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    Mehmet Aslantuğ

    Mehmet Aslantuğ (born 25 September 1961 in Samsun) is a Turkish actor. He has appeared in 25 films and television shows since 1981. He starred in Akrebin Yolculuğu, which was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. He is of Circassian descent.
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    Tuncel Kurtiz

    Tuncel Kurtiz (born 1 February 1936) is a Turkish theatre, movie and TV series actor, playwright and film director. Since 1964, he has acted in more than 70 movies, including many international productions. He was born in Bilecik, a town in Turkey. His father was a district governor (kaymakam) and his mother a teacher. His parents' occupation was the reason the family toured many places across the country. After graduating from the Haydarpaşa High School in Istanbul, Kurtiz studied English philology at Istanbul University. He soon started a career as an actor playing theatres. Since 1958, Kurtiz performed on many stages in Istanbul, in state and private theatres. He was also on the stage at Gothenburg City Theatre, Stockholm Royal Thaetre and Swedish Theatre in Sweden, Schaubühne Berlin, Frankfurt City Theatre and Hamburg City Theatre in Germany and at Peter Brook Shakespeare Royal Theatre in England. Kurtiz directed plays for the German-Turkish theatre project "Türkisches Ensemble" in the late 1970s. During his university years and later the military service period, he became friends with the renowned film director Yılmaz Güney. They made a number of films together. Their 1970
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    Cem Yılmaz

    Cem Yılmaz

    Cem Yılmaz (born 23 April 1973 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish stand-up comedian, actor and filmmaker and cartoonist, best known for his films G.O.R.A. (2004), A.R.O.G (2008) and Yahşi Batı (2010), who has won two Sadri Alışık awards for his roles in Organize İşler (2005) and The Magician (2006). While studying at the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management of Boğaziçi University, he started drawing comics for the Turkish humor magazine Leman. In August 1995 he did his first stand-up comedy show in "Leman Culture Center" performing with no serious career intentions as a comedian. However, after the positive response of the audience, he continued his show to attract larger crowds in Beşiktaş Cultural Center where he has appeared in over a thousand stand-up comedy shows since, becoming so popular that tickets have sold for 250TL (approx. US$140). His movie career started in 1998 with a co-starring role in the comedy Everything's Gonna Be Great (1999), directed by Ömer Vargı, and continued with a role in Vizontele (2001), directed by Yılmaz Erdoğan and Ömer Faruk Sorak. He achieved his greatest success by starring in and writing big-budget science-fiction parody G.O.R.A. (2004),
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    Bülent İnal

    Bülent İnal (born 19 May 1973 Istanbul) is a Turkish actor. He graduated from Ege University, and Dokuz Eylül University Department of Theatre.
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    Kenan İmirzalıoğlu

    Kenan İmirzalıoğlu

    Kenan İmirzalıoğlu (Turkish pronunciation: [keˈnan iˈmirzalɯˌoːɫu], born 18 June 1974) is a Turkish actor. Kenan İmirzalıoğlu was born as the youngest of three children to Mustafa and Yıldız İmirzalıoğlu in the village of Üçem in Balâ, Ankara Province. At age 12, he moved to the city of Ankara for his middle studies. He graduated in Mathematics from Yıldız Technical University. He won the Best Model Of Turkey in 1997 along with Deniz Akkaya. He caught the eye of director Osman Sınav who cast him in the TV series Deli Yürek (Crazy Heart). He also starred in its spinoff film Deli Yürek: Bumerang Cehennemi (Crazy Heart: Boomerang Hell). He then acted in Alacakaranlık (Dusk) written and directed by Uğur Yücel and Yazı Tura (Toss up) which featured the same cast. In 2005, İmirzalıoğlu played the lead role in Osman Sınav's Aci Hayat (Bitter Life) based on the 1962 film of the same name. He followed that by lead roles in the action films Son Osmanlı Yandım Ali (The Last Ottoman: Knockout Ali) and Kabadayı (For Love and Honor). He returned to television in 2009 with the series Ezel and also starred in the action film Ejder Kapanı (Dragon Trap) directed by Uğur Yücel.
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    Halit Ergenç

