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Costa-Gavras was born on February 12, 1933 in Loutra-Iraias, Greece as Konstantinos Gavras. He is a director and writer, known for Missing (1982), Amen. (2002) and Z (1969). He has been married to Michèle Ray-Gavras since 1968. They have two children. See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 29 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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Missing Director
Amen. Director
Z Director
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 2012 Capital
 2009 Eden Is West
 2005 The Ax
 2002 Amen.
 1997 Mad City
 1995 Lumière and Company (Documentary)
 1995 À propos de Nice, la suite (segment "Les Kankobals")
 1991 Lest We Forget (segment "Pour Kim Song-man, Corée")
 1989 Music Box
 1988 Betrayed
 1983 Hanna K.
 1982 Missing
 1979 Womanlight
 1970 Yves Montand (TV Movie documentary)
 1969 Z
 1967 Shock Troops
 1958 Les rates (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Constantin Costa-Gavras | Konstantinos Costa-Gavras | Constantin Gavras | Costa Gavras | Kostas Gavras

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The best way to become crazy completely is to say, Okay we'll do a movie to change society. See more »


President of the Jury at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival in 2008. See more »


His Films Often Examine A Political Situation Or Theme See more »

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