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Karl Markovics (born 29 August 1963) is an Austrian actor and film director.
Markovics at the premiere of The Counterfeiters, February 10, 2007
|Occupation||Actor and film director|
He starred as Salomon Sorowitsch in Stefan Ruzowitzky's 2007 film The Counterfeiters, which was awarded the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for that year. Prior to that, his most notable appearances have been in the highly acclaimed Austrian (Viennese) black comedy Komm, süßer Tod (2001), his role as far-right terrorist Franz Fuchs in the 2007 TV film Franz Fuchs - Ein Patriot, and in the police drama television series Inspector Rex. His character from Inspector Rex had his own spin-off series, Stockinger. He also played the role of Ferdinand aus der Fünten in the 2012 Dutch film Süskind, and a small role (Wolf) in the acclaimed 2014 comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel. He also plays a supporting role in the German television series Babylon Berlin.
Markovics remains a frequent stage actor, and in April 2010 played the non-singing role of Samiel in Counterfeiters-director Ruzowitzky's first opera production, Der Freischütz at Vienna's Theater an der Wien.
He directed and wrote Atmen in 2011.
|2001||All the Queen's Men|
|2007||Die Fälscher||Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film winner film||Valladolid International Film Festival Award for Best Actor|
Nominated:German Film Award for Best Actor
|2011||Atmen||Writer and Director||Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Film at the Sarajevo Film Festival|
Nominated:Golden Camera at the Cannes Film Festival
Nominated:European Film Award for European Discovery of the Year
|2014||Grand Budapest Hotel|
|2015||Ich und Kaminski|
|2016||The King's Choice||as Curt Bräuer||Amanda Award 2017 for Best Actor in a Supporting Role|
|2016||Fog in August|
|2018||Radegund||Upcoming Terrence Malick film|
- Karl Markovics on IMDb
- Movie Guide and Film Series. New York Times, March 21, 2008. Accessed January 4, 2011.
- Die Fälscher (videorecording) = The counterfeiters. Dayton Metro Library. Accessed January 4, 2011.
- (in German) Karl Markovics alias "Samiel" zu Gast bei LUDWIG REITER. Theater an der Wien. Accessed January 4, 2011.
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