    Halit Ergenç

    Halit Ergenç (Turkish pronunciation: [haːˈlit eɾˈgentʃ]) (born 30 April 1970 in İstanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish actor. Halit Ergenç was born as the son of actor Sait Ergenç on 30 April 1970 in İstanbul. He completed his secondary education at Beşiktaş Atatürk High School in 1989 and entered İstanbul Technical University to study Marine Engineering. He left after one year to study opera at Mimar Sinan University and supported himself working as a computer operator and marketer. He briefly worked as a backing vocalist and dancer for Ajda Pekkan and Leman Sam. In 1996, Ergenç began acting at the Dormen Theatre and had his first leading role in the musical The King and I. He established himself on television with his part in the series Kara Melek. He continued working in theatre with such plays as Kiss Me, Kate, Tatlı Charity, Beni Seviyor, Kral ve Ben, Amphitrion 2000, Evita, Hayalet and Ötekiler and Şarkılar Susarsa. Following appearances in the series Köşe Kapmaca and Böyle mi Olacaktı, he went to New York and acted in the musical The Adventures of Zak. In 2000, he acted in the films Hiç Yoktan Aşk and Ölümün El Yazısı and then the series Dedem, Gofret ve Ben and Zerda where she
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    Mehmet Ali Erbil

    Mehmet Ali Erbil (born 8 February 1957) is a Turkish comedian, actor and talk show host. Mehmet Ali was born in Istanbul, Turkey, as the son of Saadettin Erbil, a theatre and film actor, in 1957. He is the grandson of Mehmed Efendi and the great-grandson of Mehmed Esad Erbilî. He completed his primary and secondary education in Istanbul, Ankara and Balıkesir. In 1970, he enrolled in the Theatre Department of State Conservatory in Ankara. Having graduated, he started his acting career in Ankara State Theatre. Afterwards, he moved to Istanbul and continued his career in musical films. In 1984, he first started his television career in a programme he hosted together with Derya Baykal and Çiğdem Tunç. He currently suffers from a rare disease called capillary leak syndrome. His TV show Çarkıfelek was cancelled on 6 October 2010 due a Erbil's derogatory reference to Alevis. The program started again in September 2011 on TNT.
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    Koray Candemir

    Koray Candemir

    Koray Candemir (born on August 7, 1975 in Istanbul), is a Turkish musician, songwriter and record producer. He used to be the lead singer of the Turkish rock band Kargo. Towards the end of 2008, Koray Candemir and Serkan Celikoz, has decided to end their involvement with Kargo, due to vision and opinion differences with the other members of Kargo. They have formed their new band which is named 'maSKott'. They are currently in Seattle working on their new projects and have plans to release a single and an album soon. Besides singing, Koray also plays the guitar in Kargo and maSKott. In addition to his musical work, he is known for his acting and charity work. Candemir’s career in music began with his high school band which won several awards from “Milliyet Liselerarasi Muzik Yarismasi” (Milliyet High Schools Music Contest). After graduating from high school Koray Candemir began performing at local music clubs. In 1994, after hearing him perform, Selim Ozturk and Mehmet Senol Sisli invited Koray to join Kargo as the lead singer. In 1996, Kargo released their debut-album “Yarina Ne Kaldi? (What is left for tomorrow?) The album was an instant success, making Kargo the most popular rock
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    Peker Açıkalın

    Peker Açıkalın (born November 1963 in Kars) is a Turkish actor who usually appears in comedic roles. Peker Açıkalın grew up as one of three children in İstanbul. Despite his parents‘ pressure for him to join the family‘s manufacturing business, he pursued his dream to become an actor. Açıkalın made his first television appearance in ‘’Kim Bunlar?’’ on TRT 1. He gained widespread fame for his roles in the comedy series Çiçek Taksi and as Gaffur in Avrupa Yakası. He married actress Nilüfer Açıkalın in 1987
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    Mazhar Alanson

