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Michael Cacoyannis (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 12 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Zorba the Greek Director
(1964)
Electra Director
(1962)
(1954)
(1999)

Filmography

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 1993 Pano, kato kai plagios (as Mihalis Kakogiannis)
 1987 Sweet Country (as Mihalis Kakogiannis)
 1977 Iphigenia (as Mihalis Kakogiannis)
 1975 Attilas '74 (Documentary)
 1974 The Story of Jacob and Joseph (TV Movie)
 1962/I Electra (as Mihalis Kakogiannis)
 1961 The Wastrel
 1960 Eroica
 1958 To teleftaio psema (as Mihalis Kakogiannis)
 1956 To koritsi me ta mavra (as Mihalis Kakogiannis)
 1955 Stella (as Mihalis Kakogiannis)
 1954 Kyriakatiko xypnima (as Mihalis Kakogiannis)
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Show Show Actor (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (11 credits)
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Other Works:

Stage: Directed "The Devils" on Broadway.

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Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

M. Cacoyannis | Michalis Cacoyiannis | Mihalis Kakogiannis
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Founded the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation in 2003; an institution for the performing arts. See more »

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