Diane Kruger
German film actress, model
Diane Kruger
Diane Kruger is a German actress and former fashion model. She is known for roles such as Helen in Troy, Dr. Abigail Chase in National Treasure and its sequel, Bridget von Hammersmark in Inglourious Basterds, Anna in Mr. Nobody, and Gina in Unknown.
Biography
Diane Kruger's personal information overview.
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'Disorder' review: Matthias Schoenaerts, Diane Kruger star in uneven thriller
LATimes - 4 months
The title of "Disorder" refers to a nasty case of PTSD plaguing a French soldier named Vincent (Matthias Schoenaerts), who has just returned home from his latest and likely final tour of duty in Afghanistan. Diagnosed with persistent hearing problems and clearly still inhabiting a psychological...
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Fun, brooding and sea-inspired styles hit Paris Fashion Week
Yahoo News - 5 months
PARIS (AP) — Christina Hendricks, Diane Kruger and singer Charli XCX led the front rows at the half-way point of Paris Fashion Week on Saturday.
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Actors Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson call it quits after 10 years together
LATimes - 7 months
After 10 years together, actors Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson have called it quits on their relationship, a representative confirmed to The Times. The two live in New York City, and the "Inglorious Basterds" star just celebrated her 40th birthday with Jackson, 38, this weekend.  While it hasn't...
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Actors Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson call it quits after 10 years together
LATimes - 7 months
After 10 years together, actors Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson have called it quits on their relationship, a representative confirmed to The Times. The two live in New York City, and the "Inglorious Basterds" star just celebrated her 40th birthday with Jackson, 38, this weekend.  While it hasn't...
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Actors Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson call it quits after 10 years together
LATimes - 7 months
After 10 years together, actors Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson have called it quits on their relationship, a representative confirmed to The Times. The two live in New York City, and the "Inglorious Basterds" star just celebrated her 40th birthday with Jackson, 38, this weekend.  While it hasn't...
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Actors Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson call it quits after 10 years together
LATimes - 7 months
After 10 years together, actors Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson have called it quits on their relationship, a representative confirmed to The Times. The two live in New York City, and the "Inglorious Basterds" star just celebrated her 40th birthday with Jackson, 38, this weekend.  While it hasn't...
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Actors Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson call it quits after 10 years together
LATimes - 7 months
After 10 years together, actors Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson have called it quits on their relationship, a representative confirmed to The Times. The two live in New York City, and the "Inglorious Basterds" star just celebrated her 40th birthday with Jackson, 38, this weekend.  While it hasn't...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Diane Kruger
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 39
    Jackson and Kruger ended their relationship in 2016, after 10 years together.
    More Details Hide Details Besides German, Kruger speaks English and French fluently. She is a friend of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. Kruger divides her time among Paris, Vancouver and Los Angeles., she was living in Los Angeles for her role in The Bridge. Kruger is a permanent resident of the United States.
  • 2015
    Age 38
    In 2015, after Berlin and Cannes, she was named as a member of the Jury for the Main Competition at the 2015 Venice Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details The festival is chaired by Alfonso Cuarón. Kruger is a brand ambassador for Swiss watch manufacturer Jaeger-LeCoultre. In December 2009, she was announced as the global "spokesmodel" of L'Oréal. It was announced in May 2010 that she would become the latest face for Calvin Klein's newest fragrance line, Beauty.
  • 2013
    Age 36
    More recently, Kruger portrayed El Paso, Texas, police officer Sonya Cross on FX's The Bridge, which aired in 2013.
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    She starred in the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's novel The Host, which was released in March 2013.
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  • 2012
    Age 35
    In 2012, she was named as a member of the Jury for the Main Competition at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details The festival is chaired by Nanni Moretti.
  • 2011
    Age 34
    It was also announced in 2011 that Kruger had replaced Eva Green in the role of Marie Antoinette in the French-language film, Les Adieux à la Reine.
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    In the 2011 film Unknown, Kruger starred as Gina, a Bosnian illegal immigrant and key character alongside leading actor Liam Neeson.
