“And then having this guy in the background pulling the strings – that was an idea I liked very much.”But his character is also quite ambiguous.
“I think they’d seen those,” says Brühl, “but I think Kevin [Feige] also liked my portrayal in Rush.”In that film the actor played Austrian Formula One champion Niki Lauda.
Feige told him he liked the fact he was playing someone who is “very calculating and professional” and “not likeable at first, but over the course of the film the audience come round to him.” It perhaps didn’t hurt that his co-star was Thor’s Chris Hemsworth.
“I only had 24 hours to prepare for this meeting and, as I’m not a comic book expert, I was extremely nervous.” Brühl laughs.
“If he’d asked me any professional comic book questions I would have been lost.”Best remembered for putting Gwyneth Paltrow’s head in a box, Spacey’s character in the serial killer thriller certainly seems like a left-field reference point for a Marvel movie (Paltrow’s recurring role as Iron Man’s girlfriend Pepper Potts notwithstanding).
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In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.
Directors: Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.
At the audition, Brühl impressed Tarantino by translating dialogue into French before the French translation of the script was done. “I’m Spanish, and while my French is good, it’s not 100 per cent, so I did a fake French translation and everyone thought I did it in French rather than some of it in Spanish. When we shot the film, he has such a good ear that even though he doesn’t speak French, if ever we dared to change his words he would know and come over to us after a take.” Brühl, 37, is returning to the Second World War with his next film, an adaptation of Diane Ackerman’s The Zookeeper’s Wife, based on a real life story of a Polish couple’s subversive efforts to save Jewish lives in Warsaw.
But it worked perfectly.” Did he ’fess up afterwards? Starring alongside Jessica Chastain, Brühl, who plays a zoologist who becomes absorbed in Nazi ideology, says it’s another interesting and dark role.
“A lot of my family work in the industry,” he says.