Bio / Info
Kruger soon became interested in acting and took lessons at the Cours Florent. She landed some small appearances in several French movies. She then shortened her surnamelast name to ease her movie career. Kruger made her onscreen début in 2002 opposite Dennis Hopper and Christopher Lambert in The Piano Player, a TV-movie by Jean-Pierre Roux. Her first major role was the same year when she starred in her then husband's directorial début "Mon Idole". She played Julie Wood in 2003's Michel Valliant and Lisa in Wicker Park (2004), alongside Josh Hartnett and Rose Byrne. Her most notable role to date is her portrayal of Helen in Wolfgang Petersen's epic Troy. She was ranked #50 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2005 . In 2004, she starred with Nicolas Cage and Sean Bean (who co-starred with her in Troy) in the popular film National Treasure, going on to appear in movies such as Joyeux Noël (2005) and Copying Beethoven (2006). She reprised her role as Dr. Abigail Chase in National Treasure: Book of Secrets, released in December 2007. Kruger was the host of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 60th Cannes Film Festival. She was also a member of the jury of the 59th Berlin International Film Festival in 2008.