From: Favorite Hunks & Other Things
I am officially in love with Thomas Kretschmann. I must admit that I first saw Thomas just a few shorts years ago as Captain Englehorn in Peter Jacksons version of 'King Kong'. I wondered who was this hot man! Researching Thomas I learned this famous German actor started out training to be an Olympic Swimmer. At the age of 19 he left East Germany and began a month-long trek to West Germany to escape the East German regime. During this trek he lost part of a finger, but it was surgically reattached. Kretschmann crossed four borders with nothing other than his passport and the equivalent of $100 in his possession
He began acting at 25 and has become one of Germany's biggest stars. Many of you may have seen him with James McAvoy in 'Wanted'. The amazing man turns 53 today.
More Thomas Kretschmann in beautiful black and white.
Some Thomas screen caps.