Rudolf Martin

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Rudolf Martin (born 31 July 1967) is a German actor working mainly in the US. He first appeared in off-Broadway productions and then moved on to extensive TV and film work. He has made guest appearances on numerous hit television series and recently started working in Germany as well. He currently resides in Los Angleles. Martin was born in Berlin, Germany. After arriving in Los Angeles in 1999, he appeared in the Warner Brothers thriller Swordfish (film) starring John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry and Don Cheadle. In the film Martin plays Axl Torvalds, an internationally renowned computer hacker who leads FBI agent on the trail of a criminal mastermind. Based on his performance in Swordfish, Martin was offered a role in the German thriller Lautlos. Before Swordfish Martin played a role in the original Showtime series Beggars and Choosers, an inside look at the television networks developed by Peter Lefcourt and the late Brandon Tartikoff that was popular within the entertainment industry. Martin played "Nikolai Krasnakov", the charming but dangerous Russian mobster whose life was to be developed into a mini-series by the fictional network.
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