    Mahmut Mazhar Alanson (February 13, 1950) is a Turkish musician, guitarist, member of the popular Turkish pop music band MFÖ and an actor. He was born on February 13, 1950 to a family of musicians in Ankara, Turkey, where his father was the head trumpeter in the State Philharmonic Orchestra. He continued his high school education in Istanbul following his father's death. After the high school, he attended the State Conservatory in Ankara and graduated in performing arts, in particular (theater). He started playing the guitar during his high school years. In 1966, Mazhar formed the band Kaygısızlar ("The Carefree") along with Fuat Güner. They played the music of the Beatles, Crosby, Stills & Nash and the Rolling Stones and collaborated with the renowned Turkish pop singer Barış Manço. Later on, Özkan Uğur joined the band, and in 1972 the trio was renamed MFÖ, after the initials of the members. While Özkan was serving his military duty, Mazhar and Fuat released their first album Türküz Türkü Çığırırız ("We are Turkish, we will sing Türkü"). The album song Güllerin İçinden ("From in-between the roses") brought the group to a broader audience. In 1974, Galip Boransu and Ayhan Sicimoğlu
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    Bedri Baykam

    Bedri Baykam (born 26 April 1957) is a Turkish artist. Baykam's father Dr. Suphi Baykam was a deputy in the Turkish parliament and his mother Mutahhar Baykam an architect-engineer. Baykam claims that he started to paint when he was only two years old, and has had several exhibitions since the age of six in Bern, Geneva, New York, Washington, London, Rome, Munich, Stockholm, etc. during his childhood years. He also claims that he was recognized as a child prodigy, although there are no valuable records to prove his claims. Baykam studied at the Sorbonne University in Paris from 1975 to 1980 and got an MBA degree. During this time, he also studied drama in L'Actorat, Paris. He lived in California during the years 1980-1987, studied painting and film-making at the California College of Arts and Crafts, in Oakland. He had several shows in New York, California and Paris. He returned to Turkey in 1987 and has been living in Istanbul since. He has had 97 one-man-shows in various countries in addition to participating in numerous group shows. To date, he authored eighteen books, five of which were on art (one in English), and eleven on politics. One of his more well-known books, "Monkeys'
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    Erhan Emre

    Erhan Emre (born 4 September 1978) is a Turkish-German actor, director, film producer and writer. Emre was born to Kurdish immigrants in Germany, he is one of eight children.
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    Yavuz Bingöl

    Yavuz Bingöl (born 1964) is in the folk realm of Turkish music and is also an actor. He was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1964. He was in several miniseries on Turkish TV, including Bayanlar Baylar, Ah Be İstanbul and Yanık Koza. He also did the romance series Zerda and the sitcom Esref Saati. His 2008 films made both great success: Three Monkeys premiered in competition at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, where its director Nuri Bilge Ceylan won the Award for Best Director and White Angel won the Special Jury Award and International Visionary Prize at the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival. Bingöl's another film, released into English, He's in the Army Now was nominated for best Turkish film at the Istanbul International Film Festival.
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    Alp Kırşan

    Alp Kırşan (born 3 November 1979 in Beşiktaş, Istanbul) is a Turkish actor. Kırşan began as a professional model and was chosen as 'Best Model of Turkey' in 2002. He hosted a program Sabah Şekerleri with Özlem Yıldız. He began his acting with a play Oyunun Oyunu at the Yasemin Yalçın Theatre. Kırşan became well known for his role as Yiğit in the sitcom Çat Kapı and has since acted in several films and TV series, usually in comedic roles.
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    Ediz Hun

    Ediz Hun (born 20 November 1940 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish film actor and politician. After studying at the St. George's Austrian High School in Istanbul, he graduated in Biology and Environmental Science from the University of Trondheim in Norway. After he had participated in a contest organized by Ses (The Voice) magazine he was noticed by producers. He made his debut in 1963 with "Genç Kızlar" (Young Girls) opposite Hülya Koçyiğit. He went on to become a household name, sometimes acting in more than 10 films in a year. On March 3, 1973, he married socialite Berna Hanım after a highly publicized affair. The couple has two children, a daughter, Bengü (born 1974) and a son, Burak (born 1981). From 1985 onwards, he became a lecturer at Marmara University. He decided to try his hand at politics and became a member of parliament for the Anavatan Partisi (Motherland Party), between the years 1999 and 2002.
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    Ozan Güven

