Ten fun facts about Jürgen Prochnow

Fact 1
Jürgen Prochnow was born in Berlin, Germany on June 10, 1941.

Fact 2
He is best known for portraying a sympathetic submarine captain in the classic 1981 WW II film “Das Boot”.

Fact 3
Apart from acting he has numerous hobbies that he indulges in regularly. These include but are not limited to skiing, swimming, and tennis.

Fact 4
Prior to becoming an actor, Jürgen Prochnow studied to become a banker.

Fact 5
In 1984 while working on the film “Dune”, he was involved in an accident on set that resulted in him receiving both first and second degree burns to his face. To this day he has stated that filming “Dune” was one of the most miserable experiences of his distinguished career.

Fact 6
Some of the actor’s more well-known films include “Beverly Hills Cop II” where he played the villain Maxwell Dent and “Air Force One” where he played Neo-Stalinist dictator General Ivan Radek

Fact 7
In 1977 he appeared in a controversial film titled “Die Konsequenz” where he portrayed a homosexual.

Fact 8
In 1984 he was considered for the lead role in the groundbreaking film “The Terminator”. He was passed over for the role which went to Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Fact 9
In 1996 Jürgen Prochnow served as a jury member for the Berlin International Film Festival.

Fact 10
For the German release of both “Rocky” and “Rocky II” he dubbed the voice of Sylvester Stallone.

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Short about Jürgen Prochnow
Is a German born actor who has appeared in numerous German and American films and plays.