The Greeks

by thejournalisttoday-274-11761 | created - 11 Feb 2012 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

1. Hank Azaria

Actor | The Simpsons

Hank Azaria was born on April 25, 1964 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Henry Albert Azaria. He is an actor, known for The Simpsons (1989), Free Agents (2011) and The Birdcage (1996). He was previously married to Helen Hunt.

2. Socrates Alafouzos

Actor | Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

Socrates Alafouzos is an actor and director, known for Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016), The Two Faces of January (2014) and Caged No More (2016). He was previously married to Vaso Goulielmaki.

3. Telémachos Alexiou

Director | I Afroditi stin avli

Telémachos Alexiou is a director and writer, known for Venus in the Garden (2011), Queen Antigone: Three Acts (2014) and The Logic of the Cat (2009).

4. Adonis Aletras

The Age of Innocence

Adonis Aletras was born in Cyprus from Greek Cypriot parents. Educated at Berklee College of Music (Composition, Class of 1991), he has an international career in film and television music. His music can be heard in US network and cable shows including the Emmy Award winning show 'Deadliest Catch' ...

5. John Aniston

Actor | Days of Our Lives

John Aniston was born on July 24, 1933 in Crete, Greece as Yannis Anastassakis. He is an actor, known for Days of Our Lives (1965), Search for Tomorrow (1951) and Journeyman (2007). He has been married to Sherry Rooney since June 14, 1984. They have one child. He was previously married to Nancy Dow.

6. Jennifer Aniston

Actress | Friends

Jennifer Aniston was born in Sherman Oaks, California, to actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow. Her father is Greek, and her mother was of English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian descent. Jennifer spent a year of her childhood living in Greece with her family. Her family then relocated to New York City ...

8. Nikolaj Arcel

Writer | En kongelig affære

Nikolaj Arcel was born on August 25, 1972 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a writer and director, known for A Royal Affair (2012), King's Game (2004) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009).

9. Alexandros Avranas

Director | Miss Violence

Alexander Avranas, born in Larissa in 1977. He started studied sculpture at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1998-2001) and then he continued at the Universitat der Kunste Berlin. With his first film "Without" he win seven awards at the 49th Film Festival of Thesaloniki and suggested for the Best ...

10. Ted Bafaloukos

The Natural

Ted Bafaloukos was born on May 18, 1946 in Athens, Greece. He is known for his work on The Natural (1984), Rockers (1978) and Martians Go Home (1989). He died on September 10, 2016 in Andros, Greece.

12. Adam Bousdoukos

Actor | Soul Kitchen

Adam Bousdoukos was born on January 25, 1974 in Hamburg, West Germany. He is an actor, known for Soul Kitchen (2009), Short Sharp Shock (1998) and Head-On (2004).

14. Nick Cassavetes

Actor | Face/Off

Nick Cassavetes was born in New York City, the son of actress Gena Rowlands and Greek-American actor and film director John Cassavetes. As a child, he appeared in two of his father's films: Husbands (1970) and A Woman Under the Influence (1974). After spending so much of his youth surrounded by the...

15. Xan Cassavetes

Writer | Kiss of the Damned

Xan Cassavetes was born on September 21, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Alexandra Katherine Cassavetes. She is an actress and writer, known for Kiss of the Damned (2012), Alpha Dog (2006) and New York, I Love You (2008).

16. Kostas Christides

Music_department | The Core

17. Michael Chiklis

Actor | The Shield

Michael Chiklis has been working professionally as an actor since he was thirteen. He started in the theater and after receiving his BFA in acting from Boston University's College Of Fine Arts, Michael moved to New York City where he continued acting on the stage until he got his big break playing ...

18. Michael Constantine

Actor | My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Award-winning Greek-American actor Michael Constantine (born 22 May 1927) is best known for his portrayal of the Windex bottle-toting family patriarch "Gus Portokalos" in the sleeper hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002). Before his appearance in that movie and the subsequent TV series based on it, ...

