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  • Barry Lyndon

  • A Clockwork Orange

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  • RED 2

  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

  • The Tourist

  • 44 Inch Chest

  • The Flying Scotsman

  • Shadow of the Sword

  • The Passenger

  • Steal

  • Head in the Clouds

  • Under the Cherry Moon

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Steven Berkoff Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Aug 3, 1937
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

Trained in drama at Ecole Jacques LeCoq and Britain's Webber-Douglas Academy, actor Steven Berkoff made his London stage bow in a 1959 staging of Arthur Miller's [[Feature~V115589~A View from the Bridge~aviewfromthebridge]]. Shortly thereafter, Berkoff formed the London Theatre Group, famed for its risk-taking, experimental theatrical pieces. As a playwright, Berkoff displayed a fondness bordering on obsession with Franz Kafka: among his Theatre Group offerings were such Kafka adaptations as The Trial and [[Feature~V140379~Metamorphosis~metamorphosis]]. He has also written such original plays as East, and has expressed his life-and-work philosophies in his books I Am Hamlet (a 1989 celebration of his favorite stage role) and Overview (1994). In films from the 1970's, Berkoff is often as not seen as a villain: [[Feature~V10024~A Clockwork Orange~aclockworkorange]], [[Feature~V35940~Octopussy~octopussy]], [[Feature~V40204~Rambo II~rambo:firstbloodpartii]]. Most filmgoers will remember Berkoff as the despicable white-collar miscreant Victor Maitland in [[Feature~V5220~Beverly Hills Cop~beverlyhillscop]] (1984), while TV fans will recall him as Hitler in the miniseries [[Feature~V312875~War and Remembrance~warremembrance]]. In 1994, Steven Berkoff wrote, directed and acted in the aptly titled film [[Feature~V149706~Decadence~decadence]]. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi