Jürgen Prochnow

Actors

Jürgen Prochnow (born June 10, 1941) is a German actor. Notable films in the 1980s include Wolfgang Peterson’s Das Boot (1981), with Herbert Grönemeyer and Klaus Wennemann; Michael Mann’s The Keep (1983), with Scott Glenn, Gabriel Byrne, Alberta Watson and Ian McKellen; David Lynch’s Dune (1984), Kyle MacLachlan, Patrick Stewart, Brad Dourif, Dean Stockwell, Virginia Madsen, José Ferrer, Sting, Linda Hunt, Sean Young, Jack Nance, Freddie Jones, and Max von Sydow; Tony Scott’s Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), with Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Ronny Cox, John Ashton, Brigitte Nielsen, Allen Garfield, Stockwell, and Paul Reiser; The Seventh Sign (1988), with Demi Moore, Michael Biehn, and Peter Friedman; and Euzhan Palcy’s A Dry White Season (1989), with Donald Sutherland,, Marlon Brando, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae, and Susan Sarandon.

Films in the 1990s include John Frankenheimer’s The Fourth War (1990), with Roy Scheider, Tim Reid, Lara Harris, and Harry Dean Stanton; Kill Cruise (1990), with Patsy Kensit and Elizabeth Hurley; Robin Hood (1991), with Patrick Bergin, Uma Thurman, Jeroen Krabbé, and Edward Fox; Hurricane Smith (1992), with Carl Weathers, Cassandra Delaney, and Tony Bonner; Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), with Sheryl Lee, Moira Kelly, David Bowie, Chris Isaak, Stanton, Ray Wise, and MacLachlan; Body of Evidence (1993), with Madonna, Willem Dafoe, Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer, and Julianne Moore.

Films in the mid to late 1990s include John Carpenter’s In the Mouth of Madness (1995), with Sam Neill, Julie Carmen, David Warner, and Charlton Heston; Judge Dredd (1995), with Sylvester Stallone, Armand Assante, Diane Lane, Rob Schneider, and von Sydow; Anthony Minghella’s The English Patient (1996), with Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas, Naveen Andrews, Colin Firth, and Julian Wadham; DNA (1997), with Mark Dacascos; Peterson’s Air Force One (1997), with Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson, Xander Berkeley, William H. Macy, Stockwell, and Paul Guilfoyle; Antoine Fuqua’s The Replacement Killers (1998), with Chow Yun-fat, Mira Sorvino, Michael Rooker, and Kenneth Tsang; and Wing Commander (1999), with Freddie Prinze Jr., Matthew Lillard, Saffron Burrows, Tchéky Karyo, Jürgen Prochnow, David Suchet, and Warner.

Films in the 2000s include The Last Stop (2000), with Adam Beach and Rose McGowan; Jack the Dog (2001), with Néstor Carbonell, Barbara Williams, Barry Newman, and Anthony LaPaglia; Dark Asylum (2001), Paulina Porizkova, Judd Nelson, and Larry Drake; Baltic Storm (2003), with Greta Scacchi and Sutherland; Ron Howard’s The Da Vinci Code (2006), with Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, McKellen, Alfred Molina, Jean Reno, and Paul Bettany; Beerfest (2006), with Jay Chandrasekhar (who also directed), Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, Nat Faxon, Will Forte, Ralf Möller, Mo’Nique, Eric Christian Olsen, and Cloris Leachman; and The Escorial Conspiracy (2008), with Jason Isaacs, Julia Ormond, Jordi Mollà, Pilar Bastardés, and Joaquim de Almeida.

Films in the 2010s include Company of Heroes (2013), with Tom Sizemore, Chad Michael Collins, Vinnie Jones, Dimitri Diatchenko, Neal McDonough, and Sam Spruell; Hitman: Agent 47 (2015), with Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Ciarán Hinds, Thomas Kretschmann, and Angelababy; Atom Egoyan’s Remember (2015), with Christopher Plummer, Bruno Ganz, Heinz Lieven, Henry Czerny, Dean Norris, and Martin Landau; Damascus Cover (2017), with Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Olivia Thirlby, Igal Naor, Navid Negahban, and John Hurt; and an uncredited role in Terrence Malick’s A Hidden Life (2019), with August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Nyqvist, and Bruno Ganz.