19. Yorgo Constantine

Actor | Fast Five

Yorgo Constantine is known for his work on Fast Five (2011), Live Free or Die Hard (2007) and Stand Up Guys (2012).

20. Andreas Konstantinou

Actor | Ouzeri Tsitsanis

Andreas Konstantinou is an actor, known for Cloudy Sunday (2015), The Last Note (2017) and The Death I Dreamed Of (2010).

21. Georges Corraface

Actor | The Mahabharata

Georges Corraface has risen to star status in Europe throughout a career in film, theatre and television.

This ruggedly charismatic leading man is notably a box-office draw in Greece, Spain and France, where he lives and is a popular celebrity.

A classically trained and versatile actor, his gift for ...

22. Alki David

Actor | The Bank Job

Alki David Greek was born in West Africa hi colorful experiences include a voluntary bout in the British armed forces, lab analyst for Coca Cola, as a fish farm laborer, water-ski instructor, PADI scuba instructor and radio jock.

2014 Alki owns and operated FilmOn.TV the online streaming site he ...

23. Chris Diamantopoulos

Actor | The Three Stooges

Chris grew up splitting his time between Greece and Canada. At age 9, he started doing TV commercials and professional theater. He left home at 18 to perform in a series of US national tours after which, he landed on Broadway. Chris now splits his time between New York and Los Angeles acting in TV ...

24. Olympia Dukakis

Actress | Moonstruck

Long a vital, respected lady of the classic and contemporary stage this grand lady did not become a household name and sought-after film actress until age 56 when she turned in a glorious, Oscar-winning perf as Cher's sardonic mother in the romantic comedy Moonstruck (1987). Since then movie (and ...

25. George Drakoulias

Music_department | The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

George Drakoulias was born in Syosset, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013), Super 8 (2011) and Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011).

26. Tina Fey

Writer | 30 Rock

Elizabeth Stamatina Fey was born in 1970 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, just west of Philadelphia, to Xenobia "Jeanne" (Xenakes), a brokerage employee, and Donald Henry Fey, who wrote grant proposals for universities. Her mother is Greek, born in Piraeus, while her father had German, Northern Irish,...

27. Spyros Fokas

Actor | The Jewel of the Nile

Spiros Focas is one of Greece's most respected and well-known actors. He was discovered by legendary Italian director Luchino Visconti and cast in a lead role in the classic Rocco and His Brothers (1960). He went on to star in many Greek and Italian films throughout the 1960s and '70s, working with...

28. Eleni Fuaixis

Actress | Sex and the City

Eleni Fuaixis is an actress, known for Sex and the City (1998) and Puberty: The Movie (2007).

29. Theo James

Actor | Divergent

Theo James was born on December 16, 1984 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom as Theodore Peter James Kinnaird Taptiklis. He is an actor, known for his role as Tobias "Four" Eaton in the films Divergent (2014), Insurgent (2015) and Allegiant (2016). He is also known for his roles as ...

30. Zach Galifianakis

Actor | The Hangover

Zach Galifianakis was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, to Mary Frances (Cashion), who owned a community arts center, and Harry Galifianakis, a heating oil vendor. His father is of Greek descent and his mother is of mostly English and Scottish ancestry. Zach moved to New York City after failing ...

31. Sidney Ganis

Producer | Akeelah and the Bee

Sidney Ganis was born on January 8, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA.

33. Katerina Gagkas

Actress | Hollywood Heritage

Katerina Gagkas is an actress and producer, known for Hollywood Heritage (2012), HTMAST (2015) and One Day (2009).

34. Romain Gavras

Director | Notre jour viendra

Romain Gavras is a director and actor, known for Our Day Will Come (2010), M.I.A.: Bad Girls (2012) and The World Is Yours (2018).

35. James Gianopulos

Self | Olympia

Chairman of FOX studios

36. Nick Giannopoulos

Actor | Acropolis Now

Nick is an actor/writer/producer/director. He was born in Melbourne, Australia, the first born son of Greek Immigrant parents. He grew up mainly in the inner Melbourne suburbs of Fitzroy & Richmond. His main schools were Abbotsford Primary School & Richmond High School. He completed his HSC at ...

