Daniel César Martín Brühl González Domingo (born 16 June 1978) better known as Daniel Brühl is a Spanish-German actor. He began his work at a young age in a German soap opera called Forbidden Love in 1995. In 2003, his starring role in German tragicomedy film Good Bye, Lenin! received wider recognition and critical acclaim which garnered him the European Film Award for Best Actor and the German Film Award for Best Actor.
Brühl has worked in many countries both Europe and America and in several languages. He stars in many European films as The Edukators, Ladies in Lavender, Joyeux Noël and Salvador (Puig Antich). He speaks fluent German, English, Spanish, French and Catalan languages.
He was introduced to mainstream U.S. audiences in the role of Frederik Zoller, a German war hero in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds and in a minor role The Bourne Ultimatum. His most recent films are Et si on vivait tous ensemble?, Eva and he will portray Niki Lauda in Ron Howard film Rush.