Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Standing at an imposing 6'8", German-born director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck loomed over the 2007 Academy Awards when he won the Best Foreign Film Oscar for his feature debut, "The Lives of Others" (2006), a stark and frightening thriller set in the world of the infamous Stasi, East Germany's brutal intelligence agency, during the height of the Cold War. <p>Though born in Cologne...