Sunday, 20 March 2016
Top 5 Diane Kruger Films
The actress beautiful enough to launch a thousand ships as Helen of Troy brings her talent back to the big screen opposite Matthias Schoenaerts this month in thriller DISORDER. Here’s a look at some of Diane Krugers best roles!
National Treasure (2004)
Diane Kruger starred alongside Nicholas Cage in this adventure to uncovering a secret treasure trove before dangerous mercenaries get to it first. The team does anything they can –even if it means stealing the Declaration of Independence—to find clues left behind by the Founding Fathers. The film’s success has led to a sequel in 2007 with rumours of a possible third film in the works.
This Oscar-nominated film features Kruger as Helen, the Queen of Sparta, in this adaptation of Homer’s, ‘The Illiad.’ The film features a number of stars, like Brad Pitt, Brendan Gleeson, Brian Cox, Julian Glover, and Orlando Bloom – just to name a few. Homer’s story takes place in the early world of Greek mythology, specifically 1250 B.C. Paris (Bloom) convinces Helen (Kruger) to leave her husband, Menelaus (Glesson), behind to live in Troy. Menelaus recruits his brother Agamemnon (Cox) to help him retrieve his wife and fight the unbeatable Trojans. This epic re-telling has cemented itself as a film classic and a must-see for any adventure lovers.
Inglorious Bastards (2009)
Inglorious Bastards is one of Quentin Tarantino’s most notable films, and for a good reason. The story follows Shosanna Dreyfus, a young Jewish refugee, who vows to seek revenge on the Nazi officer Colonel Hans Landa for murdering her family. Her plan is set into motion years later after she becomes the owner of a movie theatre and a love interest for a German war hero. Kruger plays Bridget von Hammersmark, an actress secretly working as an informant for the allies. The film took home an Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award in 2010.
Diane Kruger leads next to Liam Neeson in this mysterious thriller. Dr. Martin Harris (Neeson), a biochemist, arrives in Berlin with his wife Elizabeth (January Jones) to attend a scientific conference. While returning to the airport to pick up a forgotten piece of luggage, Neeson’s character gets involved in a car accident. Four days later, he wakes up out of a coma only to discover his identity is completely replaced. With the help of Gina (Kruger) and a few other friendly people, Dr. Harris seeks out the mystery behind his lost identity.
Disorder follows Vincent, a former French soldier with PTSD, played by the up and coming Matthias Schoenaerts. Vincent returns from war and is offered a job as a security guard during a glamorous party at an estate in the south of France, hosted by a Lebanese businessman and his wife, Jesse (Kruger). Vincent is later added as Jessie and her son Ali’s security guard while her husband is away. Things start to get interesting for the trio when Vincent’s paranoia from his PTSD starts to set in and an imminent threat on the family is placed.
Disorder opens in the UK 25 March.