    Ozan Güven (born 19 May 1975 in Nuremberg) is a Turkish actor. Ozan Güven graduated in Modern Dance from Mimar Sinan University. He studied acting at the İzmir Municipal Conservatory after which he worked at the Şahika Tekand Theatre in İstanbul. Güven has appeared in the television series İkinci Bahar, Çiçeği Büyütmek, Koçum Benim, Aslı ve Kerem and Bir İstanbul Masalı. In addition to art films such as Balalayka and Ümit Ünal's Dokuz, he has also starred with his close friend Cem Yılmaz in more commercial, big budget films such as G.O.R.A, its sequel A.R.O.G as well as Yahşi Batı. In 2005, he married director Türkan Derya. They have one child.
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    Fuat Saka

    Fuat Saka

    Fuat Saka (born 1952 in Trabzon, Turkey), is a Turkish singer, songwriter, arranger, guitarist (although he may be more precisely called a multi-instrumentalist). Saka received art training in İstanbul, and later music training in France and Germany. He had to leave Turkey in 1980, after the coup for political reasons. He lived in Europe up until 1998, travelling and collaborating with numerous musicians. Saka still divides most of his time between İstanbul, Hamburg and Paris; and tours several countries with his Fuat Saka International Group consisting of German, American, Georgian and Azerbaijani musicians. He has performed with Greek musicians Nikos Papazoglou and Dionysis Savvopoulos since the mid-1980s.
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    Ata Demirer

    Ata Demirer (born July 6, 1972 in Bursa, Turkey) is a Turkish filmmaker and stand-up comedian famous for a string of Turkish box-office hits including Berlin Kaplanı (2012), Eyyvah Eyvah 2 (2011), Eyyvah Eyvah (2010) as well as being one of the top 10 standup comedians in Turkey. Demirer, who demonstrated a talent for music at an early age, studied at Bursa Boy's High School before transferring in his final year and graduating with honours from Çelebi Mehmet High School. After leaving school he found work, with the help of his brothers, as a night club pianist. In 1991, he moved to Istanbul after being accepted on a music course at the Turkish State Conservatory at Istanbul Technical University. During his studies he started performing stand-up in bars and befriended Gökhan Semiz of Turkish comedy troop Vitamin Group and sang on their single Turkish Cowboys. His first professional performances were organised with the assistance of E.Ş.EK Theatre Group founder Uğur Uludağ and while performing in musical theater with the group in Asos he was offered the lead role in the 1995 production of Funny Money (Komik Para) at the Dormen Theatre. That same year he also founded and toured with
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    Sinan Tuzcu

    Sinan Tuzcu (born 10 July 1977 in Gaziantep) is a Turkish actor. After doing a course on Tourism and Hotel Management at Bilkent University, he graduated in Theatre from Mimar Sinan University's State Conservatory in 2003. Tuzcu who had previously worked part-time at the Ankara State Theatre, began acting professionally at the Bilkent Drama Studio. Tuzcu is married to actress Dolunay Soysert.
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    Mehmet Günsür

    Mehmet Günsür

    Mehmet Günsür (Turkish pronunciation: [mehˈmet ɟynˈsyɾ]) (born 8 May 1975, Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish actor. Günsür worked first as a barman and then as a model before becoming an actor. He graduated from Italian High School. Since his debut, he has acted in Turkish, Italian, and some American films. His best known roles are in the films O Şimdi Asker, Anlat İstanbul, and Hamam. His awards include Most Promising Actor at the 1998 Ankara International Film Festival for Hamam and the only Special Jury Award given in 2003 by the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival for his performance in O Şimdi Asker. Mehmet Günsür is married to Italian documentary director Katerina Mongio. The couple has two children named Ali and Maya.
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    Mehmet Kurtuluş

    Mehmet Kurtuluş

    Mehmet Kurtuluş (born 27 April 1972 in Uşak, Turkey) is a German actor of Turkish descent. He is best known for his work with German director Fatih Akın. Kurtuluş was born in Uşak in Turkey and moved at the age of 18 months to Germany, where he grew up with his brother, Tekin, in Salzgitter, Lower Saxony. While at the Gymnasium am Fredenberg highschool, he had success with the school's theatre group. After graduating in 1991, he completed his formation at the Staatstheater Braunschweig. His first débuts took place in 1994 and 1995, with Komödie am Winterhuder Fährhaus in Hamburg, as well as with Theater am Kurfürstendamm in Berlin. He performed several minor television roles in episodes of different TV shows and continued working in theater until his big-screen début in his main role as the young Turkish boy Gabriel in Fatih Akın's film Kurz und schmerzlos (Short Sharp Shock). After his breakthrough he appeared in the successful TV mini-series Der Tunnel, of Roland Suso Richter, where he performed alongside Heino Ferch and Nicolette Krebitz. Doris Dörrie chose him for her sex comedy Naked. He went back to working in television with the love film Eine Liebe in Saigon (Love in
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    Cansel Elçin

