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Franka Potente is a Actor Allemande born on 22 july 1974 at Münster (German)

Franka Potente

Franka Potente
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Nationality German
Birth 22 july 1974 (45 years) at Münster (German)

Franka Potente (born 22 July 1974) is a German actress and singer. She first appeared in the comedy After Five in the Forest Primeval (1995), for which she won a Bavarian Film Award for Best Young Actress. Her breakthrough came in 1998, when she had the leading role in the acclaimed action thriller Lola rennt (released in English as Run Lola Run). Potente received Germany's highest film and television awards for her performances in Run Lola Run and the television film Opernball. After half a decade of critically acclaimed roles in German films, Potente went on to land the role of Barbara Buckley in Blow (2001), and Jason Bourne's love interest in the Bourne film series.


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 2008, she was engaged to an American businessman; however, in September 2009, the couple separated and the engagement was called off. In April 2011, Potente and her American boyfriend, actor Derek Richardson, welcomed their first child, a daughter named Polly. In mid-2012, the couple were married.

Best films

The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
The Bourne Identity (2002)

Usually with

James Wan
James Wan
(2 films)
Tom Tykwer
Tom Tykwer
(2 films)
Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Franka Potente (26 films)

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Muse (2017)
, 1h47
Directed by Jaume Balagueró
Origin Espagne
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Actors Elliot Cowan, Franka Potente, Ana Ularu, Leonor Watling, Manuela Vellés, Joanne Whalley
Roles Susan Gilard
Rating54% 2.7174852.7174852.7174852.7174852.717485
Après le décès de sa fiancée, Samuel Solomon, un professeur de littérature, s'est isolé pour faire son deuil. Mais il est hanté chaque nuit par un cauchemar récurrent : celui d'une femme assassinée lors d'un rituel macabre.
The Conjuring 2
Directed by James Wan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O'Connor, Simon McBurney, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Javier Botet
Roles Anita Gregory
Rating72% 3.6488653.6488653.6488653.6488653.648865
Lorraine et Ed Warren se rendent dans le nord de Londres pour venir en aide à une mère qui élève seule ses quatre enfants dans une maison hantée par des esprits maléfiques. Il s'agira d'une de leurs enquêtes paranormales les plus terrifiantes…
The Conjuring 2, 2h14
Directed by James Wan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Demons in film, Ghost films
Actors Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Frances O'Connor, Simon McBurney, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Sterling Jerins
Roles Anita Gregory
Rating72% 3.648873.648873.648873.648873.64887
Lorraine et Ed Warren se rendent dans le nord de Londres pour venir en aide à une mère qui élève seule ses quatre enfants dans une maison hantée par des esprits maléfiques. Il s'agira d'une de leurs enquêtes paranormales les plus terrifiantes…
The Sinking of the Laconia, 3h
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Underwater action films, Submarine films, Political films
Actors Andrew Buchan, Brian Cox, Ken Duken, Lindsay Duncan, Jacob Matschenz, Matthias Koeberlin
Roles Hilda
Rating69% 3.492983.492983.492983.492983.49298
Septembre 1942, au large de Cape Town, en Afrique du Sud. Le "RMS Laconia", qui vient de quitter le port, fait route vers l’Angleterre avec 2 000 passagers à son bord ainsi que 1 800 prisonniers italiens. Les fumées du navire sont bientôt repérées par un U-Boot. Sa taille laissant supposer qu’il peut transporter des troupes, la décision est prise de le torpiller. Cela fait, le sous-marin ne quitte pas immédiatement les lieux. Découvrant le sort des prisonniers italiens, mais aussi de civils, le capitaine, se référant à un code d’honneur maritime, ordonne l’organisation du sauvetage, arbore une croix rouge dans l’attente d’un bâtiment français envoyé par Vichy. Mille personnes seront sauvées. Peu après, ce sous-marin sera coulé par les forces alliées tandis que l’amiral allemand Dönitz signera le "Laconia order" interdisant à l’armée allemande de procéder au moindre sauvetage.
Shanghai (2010)
, 1h45
Directed by Mikael Håfström
