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: 106

  • A Hidden Life
    Rolle: Major Schlegel
  • Damascus Cover
    Rolle: Franz Ludin
  • Dengler - Die schützende Hand
    Rolle: Dr. Schweikert
  • Leanders letzte Reise
    Rolle: Eduard
  • Kundschafter des Friedens
    Rolle: Kern
  • Remember
    Rolle: Rudy Kurlander #4
  • Interference
    Rolle: Herr Dryser
  • The Dark Side of the Moon
    Rolle: Pius Ott
  • Hitman: Agent 47
    Rolle: Tobias
  • Die Kinder meiner Tochter
    Rolle: Ernst Blessing
  • Ohne Gnade
    Rolle: Helmutchen
  • Company of Heroes
    Rolle: Luca Gruenewald
  • Ein schmaler Grat
    Rolle: Uwe Wolfmann
  • Die Schuld der Erben
    Rolle: Kurt Hanson
  • Amigo – Bei Ankunft Tod
    Rolle: Fredo Kovacs
  • Sinners and Saints
    Rolle: Mr. Rhykin
  • Spear of Destiny
    Rolle: Baron Von Haan
  • Oko ve zdi
  • Merlin and the War of the Dragons
    Rolle: The Mage
  • La conjura de El Escorial
    Rolle: Espinosa
  • Ohne einander
    Rolle: Ernest
  • Primeval
    Rolle: Jacob Krieg
  • Schröders wunderbare Welt
    Rolle: John Gregory
  • Beerfest
    Rolle: Baron Wolfgang von Wolfhausen
  • The Celestine Prophecy
    Rolle: Jensen
  • The Da Vinci Code
    Rolle: André Vernet
  • Chain Reaction
    Rolle: Police Man
  • Rilke Projekt: Zwischen Tag Und Traum (Live 2005)
    Rolle: Jürgen Prochnow
  • See Arnold Run
    Rolle: Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Julie, chevalier de Maupin
    Rolle: Le baron Hengen
  • The Poet
    Rolle: Vashon
  • House of the Dead
    Rolle: Kirk
  • Baltic Storm
    Rolle: Erik Westermark
  • Heart of America
    Rolle: Harold Lewis
  • Davon stirbt man nicht
    Rolle: Everett Burns
  • Poison
    Rolle: Carl Krieger
  • 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
  • Final Ascent
    Rolle: Paul
  • Esther
    Rolle: Haman
  • The Last Stop
    Rolle: fritz
  • Padre Pio
    Rolle: Visitatore
  • The Fall
    Rolle: József Kovács
  • 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
  • From China with Love
    Rolle: Paul Konen
  • Human Bomb
    Rolle: Gerhardt Dach
  • The Replacement Killers
    Rolle: Michael Kogan
  • Air Force One
    Rolle: General Ivan Radek
  • DNA
    Rolle: Dr. Carl Wessinger
  • The Cry Of Love
    Rolle: Holger
  • The English Patient
    Rolle: Major Muller
  • On Dangerous Ground
    Rolle: Carl Morgan
  • Alisea and the Dream Prince
    Rolle: Kurdok
  • 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
  • Guns of Honor
    Rolle: Jack Neumann
  • Trigger Fast
    Rolle: Jack Neumann
  • Lie Down with Lions
    Rolle: Marteau
  • Der Fall Lucona
    Rolle: Jorunalist Strasser
  • Body of Evidence
    Rolle: Dr. Alan Paley
  • Kill Cruise
    Rolle: The Skipper
  • Interceptor
    Rolle: Phillips
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
    Rolle: Woodsman
  • Hurricane Smith
    Rolle: Charlie Dowd
  • The Man Inside
    Rolle: Günter Wallraff
  • Robin Hood
    Rolle: Sir Miles Folcanet
  • The Schoolmaster
    Rolle: Rozinsky
  • The Fourth War
    Rolle: Col. Valachev
  • A Dry White Season
    Rolle: Captain Stolz
  • The Seventh Sign
    Rolle: David Bannon
  • Beverly Hills Cop II
    Rolle: Maxwell Dent
  • Devil's Paradise
    Rolle: Escher
  • Terminus
    Rolle: Sir / Doctor / Yellow Truck's Driver
  • Killing Cars
    Rolle: Ralph Korda
  • Murder: By Reason of Insanity
    Rolle: Adam Berwid
  • The Cop & the Girl
    Rolle: Der Bulle
  • Forbidden
    Rolle: Fritz Friedländer
  • Dune
    Rolle: Duke Leto Atreides
  • The Keep
    Rolle: Captain Klaus Woermann
  • Love is Forever
    Rolle: General Siegfried Kaplan
  • So weit das Auge reicht
    Rolle: Alexander Späh
  • Kotte
    Rolle: Günther Kotte
  • The Consequence
    Rolle: Martin Kurath
  • Operation Ganymed
    Rolle: Oss
  • Shirins Wedding
    Rolle: Aida
  • The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum
    Rolle: Ludwig Götten
  • One or the Other of Us
    Rolle: Bernd Ziegenhals
  • The Brutalization of Franz Blum
    Rolle: Franz Blum
  • Tenderness of the Wolves
    Rolle: Hehler
  • Auf Befehl erschossen
    Rolle: Franz Sass
  • Knast
    Rolle: Roloff
  • Zoff
    Rolle: Joky
  • The Merchant of Four Seasons
    Rolle: weiterer Stammtisch-Bruder
  • Unternehmer
    Rolle: Arnold
  • The Guardian Angel
    Rolle: Albert Klosser