inhumanly there.

Was born in Munich, but grew up in Hamburg.

He and his girlfriend Annika are parents of a boy named David (b. November 2008).

Father Hans Brenner left Bleibtreu's mother when he was only a year old. Bleibtreu only met his father three times during his lifetime. The last time at Brenner's deathbed in 1998. Despite having no close relationship, Bleibtreu states that he is proud to be the son of such a talented actor.

Moritz Bleibtreu was cast in Quentin Tarantino Inglourious Basterds (2009) as a part of the bar scene. Bleibtreu canceled because of time schedule problems with the production of 'Fatih Akin's' Soul Kitchen (2009) he had already signed for.