, the son of German actor Horst Buchholz
(The Magnificent Seven
) and French actress Myriam Bru, was born in Los Angeles, and has gone on to an international career as an actor. In his earliest films, he used the last name Rhode, his grandfather's surname.
Buchholz's first main role was as assassin Ali Agca in Giuseppe Fina's movie The Plot to Kill the Pope in 1986, for which he was awarded Best New Actor at the Florence Film Festival. Fluent in English, French, Italian and German, he has worked steadily in theatre, television and film all over the world. His films include The House on Carroll Street, No Fear, No Die, Covert Assassin, Diên Biên Phu and Luther, with Joseph Fiennes and Alfred Molina. Buchholz directed two one-act plays by Chekhov, The Bear and The Marriage Proposal, as well as two short films, Happy Birthday and Les Jardins des Mauvais Garçons. Last year, along with his mother and his sister Beatrice, he published Horst Buchholz: His Life in Pictures, a tribute to his father.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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