TV movies and miniseries include Love Is Forever (1983), with Michael Landon, Laura Gemser, Edward Woodward, and Priscilla Presley; Murder: By Reason of Insanity (1985), with Candice Bergen, Hector Elizondo, and Eli Wallach; The Fire Next Time (1993), with Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedalia, and Richard Farnsworth; Trigger Fast (1994), with Martin Sheen; Lie Down with Lions (1994), with Timothy Dalton, Marg Helgenberger, Nigel Havers, and Omar Sharif; Esther (1999), with Louise Lombard, F. Murray Abraham, Thomas Kretschmann, Ornella Muti, and Natasha Williams; Heaven’s Fire (1999), with Eric Roberts; Poison (1999), with Rosanna Arquette; and See Arnold Run (2005), with Roland Kickinger, Nora Dunn, Pat Skipper, David Burke, Peter White, Alex Hyde-White, Nicole DeHuff, and Mariel Hemingway.

Each review will be linked to the title below.

(*seen originally in theaters)

(**seen rereleased in theaters)

  • Unternehmer (1970) – directed by Eberhard Itzenplitz – TV movie
  • Leb wohl, Judas (1971) – directed by Erich Neureuther – TV movie
  • The Hitch of It (1972) – directed by Eberhard Pieper
  • The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972) – directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder – uncredited
  • Knast (1972) – directed by Theo Mezger – TV movie
  • Auf Befehl erschossen – Die Brüder Sass, einst Berlins große Ganoven (1972) – directed by Rainer Wolffhardt – TV movie
  • The Tenderness of Wolves (1973) – directed by Ulli Lommel
  • The Brutalization of Franz Blum (1974) – directed by Reinhard Hauff
  • One or the Other of Us (1974) – directed by Wolfgang Peterson
  • Macbeth (1974) – directed by Hansgünther Heyme – TV movie
  • The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum (1975) – directed by Volker Schlöndorff & Margarethe von Trotta
  • Shirins Hochzeit (1976) – directed by Helma Sanders-Brahms – TV movie
  • Hans im Glück (1976) – directed by Wolfgang Petersen – TV movie
  • Erinnerungen an die Leidenschaft (1976) – directed by Martin Hennig – TV movie
  • Frauensiedlung (1976) – directed by Wolfgang Storch – TV movie
  • The Consequence (1977) – directed by Wolfgang Peterson
  • Operation Ganymed (1977) – directed by Rainer Erler – TV movie
  • Under Lock and Key (1980) – directed by Wilma Kottusch – TV movie
  • As Far as the Eye Sees (1980) – directed by Erwin Keusch
  • Das Boot (1981) – directed by Wolfgang Peterson
  • War and Peace (1982) – directed by Stefan Aust, Axel Engstfeld, Alexander Kluge, & Volker Schlöndorff
  • Love Is Forever (1983) – directed by Hall Bartlett – TV movie
  • The Keep (1983) – directed by Michael Mann
  • Dune (1984) – directed by David Lynch
  • Forbidden (1984) – directed by Anthony Page
  • The Cop and the Girl (1985) – directed by Peter Keglevic
  • Murder: By Reason of Insanity (1985) – directed by Anthony Page – TV movie
  • Killing Cars (1986) – directed by Michael Verhoeven
  • Terminus (1987) – directed by Pierre-William Glenn
  • Devil’s Paradise (1987) – directed by Vadim Glowna
  • Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) – directed by Tony Scott
  • The Seventh Sign (1988) – directed by Carl Schultz
  • A Dry White Season (1989) – directed by Euzhan Palcy
  • The Fourth War (1990) – directed by John Frankenheimer
  • Kill Cruise (1990) – directed by Peter Keglevic
  • The Man Inside (1990) – directed by Bobby Roth
  • The Schoolmaster (1990) – directed by Jean Delbeke
  • Robin Hood (1991) – directed by John Irvin
  • Hurricane Smith (1992) – directed by Colin Budds
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) – directed by David Lynch
  • Interceptor (1992) Michael Cohn
  • Jewels (1992) – directed by Roger Young – miniseries
  • Body of Evidence (1993) – directed by Uli Edel
  • The Fire Next Time (1993) – directed by Tom McLoughlin – miniseries
  • The Lucona Affair (1993) – directed by Jack Gold
  • The Last Border (1993) – directed by Mika Kaurismäki
  • Die Wildnis (1993) – directed by Werner Masten
  • Lie Down with Lions (1994) – directed by Jim Goddard – TV movie
