Franka Potente
German actress
Franka Potente
Franka Potente is a German film actress and singer. She first appeared in the comedy After Five in the Forest Primeval (1995) and gained critical recognition in the action thriller Lola rennt (released in English as Run Lola Run) (1998). Potente received Germany's highest film and television awards for her performances in Run Lola Run and Opernball.
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Franka Potente's personal information overview.
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The Best Movies About Time Travel, and Why <i>About Time</i> Isn't One of Them
Huffington Post - over 3 years
I just popped in to an advance screening of Richard Curtis's upcoming time-travel rom-com, About Time and left over two hours later wishing I could go back in time to pick another film. For some reason, thinking about Mr. Curtis's work, including this latest effort, a whole bunch of words beginning with "c" come to mind: cute, corny, commercial, cliché, calculated, sometimes clever... but not often enough. Clearly About Time is calculated to appeal to young women in their 20s. I could tell because my screening was filled with such "tastemakers," who will be expected to venture forth and encourage their friends to see this tedious, saccharine outing. I even overheard one such lady pronounce the film "cute" as I was bolting for the exit and a well-earned martini. Bingo, I thought. The plot concerns Tim (Domhnall Gleeson), a pale, gangly, ginger-haired youth who, on turning 21, is informed by his dad (Bill Nighy) that all males in the family have the power to go back in time, as ...
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RECAP: American Horror Story: Asylum, "I Am Anne Frank, Part 1" - Diamondback Online (blog)
Google News - over 4 years
Zap2it.com RECAP: American Horror Story: Asylum, "I Am Anne Frank, Part 1" Diamondback Online (blog) With a title like “I Am Anne Frank, Part 1,” it should come as no surprise that episode four of American Horror Story: Asylum is all about a crisis of identity. We are in a mental asylum after all, where perhaps the oldest cliché in entertainment is that of the ... 'American Horror Story: Asylum': Franka Potente talks playing 'Anne Frank' and ...Zap2it.com (blog) American Horror Story: Asylum Recap: Anne Frank Checks Into BriarcliffE! Online Unraveling the truth on 'American Horror Story'CNN (blog) Baltimore Sun -Huffington Post -Screen Rant all 135 news articles »
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Lucky 13th American Horror Story: Asylum Promo Teaser Wants to Give You a Hug
Dread Central - over 4 years
Yes, another weird "American Horror Story: Asylum" promo video has landed online. Titled "Save Us," this latest teaser give us a peek at the show's version of a hug. Check it out! The returning cast members for "American Horror Story" Chapter 2, known as "Asylum," include Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Lily Rabe with the newbies being Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan, Clea DuVall, James Cromwell, Franka Potente, Mark Consuelos, Lizzie Brochere, Joseph Fiennes, Chloë Sevigny, and Chris Zylka. Meet Ten of the New "American Horror Story: Asylum" Characters Here Set at an East Coast asylum for the criminally insane, the upcoming Chapter 2 begins October 17th and revolves around Lange's new character -- a nun -- and her boss at the institution, played by Cromwell, and is about sanity and tackling real-life horrors. VISIT THE EVILSHOP @ AMAZON! Got news? Click here to submit it! Enter the asylum known as the comments section below!
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Celeb birthdays for the week of July 22-28
Yahoo News - almost 5 years
July 22: Actor Orson Bean ("Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman") is 84. Actress Louise Fletcher is 78. Singer Chuck Jackson is 75. Actor Terence Stamp is 74. Game show host Alex Trebek is 72. Singer George Clinton is 71. Singer-actor Bobby Sherman is 69. Actor Danny Glover is 66. Writer-director Paul Schrader is 66. Singer Don Henley is 65. Actor-comedian-director Albert Brooks is 65. Composer Alan Menken ("Little Mermaid," ''Little Shop of Horrors") is 63. Musician Al Di Meola is 58. Actor Willem Dafoe is 57. Singer Keith Sweat is 51. Singer Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls is 49. Actor-comedian David Spade is 48. Actor John Leguizamo is 48. Bassist Pat Badger of Extreme is 45. Actor Rhys Ifans is 45. Musician Daniel Jones (Savage Garden) is 39. Singer Rufus Wainwright is 39. Actress Franka Potente ("The Bourne Identity") is 38. Actress Selena Gomez is 20.
