Lars Eidinger (born 21 January 1976) is a German stage and film actor. Eidinger started his career at the Deutsches Theater in 1997. Before his breakthrough he played minor roles in German TV shows like Schloss Einstein (2002) and Berlin, Berlin (2003). In February 2016, he was named as one of the jury members for the main competition section of the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. He is a member of the ensemble of the Schaubühne theatre in Berlin, with leading roles in Thomas Ostermeier productions such as Hamlet and Richard III.