    Cansel Elçin

    Cansel Elçin (born September 20, 1973), is a film actor. Elçin was born in Izmir, Turkey, but his family moved to France when he was 9 years old. He has grown up trilingually and can speak French, English and Turkish. He studied in the Ecole Florent in Paris and has French citizenship. Elçin won the Best Male TV Actor Award for his role in "Hatirla Sevgili", at Beykent University Faculty of Communations, 2008 Communation Awards; which honors the year's bests as voted by the students.
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    Özgür Çevik

    Özgür Çevik (born 27 May 1981) is a Turkish singer and actor who gained fame and intense fan following as a result of having appeared in his country's version of the television pop music talent contest, Star Academy and, subsequently, as a variety performer and actor. A native of Ankara, his father was a soldier and his mother was a police officer. He has one younger sister. Because of his father's job, Çevik's family moved a lot. They moved back to Istanbul after the 1999 Marmaris Earthquake. He studied philosophy at Istanbul University and radio & television at Beykent University. Özgür Çevik was cast as the lead in the popular TV mini-series Yabancı Damat [The Foreign Groom], in which he starred as the Greek bridegroom Niko whose Turkish bride Nazlı was played by the actress Nehir Erdoğan. He released his first album in 2008.
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    Serhat Tutumluer

    Serhat Tutumluer (born 29 June 1972 in Eskişehir) is a Turkish actor. Serhat Tutumluer began studying sociology at Istanbul University but later went to Ankara State Conservatory where he graduated in theatre. Between 1995 and 1997, he worked at the Ankara State Theatre. He won the Best Actor Award at the 27th Istanbul Film Festival for his performance in Ara.
    8.33
    3 votes
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    Tayfun Bademsoy

    Tayfun Bademsoy (born 14 October 1958) is a Turkish-German actor who currently has over 250 TV and cinema productions. He is known for his appearance in many crime-scene series. In his first Hollywood role, he played the role of Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegün in the movie Beyond the Sea. Bademsoy is also the voice actor who serves as the character Sayid's German voice in the American TV series LOST. His mother Sabahat Bademsoy has played alongside Bademsoy in various German TV series such as Tatort. His sister Aysun Bademsoy is also an actress living in Germany.
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    Cüneyt Arkın

    Cüneyt Arkın (born Fahrettin Cüreklibatır on September 7, 1937 in the village of Gökçeoğlu of Alpu district in Eskişehir, Turkey) is a Turkish film actor, director and producer. His name by birth is Fahrettin Cüreklibatur and his parents are descendants of a Crimean Tatar family. He is not only a doctor of medicine, but also a renowned martial artist in seven different disciplines. Having starred in somewhere around 248 movies and also TV series, he is widely considered as one of the most prominent Turkish actors of all time. His movies shown abroad featured him as George Arkin. His films have ranged from well-received dramas to mockbusters, throughout his career. His most notable movies are historical dramas, taking place during the first centuries of the Ottoman Empire and Anatolian Seljuks. Malkoçoğlu Cem Sultan and Battal Gaziare a few good example of these movies. While gaining success with such action-based films, he also took part in political films in the late 1970s, the most famous of those being The Adam Trilogy directed by Remzi Aydın Jöntürk. Although it is one of his the poorest quality films, he became known abroad for the movie Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam (The Man Who
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    Fikret Kuşkan

