George P. Cosmatos (1941–2005)


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George P. Cosmatos was born on January 4, 1941 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy as Yorgo Pan Cosmatos. He was a director and writer, known for Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Leviathan (1989) and Cobra (1986). He was married to Birgitta Ljungberg. He died on April 19, 2005 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. See full bio »

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Known For

Leviathan Director
(1989)
Cobra Director
(1986)
(1983)

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 1995 Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
- More Girls with Big Guns (1995) ... (archive footage)
 1993 Tombstone
 1989 Leviathan
 1986 Cobra
 1976 The Cassandra Crossing (as George Pan Cosmatos)
 1973 Massacre in Rome (as George Pan Cosmatos)
 1971 The Beloved (as Yorgo Pan Cosmatos)
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Alternate Names:

George Pan Cosmatos | George Cosmatos | Yorgo Pan Cosmatos

Spouse:

Birgitta Ljungberg  (her death)  (1 child)

Children:

Panos Cosmatos
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

My pictures appeal all round the world. I do slick American pictures with a European sensitivity.

Trivia:

Greek director born in Italy who made international blockbusters. He had a well-known knack for complex action shoots and aerial photography and for saving troubled projects. A student of the London Film School, he began as an assistant to Otto Preminger on Exodus (1960). See more »

Trademark:

[aerial] first scene in film filmed from the air

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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