Michael Cacoyannis (1922–2011)


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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 13 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Zorba the Greek Director
(1964)
Electra Director
(1962)
Our Last Spring Director
(1960)
(1999)

Filmography

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 1992 Up, Down and Sideways (as Mihalis Kakogiannis)
 1991 To theatro tis Defteras (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Nan (1991)
 1987 Sweet Country (as Mihalis Kakogiannis)
 1977 Iphigenia (as Mihalis Kakogiannis)
 1975 Attila 74: The Rape of Cyprus (Documentary)
 1974 The Story of Jacob and Joseph (TV Movie)
 1962/I Electra (as Mihalis Kakogiannis)
 1961 The Wastrel
 1958 A Matter of Dignity (as Mihalis Kakogiannis)
 1956 A Girl in Black (as Mihalis Kakogiannis)
 1955 Stella (as Mihalis Kakogiannis)
 1954 Windfall in Athens (as Mihalis Kakogiannis)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Directed "The Devils" on Broadway.

Publicity Listings:

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Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

M. Cacoyannis | Michel Cacoyannis | Michalis Cacoyiannis | Mihalis Kakogiannis
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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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