37. Ted Gianopulos

Camera_department | Hangman

Ted Gianopulos was born as Theodore John Gianopulos. He is known for his work on Hangman (2017), Eating L.A. (1999) and And Then There Was None (2013).

38. Nathalie Rapti Gomez

Actress | Romeo & Juliet

Born in Colombia and raised in Italy and Greece, Nathalie carries a unique outlook towards her life and career. She speaks fluent English, Italian, Spanish and Greek, and is a polyhedric personality who likes to adapt and appreciate the value of various cultures.

Curious at heart and determined to ...

39. Demetri Goritsas

Actor | Black Mirror

From Greek and Norwegian parentage, Demetri Goritsas was born in the US, grew up in British Columbia and has lived his adult life in London, England.

Aside from television and film he's had quite a presence on the London stage performing at the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Court working with...

40. Karen E. Goulekas

Visual_effects | The Fifth Element

Karen E. Goulekas was born on August 2, 1962 in Connecticut, USA. She is known for her work on The Fifth Element (1997), The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and Looper (2012).

41. Tom Hanks

Producer | Cast Away

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese, while his father was of mostly English ancestry. Tom grew up in what he has ...

Honorary Greek.

42. Vassilis Haralambopoulos

Actor | Bank Bang

Vassilis Haralambopoulos was born on September 20, 1970 in Athens, Greece. He is an actor and writer, known for Bank Bang (2008), Eisai to tairi mou (2001) and Me lene Vangeli (2011).

43. Marilu Henner

Actress | L.A. Story

Marilu Henner was born on April 6, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Mary Lucy Denise Pudlowski. She is known for her work on L.A. Story (1991), Taxi (1978) and Johnny Dangerously (1984). She has been married to Michael Brown since December 21, 2006. She was previously married to Robert Lieberman ...

44. Constantinos Isaias

Director | Sacred Whispers

Constantinos Isaias, following his passion for classic cinema and for the great directors of that era, period films, he studied film-directing at 2009 at NYFA (Universal Studios). He directed 13 short films, just to mention a few: "As a last Resort", "The Vengeance", "Sacred Whispers". His ...

45. Phil Joanou

Director | State of Grace

Phil Joanou was born on November 20, 1961 in La Cañada, California, USA. He is a director and assistant director, known for State of Grace (1990), U2: Rattle and Hum (1988) and Three O'Clock High (1987).

46. Elena Kampouris

Actress | Sacred Lies

Elena Kampouris stars as Minnow Bly in the new Facebook Watch series Sacred Lies produced by Blumhouse TV. Facebook's inaugural scripted 10 episode series from the executive produced by the people behind Jessica Jones, True Blood and Breaking Bad. She was most recently seen making her Broadway and ...

47. Peter Kallinteris

Actor | Adriane's Castle

Peter Kallinteris is a talent agent and actor.

48. Melina Kanakaredes

Actress | Providence

Melina Eleni Kanakaredes was born in Akron, Ohio, to Connie (Temo), who owned a candy company, and Harry Kanakaredes, an insurance salesman. She is of Greek descent. Her love of musical theater, especially the work of Gwen Verdon and Chita Rivera, inspired her as a child. She began performing ...

49. Anthony Katagas

Producer | 12 Years a Slave

Anthony Katagas is one of the most prolific producers working in American independent film. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture for his role in producing "12 Years a Slave," he has produced nearly 35 films in the last twelve years. He has worked with a variety of innovative and ...

50. Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis

Producer | Good Time

Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis was born on December 16, 1982 in Geneva, Switzerland as Paris Kasidokostas. He is a producer, known for Good Time (2017), The Box (2009) and American Made (2017).

51. Simon Kassianides

Actor | Quantum of Solace

Simon Kassianides was born on August 7, 1979 in London, England. He is an actor and director, known for Quantum of Solace (2008), Trust No One (2016) and Geezas (2011).