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors John Cusack, Gong Li, Chow Yun-fat, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, David Morse, Ken Watanabe
Roles Leni Müller
Rating63% 3.1989453.1989453.1989453.1989453.198945
In December 1941, just before the USA's entry into World War II, an American agent from the Naval Intelligence Office (Cusack) arrives in Shanghai to find his friend Conner (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) was recently murdered. Determined to find out who killed Conner and why, he begins working at the Herald using the alias Paul Soames, a Nazi-sympathizer cover he used while stationed in Berlin. He meets Anthony Lan-Ting (Chow Yun-Fat) an influential crime lord and Captain Tanaka (Ken Watanabe) at the German embassy in Shanghai, during an invitation only event. He later befriends Anthony when he saves him during an attack on Japanese officers by the Chinese Resistance at a night club.
Che: Part Two, 2h15
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical
Themes Politique, Films about Latin American military dictatorships
Actors Benicio del Toro, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Demián Bichir, Rodrigo Santoro, Óscar Jaenada, Franka Potente
Roles Tania (Haydee Tamara Bunke Bider)
Rating68% 3.4488953.4488953.4488953.4488953.448895
À la suite de la révolution cubaine, Che Guevara est en pleine gloire. En 1964, il se rend à New York pour s'adresser de manière enflammée aux Nations unies, pour affirmer son combat pour le tiers-monde face à la toute-puissance américaine. Il devient ainsi une figure célèbre de la scène internationale. Mais il disparait soudainement. Personne ne sait où il se trouve. De nombreuses rumeurs de sa mort circulent. Mais il réapparait méconnaissable en Bolivie, où il prépare secrètement la Révolution latino-américaine avec ses camarades cubains et quelques Boliviens. Cette campagne montre toute sa détermination et son abnégation. Elle explique en partie le symbole et le héros populaire qu'est resté au fil du temps le « Che ». L'échec de cette révolution marquera sa mort.
Che: Part One, 2h14
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Benicio del Toro, Demián Bichir, Santiago Cabrera, Elvira Mínguez, Franka Potente, Édgar Ramírez
Roles Tamara "Tania" Bunke
Rating71% 3.5980153.5980153.5980153.5980153.598015
Part 1: The Argentine In Havana 1964, Che Guevara is interviewed by Lisa Howard who asks him if reform throughout Latin America might not blunt the “message of the Cuban Revolution.” In 1955, at a gathering in Mexico City, Guevara first meets Fidel Castro. He listens to Castro’s plans and signs on as a member of the July 26th Movement. There is a return to 1964 for Guevara’s address before the United Nations General Assembly, where he makes an impassioned speech against American imperialism, and defends the executions his regime has committed, declaring “this is a battle to the death.
Manhunt (2008)
, 1h48
Directed by Laurent Jaoui
Genres Drama
Actors Franka Potente, Yvan Attal, Hanns Zischler, Laurent Klug, Christophe Brault, Jean-Marie Winling
Roles Beate Klarsfeld
Rating61% 3.0534353.0534353.0534353.0534353.053435
Ce téléfilm retrace l'histoire du couple franco-germanique (Serge et Beate Klarsfeld) qui a consacré sa vie à traquer les criminels nazis et à les amener en face de la Justice.
Eichmann (2007)
, 1h36
Directed by Robert Young, Roger Young
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Spy films, Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Thomas Kretschmann, Troy Garity, Stephen Fry, Franka Potente, Srbova Tereza, Stephen Greif
Roles Vera Less
Rating59% 2.950582.950582.950582.950582.95058
The film is based on manuscripts of the interrogations of Adolf Eichmann (Thomas Kretschmann) before he was tried and hanged in a prison in Israel. Eichmann recounts events from his past to a young Israeli officer, Captain Avner Less (Troy Garity), who is faced with the immense task of tricking the skilled manipulator into self-incrimination. While the world waits, Less' countrymen call for immediate execution, forcing him and Eichmann to confront each other in a battle of wills.
The Bourne Ultimatum, 1h56
Directed by Paul Greengrass, Frank Marshall, Tony Gilroy, George Nolfi, Scott Z. Burns
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy, Crime
Themes Films set in Africa, Spy films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Road movies
