Tom Schilling

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Tom Schilling at the Berlinale 2011

Tom Schilling (born February 10, 1982 in East Berlin ) is a German actor .


Schilling grew up in Berlin-Mitte as the son of two cartographers . At the age of six he was brought to his first audition by his mother, after which he appeared in the GDR film Hour of Truth (1988). The director Thomas Heise was looking for children in Schilling's school to appear in the play Im Schlagschatten des Mondes , the then twelve-year-old completed a casting and was then hired for the play. At the Berliner Ensemble he has performed in the next four years in other pieces. Werner Schroeter cast him in Monsieur Verdoux , Carmen-Maja Antoni in Der Ingwertopf , BK Tragelehn in the life of Galilei and Stephan Lose in Kleist's Prince of Homburg . Schilling originally wanted to study painting, but then stuck to acting.

After a few roles in the theater, he first played in the Tatort episode Children of Violence . He passed his Abitur in 2001 at the John Lennon Grammar School in Berlin. His breakthrough came in 2000 alongside Robert Stadlober in the film Crazy based on the novel by Benjamin Lebert . Together with Robert Stadlober, Schilling also made the film Waste Your Youth in 2003 and Black Sheep in 2006 (Tom Schilling and Robert Stadlober play two Berlin students here). In Napola - Elite for the Führer , he played the second leading role alongside Max Riemelt . In 2006 he received a scholarship to the Lee Strasberg Drama School in New York. In the same year he became the father of a son.

Schilling in Vienna (June 2008)

In 2008 he also starred in Leander Haussmann's comedy Robert Zimmermann Wonders About Love . In 2009 he was seen as a young Adolf Hitler in Mein Kampf , a film loosely based on George Tabori 's play of the same name (alongside Götz George ). Directed by Urs Odermatt .

In 2012, Schilling earned recognition for the lead role in Jan-Ole Gerster's tragic comedy Oh Boy . For his portrayal of the aimless Berlin dropout Niko, he received a second Bavarian Film Prize, the German Film Prize, and was nominated for the German Film Critics' Prize. Schilling was also nominated for the European Film Prize 2014 in the category of best actor for this role .

On November 14, 2013 he was awarded a Bambi .

Schilling lives in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg . His second son was born in the early summer of 2014, the first child together for Schilling and his partner, the producer Annie Schilling (née Mosebach). Their daughter was born in early 2017. In spring 2019, Schilling married his long-time partner.

He is a member of the Federal Drama Association (BFFS).

In addition to his acting activities, Tom Schilling is also the singer of the band "Tom Schilling & The Jazz Kids", which started its first tour in May 2017.




Web links

Commons : Tom Schilling  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Tom Schilling in the Munzinger Archive , accessed on March 29, 2013 ( beginning of article freely available)
  2. I don't complain . Interview from August 16, 2007.
  3. European Film Academy European Film Awards Nominations for the European Film Awards 2013 , accessed on November 10, 2013.
  4. TV Today, supplement FF, here No. 7/2014
  5. Berlin film with Tom Schilling comes to US cinemas , accessed on July 7, 2014.
  6. Annie Schilling. Retrieved June 14, 2020 .
  7. Interview with Tom Schilling in the ZDF morning magazine March 27, 2017. (No longer available online.) March 27, 2017, archived from the original on April 2, 2017 ; Retrieved April 1, 2017 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  8. They got married. Retrieved June 14, 2020 .
  9. ^ BFFS: List of Members , Bundesverband Schauspiel,, accessed on December 14, 2015
  10. Waleczek, Agata: “There is something very melancholy in me” , from: from April 21, 2017, accessed on October 3, 2018.
  11. ↑ Print version: FAS September 21, 2014, page 48