52. Patricia Kara

Self | Deal or No Deal

Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Patricia's attraction to the entertainment industry began when she was a teenager. Since then, her career has allowed her to live and travel all over the world.

Having starred as one of the spokes models on the Primetime and daytime versions of NBC's Deal or No...

53. Zoe Kazan

Actress | Ruby Sparks

Zoe Swicord Kazan was born in Los Angeles, California, to screenwriters Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord. She is the granddaughter of director Elia Kazan. She is of Greek (from her paternal grandfather), English, and German descent.

Kazan received her BA in Theater from Yale University. In the fall ...

54. Nicholas Kazan

Writer | Fallen

Nicholas Kazan was born on September 15, 1945 in New York, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Fallen (1998), Reversal of Fortune (1990) and Enough (2002). He has been married to Robin Swicord since 1983. They have two children.

55. Vladimiros Kiriakidis

Actor | Straight Story

Vladimiros Kiriakidis was born in 1964 in Thessaloniki, Greece. He is an actor and director, known for Straight Story (2006), The Noose (1987) and Common Denominator (2014). He has been married to Efi Mouriki since May 17, 1997.

56. Pantelis Kodogiannis

Actor | Promakhos

Pantelis Kodogiannis is an actor and writer, known for The First Line (2014), Sensation (2011) and Cab 57 (2011).

58. Zoi Kottas

Actress | Awareness

Zoi Kottas is an actress and writer, known for Awareness (2010) and Mom (2013).

59. Elias Koteas

Actor | The Thin Red Line

Elias Koteas was born on March 11, 1961, in Montreal, Canada. Both his parents are of Greek descent. Elias attended Vanier College in Montreal before leaving to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City in 1981, of which he is a graduate. He also attended the Actors Studio in ...

60. Panos H. Koutras

Director | Xenia

Born in Athens. He studied in London at the "London International Film School" and then in Paris at the "Sorbonne". From 1985 until 1995 he lived in Paris and London and made several shorts films which participated in festivals such as "The London Film Festival", "Festival Du Cinema Mediterraneen" ...

61. Melia Kreiling

Actress | Guardians of the Galaxy

Melia Kreiling was born in Geneva, Switzerland to American father Randall A. Kreiling and Greek mother Katia Dimopoulou, and she was raised in Athens, Greece, as a bilingual citizen of both Greece and the US. Melia moved to the UK where she attended the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and ...

62. Asteris Kutulas

Director | Dance Fight Love Die: With Mikis On the Road

Born to Greek political immigrants in Romania in 1960, Asteris Kutulas and his family moved to East Germany in 1968. He graduated from Dresden's Kreuzschule and went on to study German literature and history of philosophy at Leipzig University. Since 1981, he has translated numerous works of ...

63. Melia Kreiling

Actress | Guardians of the Galaxy

Melia Kreiling was born in Geneva, Switzerland to American father Randall A. Kreiling and Greek mother Katia Dimopoulou, and she was raised in Athens, Greece, as a bilingual citizen of both Greece and the US. Melia moved to the UK where she attended the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and ...

64. Ariane Labed

Actress | Assassin's Creed

Ariane Labed was born in 1984 in Athens, Greece. She is an actress, known for Assassin's Creed (2016), Alps (2011) and Attenberg (2010). She is married to Yorgos Lanthimos.

65. Yorgos Lanthimos

Director | The Lobster

Yorgos Lanthimos was born in Athens, Greece. He studied directing for Film and Television at the Stavrakos Film School in Athens. He has directed a number of dance videos in collaboration with Greek choreographers, in addition to TV commercials, music videos, short films and theater plays. Kinetta,...

66. Stephanie Leonidas

Actress | Mirrormask

Stephanie Leonidas was born on February 14, 1984 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Mirrormask (2005), American Gothic (2016) and Defiance (2013).

67. Leon Logothetis

Producer | First Ascent

Leon Logothetis is a writer and producer, known for First Ascent (2010), BMX Road Fools (2007) and The Kindness Diaries (2017).

