Believe it or not, the entirety of German cinema isn’t solely comprised of Christopher Waltz and David Hasselhoff. Rather, German cinema has a rich history which began during the latter part of the 19th century and went through major changes up until the 20th century. Today the German film industry remains prosperous and continues to release its own high-budget movies and net lucrative box office returns. To help offset the cost of producing big-budget films, some German producers partner with American TV and film producers. These strategic partnerships have not prevented Germany from producing its own successful film studios including Studio Hamburg, Bavaria Film, UFA and Constantin Film. Additionally, Germany has produced several notable films which have received world-wide acclaim, including Tom Tykwer’s “Run Lola Run”, Wolfgang Becker’s “Goodbye Lenin!”, and Oliver Hirschbiegel’s “Downfall”.