Dominique Horwitz was born in Paris in 1957. He grew up in France before moving to Germany with his family in 1971. He made his TV debut at the age of nineteen, and the following year made his film debut in Peter Lilienthal’s David. From 1979 he worked mainly in the theatre, first in Tübingen, then at the Staatsschauspiel in Munich, and the Thalia Theater in Hamburg. In 1989 he returned to television in Dieter Wedel’s film Der große Bellheim. Dominique Horwitz came to international attention in 1992 in the main role in Josef Vilsmaier’s film Stalingrad. As well as his numerous film and television appearances, he continues to perform on the stage, including with the Berliner Ensemble, at the Deutsches Theater Berlin, Schauspielhaus Zürich, and Hamburg Kammerspiele. A versatile performer, he is also an accomplished singer and has performed in The Threepenny Opera by Brecht and Weill, as well as chansons by Jacques Brel.