68. Constantine Makris

Director | Law & Order

Constantine Makris is a director and cinematographer, known for Law & Order (1990), Orange Is the New Black (2013) and Warehouse 13 (2009).

69. Louis Mandylor

Actor | My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Louis Mandylor

is most recognized for his leading credits throughout a variety of highly acclaimed, award winning films and television series, including the Academy Award-nominated box office smash hit comedy, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and its sequel Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.

Additionally, he is known...

70. Costas Mandylor

Actor | Virtuosity

Costas Mandylor was born on September 3, 1965 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Costas Theodosopoulos. He is an actor, known for Virtuosity (1995), Saw V (2008) and Saw VI (2009). He has been married to Victoria Ramos since October 10, 2013. He was previously married to Talisa Soto.

71. Jason Mantzoukas

Actor | The Dictator

Jason Mantzoukas was born on December 18, 1972 in Nahant, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Dictator (2012), The House (2017) and The Lego Batman Movie (2017).

72. Terry Maratos

Actor | 9-1-1

Terry Maratos was born as Terry James Maratos. He is known for his work on 9-1-1 (2018), Homeland (2011) and Crazy Doesn't Go to Mountains.

73. Adoni Maropis

Actor | 24

Adoni has been blessed with the opportunity to play many diverse and memorable acting roles, such as: the lead villain, Fayed, in Season 6 of the Fox critically acclaimed hit series 24 (2001) with Kiefer Sutherland, the flamboyant evil sorcerer, Quan Chi, in the TV show Mortal Kombat: Conquest (...

74. Valorie Massalas

Casting_director | Total Recall

Valorie Massalas is known for her work on Total Recall (1990), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) and Alive (1993).

75. Harry Mavromichalis

Director | Olympia

Harry Mavromichalis has dual citizenship in the USA and Cyprus. He moved to the US for college after completing his military service in Cyprus. He has a Bachelor in Spanish Literature and Communications from Rutgers University and a dance diploma from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. He ...

76. Andrew C. Mathews

Producer | War of Angels

Andrew C. Mathews is a producer and actor, known for War of Angels (2016), Gangs of London (2000) and Street Corner Sympathy (2010).

77. Alexia Melocchi

Producer | Camelot's Cousin

Alexia Melocchi had a successful career in the international marketplace, as both a sales agent and buyer's representative for international distributors, giving her diverse exposure to all types of films and functions in the entertainment industry. As consultant she works on packaging films, ...

78. Dorotea Mercuri

Actress | Fishtales

Actress and model she is the first child of an Italian art dealer and a Greek mother, raised in Calabria then soon after her teen age years in Athens where she worked as an accomplished model for main companies and a cover girl since the 90's. Dorotea has lived a big part of her life in New York ...

79. Maria Menounos

Actress | Fantastic Four

Maria Menounos was born on June 8, 1978 in Medford, Massachusetts, USA as Maria Constaninos Menounos. She is a producer and actress, known for Fantastic Four (2005), Entourage (2015) and Tropic Thunder (2008). She has been married to Keven Undergaro since December 31, 2017.

80. George Miller

Producer | Mad Max: Fury Road

George Miller is an Australian film director, screenwriter, producer, and former medical doctor. He is best known for his Mad Max franchise, with The Road Warrior (1981) and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) being hailed as amongst the greatest action films of all time. Aside from the Mad Max films, Miller...

81. Steve Mouzakis

Actor | Where the Wild Things Are

Steve is an award winning Australian film, television and theatre actor. Known for his performances in Spike Jonze's 'Where The Wild Things Are' and his breakout starring turn as the tormented hitman Steven Ray, in the critically acclaimed Netflix hit 'The Suicide Theory'. He is highly regarded for...

82. Maria Nafpliotou

Actress | I horodia tou Haritona

Maria Nafpliotou was born in 1969. She is an actress, known for Chariton's Choir (2005), Dying in Athens (2006) and Apo do kai pera (1994).

