Birol Ünel

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Known For Acting

Known Credits 49

Gender Male

Birthday August 18, 1961

Day of Death September 3, 2020 (59 years old)

Place of Birth Silifke, Mersin, Turkey

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Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Birol Ünel (born 18 August 1961) was a Turkish-German actor who played in German and Turkish films, television, and theatrical productions. His name, "Birol", means "unique" in Turkish.

Ünel was born in Mersin in southern Turkey. In 1968, his family moved to Brinkum near Bremen in Germany. He studied acting at Hanover Conservatory.

Ünel began as a theatre actor at the Berliner Tacheles where he played the lead and also directed the play "Caligula". Ünel made his film debut in 1988's The Passenger. He played a private detective in the film Dealer which he followed up with a role in Fatih Akın's Im Juli. Birol then acted in the award winning Gegen die Wand as Cahit Tomruk. He won the German film prize for best actor for this role.

His latest films have been Transylvania, Seven Heroes and Soul Kitchen. Ünel also acted in the hit Turkish film Hırsız var! in 2005.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Birol Ünel, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Birol Ünel (born 18 August 1961) was a Turkish-German actor who played in German and Turkish films, television, and theatrical productions. His name, "Birol", means "unique" in Turkish.

Ünel was born in Mersin in southern Turkey. In 1968, his family moved to Brinkum near Bremen in Germany. He studied acting at Hanover Conservatory.

Ünel began as a theatre actor at the Berliner Tacheles where he played the lead and also directed the play "Caligula". Ünel made his film debut in 1988's The Passenger. He played a private detective in the film Dealer which he followed up with a role in Fatih Akın's Im Juli. Birol then acted in the award winning Gegen die Wand as Cahit Tomruk. He won the German film prize for best actor for this role.

His latest films have been Transylvania, Seven Heroes and Soul Kitchen. Ünel also acted in the hit Turkish film Hırsız var! in 2005.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Birol Ünel, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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