My Best Turkish Actors (En İyi Türk Aktörlerim)

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Kemal Sunal
Born in 1944 Istanbul, Turkey. Graduated from Vefa High School, Fatih, Istanbul. Sunal acted in many popular films, although he began his artistic career in the theater. His first play was called, "Unwilling Doctor" and he later worked at the Devekusu Kabare Theatre with Ulvi Uraz. Although Sunal had minor roles at first...
 
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Sener Sen
Actor, The Bandit
Early in his career, he mainly acted in comedy movies with Kemal Sunal such as "Hababam Sinifi", "Tosun Pasa", "Davaro" etc. Later, he had roles in movies criticizing Turkish society for its moral weaknesses as in "Milyarder", " Çiplak Vatandas" and the ones that reflected the contemporary social developments and problems as in "Zügürt Aga"...
 
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Haluk Bilginer
Actor, Kis Uykusu
After graduating from Ankara State Conservatory, he went to England (1977) and acted in various British plays and shows (My Fair Lady, Macbeth, Pal Joey, Belami, Phantom of the Opera) and also TV series (Eastenders, Glory Boys, Murder of a Moderate Man, Bergerac, Memories of Midnight, The Bill) between the year 1980-1993...
 
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Münir Özkul
He was born and grew up in Istanbul. He started his career at Bakirkoy Community Center Theatre. Later he worked at Ankara State Theatre, Istanbul State Theatre and Istanbul City Theatre. He also worked in small play houses with today's famous actors and actresses. He made his place in the theatre stronger with the play Fareler ve Insanlar (Mice and Men)...
 
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Yilmaz Güney
Writer, Yol
Güney and his work were almost entirely unknown outside of his homeland Turkey until his 1981 escape from imprisonment in Turkey and his "discovery" the following year at the Cannes Film Festival for his autobiographical screenplay for Yol, the festival's grand prize winner. Born in 1937 in a village near the southern city of Adana...
 
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Tarik Akan
Actor, Yol
Tarik Akan's real name is Tarik Üregül and he was born in Istanbul in 1949 and grew up in the other parts of Turkey because of his father's job. His father was a colonel. Before he started his acting career he worked as a lifeguard on the beaches, rented boats to people... He also went on going to the university (Yildiz Teknik) at nights studying mechanical engineering...
 
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Erdal Besikçioglu
Erdal Besikçioglu born 5 January 1970 in Ankara is a Turkish actor. Erdal Besikçioglu attended Izmir Private Turkish College and Mehmet Seyfi Eraltay High School after which he studied at the Hacettepe University State Conservatory. He participated in creative workshops with William Gaskill among others...
 
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Kenan Imirzalioglu
Actor, Ezel
Kenan Imirzalioglu was born at Ucem Village, Bala, Ankara on June 17th, 1974. He is the third kid of Yildiz and Mustafa Imirzalioglu. His brother's name is Dervis and sister is Zubeyde. Imirzalioglu finished elementary school in his village Ucem. Kenan Imirzaliogul moved to Ankara, capitol of Turkey when he was 12 years old...
 
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Yilmaz Erdogan
Actor, Vizontele
He spent his childhood in Ankara until he moved to Istanbul along with his family. His family is of Kurdish origin. In 1987, he dropped out of his civil engineering studies at Istanbul Technical University and joined the On Duty Theater Staff (Turkish: Nöbetçi Tiyatrosu) managed by Ferhan Sensoy. He also became chief screenwriter at Levent Kirca's long-running television sketch show...
 
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Engin Günaydin
Actor, Vavien
Engin Günaydin born 29 January 1972 in Erbaa, Tokat Province is a Turkish actor and comedian. Günaydin started studying at Hacettepe University Conservatory, but in his second year he switched to Mimar Sinan University from where he graduated in theatre. In 1997, he had a small role in Otogargara which caused him to be cast in the television series Bir Demet Tiyatro where he played Zabita Irfan.
 