85. Themis Panou

Actor | Miss Violence

Themis Panou is an actor and writer, known for Miss Violence (2013), Notias (2016) and A Touch of Spice (2003).

86. Phedon Papamichael

Cinematographer | Nebraska

Phedon Papamichael, an award winning Cinematographer, was born in Athens, Greece and moved with his family to Germany, where in 1982 he completed his education in Fine Arts, in Munich. Working as a photojournalist brought Phedon to NYC in 1983, where he started crossing over into cinematography.


87. Peter Pappas

Casting_department | Mom

88. Irene Papas

Actress | The Guns of Navarone

Irene Papas was born on September 3, 1926 in Chilimodion, Corynth, Greece as Eiríni Lelékou. She is an actress, known for The Guns of Navarone (1961), The Message (1976) and Electra (1962). She was previously married to Alkis Papas.

89. Michael Papajohn

Actor | Jurassic World

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Michael graduated from Vestavia Hills High School in 1983.

The Texas Rangers drafted him in 1985, but he chose instead to attend Louisiana State University on a baseball scholarship. He was the starting center-fielder on the first LSU team to go to the College World ...

90. Louis Pappas

Editor | The Poker Lesson

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1963, Louis Pappas began his career, on stage, with the Drexel Hill Players in 1971. Also an accomplished pianist, he studied classical piano at Settlement Music School. In 1979 he moved to South Florida where he attended Broward College furthering his music ...

91. Vlas Parlapanides

Writer | Immortals

Vlas Parlapanides was born on July 26, 1971 in the USA as Vlasis Parlapanides. He is a writer and producer, known for Immortals (2011), Death Note (2017) and Everything for a Reason (2000).

92. Alexander Payne

Director | Nebraska

Director, producer and screenwriter Alexander Payne was born in Omaha, Nebraska. His parents, Peggy (Constantine) and George Payne, ran a Greek restaurant. His father is of Greek and German ancestry, and his mother is of Greek descent; the family name was originally Papadopoulos. He has two older ...

93. Ted Pedas

Producer | Barton Fink

Brother of Jim Pedas.

94. Zoë Poledouris

Soundtrack | Starship Troopers

The elder of Basil Poledouris' two daughters, Zoë was born on August 25, 1973 in Los Angeles. Zoë grew up interpreting her father's music with movement on ice as a competitive figure skater. At the age of nine years, she performed a piece on the recorder for her father which became the melody for "...

95. Manos Psistakis

Writer | I dada

Manos Psistakis is an actor and writer, known for The Nanny (2003), To kokkino domatio (2005) and Epta thanasimes petheres (2004).

96. Sakis Rouvas

Actor | Chevalier

Sakis Rouvas was born in the island of Corfu, Greece. Very soon, music and singing became a part of his life. His classmates certainly still remember an unforgettable graduation party where Sakis was the undisputed star of the show as he performed the greatest hits of Elvis Presley and The Beatles.


97. Anastas N. Michos

Cinematographer | The First Purge

Anastas Michos works with bold confidence in every genre. From lush period pieces, to sparkling romantic comedies, from electrifying thrillers to pulsating musicals, Michos brings to each of his films a strong style and dynamic look.

His versatility is front and center in the kaleidoscopic musical ...

98. Greg P. Russell

Sound_department | Transformers

Greg P. Russell began his career at T.T.G. Recording Studios in 1977 as an assistant recording engineer on several hit television shows, including The Love Boat, Charlie's Angels, Hart to Hart, Vegas, and Fantasy Island. In 1981, Greg moved to Evergreen Studios, where he worked with such artists as...

99. Ariana Savalas

Actress | Deus Ex Machina

Ariana Savalas was born on January 9, 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Ariana Karin Savalas. She is an actress and composer, known for Deus Ex Machina (2010), Miriam (2006) and Ariana Savalas: Too Late.

100. Spyros Skouras

Self | We, the People

Spyros Skouras was born on March 28, 1893 in Greece. He was married to Barbara. He died on August 16, 1971 in Mamaroneck, New York, USA.

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