Actors Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn, Paddy Considine, Édgar Ramírez
Rating79% 3.9975853.9975853.9975853.9975853.997585
Following his pursuit by Kirill, Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) evades Moscow police. Six weeks later, CIA Deputy Director Pamela Landy (Joan Allen) divulges the audiotaped confession of Ward Abbott, the late former head of Operation Treadstone, to Director Ezra Kramer (Scott Glenn). Meanwhile, in Turin, journalist Simon Ross (Paddy Considine) of The Guardian meets an informant to learn about Jason and Operation Blackbriar, the program succeeding Treadstone. The CIA tracks Ross as he returns to London, after his mention of "Blackbriar" during a cell-phone call to his editor is detected by the ECHELON system. Jason reappears in Paris to inform Martin Kreutz (Daniel Brühl), the step-brother of his girlfriend Marie Helena Kreutz (Franka Potente) of her assassination in India.
Romulus, My Father, 1h44
Directed by Richard Roxburgh
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about suicide, Transport films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Eric Bana, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Franka Potente, Marton Csokas, Jacek Koman, Russell Dykstra
Roles Christina
Rating66% 3.347673.347673.347673.347673.34767
It tells the story of Romulus Gaiţă, a Romanian immigrant to Australia after World War II and his struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up his son, Raimond. As close family members die around him Raimond has to deal with the deterioration of his father's mental health. It is a story of impossible love that ultimately celebrates the unbreakable bond between father and son.
The Elementary Particles, 1h53
Directed by Oskar Roehler
Origin German
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality
Actors Moritz Bleibtreu, Franka Potente, Christian Ulmen, Martina Gedeck, Nina Hoss, Corinna Harfouch
Roles Annabelle
Rating65% 3.298843.298843.298843.298843.29884
The film focuses on Michael (Michael Djerzinski) and Bruno and their disturbed sexuality. They are half-brothers who are very different from each other. They both had an unusual childhood because their mother was a hippie, instead growing up with their grandmothers and in boarding schools.
The Bourne Supremacy, 1h48
Directed by Paul Greengrass, Frank Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Road movies
Actors Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles, Karl Urban, Joan Allen
Roles Marie Helene Kreutz
Rating76% 3.847753.847753.847753.847753.84775
Two years after the events of the first film, Jason Bourne and Marie Kreutz are now in Goa, India. Still experiencing flashbacks about his former life as a CIA assassin, he records them in a notebook.
Creep (2004)
, 1h25
Directed by Christopher Smith
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Transport films, Rail transport films, Natural horror films
Actors Franka Potente, Ken Campbell, Vas Blackwood, Jeremy Sheffield, Joe Anderson, Sean Harris
Roles Kate
Rating56% 2.800232.800232.800232.800232.80023
Arthur (Ken Campbell) and George (Vas Blackwood) are two London sewage workers who discover a tunnel in one of the walls that neither of them is familiar with. Arthur starts exploring the tunnel alone, while newbie George stays behind. After a while, George decides to enter the tunnel too, and soon discovers Arthur, injured and in a state of shock. Moments later, a similarly injured young woman jumps out in front of them, crying for help, only to be pulled back into the darkness.
Blueprint (2003)
, 1h48
Directed by Rolf Schübel
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Themes Clonage, Films based on science fiction novels
Actors Franka Potente, Ulrich Thomsen, Justus von Dohnányi
Roles Iris Sellin
Rating56% 2.8038952.8038952.8038952.8038952.803895
Iris Sellin (Potente) is a world-famous pianist and composer who finds out that she is suffering from multiple sclerosis, a degenerative nerve disorder that will gradually stop her being able to perform. She asks a friend Dr. Martin Fisher (Thomsen), a revolutionary reproductive researcher, to assist her in creating her clone so that she can pass her music onto her daughter. Even though cloning of humans is illegal, Dr. Fisher agrees so that he will forever be known as the first. The procedure is a success and Iris gives birth to Siri (Potente). Siri closely resembles her mother in both facial features and musical talent.