Diane Kruger is a German-American actress who has had a phenomenal career – both as an actor and model. Wanting to be a ballerina, she successfully auditioned at the Royal Ballet School but an accident led her to pursue a career as a model.
Having established a reputation as a model, Kruger then turned to acting. Her breakthrough came with the 2002 film ‘The Piano Player’. She soon followed it up with ‘Mon Idole’. A couple of films later, in 2004, Kruger gained international stardom with Wolfgang Petersen’s epic film ‘Troy’. Her portrayal of Helen of Sparta was highly acclaimed and turned out to be her best role ever, leading to a future filmography that saw her play various characters - Dr. Abigail Chase in the adventure/heist film ‘National Treasure’ and its sequel, Bridget von Hammersmark in the war film ‘Inglourious Basterds’, Anna in the sci-fi drama ‘Mr. Nobody’, Gina in the psychological thriller ‘Unknown’, Marie Antoinette in the French-language film ‘Farewell, My Queen’, Jessie in the drama-thriller ‘Disorder’ and so on.
Lately, in 2017, Kruger made her German-language debut in Fatih Akin's ‘In the Fade’. However, not all films by Kruger were a hit. ‘Fathers and Daughters’, ‘The Hunting Party’ and ‘The Host’ were some of Kruger’s flop films.