Person Details

Birthday: 1941-06-10 01:13:38

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Berlin, Germany

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Movie Involvements: 100

TV Involvements: 18


Most Famous Work

Biography

Jürgen Prochnow is a German actor. His most well-known roles internationally have been as the sympathetic submarine captain in Das Boot (1981), Duke Leto Atreides I in Dune (1984), the minor, but important role of Kazakh dictator General Ivan Radek in Air Force One and the antagonist Maxwell Dent in Beverly Hills Cop II. Prochnow was born in Berlin and brought up in Düsseldorf, the son of an engineer. He has an elder brother, Dieter. He studied acting at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen. Thanks to his on-screen intensity and his fluency in English, he has become one of the most successful German actors in Hollywood. He portrayed Arnold Schwarzenegger in a film about the actor's political career in California, entitled See Arnold Run; coincidentally, Prochnow was one of the actors considered for the title role in The Terminator. He also appears as the main antagonist in the Broken Lizard film Beerfest, which contains a submarine scene that references his role in Das Boot. He also played a supporting character in the Wing Commander film, Cmdr. Paul Gerald. In addition, he dubbed Sylvester Stallone's voice in the German version of Rocky and Rocky II. He was facially scarred following a stunt accident during the filming of Dune. One scene called for Prochnow (as Duke Leto) to be strapped to a black stretcher and drugged. During one take, a high-powered bulb positioned above Prochnow exploded due to heat, raining down molten glass. Remarkably, the actor was able to free himself from the stretcher, moments before glass fused itself to the place he had been strapped. During the filming of the dream sequence, he had a special apparatus attached to his face so that green smoke (simulating poison gas) would emerge from his cheek when the Baron (Kenneth McMillan) scratched it. Although thoroughly tested, the smoke gave Prochnow first and second-degree burns on his cheek. This sequence appears on film in the released version. In 1996, he was a member of the jury at the 46th Berlin International Film Festival. Prochnow was married in the 1970s, and had a daughter Johanna, who died in 1987. He married Isabel Goslar in 1982, with whom he has two children: a daughter Mona, and son Roman. They divorced in 1997. He currently divides his time between Los Angeles and Munich. He was involved with Birgit Stein, a German screenwriter and actress. He received American citizenship in 2003.

Most Famous Work

Volle Kanne
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1

Volle Kanne

(1999) himself
Wer weiß denn sowas?
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7

Wer weiß denn sowas?

(2015) himself
Scene of the Crime
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6

Scene of the Crime

(1970) Hans Rodenburg
A Case For Two
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7

A Case For Two

(1981) KHK Max Gerber
A Hidden Life
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7

A Hidden Life

(2019) Major Schlegel
Hitman: Agent 47
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6

Hitman: Agent 47

(2015) Tobias
Bambi-Verleihung
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0

Bambi-Verleihung

(1948) himself
The Da Vinci Code
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7

The Da Vinci Code

(2006) André Vernet

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2020 Wilhelm Schürmann
Konrad
2019 Major Schlegel
Himself - Actor
2018 Franz Ludin
2017 Dr. Schweikert
Eduard
Kern
2016 Herr Dryser
Pius Ott
2015 Rudy Kurlander #4
Tobias
himself
2014 Woodsman
2013 Ernst Blessing
Helmutchen
Luca Gruenewald
Uwe Wolfmann
2012 Kurt Hanson
2011 Fredo Kovacs
2010 Mr. Rhykin
Baron Von Haan
2009 N/A
2008 The Mage
himself
Espinosa
2007 Ernest
Jacob Krieg
2006 John Gregory
Baron Wolfgang von Wolfhausen
Jensen
André Vernet
Police Man
2005 Jürgen Prochnow
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Le baron Hengen
2003 Vashon
Erik Westermark
Kirk
Friedrich Otto Winterstein
2002 Everett Burns
Harold Lewis
2001 Dr. Fallon
Sacha Roublev
Detective Kelso
Andrus Bukarin
Avi
Klaus (as Juergen Prochnow)
2000 Paul
Fritz
Visitatore
Carl Krieger
1999 Hans Hagemann
himself
Quentin Darby
Jan Vleuten
Haman
Cdr. Paul Gerald
József Kovács
himself
N/A
1998 Paul Konen
Gerhardt Dach
Michael Kogan
N/A
1997 General Ivan Radek
Dr. Carl Wessinger
Holger
1996 Kaiser Wilhelm II (voice)
Major Muller
Carl Morgan
Kurdok
1995 Günther
Alex Bronner
Himself
Judge Griffin
1994 Jack Neumann
Jack Neumann
Sutter Cane
Marteau
1993 Duke
Jorunalist Strasser
Larry Richter
Dr. Alan Paley
1992 Joachim von Mannheim
Phillips
Woodsman
Charlie Dowd
1991 Sir Miles Folcanet
himself
1990 Günter Wallraff
Rozinsky
The Skipper
Col. Valachev
1989 Captain Stolz
1988 David Bannon
1987 Maxwell Dent
Escher
Kommandant („Der Alte“)
Sir / Doctor / Yellow Truck's Driver
1986 Ralph Korda
1985 Adam Berwid
Der Bulle
Fritz Friedländer
1984 Duke Leto Atreides
1983 Captain Klaus Woermann
General Siegfried Kaplan
1982 N/A
1981 Kapitän-Leutnant Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock
KHK Max Gerber
N/A
1980 Alexander Späh
1979 Self
Günther Kotte
himself
1977 Oss
Martin Kurath
1976 Piet
N/A
Aida
1975 Ludwig Götten
1974 Bernd Ziegenhals
Franz Blum
1973 Hehler
1972 Franz Sass
Roloff
weiterer Stammtisch-Bruder
Joky
1970 Arnold
Kesting
Hans Rodenburg
Klaus Linder
Dieter Brodschella
1966 Himself
Laudatio
1948 himself
N/A
Albert Klosser
Year Character Movie/Tv

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