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Stefan Ardnt has produced more than 40 films, receiving 31 German Film Awards, 10 European Film Awards, 15 Bavarian Film Awards, one César Award, two Golden Globes and one Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.


In 1994, Arndt founded the production company X Filme Creative Pool with Tom Tykwer, Wolfgang Becker and Dani Levy, where he is currently managing director together with Uwe Schott.  Under this banner he has produced “The White Ribbon,” which was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film and received a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Film, European and German Film awards, and the 2009 Cannes Palme D’Or.  More recently, he was producer on “Amour” by Michael Haneke, which won the Palme D’Or at Cannes and was nominated in five categories for the Oscars with a win for Best Foreign Language Film.


He has currently produced “A Hologram For The King” with Tom Hanks in the leading role, directed by Tom Tykwer, “Alone in Berlin”, directed by Vincent Perez with Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl and Brendan Gleeson in the leading roles, “Stefan Zweig – Farewell To Europe”, written and directed by Maria Schrader, “Frantz”, directed by Francois Ozon, “Happy End”, written and directed by Michael Haneke.


With “Cloud Atlas” by Tom Tykwer and Lana and Andy Wachowski, he set a milestone in German film producing by bringing together a completely independent financing structure for the biggest budget of a German film ever since.


Arndt produced Tykwer’s feature directorial debut, “Deadly Maria” as well as “Wintersleepers,” his international sensation “Run Lola Run,” “The Princess and the Warrior,” “Heaven” and “Three.”  He has also produced Wolfgang Becker’s “Life Is All You Get” and the successful “Good Bye Lenin!”.


In 2000, Arndt founded X Verleih AG, together with Manuela Stehr, to distribute films in Germany.


From 2003 to 2009 Arndt was chairman of the German Film Academy, which he was also instrumental in founding, as well as a member of the board of the Allianz Deutscher Produzenten Film & Fernsehen (Association of Production Companies), an organization that supports the interests of filmmakers in Germany.

Company Highlights


2017 - HAPPY END



2016 - JUNCTION 48


2014 - A hologram for the king

2013 - The dark valley


2012 - Cloud atlas

2012 - Amour

2010 - Three

2009 - The White Ribbon

2007 - My führer

2004 - Agnes & his brother

2004 - Soundless

2004 - Love in thoughts

2003 - Good bye lenin!

2002 - Heaven

2000 - The princess and the warrior

1999 - Absolute giganten

1998 - Lola rennt

1997 - Wintersleeper

1997 - Life is all you get

1995 - Stille nachtein fest der liebe 

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