Person - Cacoyannis, Michael (1922-2011)

Cacoyannis, Michael (1922-2011)

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Person

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Cacoyannis, Michael (1922-2011)Other forms

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

1922-06-11 - Atenas (Ática, Grecia)  2011-07-25

History:

Michael Cacoyannis was a Greek theatre and film director, scriptwriter and film producer. Cacoyannis was interested in cinema since he worked as radio announcer in London during Second World War. He started in theatre as actor before directing. He could develop his career as film director in Greece, where he directed his first movie "Kyriakatiko xypnima" (1953). He had some job offers in Hollywood, but he refused them. He based his scripts mainly on Euripides Greece tragedy. He was five times nominated to the Oscars and won two Golden Globes for Best Foreign Language Film. Among his most outstanding movies are: "Zorba the Greek" (1964), "The Cherry Orchard" (1999), "Iphigenia" (1977) and "Electra" (1962).

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Lugar de Defunción:

Atenas (Ática, Grecia) in 2011-07-25

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Connor, Kevin (1937-)  ( He/She/It collaborated with )

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IMDb

Catálogo de Autoridades:

VIAF

Fichero de Autoridades:

Biblioteca Nacional de España

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