- As a teen, he trained to be an Olympic swimmer, averaging approximately 15 miles a day.
- During a trek to escape East Germany, he went through Hungary, Yugoslavia and Austria, and lost piece of a finger to frostbite. The piece was reattached.
- Early on, he had visions of becoming a designer/architect, and has since built a house for himself.
- As a model, he was the face of a Hugo Bass Selection ad campaign.
- Played Nazis in films, including in the title role of Eichmann (2007) and in the 2008 Tom Cruise movie Valkyrie.
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- Stella Kretschmann — Daughter
- Lena Roklin — Ex-wife
- Nicolas Kretschmann — Son
- Shermine Shahrivar — Ex-significant Other
- Sascha Kretschmann — Daughter
- Birth Name: Thomas Kretschmann
- Birth Place: Dessau, East Germany
- Profession: Actor, Model
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