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Jürgen Prochnow

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Jürgen Prochnow (German pronunciation: [ˈjʏʁɡn̩ ˈpʁɔxnoː] listen ; born 10 June 1941) is a German-American actor. His international breakthrough was his portrayal of the good-hearted and sympathetic U-boat Captain "Der Alte" ("Old Man") in the 1981 war film Das Boot.He is also known for his roles in The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum (1975), Dune (1984), Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), In the Mouth of Madness (1994), The English Patient (1996), Air Force One (1997), The Da Vinci Code (2006), and played Sergei Bazhaev on the eighth season of 24 (2010). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jürgen Prochnow has received more than 1,677,283 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Jürgen Prochnow is the 368th most popular actor (up from 460th in 2019), the 609th most popular biography from Germany (up from 722nd in 2019) and the 4th most popular German Actor.

Jürgen Prochnow is most famous for his role as Captain Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock in the film Das Boot.

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Among actors, Jürgen Prochnow ranks 368 out of 9,996Before him are Charlize Theron, Carole Lombard, Albert Finney, Sammo Hung, Jean-Pierre Cassel, and Bourvil. After him are Chris Hemsworth, Jamie Lee Curtis, Hugh Jackman, Robert Hossein, Robert Downey Jr., and Marina Vlady.

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Among people born in 1941, Jürgen Prochnow ranks 46Before him are Art Garfunkel, Riccardo Muti, Wolfgang Petersen, Ali Hassan al-Majid, Dennis Ritchie, and Anne Rice. After him are Chick Corea, Bobby Moore, Ryan O'Neal, Michael D. Higgins, Eric Burdon, and Ivan Gašparovič.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Jürgen Prochnow ranks 609 out of 6,142Before him are Margot Frank (1926), Maurice de Saxe (1696), Polykarp Kusch (1911), August Schleicher (1821), Jürgen Stroop (1895), and Rudolf Bultmann (1884). After him are Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744), Roman Herzog (1934), Erich Koch (1896), Sophia Dorothea of Hanover (1687), Bert Hellinger (1925), and Otto Loewi (1873).

Among ACTORS In Germany

Among actors born in Germany, Jürgen Prochnow ranks 4Before him are Marlene Dietrich (1901), Bruce Willis (1955), and Simone Signoret (1921). After him are Curd Jürgens (1915), Hardy Krüger (1928), Magda Schneider (1909), Gert Fröbe (1913), Horst Buchholz (1933), Emmy Göring (1893), Udo Kier (1944), and Karlheinz Böhm (1928).

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