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  • 2010
    Age 33
    In 2010, Kruger also appeared in Mark Ronson's music video for "Somebody to Love Me", where she plays Boy George.
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    Kruger played Anna in Jaco Van Dormael's Mr. Nobody. Critical response has praised the film's artistry and Kruger's acting. Kruger made a cameo appearance in an April 2010 episode of the Fox show Fringe, in which her boyfriend, actor Joshua Jackson, is a star.
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  • 2009
    Age 32
    In December 2009, she announced the nominations of the 67th Golden Globe Awards and also picked up nominations from the Screen Actors' Guild for Best Supporting Actress and Outstanding Performance by a Cast of a Motion Picture for her role in Inglourious Basterds.
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    In 2009, she co-starred as a German actress turned Allied spy in Quentin Tarantino's film Inglourious Basterds.
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  • 2008
    Age 31
    Kruger was a jury member of the 58th Berlin International Film Festival in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details The festival is chaired by Costa Gavras.
  • 2007
    Age 30
    Kruger was the hostess of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.
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    She reprised her role as Dr. Abigail Chase in National Treasure: Book of Secrets, released in December 2007.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2006
    Age 29
    She began dating actor Joshua Jackson in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details During an interview with magazine Glamour, she said, "Without sounding pessimistic, I learned that I don't believe in marriage. I believe in a commitment that you make in your heart. There's no paper that will make you stay. A guy friend of mine said, and it made a lot of sense, that people should get married at the end of the road, not the beginning." Jackson has expanded on this point by saying in an interview that one of the reasons that he and Kruger had not married is that neither of them was religious.
  • 2004
    Age 27
    In 2004, Kruger starred with Nicolas Cage and Sean Bean (who co-starred with her in Troy) in the film National Treasure, going on to appear in films Joyeux Noël (2005) and Copying Beethoven (2006).
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  • 2003
    Age 26
    She played Julie Wood in 2003's Michel Valliant and Lisa in Wicker Park (2004), alongside Josh Hartnett and Rose Byrne.
    More Details Hide Details One of her more high-profile roles to date is her portrayal of Helen of Sparta in Wolfgang Petersen's epic Troy. She was ranked 50th on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2005.
  • 2002
    Age 25
    Kruger soon became interested in acting and took lessons at the Cours Florent. She landed some small appearances in several French films. She made her film debut in 2002, opposite Dennis Hopper and Christopher Lambert in The Piano Player, a TV film by Jean-Pierre Roux.
    More Details Hide Details Her first major acting role was the same year when she starred in her then husband's directorial début Mon Idole.
  • 1999
    Age 22
    In 1999, she began dating French actor and director Guillaume Canet. They were married on 1 September 2001. They acted together in 2005's Joyeux Noël, but divorced in 2006, though they remain friends.
    More Details Hide Details Kruger later said that the marriage was not successful because their careers had kept them occupied in different parts of the world.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1992
    Age 15
    In 1992, Kruger represented Germany in the Elite Model Look and started modelling afterwards.
    More Details Hide Details Despite her relatively short stature for a model, she managed to land prestigious bookings such as advertisements from Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Salvatore Ferragamo, Giorgio Armani, Jil Sander, Christian Dior, Burberry and Louis Vuitton; runway shows from Marc Jacobs, D&G and Sonia Rykiel as well as appearances on the cover of Vogue Paris, Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan to her modeling repertoire. She gradually stopped modelling after deciding to pursue a career in acting.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1976
    Born
    She was born as Diane Heidkrüger on 15 July 1976 in Algermissen, West Germany, in the west, near Hildesheim, the daughter of computer specialist Hans-Heinrich Heidkrüger, and his wife, Maria-Theresa, a bank employee.
    More Details Hide Details She was brought up Roman Catholic and attended Catholic school. She has stated that one of her grandmothers was Polish. She was brought up in Germany with her younger brother, Stefan. Her mother sent her to student exchange programmes when she was a teenager to improve her English. As a child, Kruger wanted to become a ballerina and successfully auditioned for the Royal Ballet School in London. However, after an injury ended her ballet career prematurely, Kruger moved to Paris and turned her energy toward modelling and learning French.
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