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Mihalis Kakogiannis (1922–2011)


Sent to London to read for the Bar, Cacoyannis gravitated instead to the Old Vic stage school. He had a short stage career under the name "Michael Yannis" before deciding he wanted to direct films. See full bio »

Died:

(age 89) in Athens, Greece

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Zorba the Greek
Zorba the Greek Director
(1964)
Electra
Electra Director
(1962)
Stella
Stella Director
(1955)
Iphigenia
Iphigenia Director
(1977)

Filmography

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 1999 The Cherry Orchard (as Michael Cacoyannis)
 1987 Sweet Country
 1977 Iphigenia
 1975 Attilas '74 (Documentary) (as Michael Cacoyannis)
 1974 The Story of Jacob and Joseph (TV Movie) (as Michael Cacoyannis)
 1971 The Trojan Women (as Michael Cacoyannis)
 1967 The Day the Fish Came Out (as Michael Cacoyannis)
 1964 Zorba the Greek (as Michael Cacoyannis)
 1962/I Electra
 1961 The Wastrel (as Michael Cacoyannis)
 1960 Eroica (as Michael Cacoyannis)
 1955 Stella
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Other Works:

Stage: Directed "The Devils" on Broadway.

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Alternate Names:

M. Cacoyannis | Michael Cacoyannis | Michalis Cacoyiannis
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Trivia:

Directed two different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Anthony Quinn and Lila Kedrova. Kedrova won for her role in Zorba the Greek (1964). See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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