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Alexis Minotis (1898–1990)

Alexis Minotis was born on August 8, 1898 in Canea, Greece as Alexis Minotakis. He was an actor and director, known for Notorious (1946), Land of the Pharaohs (1955) and Boy on a Dolphin (1957). He was married to Katina Paxinou. He died on November 11, 1990 in Athens, Greece. See full bio »


(age 92) in Athens, Greece

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Known For

Notorious Joseph
Land of the Pharaohs
Land of the Pharaohs Hamar, the High Priest
Boy on a Dolphin
Boy on a Dolphin Milidias Nadapoulos
The Chase
The Chase Lt. Acosta


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 1976-1981 To theatro tis Defteras (TV Series)
- Filoktitis (1981)
- Episode dated 17 November 1976 (1976) ... Oidipous
 1957 Boy on a Dolphin
Milidias Nadapoulos (as Alex Minotis)
 1955 Land of the Pharaohs
Hamar, the High Priest (as Alex Minotis)
 1950 Panic in the Streets
John Mefaris - Restaurant Owner (uncredited)
 1949 Siren of Atlantis
Cortot (as Alex Minotis)
 1946 Notorious
Joseph (as Alex Minotis)
 1930 Gia tin agapi tis (as Alex Minotis)
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 1976-1981 To theatro tis Defteras (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Filoktitis (1981)
 1965 Medea (TV Movie)
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 1995 A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (TV Movie documentary)
narrator 'Land of the Pharaohs' (uncredited)
 1989 L'héritage de la chouette (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Symposium ou Les idées reçues (1989) ... Himself (as Alex Minotis)
- Olympisme ou La Grèce imaginaire (1989) ... Himself (as Alex Minotis)
- Démocratie ou La cité des songes (1989) ... Himself (as Alex Minotis)
 1962 I parastasi teleiose (Documentary short)
Narrator (voice)
 1959 Paxinou in Athens (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (as Alex Minotis)
 1958 The Immortal Land (Documentary short)
Narrator (voice)

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Alternate Names:

Alex Minotis | Lexis Minotis

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He and his wife, the stage and film actress Katina Paxinou, were of the founding members of the National Theatre of Greece (previously named Royal Theatre). Their greatest fame came after their return to Greece from Hollywood in the 50s when they rejoined the National Theatre of Greece and participated in such acclaimed productions as "Hecuba", "Oedipus Rex" and "Medea" both in Greece and abroad.

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