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Maximilian Brückner was born in 1979 in Munich and graduated from the renowned Otto Falckenberg Schule in Munich. His first engagement was at the Volkstheater in Munich. Since then, the award-winning actor, who has received considerable critical acclaim in the press, has appeared in a number of film and television productions.
While at drama school Maximilian Brückner became a member of the ensemble at the Volkstheater in Munich. In 2001, he was one of the few students to be chosen by the theatre director Christian Stückl to take part in the ‘Sommerakademie für Bairisches Volksschauspiel’. The actor received his first television role in 2003 in the film ‘Männer häppchenweise’. In addition to his work in film and television, he also played Mammon in ‘Jedermann’ (Everyman) over the next two years at the Salzburg Festival. In 2004 Maximilian Brückner not only celebrated his screen debut in the comedy ‘Allein’ but also had his first leading role in a cinema film in ‘Männer wie wir’. One year later he appeared in the successful, award-winning drama ‘Sophie Scholl – Die letzten Tage’. As ‘Franz Kappl’ he became the successor to Jochen Senf and from 2006–2013 was the new ‘Tatort’ superintendent in the Saarländischer Rundfunk production, one of the youngest ‘Tatort’ superintendents in the history of the crime series. That same year Maximilian Brückner appeared in major cinema productions, such as in ‘Wer früher stirbt, ist länger tot’ (Grave Decisions), ‘Kirschblüten-Hanami’ and ‘Selbstgespräche’, for which he received several awards. He was also nominated ‘German Shooting Star’ in European film. Other roles in cinema films followed, such as in ‘Schwere Jungs’ and ‘Räuber Kneißel’. In 2011 the multi-talented actor gave a convincing performance in the leading role of Tommy Jaud’s film adaptation of the bestseller ‘Resturlaub’ and took on a role in Detlev Buck’s comedy ‘Rubbeldiekatz’. In 2013 he appeared on the cinema screen in Germany in the drama ‘Spieltrieb’, alongside Jannik Schümann, and in 2014 was also seen in the cinema in the comedy ‘Und Äktschn!’. Maximilian Brückner appears on television, for example in the mini-series ‘Tannbach’, in Sven Selig’s ‘Es kommt noch besser’ and in Keith Winter’s ‘Die Insassen’. Since 2015 Maximilian Brückner can be seen as the superintendent in the crime series ‘Schwarzach 23’.
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