Ulrich Tukur

Ulrich Tukur

Highest Rated: 92% The Lives of Others (2006)

Lowest Rated: 45% Adults in the Room (2019)

Birthday: Jul 29, 1957

Birthplace: Viernheim, Germany

German actor and musician Ulrich Tukur has had a long, illustrious career in theater and cinema. After studying language and history in both Germany and Boston, he shifted his focus to acting and, by the time he finished his studies, had earned his first film role, in the Nazi resistance drama "The White Rose." His subsequent work with famed theater director Peter Zadek gave his career a boost, and he continued to work extensively on both stage and film, earning the votes of German theater critics who named Tukur "actor of the year" in 1986. In addition to being a resident actor at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus theater company and co-director of the Hamburger Kammerspiele theater, he has performed and toured as a musician. Most often this is with his jazz-influenced dance band, Ulrich Tukur and the Rhythmus Boys (Tukur sings and plays accordion and piano). Along with numerous roles in German films and television programs, Tukur achieved international notice as the conflicted surveillance officer in the Academy Award-winning "The Lives of Others." Other crossover appearances include an alarmed astronaut in Steven Soderbergh's remake of the science fiction epic "Solaris," the callous newsman in the mountain-climbing thriller "North Face," and the town baron in the Palme d'Or-winning "The White Ribbon."

Highest rated movies

The Lives of Others
The White Ribbon
North Face
The Ax
In the Fade
John Rabe




45% 86% Adults in the Room Wolfgang Schäuble (Character) - 2019
76% 71% In the Fade Jürgen Möller/Andrés Father (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Original Bliss Eduard Gluck (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Weekends in Normandy Ulrich (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Week-ends Ulrich (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 67% Exit Marrakech Father (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 40% Houston Clemens Trunschka (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zettl Urs Doucier (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rommel Erwin Rommel (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 34% Largo Winch II Dwight Cochrane (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Day of the Cat Dr. Stotzer / Pfiff (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eichmann's End Willem Sassen (Character) - 2010
86% 79% The White Ribbon The Baron (Character) $2.2M 2009
74% 74% John Rabe John Rabe (Character) $67.3K 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kill Daddy Good Night Jonas Shtrom (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 47% Within the Whirlwind Dr. Anton Walter (Character) - 2009
84% 82% North Face Henry Arau (Character) $711.0K 2008
88% 80% Séraphine Wilhelm Uhde (Character) $883.3K 2008
No Score Yet 57% Runaway Horse Klaus Buch (Character) - 2007
86% 82% Earth Narrator $32.0M 2007
92% 96% The Lives of Others Lt. Col. Anton Grubitz (Character) $11.3M 2006
80% 82% The Ax Gerard Hutchinson (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 65% Operation Valkyrie Henning v. Tresckow (Character) - 2004
67% 82% Amen Kurt Gerstein (Character) $274.3K 2002
66% 59% Solaris Gibarian (Character) $15.0M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Taking Sides Helmut Rode, 2nd violinist (Character) $189.0K 2001
No Score Yet 46% Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet May You Burn in Hell Matthias Heller (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tears of Stone Unknown (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Mother's Courage SS Officer (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Hell With Rotwang! Bruno's Friend/The Famous Actor (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 83% Felidae Francis (Voice) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Democratic Terrorist Siegfried Maak (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 50% The Last U-Boat Röhler-1 (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Felix Felix (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Swing Lhombre (Character) - 1983