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Jürgen Prochnow Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jun 10, 1941
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

An actor since the age of 14, Berlin-born Jürgen Prochnow was firmly established on stage and TV when he was featured in his first film, [[Feature~V142664~Zoff~zoff]], in 1971. Prochnow has been able to harness his well-modulated voice, versatile facial features, and athletic frame to portray both the most admirable of heroes and the most despicable of villains. It was for his portrayal of a character in the former category that the actor achieved international fame. He appeared as the stern but humanistic submarine commander in the 1981 Oscar-winning [[Feature~V60982~Das Boot~dasboot]]. In the latter category, Prochnow all but entreated hisses and tossed tomatoes with his portrayal of the sadistic South African secret police captain in 1989's [[Feature~V14879~A Dry White Season~adrywhiteseason]]. Prochnow's career has subsequently had its fair share of highs and lows, with his appearances in such high profile projects as [[Feature~V136728~The English Patient~theenglishpatient]] (1996), [[Feature~V156948~Air Force One~airforceone]] (1997), and [[Feature~V160428~The Replacement Killers~thereplacementkillers]] (1998) helping to sustain him as a fixture in international cinema. Over the coming decades, Prochnow would remain an active force on screen, appearing in a host of German projects, as well as projects like The Da Vinci Code and Beerfest, and the TV series 24. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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