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BBC America's 'Copper' casts Franka Potente, 'OUAT's' Anastasia Griffith
Zap 2 it - over 5 years
BBC America has landed an internationally flavored cast for its first non-imported scripted series, "Copper."The show, from the "Homicide"/"Oz" team of Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson, will star British actor Tom Weston-Jones ("MI-5") as an Irish immigrant police officer working in New York City in the 1860s. The series will also feature German-born <a class="fplink fp-89072" href="/franka+potente">Franka Potente</a> ("The Bourne Identity," "The Shield"), Paris-born, London-raised Anastasia Griffith ("Once Upon a Time," "Damages") and Canada's Kyle Schmid ("Blood Ties")."Copper," which is set to debut in the summer, will follow Kevin Corcoran (Weston-Jones) as he patrols New York's volatile Five Points neighborhood (the setting for Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of New York") and attempts to solve the mystery of his wife's disappearance and daughter's death. Fontana and Will Rokos ("Southland," "Monster's Ball") created the series and will executive produce with Barry Levinson and Christina Wa ...
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Groovy movies - Times Record News
Google News - over 5 years
The 1998 movie follows a young woman (Franka Potente) who has 20 minutes to find and bring 100000 Deutschmarks to her boyfriend before he robs a supermarket. MSU&#39;s Center for Continuing Education also is getting ready to launch its Classic Film Series,
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Blame cranky Dr. House because Hugh Laurie hasn't won an Emmy? - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 5 years
... the sixth-season premiere &quot;Broken,&quot; a two-hour entry in which he is committed to a mental institution, spars with a psychiatrist played by guest star Andre Braugher, falls in love with Franka Potente and leaves a better, more enlightened man
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Franka Potente: Ist Derek Richardson der Vater ihrer Tochter? - serienjunkies.de
Google News - over 5 years
Bereits seit vier Monaten genießt Franka Potente insgeheim Mutterfreuden. Doch erst im letzten Monat bestätigte das Management der Schauspielerin offiziell, dass Potente (37) Mutter einer Tochter geworden ist. Über den Kindsvater schweigt sich die
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Moon Bloodgood Steps in for Franka Potente - PR.com (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
New Orleans, LA, August 21, 2011 --(PR.com)-- When a last minute production snag caused Franka Potente to drop out of the indie pic &#39;&#39;The Power of Few,&quot; Moon Bloodgood quickly stepped up to join the worldly ensemble cast. Christopher Walken, Christian
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10 of the best films set in Berlin - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
Sprinting through the reunited city in the late 1990s, Franka Potente&#39;s Lola swiftly became an international symbol of Germany&#39;s new dynamism. Director Tom Tykwer hurled her pell-mell around Berlin, picking locations from east and west in a thriller
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Mutterglück: Dürfen wir zum Baby gratulieren, Franka Potente? - BILD
Google News - over 5 years
Das Management schweigt dazu – noch Schauspielerin Franka Potente. Die 37-Jährige ist Mama eines kleinen Mädchens geworden? Am Sonntag gab es offizielle Bestätigung seitens des Managements Von MALTE BISS, KIRSTEN REINEKE und FRANK SIERING Sechserglück ...&nbsp;-&nbsp;-
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10 Best Indie Couples In Films - Screen Junkies
Google News - over 5 years
“Run Lola Run” – Franka Potente stars as a woman who learns that her boyfriend needs a specific amount of money or he will be killed. The movie splits into different situations with various outcomes as she tries to save his life
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Elijah Wood's Mysterious Ring (No, Not That One) - Forward (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
That actress is Franka Potente, known best for her break-out lead role in the 1998 film “Run Lola Run.” Potente is German and, like Wood, not Jewish. Wood and Potente have not been together now for many years (assuming rumors were true and they were
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Matt Damon Movies List - Screen Junkies
Google News - over 5 years
Karl Urban and Franka Potente are Damon&#39;s costars. “The Informant!” An executive at a giant agricultural company is forced to become a secret informant for the FBI. The laughs begin when the informant starts to believe that he is a real-life undercover
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HBO Boards 'The Sinking of the Laconia' Miniseries - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - almost 6 years
The British-German cast includes Brian Cox, Andrew Buchan, Thomas Kretschmann and Franka Potente. Laconia is a co-production between Teamworx in Germany and Britain&#39;s Talkback Thames with backing from public channels ARD and the BBC
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Märtini Brös Moved By Mountains - Fördeflüsterer
Google News - almost 6 years
Die erste Single erschien auch gleich, und das auf dem Label von Szene‐​Größe Steve Bug, und da man sie durch den durch Franka Potente berühmten Film kannte, hat man sie gleich mit der neuen partyfreudigen Berliner House– und Elektro‐​Szene verbunden
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Zimmer frei: Die Rampensau - Frankfurter Rundschau
Google News - almost 6 years
Mit Franka Potente spielte Alsmann die Restaurant-Szene aus „Harry und Sally“ nach, wobei es ihm überlassen blieb, recht rustikal einen Orgasmus vorzutäuschen. Es wurde musiziert, herumgesaut, Quatsch gemacht. Man trank Alkohol und tafelte gediegen,
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Temel Parçacıklar Filmi - Son Dakika
Google News - almost 6 years
Michael yeniden çocukluk aşkı Anabelle (Franka Potente) ile bir araya gelir. Bruno ise Christiane (Martina Gedeck) ile seksüel anlamda tutkuları paylaşır ve bunlardan zevk alır. Şans tam da bu iki kardeşten yana gibi görünmesine karşın, zalim kaderin
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Franka Potente
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 41
    In 2016, she co-starred in the horror film sequel The Conjuring 2 as real-life German-British parapsychologist Anita Gregory, and was cast in a supporting role in the BBC period drama miniseries Taboo, alongside Tom Hardy.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 39
    In 2014, Potente landed a role on the FX series The Bridge as Eleanor Nacht.