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Halit Akçatepe
Halit Akcatepe was a Turkish actor. Akcatepe was born in Üsküdar in 1938, the son of Sitki Akcatepe. In 1943, he made his debut in the film "Dertli Pinar" at the age of 5 and made more appearances in other films in some child roles. Akcatepe completed his studies in Saint Benoit French High School. In 1956...
 
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Sevket Çoruh
Sevket Çoruh was born in Istanbul in 1973 and graduated from the Drama Department of the Müjdat Gezen College of Fine Arts. He began acting for the stage in 1989, since when he has performed in several productions. A newcomer to cinema, his screen debut came in 2003, when he starred as one of the...
 
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Ugur Yücel
Actor, The Bandit
Ugur Yücel studied acting at the Istanbul conservatory and launched a career of one-man shows in 1977. Six years later, he began acting in feature films, and he made his own directorial debut with a short film in 1987. He projected it in silence on a big screen and accompanied it himself with percussion instruments on stage. He continues to act and produce television shows.
 
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Tuncel Kurtiz
Tuncel Kurtiz was born in 1936, Izmit-Turkey. He graduated from Istanbul University, English Language and Literature and started acting in 1956 with Dormen Theatre. With the movie 'Suru', he reached the peak of his acting career. Kurtiz received many awards in Turkey and also abroad. He also known as director, producer and scenarist.
 
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Erkan Can
Actor, Takva
 
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Kivanç Tatlitug
His professional career started with modeling in 2002. After his modeling career, with the TV Series "Gumus" he has started his acting career and he acted the leading role "Mehmet". "Gumus" was the first Turkish TV Series which was sold to Middle East and Kivanc Tatlitug has invited to many Film Festivals like Abu Dhabi...
 
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Okan Bayülgen
Actor, Agir Roman
Okan Bayülgen was born on March 23rd, 1964 in Istanbul, Turkey, as the son of a lawyer father and a painter mother. After graduation from the Galatasaray High School, which is one of the most renowned and influential high schools in Turkey, he moved to France to study photography. At the Tours University in France he initially started studying law...
 
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Burak Sergen
Actor, 120
 
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Tolgahan Sayisman
Tolgahan Sayisman was born on 17 December 1981, in Istanbul, Turkey. During high school years, Tolgahan was involved in sports such as football, basketball. Also, he won awards in some sportive area which are tennis and swimming. Moreover, he joined some school actives about music and acting. Sayisman started his modeling life when he was young...
 
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Ata Demirer
Ata Demirer born July 6, 1972 in Bursa, Turkey is a Turkish filmmaker and stand-up comedian famous, Demirer, who demonstrated a talent for music at an early age, studied at Bursa Boy's High School before transferring in his final year and graduating with hon ours from Çelebi Mehmet High School. After leaving school he found work...
 
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Cihan Ünal
Actor, Kurulus
He graduated from Ankara National Conservatory, Theatre Arts in 1969. He started to work at Ankara National Theatre in 1983 where he also worked as a diction, scene studies and stage instructor. He continued his teaching career at Istanbul Mimar Sinan University between 1987 till 2000. Since 1969 he has been in many great theatre productions such as: "Becket"...
 
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Metin Akpinar
Actor, Propaganda
Born in 1942, Metin Akpinar started acting at the age of 20 with an amateur dramatics society. He landed his first professional stage role two years later, in 1964, and this was followed by performances in several leading theatre productions. In 1967, he co-founded the Devekusu Theatre, Turkey's first cabaret theatre...
 
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Cem Yilmaz
While studying at the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management of Bogazici University, he started drawing comics for the Turkish humor magazine Leman. In August 1995 he did his first stand-up comedy show in "Leman Culture Center" performing with no serious career intentions as a comedian. However...
 
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Fikret Hakan
Born in Balikesir in 1934, Fikret Hakan began his artistic career in 1950 as an actor for the Ses Theatre and a regular contributor to literary magazines. He performed his first screen role in 1953 in the film Köprüalti Çocuklari (Kids Under the Bridge), and quickly progressed to become one of the most sought-after actors of the 1960s and 1970s...