Lars Eidinger, born in Berlin, studied at the prestigious Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Art in Berlin.
Since 1999 he has been an ensemble member at the Berliner Schaubühne. His portrayals of Hamlet and Richard III. in the productions of Thomas Ostermeier were internationally acclaimed and made him into a formative actor of the Schaubühne.
Next to his theater work, Lars Eidinger is featured in numerous national and international cinema and television productions, amongst others in Alle Anderen (directed by Maren Ade, 2008), Goltzius & The Pelican Company (directed by Peter Greenaway, 2011), Was bleibt (directed by Hans-Christian Schmid, 2011), Tatort - Borowski und der stille Gast (directed by Christian Alvart, 2012), Clouds of Sils Maria (directed by Olivier Assayas, 2013), Familienfest (directed by Lars Kraume, 2014), Personal Shopper (directed by Olivier Assayas, 2015), SS-GB (BBC, directed by Philipp Kadelbach, 2015), Mathilda (directed by Alexey Uchitel, 2014-15), Die Blumen von gestern (directed by Chris Kraus, 2015), Terror (directed by Lars Kraume, 2016), Werk ohne Autor (directed by F. H. v. Donnersmarck), Babylon Berlin (directed by Tom Tykwer, Hendrik Handloegten, Achim von Borries), Sense 8 (directed by Lana and Lilli Wachowski), Twins (directed by Lamberto Bava, 2016), Maryline (directed by Guillaume Gallienne, 2016), Dumbo (directed by Tim Burton, 2017), High Life (directed by Claire Denis, 2017).