  • Trigger Fast (1994) – directed by David Lister
  • Guns of Honor (1994) – directed by Peter Edwards – TV movie
  • In the Mouth of Madness (1995) – directed by John Carpenter
  • Judge Dredd (1995) – directed by Danny Cannon
  • Ties (1995) – directed by Xaver Schwarzenberger
  • Tödliche Wahl (1995) – directed by Peter Deutsch – TV movie
  • Alisea and the Dream Prince (1996) – directed by Lamberto Bava – miniseries
  • On Dangerous Ground (1996) – directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark – TV movie
  • The English Patient (1996) – directed by Anthony Minghella
  • Der Schrei der Liebe (1997) – directed by Matti Geschonneck – TV movie
  • DNA (1997) – directed by William Mesa
  • Air Force One (1997) – directed by Wolfgang Peterson
  • The Replacement Killers (1998) – directed by Antoine Fuqua
  • The Human Bomb (1998) – directed by Anthony Page – TV movie
  • From China with Love (1998) – directed by Otto Alexander Jahrreiss-
  • The Fall (1999) – directed by Andrew Piddington
  • Wing Commander (1999) – directed by Chris Roberts
  • Esther (1999) – directed by Raffaele Mertes – TV movie
  • Der blonde Affe (1999) – directed by Thomas Jauch – TV movie
  • Heaven’s Fire (1999) – directed by David Warry-Smith – TV movie
  • Die Millennium-Katastrophe – Computer-Crash 2000 (1999) – directed by Anders Engström – TV movie
  • Gunblast Vodka (2000) – directed by Jean-Louis Daniel
  • Poison (2000) – directed by Dennis Berry – TV movie
  • Padre Pio: Miracle Man (2000) – directed by Carlo Carlei – TV movie
  • The Last Stop (2000) – Mark Malone
  • Final Ascent (2000) – directed by David Warry-Smith – TV movie
  • Jack the Dog (2001) – directed by Bobby Roth
  • The Elite (2001) – directed by Terry Cunningham
  • Last Run (2001) – directed by Anthony Hickox
  • Ripper (2001) – directed by John Eyres
  • Dark Asylum (2001) – directed by Gregory Gieras
  • Heart of America (2002) – directed by Uwe Boll
  • Davon stirbt man nicht (2002) – directed by Christine Hartmann – TV movie
  • Checkpoint (2002) – directed by Robert Krause
  • House of the Dead (2003) – directed by Uwe Boll
  • The Poet (2003) – directed by Paul Hills
  • Baltic Storm (2003) – directed by Reuben Leder
  • Julie, chevalier de Maupin (2004) – directed by Charlotte Brändström
  • See Arnold Run (2005) – directed by J.B. Rogers – TV movie
  • Chain Reaction (2006) – directed by Olaf Ittenbach
  • The Celestine Prophecy (2006) – directed by Armand Mastroianni
  • The Da Vinci Code (2006) – directed by Ron Howard
  • Beerfest (2006) – directed by Jay Chandrasekhar
  • Schröder’s Wonderful World (2006) – directed by Michael Schorr
  • Primeval (2007) – directed by Michael Katleman
  • Nanking (2007) – directed by Bill Guttentag & Dan Sturman – documentary
  • Ohne einander (2007) – directed by Diethard Klante – TV movie
  • The Conspiracy (2008) – directed by Antonio del Real
  • Merlin and the War of the Dragons (2008) – directed by Mark Atkins
  • Oko (2009) – directed by Milos Kohout
  • Spear of Destiny (2010) – directed by Florian Baxmeyer – TV movie
  • Sinners & Saints (2010) – directed by William Kaufman
  • Amigo (2010) – directed by Lars Becker – TV movie
  • Die Schuld der Erben (2012) – directed by Uwe Janson – TV movie
  • A Narrow Line (2013) – directed by Daniel Harrich
  • Company of Heroes (2013) – directed by Don Michael Paul
  • No Mercy! (2013) – directed by Birgit Stein
  • My Daughter’s Children (2013) directed by Karola Meeder
  • Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014) – directed by David Lynch
  • Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) – directed by Aleksander Bach
  • Remember (2015) – directed by Atom Egoyan
  • The Dark Side of the Moon (2015) – directed by Stephan Rick
  • Interference (2016) – directed by Christoph Lehmann
  • Old Agent Men (2017) – directed by Robert Thalheim
  • The Final Journey (2017) – directed by Nick Baker-Monteys
  • Damascus Cover (2017) – directed by Daniel Zelik Berk
  • A Hidden Life (2019) – directed by Terrence Malick – uncredited
  • A Handful of Water (2021) – directed by Jakob Zapf