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  • 2011
    Age 36
    In January 2011, she played Hilda in the BBC drama The Sinking of the Laconia.
    More Details Hide Details She then starred as the brothel madam Eva Heissen in BBC America's first original scripted series, Copper. The show premiered to 1.1 million viewers during its broadcast, the largest debut in the network's history, and was renewed for a second season. She also guest starred in two episodes of American Horror Story: Asylum.
  • 2009
    Age 34
    In 2009, she appeared in the House television series two-part episode "Broken" and in 2010, she appeared in Shanghai.
    More Details Hide Details The film was released only in China, where it grossed $9,199,466.
  • 2008
    Age 33
    After appearing in Eichmann (2007), she had one of the lead roles in the biographical film Che, which opened at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details Remarking on working with director Steven Soderbergh, she stated: "When we were working, he was almost invisible, in a sense. He always stayed in the forest. He was like a chameleon. He was hidden behind leaves and stuff. He almost made himself dissolve to get the result that he had."
  • 2007
    Age 32
    Starting on 22 May 2007, Potente had a three-episode recurring role in the FX drama The Shield, where she played Diro Kesakhian, "the ruthless godmother of L.A.'s Armenian mafia".
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  • 2006
    Age 31
    She wrote and directed Der die Tollkirsche ausgräbt, a silent comedy film that also premiered in 2006.
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    In 2006, she starred with Eric Bana and Marton Csokas in the Australian drama film Romulus, My Father, for which she was nominated for an Australian Film Industry Award for Best Lead Actress.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    Age 23
    Potente was in a relationship with director Tom Tykwer from 1998 until January 2003. She then briefly dated Eric Melvin, the guitarist for the punk band NOFX. In April 2011, Potente and her partner, actor Derek Richardson, had a daughter named Polly. In mid-2012, the couple were married.
    More Details Hide Details In 2013, they had their second daughter, Georgie.
  • 1996
    Age 21
    She received the 1996 Bavarian Film Award for Young Talent for her work in this film.
    More Details Hide Details She then finished her last year of training at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in Manhattan. Potente returned to Europe and worked in German and French films. She was cast as the lead in Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run) after meeting the director, Tom Tykwer, in a café. The part was written for her and the film was a small-budget art house film production. The film and Potente's performance received acclaim; Variety wrote that her performance was "heroic, fierce, frightened and vulnerable all at once", while eFilmCritic.com called her casting a "smart choice". Run Lola Run was a commercial success, with a $14,533,173 worldwide gross from a budget of $1 million. Potente also performed on the film's soundtrack. She then appeared in the German-language horror film Anatomy (2000), which enjoyed box office success. Her performance in the film was called "gutsy" by Variety. In the same year, she also had the starring role in the romantic thriller The Princess and the Warrior, directed by Tykwer. She received nominations for the European Film Award and the German Film Award for Best Actress.
  • 1995
    Age 20
    After finishing high school in Germany, Potente enrolled at the Otto Falckenberg School of Performing Arts in Munich. Potente took acting jobs outside school time and appeared in her first movie in the 1995 student film Aufbruch.
    More Details Hide Details She was then spotted by a casting agent and appeared in the film Nach Fünf im Urwald (After Five in the Forest Primeval), directed by her then-boyfriend, Hans Christian Schmid.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1974
    Born
    Born on July 22, 1974.
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