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Martina Gedeck

Martina Gedeck

Highest Rated: 100% The Elementary Particles (2006)

Lowest Rated: 43% Night Train to Lisbon (2013)

Birthday: Sep 14, 1961

Birthplace: Munich, Bavaria, Germany

One of Germany's most revered and award-winning actresses, Martina Gedeck has had the kind of success that has prompted comparisons to American actress Meryl Streep. Gedeck was raised in West Berlin and while attending the University of Berlin she switched her studies from history to drama and was working professionally while still in school. The Bavarian actress first gained international fame in 2001 with the success of "Bella Martha," a romantic comedy in which Gedeck plays a workaholic chef trying to sort through her life issues. The film inspired an American version, "No Reservations," starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, and a Bollywood interpretation with Indian superstar Amitabh Bachchan. The rest of the decade would see Gedeck at the peak of her popularity. After winning a German Film Award (the equivalent of an Oscar with a three-million-Euro prize attached) for Best Actress for "Bella Martha," she came back with the Cold War surveillance drama, "The Lives of Others," which won Best Film at the European Film Awards and an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Robert De Niro cast her as the lead opposite Matt Damon in his 2006 film "The Good Shepherd," and her portrayal of a '60s counterculture German terrorist in "The Baader Meinhof Complex" in 2009 brought more accolades and awards. Gedeck is also involved in German politics, primarily associated with the Green Party.

Highest rated movies

100% The Elementary Particles
92% The Lives of Others
92% Mostly Martha
85% The Baader Meinhof Complex
79% Summer '04
77% The Wall
64% The Nun
56% The Good Shepherd

Photos

Martina Gedeck DER BAADER MEINHOF KOMPLEX, Martina Gedeck as Ulrike Meinhof, 2008. ©Constantin Film THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX, (aka DER BAADER MEINHOF KOMPLEX), from left: Martina Gedeck as Ulrike Meinhof, Moritz Bleibtreu as Andreas Baader, 2008. ©Vitagraph Films THE LIVES OF OTHERS, (aka DAS LEBEN DER ANDEREN), Sebastian Koch, Martina Gedeck, 2006, ©Sony Pictures Classics THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX, (aka DER BAADER MEINHOF KOMPLEX), Nadja Uhl, 2008. Ph: Jurgen Olczyk/©Vitagraph Films ELEMENTARY PARTICLES, (aka ELEMENTARTEILCHEN), Moritz Bleibtreu, Martina Gedeck, 2006. ©Constantin Film THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, (aka DAS TAGEBUCH DER ANNE FRANK), from left: Stella Kunkat, Martina Gedeck, Lea van Acken, as Anne Frank, Ulrich Noethen, 2016. © Universal Pictures International THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, (aka DAS TAGEBUCH DER ANNE FRANK), from left: Ulrich Noethen, Leonard Carow, Martina Gedeck, Andre Jung, Margarita Broich, Stella Kunkat, Lea van Acken, as Anne Frank, 2016. © Universal Pictures International THE NUN, (aka LA RELIGIEUSE), top: Martina Gedeck, Pauline Etienne, 2013. ©Le Pacte THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, (aka DAS TAGEBUCH DER ANNE FRANK), from left: Stella Kunkat, Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Noethen, Lea van Acken, as Anne Frank, 2016. © Universal Pictures International THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, (aka DAS TAGEBUCH DER ANNE FRANK), from left: Martina Gedeck, Lea van Acken, as Anne Frank, 2016. © Universal Pictures International THE WALL, (aka DIE WAND), Martina Gedeck, 2012. ph: Szilvia Szakolczai/©Music Box Films THE WALL, (aka DIE WAND), Martina Gedeck, 2012. ph: Mizerovsky/©Music Box Films THE WALL, (aka DIE WAND), Martina Gedeck, 2012. ph: Szilvia Szakolczai/©Music Box Films THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX, (aka DER BAADER MEINHOF KOMPLEX), Martina Gedeck, 2008. ©Vitagraph Films ELEMENTARY PARTICLES, (aka ELEMENTARTEILCHEN), Martina Gedek, Moritz Bleibtreu, 2006. ©Constantin Film THE NUN, (aka LA RELIGIEUSE), Martina Gedeck, 2013. ©Le Pacte THE NUN, (aka LA RELIGIEUSE), Martina Gedeck, 2013. ©Le Pacte NIGHT TRAIN TO LISBON, from left: Martina Gedeck, Jeremy Irons, 2013. ph: Sam Emerson/©Wrekin Hill Entertainment THE LIVES OF OTHERS, (aka DAS LEBEN DER ANDEREN), Sebastian Koch, Martina Gedeck, 2006, ©Sony Pictures Classics

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Satellites Christa (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beautiful Frauke Abeck, Julias Mutter (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killing Stella Anna (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 86% Original Bliss Helene Brindel (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Diary of Anne Frank Edith Holländer-Frank (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Verdict Staatsanwältin Frau Nelson (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ever Since I Found You Clara (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet I'm Off Then Stella (Character) - 2015
64% 56% The Nun La mère de Suzanne (Character) - 2013
43% 61% Night Train to Lisbon Mariana (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 47% Those Happy Years Helke (Character) - 2013
44% 49% The Door Magda (Character) - 2012
77% 69% The Wall Woman (Character) $38.7K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Halbe Hundert Anne Kater (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bastard Meinert (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 50% Jew Suss: Rise and Fall Anna Marian (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 34% Agnosia Prevert (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aghet: A Genocide Alma Johansson (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 33% Bets & Wedding Dresses Josephine Campanella (Character) - 2009
85% 80% The Baader Meinhof Complex Ulrike Meinhof (Character) $476.3K 2008
No Score Yet 60% Clara Clara Schumann (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 50% Messy Christmas Sara (Character) - 2007
79% 54% Summer '04 Unknown (Character) - 2006
92% 96% The Lives of Others Christa-Maria Sieland (Character) $11.3M 2006
56% 51% The Good Shepherd Hanna Schiller (Character) $59.9M 2006
100% 65% The Elementary Particles Christiane (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 20% The Perfect Friend Marlène (Character) - 2005
92% 89% Mostly Martha Martha Klein (Character) $4.2M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet O Palmenbaum Kati Treichl (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bye Bye America Sarah (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Private Lies Sarah (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jew Boy Levy Fraulein Neuner (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's All Bob Barbara (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Single Bells Katarina "Kati" Treichl (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 84% Life Is All You Get Lilo (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harald Rica (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 64% Talk of the Town Sabine Kirsch (Character) - 1995
45% 64% Maybe... Maybe Not Jutta (Character) $405.0K 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dads and Diapers Helen (Character) - 1991

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood Maria Hoflinger (Character) 2020