Franka Potente

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  • Birth Place: Munster, Germany
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/22/1974, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor
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VIDEO: Family Meeting, Part 2

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Length: 44:59
Aired: 11/26/2008

An upstart mayoral candidate troubles Aceveda. Shane, pinned down by the cops with his family, takes desperate action. Dutch interrogates Lloyd about Rita's disappearance. watch

The Bridge Boss on Season 2 Changes: It Is a “Four-Course Meal of Weirdness”

FX's border drama The Bridge has undergone a reboot of sorts in its second season.

While the show's first season followed Detectives Marco Ruiz (Demian Bichir) and Sonya Cross (Diane Kruger) as they hunted for a serial killer in Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas, Season 2 casts a much wider thematic net. Now left completely to its own devices rather than following the Scandinavian show on which it was based, The Bridge has shifted its focus to examine how political and corporate corruption on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border permeates issues like the drug trade, immigration and human trafficking. But make no mistake — it's actually more twisted (and bloody) than ever.

"It is a radically different show, and I mean that in the best sense of the word," creator Elwood Reid tells TVGuide.com. "It's trying to tell a bigger story, but the way we're trying to tell a bigger story is not to shovel a bunch of facts at you. We're telling it through characters, through things that affect people's lives."

Adds Reid: "[Police procedurals] can be empty calories. I'm going to set the table, I'm going to serve you some appetizers, and then I'm going to serve you a real rich four-course meal of weirdness, and let's see how that goes, instead of just that constant sugar rush of hunting the serial killer every week."

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Exclusive: Demian Bichir's Brother Bruno Joins the Cast of FX's The Bridge

Season 2 of FX's The Bridge is shaping up to be a family affair. Bruno Bichir, the brother of star Demian Bichir, has signed on to appear in multiple episodes of the critically acclaimed drama.

Bruno Bichir will play a wealthy Mexican business leader to winds up involved with Marco (Demian Bichir). But the businessman may not be what he seems. The characters are unrelated in the show, but in real life the brothers are both members of a prolific Mexican acting family.

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Credits

Year Title Description
2012 Copper TV Show Series, Actor - Eva Heissen
2011 The Sinking of the Laconia TV Show Series, Actor
2008 Che Movie, Actor - Tania
2007 Eichmann Movie, Actor - Vera Less
2005 I Love Your Work Movie, Actor - Mia Lang

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Franka Potente Joins FX's The Bridge

American Horror Story: Asylum alum Franka Potente has joined the cast of FX'sThe Bridge for Season 2, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

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Get Committed: Who Is Really Crazy on American Horror Story: Asylum?

[Warning: This story contains spoilers from Wednesday's episode of American Horror Story: Asylum. Read at your own risk (of being committed).]

Just when you think you've got the sane ones figured out, they turn out to be the crazy ones!

American Horror Story's second season continues to ponder the question of sanity and who has it. This week's episode threw most of that up in the air with the introduction of Franka Potente's character named — wait for it — Anne Frank. Yes, that Anne Frank — allegedly. But her insistence that she is the famed Holocaust victim was the least shocking sign of insanity this week, as even Lana (Sarah Paulson), Grace (Lizzie Brochere) and Kit's (Evan Peters) true natures were revealed or tested. So who's sane? Let's take a look at that and other burning questions below: read more

Cubicle Confessions: Meet the Men of BBC America's Copper

New York City in 1864 was no place for a wimp. In BBC America's Copper, the latest collaboration from Oz and Homicide vets Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson, the Civil War-era town is a boiling stew of impoverished immigrants, uptown power brokers, vicious gangs, freed slaves and Confederate spies.

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Psych Episode Recap: "One, Maybe Two Ways Out"

Nestor Carbonell is back and Franka Potente is guest starring, but none of that matters because this summer season finale is amazing for a completely different reason. This episode is crammed full of goodies so jump on Bourne (Sorry, I couldn't help myself) and follow the link to the good stuff.

Present Day. Franka Potente struts through the streets as ominous music plays. No, really. Eerie flashbacks with a screaming woman, a burning Mexican flag, and Franka Potente looking very capable, flicker across the screen for a moment and then we're back to the strutting.

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Run Lola Run — Blu-ray Review

Run Lola Run is the internationally acclaimed German-language movie starring Franka Potente as "Lola." After receiving a frantic call from her boyfriend Manni, Lola has 20 minutes to replace the 100,000 marks Manni lost, or his mobster boss will kill him.I think Run Lola Run was the first foreign language film I watched, or at least the first one I remember. I used to prefer dubs of foreign movies because it was less work to watch them, but that changed as I got older and realized that something is missed with the dub. The original characters emotion is removed from the scene, replaced by an actor in a sound booth that's trying to deliver his lines, but is completely separated by the action on the screen. I watched Run Lola Run with the original German audio track turned on (Dolby TrueHD 5.1), and it sounded great. I've always been a fan of the soundtrack for the movie, and it sounds absolutely awesome in 5.1. There are 5.1 tracks in Spanish and Portuguese, and an English Dolby True... read more

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