Jürgen Prochnow

Musician | * 06/10/1941 (80) | Berlin (Germany)
Jürgen Prochnow (German pronunciation: [ˈjʏʁɡn̩ ˈpʁɔxnoː] listen ; born 10 June 1941) is a German actor. His best-known roles internationally have been as the good-hearted and sympathetic U-boat captain in Das Boot (1981), Duke Leto Atreides in Dune (1984), the minor but important role of Kazakh dictator General Ivan Radek in Air Force One (1997), and the antagonist Maxwell Dent in Beverly Hills Cop II (1987). ()
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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 frequent genres for this person: Drama | Thriller | Action

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Movies with Jürgen Prochnow as Actor(108)

as Konrad2020 A Handful of Water
as Major Schlegel2019 A Hidden Life
as Albert Klosser2019 The Guardian Angel
as Himself - Actor2019 Real Men
as Franz Ludin2018 Damascus Cover
as Eduard2017 The Final Journey
as Dr. Schweikert2017 Dengler - Die schützende Hand
as Herr Dryser2016 Interference
as Rudy Kurlander #42015 Remember
as Tobias2015 Hitman: Agent 47
as Ernst Blessing2013 Die Kinder meiner Tochter
as Luca Gruenewald2013 Company of Heroes
as Uwe Wolfmann2013 Ein schmaler Grat
as Helmutchen2013 Ohne Gnade
as Kurt Hanson2012 Die Schuld der Erben
as Fredo Kovacs2011 Amigo – Bei Ankunft Tod
as Baron Von Haan2010 Spear of Destiny
as Mr. Rhykin2010 Sinners and Saints
as Jacob Krieg2007 Primeval
as Ernest2007 Ohne einander
as André Vernet2006 The Da Vinci Code
as Baron Wolfgang von Wolfhausen2006 Beerfest
as Police Man2006 Chain Reaction
as John Gregory2006 Schröders wunderbare Welt
as Arnold Schwarzenegger2005 See Arnold Run
as Le baron Hengen2005 Julie, chevalier de Maupin
as Erik Westermark2003 Baltic Storm
as Vashon2003 The Poet
as Kirk2003 House of the Dead
as Everett Burns2002 Davon stirbt man nicht
as Harold Lewis2002 Heart of America
as Dr. Fallon2001 Dark Asylum
as Sacha Roublev2001 Gunblast Vodka
as Detective Kelso2001 Ripper: Letter from Hell
as Andrus Bukarin2001 Last Run
as Klaus (as Juergen Prochnow)2001 Jack the Dog
as Avi2001 The Elite
as Carl Krieger2000 Poison
as Paul2000 Final Ascent
as Fritz2000 The Last Stop
as Cdr. Paul Gerald1999 Wing Commander
as Jan Vleuten1999 Der blonde Affe
as Quentin Darby1999 Heaven's Fire
as Haman1999 Esther
as József Kovács1999 The Fall
as Gerhardt Dach1998 Human Bomb
as Michael Kogan1998 The Replacement Killers
as Paul Konen1998 From China with Love
as Holger1997 The Cry Of Love
as Dr. Carl Wessinger1997 DNA
as General Ivan Radek1997 Air Force One
as Major Muller1996 The English Patient
as Carl Morgan1996 On Dangerous Ground
as Judge Griffin1995 Judge Dredd
as Sutter Cane1995 In the Mouth of Madness
as Günther1995 Fesseln
as Marteau1994 Lie Down with Lions
as Jack Neumann1994 Trigger Fast
as Jack Neumann1994 Guns of Honor
as Jorunalist Strasser1993 Der Fall Lucona
as Dr. Alan Paley1993 Body of Evidence
as Duke1993 The Last Border
as Charlie Dowd1992 Hurricane Smith
as Phillips1992 Interceptor
as Günter Wallraff1991 The Man Inside
as Sir Miles Folcanet1991 Robin Hood
as Rozinsky1990 The Schoolmaster
as Col. Valachev1990 The Fourth War
as The Skipper1990 Kill Cruise
as Captain Stolz1989 A Dry White Season
as David Bannon1988 The Seventh Sign
as Escher1987 Devil's Paradise
as Maxwell Dent1987 Beverly Hills Cop II
as Sir / Doctor / Yellow Truck's Driver1987 Terminus
as Ralph Korda1986 Killing Cars
as Fritz Friedländer1985 Forbidden
as Der Bulle1985 The Cop & the Girl
as Duke Leto Atreides1984 Dune
as General Siegfried Kaplan1983 Love is Forever
as Captain Klaus Woermann1983 The Keep
as Kapitän-Leutnant Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock1981 Das Boot
as Alexander Späh1980 So weit das Auge reicht
as Günther Kotte1979 Kotte
as Martin Kurath1977 The Consequence
as Aida1976 Shirins Wedding
as Ludwig Götten1975 The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum
as Bernd Ziegenhals1974 One or the Other of Us
as weiterer Stammtisch-Bruder1972 The Merchant of Four Seasons
as Roloff1972 Knast
as Franz Sass1972 Auf Befehl erschossen
as Joky1972 Zoff
as Arnold1970 Unternehmer

TV Shows/Series with Jürgen Prochnow as Actor(20)

as Friedrich Otto Winterstein2003 Nachtschicht
as himself1999 Beckmann
as himself1999 Volle Kanne
as Kaiser Wilhelm II (voice)1996 The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century
as Larry Richter1993 The Fire Next Time
as Joachim von Mannheim1992 Jewels
as himself1991 DAS!
as Kommandant („Der Alte“)1987 Das Boot
as KHK Max Gerber1981 A Case For Two
as himself1979 NDR Talk Show
as Dieter Brodschella1970 Scene of the Crime
as Klaus Linder1970 Scene of the Crime
as Kesting1970 Scene of the Crime
as Hans Rodenburg1970 Scene of the Crime

Full Name: Jürgen Prochnow
Born: Tuesday, 06/10 1941 (June) in Berlin (Germany) (current age: 80 years + 10 days)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: German (DE)
Jürgen Prochnow frequently works together with these people:
Dietrich Mattausch (22x, Actor)
Tilo Prückner (21x, Actor)
Ralf Richter (20x, Actor)
Armin Rohde (20x, Actor)
Anke Sevenich (20x, Actress)
Jürgen Tarrach (19x, Actor)
Nadeshda Brennicke (19x, Actress)
Michael Mendl (18x, Actor)
Karl Kranzkowski (18x, Actor)
Bernd Tauber (18x, Actor)
Angelika Bartsch (18x, Actress)
David Lynch (13x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:3180, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/11/2021