Lars Eidinger, born in Berlin, studied at the prestigious Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Art in Berlin. Since 1999 he has been an ensemble member at the Berliner Schaubühne. His portrayals of Hamlet and Richard III. in the productions of Thomas Ostermeier were internationally acclaimed and made him into a formative actor of the Schaubühne. Next to his theater work, Lars Eidinger is featured in numerous national and international cinema and television productions, amongst others in Alle Anderen (directed by Maren Ade, 2008), Goltzius & The Pelican Company (directed by Peter Greenaway, 2011), Was bleibt (directed by Hans-Christian Schmid, 2011), Tatort - Borowski und der stille Gast (directed by Christian Alvart, 2012), Clouds of Sils Maria (directed by Olivier Assayas, 2013), Familienfest (directed by Lars Kraume, 2014), Personal Shopper (directed by Olivier Assayas, 2015), SS-GB (BBC, directed by Philipp Kadelbach, 2015), Mathilda (directed by Alexey Uchitel, 2014-15), Die Blumen von gestern (directed by Chris Kraus, 2015), Terror (directed by Lars Kraume, 2016), Werk ohne Autor (directed by F. H. v. Donnersmarck), Babylon Berlin (directed by Tom Tykwer, Hendrik Handloegten, Achim von Borries), Sense 8 (directed by Lana and Lilli Wachowski), Twins (directed by Lamberto Bava, 2016), Maryline (directed by Guillaume Gallienne, 2016), Dumbo (directed by Tim Burton, 2017), High Life (directed by Claire Denis, 2017). Alle Anderen by Maren Ade, in which Lars Eidinger plays the male lead role alongside Birgit Minichmayr, was awarded the Silver Bear of the Berlinale in 2009. He was nominated for the German TV Prize as Best Actor in 2010 for Verhältnisse and 2013 for Polizeiruf - Der Tod macht Engel aus uns allen. In 2013, Lars Eidinger received the German Film Critics' Prize as Best Actor and in 2014 the Grimme Award. In 2017, Lars Eidinger was again nominated fort he German TV Prize as Best Actor for Terror and Familienfest, which won the prize as Best Film. In addition to acting, Lars Eidinger is a musician and DJ. He lives in Berlin.