Thomas Kretschmann

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Thomas Kretschmann

Born

9/8/1962, Dessau, East Germany

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Thomas Kretschmann

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Thomas Kretschmann is an award-winning German actor. He was born on 8 September, 1962 in Dessau, in what was then East Germany. Before becoming an actor he was a swimmer with serious Olympic potential. Kretschmann defected to West Germany in 1981 when he was 19. His films include…more

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    • Thomas: Leaving [home] is kind of a strange thing - the world opens up, but at the same time, it gets smaller. The more you see of the world, the smaller it seems. After I did the film Stalingard (1993), I left Germany, and I did a couple of films in France and lived there for about three years, and a couple of films in Italy, and lived there for two years. Then I came over here. The more you get familiar with different countries, the more you think, "Where am I going to live for the rest of my life?" You think, "OK, Germany sucks - don't want to live there; France, no; Italy - the food is nice, but I don't want to live there." In the end, you have nowhere to go anymore.

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