Birol Ünel

Birol Ünel

Weitere Namen: Birol Uenel (Schreibvariante); Byrol Uenel (Schreibvariante)
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*18.08.1961 Silifke, Türkei

Biografie

Birol Ünel was born on August 18, 1961, in Silifke, Turkey. In 1968 he went to Germany and later became a parquet recliner. After attending actor's training at Schauspielschule Hannover, Ünel started to perform on stage. He played Caligula in the eponymous play which he also directed at the Tacheles in Berlin and was Siegfried in Castorf's 1994 production of "Die Nibelungen – Born Bad" at Berlin's Volksbühne. In 1987, Ünel made his movie debut in "Der Passagier" ("The Passenger - Welcome to Germany") which was followed by several minor parts mainly in the role of shady characters.

Ünel finally made his name with his portray of a plainclothes policeman in "Dealer" (1998) and made his breakthrough performance as an alcoholic in "Gegen die Wand" ("Head-On", 2004) which won him the German film prize as best actor. After "Gegen die Wand", Ünel also played in Turkish films such as "Hirsiz var" (2005) as well as in international productions such as "Not a Lovestory" (2005).

In Germany he played some important supporting roles, such as in "Valerie" (2006) and in "Haus der schlafenden Schönen" ("House of Sleeping Beauties", 2006). In "Die Unerzogenen" (2007) he playes another leading role.

Filmografie

2015/2016 Back to Nothing
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2015 Sharaf
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2014/2015 Ich bin dann mal weg
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2014-2017 Plan B - Scheiß auf Plan A
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2013 Türkischer Honig
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2008/2009 Soul Kitchen
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2008/2009 Heat
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2007/2008 Der Mond und andere Liebhaber
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2007 The Failure of Beauty - Dead Chickens In Berlin
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2007 Krimi.de: Flinke Finger
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2006 Haus der schlafenden Schönen
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2005/2006 Valerie
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2005-2007 Die Unerzogenen
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2003/2004 Gegen die Wand
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2001/2002 Brombeerchen
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2000/2001 Anam
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2000/2001 Planet Alex
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2000 Rotlicht II - In der Höhle des Löwen
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1999/2000 Im Juli
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1999 Auslandstournee
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1998/1999 Stille Nacht - Heilige Nacht
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1998/1999 Fremde Freundin
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1998/1999 Dealer
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1998 Engelchen flieg
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1997/1998 Das Frankfurter Kreuz
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1996/1997 Todesspiel
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1996 Lockvögel
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1996 Buddies
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1990-1992 Mau Mau
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1988/1989 A Wopbopaloobop a Lopbamboom
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1987/1988 Der Passagier - Welcome to Germany
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1986/1987 Zahltag
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