Matthias Habich is a German actor who has appeared in more than 110 film and television productions since 1965. Habich was born in Danzig (present-day Gdańsk, Poland) and lives in Paris. In his career, he appeared in a number of internationally recognized films. In the 2001 film Enemy at the Gates about Stalingrad, he played the part of General (later Field Marshal) Friedrich Paulus. In the 2004 film Downfall, he portrayed Werner Haase. In the 2008 Oscar-winning drama The Reader he appeared as the father of the title character.