Jeroen Krabbé in 1992
|Born||Jeroen Aart Krabbé
5 December 1944
|Spouse(s)||Herma Krabbé (1964–present)|
Krabbé was born into an artistic family in Amsterdam, Netherlands, the son of Margreet (née Reiss), a film translator, and Maarten Krabbé, a painter. He has two brothers: Tim, a journalist, novelist and former championship chess player, and Mirko, an artist. His mother was Jewish, and her family were killed in the Holocaust.
His first big American film was the Whoopi Goldberg comedy Jumpin' Jack Flash. However, it was his roles as villains in a string of international films from the late 1980s and early 1990s which brought him international stardom, with notable roles such as Losado in No Mercy (1986), General Georgi Koskov in the James Bond film The Living Daylights (1987), Gianni Franco in The Punisher (1989), Herbert Woodruff (Lowenstein's husband) in The Prince of Tides (1991), and Dr. Charles Nichols in The Fugitive (1993). He has also appeared in numerous TV productions, and as Satan in the TV production Jesus.
He was both director and producer of a 1998 film about Orthodox Jews during the 1970s in Antwerp (Belgium) co-starring Isabella Rossellini and Maximilian Schell called Left Luggage, as well as the Harry Mulisch novel adapted into film The Discovery of Heaven. Left Luggage was entered into the 48th Berlin International Film Festival. The following year, he was a member of the jury at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival.
His television work included playing an uncanny psychic in the Midsomer Murders series 11 episode "Talking to the Dead".
He has been married to his wife Herma, since 1964. Together, they have three sons, Martijn (who is a radio and television presenter), Jasper and Jacob.
Apart from acting and directing, he is an accomplished artist (his paintings have appeared on Dutch postage stamps) and has co-authored a Dutch cookbook. In November 2004, he released the book Schilder, which is an overview of his paintings.
- Soldaat van Oranje (1977)
- Spetters (1980)
- Een Vlucht Regenwulpen (1981)
- World War III (TV miniseries) (1982)
- The Fourth Man (1983)
- Turtle Diary (1985)
- Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)
- No Mercy (1986)
- Miami Vice Season 3 / Episode 24 (1987) "Heroes of the Revolution"
- The Living Daylights (1987)
- Code Name Dancer (1987)
- Jan Cox A Painter's Odyssey (1988)
- Crossing Delancey (1988)
- Shadow Man (1988)
- Melancholia (1989)
- The Punisher (1989)
- Scandal (1989)
- Robin Hood (1991)
- Kafka (1991)
- The Prince of Tides (1991)
- Stalin (1992)
- For a Lost Soldier (1993)
- King of the Hill (1993)
- The Fugitive (1993)
- Immortal Beloved (1994) – Anton Schindler
- Farinelli (1994) – George Frideric Handel
- Left Luggage (1998)
- Dangerous Beauty (1998 – Pietro Venier)
- Ever After (1998)
- Jesus (1999) - Satan
- An Ideal Husband (1999)
- Il Cielo Cade (The Sky Will Fall) (2000)
- The Discovery of Heaven (2001)
- Ocean's Twelve (2004)
- Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005) – Gaspar Voorsboch
- Off Screen (2005)
- Snuff-Movie (2005)
- Transporter 3 (2008)
- Gangster Kittens (2009)
- Yankee Go Home (2009)
- Schweitzer (2009)
- Rico's Wings (2009)
- Alleen maar nette mensen (2011)
- Tula: The Revolt (2013)
|This section lacks ISBNs for the books listed in it. (April 2015)|
- Het eenvoudige kookboek (with Marjan Berk)
- Jeroen Krabbe Biography (1944–). filmreference.com
- Hoffman, Barbara (16 September 2000). "Isabella Rossellini Goes Into Training To Play A Jewish Mother Weighty Cultural Baggage". New York Post.
- "Berlinale: 1998 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2012-01-21.
- "Berlinale: 1999 Juries". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2012-01-28.
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