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Costa-Gavras


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 »

Known For

Missing
Missing Director
(1982)
Amen.
Amen. Director
(2002)
Z
Z Director
(1969)
The Ax
The Ax Director
(2005)

Filmography

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 2012 Le capital
 2005 The Ax
 2002 Amen.
 1997 Mad City
 1995 Lumière et compagnie (Documentary)
 1995 À propos de Nice, la suite (segment "Les Kankobals")
 1991 Contre l'oubli (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
 1958 Les rates (Short)
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7 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Constantin Costa-Gavras | Konstantinos Costa-Gavras | Constantin Gavras | Costa Gavras | Kostas Gavras
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Personal Quote:

I made Z (1969), first, because I am Greek-born. Secondly, because I felt I would like to do something. Some people sign petitions, others go to the streets - I do something as a filmmaker. See more »

Trivia:

Has directed 3 actors to Oscar nominations: Jack Lemmon (Best Actor, Missing (1982)), Sissy Spacek (Best Actress, Missing (1982)), and Jessica Lange (Best Actress, Music Box (1989)). See more »

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Frequently casts David Clennon See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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