Diane Heidkrüger was born to a computer scientist father and a bank employee mother in Algermissen, a village that still has a population of around 8,000 today. Diane Kruger, who had the will and talent to be a ballerina, auditioned for the Royal Ballet School in London, but her ballet career ended due to a knee injury.
Diane Kruger, who represented Germany in Elite Model Look in 1993, continued her modeling career in Paris. In her modeling career that did not last long, Diane Kruger took part in advertisements for famous brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Christian Dior, and Louis Vuitton, and also walked the runway for brands such as Marc Jacobs and D&G.
Diane Kruger, who decided to pursue an acting career, made her film debut in 2002's “The Piano Player”. She starred in her first movie with Dennis Hopper and Christopher Lambert. Diane Kruger, who portrayed the character of Lisa in the movie “Wicker Park” in 2004, took an important step in her career with her performance in the character of Helen of Troy in the movie “Troy” in the same year. “National Treasure”, in which she shared the lead roles with Nicolas Cage, was another movie in which she acted in 2004. In the sequel “National Treasure: Book of Secrets”, she showed off her acting talent by giving life to the character of Abigail Chase again.
In 2009, she was nominated for many awards for her performance as Bridget von Hammersmark in Quentin Tarantino's movie “Inglourious Basterds”. In 2011, she starred in the movies “Unknown” and then “Special Forces”. In 2017, she won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for her performance in the movie “In the Fade” directed by Fatih Akın. Diane Kruger once again proved her talent in action movies with the movie "The 355", which was released in 2022.
Notes from Diane Kruger's career
Diane Kruger is fluent in German, English, and French. Having studied Latin, the actress learned Russian for a film project. Diane Kruger also does her own voice dubbing in English, German, and French for the foreign releases of her films.