Steven Berkoff

Biography: Trained in drama at Ecole Jacques LeCoq and Britain's Webber-Douglas Academy, actor Steven Berkoff made his London stage bow in a 1959 staging of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge. Shortly thereafter, Berkoff formed the London Theatre Group, famed for its risk-taking, experimental theatrical pieces. As a playwright, Berkoff displayed a fondness bordering on obsession with Franz Kafka: among his Theatre Group offerings were such Kafka adaptations as The Trial and Metamorphosis. He has also written such original plays as East, and has expressed his life-and-work philosophies in his books I Am Hamlet (a 1989 celebration of his favorite stage role) and Overview (1994). In films from the 1970's, Berkoff is often as not seen as a villain: A Clockwork Orange, Octopussy, Rambo II. Most filmgoers will remember Berkoff as the despicable white-collar miscreant Victor Maitland in Beverly Hills Cop (1984), while TV fans will recall him as Hitler in the miniseries War and Remembrance.Trained in drama at Ecole Jacques LeCoq and Britain's Webber-Douglas Academy, actor Steven Berkoff made his London stage bow in a 1959 staging of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge. Shortly thereafter, Berkoff formed the London Theatre Group, famed for its risk-taking, experimental theatrical pieces. As a playwright, Berkoff displayed a fondness bordering on obsession with Franz Kafka: among his Theatre Group offerings were such Kafka adaptations as The Trial and Metamorphosis. He has also written such original plays as East, and has expressed his life-and-work philosophies in his books I Am Hamlet (a 1989 celebration of his favorite stage role) and Overview (1994). In films from the 1970's, Berkoff is often as not seen as a villain: A Clockwork Orange, Octopussy, Rambo II. Most filmgoers will remember Berkoff as the despicable white-collar miscreant Victor Maitland in Beverly Hills Cop (1984), while TV fans will recall him as Hitler in the miniseries War and Remembrance. In 1994, Steven Berkoff wrote, directed and acted in the aptly titled film Decadence. Expand

Steven Berkoff's Scores

Average career score: 54
Highest Metascore: 90 The Passenger (re-release)
Lowest Metascore: 13 Fair Game
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
15 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
44 Manhattan Night May 20, 2016 Hobbs 5.0
71 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Dec 20, 2011 Cast 8.0
37 The Tourist Dec 10, 2010 Cast / Ivan Demidov 6.3
47 44 Inch Chest Jan 15, 2010 Tippi Gordon / Tippi Gordon 7.2
90 The Passenger (re-release) Oct 28, 2005 Stephen / Stephen 8.3
40 Head in the Clouds Sep 17, 2004 Charles Bessé / Charles Bessé 6.7
21 9 Dead Gay Guys Oct 17, 2003 Jeff / Jeff 5.8
13 Fair Game Nov 3, 1995 Colonel Ilya Pavel Kazak / Colonel Ilya Pavel Kazak tbd
70 The Krays Nov 9, 1990 George Cornell tbd
60 Absolute Beginners Apr 18, 1986 The Fanatic tbd
47 Rambo: First Blood Part II May 22, 1985 Lt. Col. Podovsky 8.5
64 Beverly Hills Cop Dec 5, 1984 Victor Maitland 8.6
63 Octopussy Jun 10, 1983 Orlov 5.8
48 Outland May 22, 1981 Sagan tbd
89 Barry Lyndon Dec 18, 1975 Lord Ludd 9.2
tbd North v South TBA Vic Clarke tbd