Birol Ünel

Actor | * 08/18/1961 (58) | Silifke, Mersin, Turkey
Birol Ünel (born 18 August 1961) is a German actor of Turkish descent. He has acted in a number of German and Turkish films, TV series and theatrical productions. Ünel was born in Mersin in southern Turkey. In 1968, his family moved to Brinkum near Bremen in Germany. He studied acting at Hanover Conservatory. Ünel began as a theatre actor at the Berliner Tacheles where he played the lead and also directed the play "Caligula". Ünel made his film debut in 1988's The Passenger. He played a private detective in the film Dealer which he followed up with a role in Fatih Akın's Im Juli. Birol then acted in the award winning Gegen die Wand as Cahit Tomruk. He won the German film prize for best actor for this role. His latest films have been Transylvania, Seven Heroes and Soul Kitchen. Ünel also acted in the hit Turkish film Hırsız var! in 2005. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Crime | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Birol Ünel

Deutscher Filmpreis European Film Award for Best Actor European Film Award – Jameson People's Choice Award – Best Actor

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Movies with Birol Ünel as Actor(29)

as Aslan2016 Falling
as Americo2015 I'm Off Then
as Lupô2012 Looking for Eimish
as Yilmaz2011 Sleepless Night
as Shayn Weiss2009 Soul Kitchen
as Axel2007 The Unpolished
as Jaro2007 Valerie
as Tchangalo2006 Transylvania
as Pamir2005 Robbery Alla Turca
as Demir2004 Kalbin Zamanı
as Guru2004 Not a Lovestory
as Cahit Tomruk2004 Head-On
as Birol2003 King of Thieves
as Hasan2002 Anam
as Sylvester2002 Blackberry
as Politruk2001 Enemy at the Gates
as Club Doyen2000 In July
as Erdal1999 Dealer
as Moritz1999 Unknown Friend
as Mustafa1998 Das Frankfurter Kreuz
as Captain Mahmud1997 Todesspiel
as Yusuf1996 Landgang für Ringo
as Schulte1992 Mau Mau

TV Shows/Series with Birol Ünel as Actor(10)

as Bernd Schlegel2000 Der Puma - Kämpfer mit Herz
as Tobias Wölke1995 Balko
as Achim Koch1995 Balko
as Kemal1980 Auf Achse
as Houari Al'Bakr1970 Scene of the Crime
as Gürkan Agban1970 Scene of the Crime
as Rico Baumann1970 Scene of the Crime
as Henkel1970 Scene of the Crime

Citizenship: Germany, Turkey
Born: Friday, 08/18 1961 (August) in Mersin (current age: 58 years + 187 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: German (DE)
Birol Ünel frequently works together with these people:
Karl Kranzkowski (20x, Actor)
Martin Brambach (17x, Actor)
Bernd Tauber (15x, Actor)
Anke Sevenich (15x, Actress)
Angelika Bartsch (15x, Actress)
Ralf Richter (14x, Actor)
Marie-Lou Sellem (14x, Actress)
Dietrich Mattausch (14x, Actor)
Fatih Akin (10x, Crew)
Vadim Glowna (5x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2274, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 02/10/2020