Jürgen Prochnow

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.

Geburtstag: 10.06.1941

Geburtsort: Berlin, Germany

Anzahl der Filme, die wir schon mit Jürgen Prochnow gesehen haben: 2

Anzahl aller Filme, in denen Jürgen Prochnow mitgespielt hat: 102

2019
  • Radegund
    Rolle: Major Schlegel
2018
  • The Guardian Angel
    Rolle: Albert Klosser
  • Damascus Cover
    Rolle: Franz Ludin
2017
  • Dengler - Die schützende Hand
    Rolle: Dr. Schweikert
  • Leanders letzte Reise
    Rolle: Eduard
  • Kundschafter des Friedens
    Rolle: Kern
2016
  • Remember
    Rolle: Rudy Kurlander #4
  • The Dark Side of the Moon
    Rolle: Pius Ott
2015
  • Hitman: Agent 47
    Rolle: Tobias
2013
  • Die Kinder meiner Tochter
    Rolle: Ernst Blessing
  • Ohne Gnade
    Rolle: Helmutchen
  • Company of Heroes
    Rolle: Luca Gruenewald
  • Ein schmaler Grat
    Rolle: Uwe Wolfmann
2012
  • Die Schuld der Erben
    Rolle: Kurt Hanson
2011
  • Amigo – Bei Ankunft Tod
    Rolle: Fredo Kovacs
2010
  • Sinners and Saints
    Rolle: Mr. Rhykin
  • Spear of Destiny
    Rolle: Baron Von Haan
2009
  • Oko ve zdi
    Rolle:
2008
  • Merlin and the War of the Dragons
    Rolle: The Mage
  • House Of The Dead (Funny Version)
    Rolle: Victor Kirk
  • La conjura de El Escorial
    Rolle: Espinosa
2007
  • Ohne einander
    Rolle: Ernest
  • Primeval
    Rolle: Jacob Krieg
2006
  • Schröders wunderbare Welt
    Rolle: John Gregory
  • Beerfest
    Rolle: Baron Wolfgang von Wolfhausen
  • The Da Vinci Code
    Rolle: André Vernet
  • Chain Reaction
    Rolle: Police Man
2005
  • Rilke Projekt: Zwischen Tag Und Traum (Live 2005)
    Rolle: Jürgen Prochnow
  • See Arnold Run
    Rolle: Arnold Schwarzenegger
2004
  • Julie, chevalier de Maupin
    Rolle:
  • Das Boot - The Original Uncut Version
    Rolle: Kommandant - Der Alte
2003
  • The Poet
    Rolle: Vashon
  • House of the Dead
    Rolle: Kirk
  • Baltic Storm
    Rolle: Erik Westermark
  • Heart of America
    Rolle: Harold Lewis
2002
  • Davon stirbt man nicht
    Rolle: Everett Burns
  • Poison
    Rolle: Carl Krieger
2001
  • Dark Asylum
    Rolle: Dr. Fallon
  • Ripper: Letter from Hell
    Rolle: Detective Kelso
  • Gunblast Vodka
    Rolle: Sacha Roublev
  • The Elite
    Rolle: Avi
  • Last Run
    Rolle: Andrus Bukarin
2000
  • Final Ascent
    Rolle: Paul
  • Esther
    Rolle: Haman
  • The Last Stop
    Rolle: fritz
  • Padre Pio
    Rolle: Visitatore
1999
  • Die Millennium-Katastrophe - Computer-Crash 2000
    Rolle: Hans Hagemann
  • Heaven's Fire
    Rolle: Quentin Darby
  • Der blonde Affe
    Rolle: Jan Vleuten
  • Wing Commander
    Rolle: Cdr. Paul Gerald
1998
  • Liebe im Schatten des Drachen
    Rolle: Paul Konen
  • Human Bomb
    Rolle: Gerhardt Dach
  • The Replacement Killers
    Rolle: Michael Kogan
1997
  • Air Force One
    Rolle: General Ivan Radek
  • DNA
    Rolle: Dr. Carl Wessinger
  • Der Schrei der Liebe
    Rolle: Holger
1996
  • The English Patient
    Rolle: Major Muller
  • On Dangerous Ground
    Rolle: Carl Morgan
  • Princess Alisea
    Rolle: Kurdok
1995
  • Fesseln
    Rolle: Günther
  • Tödliche Wahl
    Rolle: Alex Bronner
  • Stallone's Law: The Making of 'Judge Dredd'
    Rolle: Himself
  • Judge Dredd
    Rolle: Judge Griffin
  • In the Mouth of Madness
    Rolle: Sutter Cane
1994
  • Guns of Honor
    Rolle: Jack Neumann
  • Trigger Fast
    Rolle: Jack Neumann
  • Lie Down with Lions
    Rolle: Marteau
1993
  • Der Fall Lucona
    Rolle: Jorunalist Strasser
  • Body of Evidence
    Rolle: Dr. Alan Paley
1992
  • Kill Cruise
    Rolle: The Skipper
  • Interceptor
    Rolle: Phillips
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
    Rolle: Woodsman
  • Hurricane Smith
    Rolle: Charlie Dowd
1991
  • The Man Inside
    Rolle: Günter Wallraff
  • Robin Hood
    Rolle: Sir Miles Folcanet
1990
  • The Fourth War
    Rolle: Col. Valachev
1989
  • A Dry White Season
    Rolle: Captain Stolz
1988
  • The Seventh Sign
    Rolle: David Bannon
1987
  • Beverly Hills Cop II
    Rolle: Maxwell Dent
  • Devil's Paradise
    Rolle: Escher
  • Terminus
    Rolle: Sir / Doctor / Yellow Truck's Driver
1986
  • Killing Cars
    Rolle: Ralph Korda
1985
  • Murder: By Reason of Insanity
    Rolle: Adam Berwid
  • The Cop & the Girl
    Rolle: Der Bulle
1984
  • Dune
    Rolle: Duke Leto Atreides
1983
  • The Keep
    Rolle: Captain Klaus Woermann
  • Love is Forever
    Rolle: General Siegfried Kaplan
1980
  • So weit das Auge reicht
    Rolle: Alexander Späh
1979
  • Kotte
    Rolle: Günther Kotte
1977
  • The Consequence
    Rolle: Martin Kurath
  • Operation Ganymed
    Rolle: Oss
1976
  • Shirins Wedding
    Rolle: Aida
1975
  • The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum
    Rolle: Ludwig Götten
1974
  • One or the Other of Us
    Rolle: Bernd Ziegenhals
  • The Brutalization Of Franz Baum
    Rolle: Franz Blum
1973
  • Tenderness of the Wolves
    Rolle: Hehler
1972
  • Auf Befehl erschossen
    Rolle: Franz Sass
  • Knast
    Rolle: Roloff
  • Zoff
    Rolle: Joky
1971
  • The Merchant of Four Seasons
    Rolle: weiterer Stammtisch-Bruder