Karl Markovics

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Karl Markovics
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Markovics at the premiere of The Counterfeiters, February 10, 2007
Born (1963-08-29) 29 August 1963 (age 53)
Vienna, Austria
Nationality Austrian
Occupation Actor and film director

Karl Markovics (born 29 August 1963) is an Austrian actor and film director.

Biography[edit]

He starred as Salomon Sorowitsch in Stefan Ruzowitzky's 2007 film The Counterfeiters, which was awarded the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for that year. Prior to that, his most notable appearances have been in the highly acclaimed Austrian (Viennese) black comedy Komm, süßer Tod (2001), his role as far-right terrorist Franz Fuchs in the 2007 TV film Franz Fuchs - Ein Patriot, and in the police drama television series Inspector Rex. His character from Inspector Rex had his own spin-off series, Stockinger. He also played the role of Ferdinand aus der Fünten in the 2012 Dutch film Süskind, and a small role (Wolf) in the acclaimed 2014 comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Markovics remains a frequent stage actor, and in April 2010 played the non-singing role of Samiel in Counterfeiters-director Ruzowitzky's first opera production, Der Freischütz at Vienna's Theater an der Wien.

He directed and wrote Atmen in 2011.

Selected Filmography[edit]

Year Title Notes Awards
2001 All the Queen's Men
2007 Die Fälscher Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film winner film Valladolid International Film Festival Award for Best Actor
Nominated:German Film Award for Best Actor
2011 Unknown
2011 Atmen Writer and Director Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Film at the Sarajevo Film Festival
Nominated:Golden Camera at the Cannes Film Festival
Nominated:European Film Award for European Discovery of the Year
2014 Grand Budapest Hotel
2015 Ich und Kaminski
2016 The King's Choice as Curt Bräuer
2016 Fog in August
2018 Radegund Upcoming Terrence Malick film

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