    Mehmet Fikret Kuşkan (born 22 April 1965 in İstanbul) is a Turkish actor. Fikret Kuşkan grew up in İstinye with his parents and four sisters. When he was 13, his father died and he moved to Tokat. After three years, he returned to İstanbul and began studying at Hasköy Lisesi. He graduated from Istanbul University's theatre conservatory. Kuşkan made his film debut in Sis which was written by Zülfü Livaneli and played the role of a photographer in the TRT series Gençler. He appeared in İki Başlı Dev with Cünyet Arkın. Next, he starred in Ömer Kavur's Gizli Yüz which he followed with roles in C Blok, Çakalların İçinde, Yaz Yağmuru, Sahte Dünyalar, Özlem Düne Bugüne Yarına, Aşk Üzerine Söylenmemiş Herşey, Deniz Bekliyordu, Kurtuluş, Avcı and Dokuz. Kuşkan then successfully starred in a series of Çağan Irmak's productions Yolculuk, Mustafa Hakkında Herşey, Babam ve Oğlum and Kabuslar Evi. He was given the Best actor award at the 25th İstanbul Film Festival for his performance in Babam ve Oğlum.
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    Haluk Piyes

    Haluk Piyes (born March 30, 1975) is a Turkish-German actor. His mother is (A Yoruk) from Adana, Turkey and his father is from Kirsehir, A Turkmen.
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    Tekin Kurtuluş

    Tekin Kurtulus (born 16 September 1968, Usak, Turkey is a German actor of Turkish descent. He is the older brother of actor Mehmet Kurtuluş.)
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    Yılmaz Güney

    Yılmaz Güney

    Yılmaz Güney, (born Yılmaz Pütün, 1 April 1937 – 9 September 1984) was a -Kurdish film director, scenarist, novelist and actor from Turkey. Many of his works are devoted to the plight of ordinary, working class people in Turkey. Yılmaz Güney was born in 1937 in the Yenice county of Adana. His father was a Zaza-Kurd from Siverek, and his mother was a Kurmanci-Kurd from Varto, Turkey. His parents migrated to Adana to work as cotton field laborers. As a result of his family background young Yılmaz grew among the working class poor, which formed a strong background for his future works which generally focused on a realistic portrayal of down and out people in Turkey. Güney studied law and economics at the universities in Ankara and Istanbul, but by the age of 21 he found himself actively involved in film-making. As Yeşilçam, the Turkish studio system, grew in strength, a handful of directors, including Atıf Yılmaz, began to use the cinema as a means of addressing the problems of the people. Mostly, state-sanctioned melodramas, war films and play adaptations had previously played in Turkish theaters, but these new filmmakers began to fill the screens with more artistic, personal and
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    Cengiz Küçükayvaz

    Cengiz Küçükayvaz (born 30 July 1968 in Uşak) is a Turkish actor who usually appears in comedic roles. Cengiz Küçükayvaz graduated in Theatre from Dokuz Eylül University's Faculty of Fine Arts. He began his professional acting career at the Tuncay Özinel Theatre and the Hadi Çaman Theatre. Küçükayvaz has appeared in several films and TV series including Reyting Hamdi, Çiçek Taksi, Lalelide bir Azize, Kahpe Bizans, the rebooted Hababam Sınıfı series, Maskeli Beşler series, Süper Ajan K-9 and Yedi Kocalı Hürmüz. In 2008, he founded the Cengiz Küçükayvaz Theatre, named after himself.
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    Kenan Çoban

    Kenan Çoban (born 22 January 1975, Elazig) is a Turkish actor who is known for playing the role of Abdülhey in the Valley of the Wolves.
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    Tarık Akan

    Tarık Akan (born as Tarık Tahsin Üregül in 13 December 1949, Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish film actor and producer who has been active since the 1970s. Tarık Akan was born as Tarık Üregül in Istanbul in 1949. His family was constantly moving around Turkey due to his father's occupation in the military. Before he started his acting career he worked as a lifeguard at beaches and at a boat renting place. He received a degree in mechanical engineering at Yıldız Technical University. He entered a contest of a famous magazine called Ses ("Voice") and ended up runner up. He studied acting under the eye of famous Turkish film director Ertem Eğilmez. He made his film debut in 1970 at the age of 21 in Vefasız. At first, most of his roles were in romantic comedies. Later in his career, he has taken on more political and dramatic roles. He has acted in a total of 110 films to date and has won numerous awards from various festivals including Cannes and Berlin. He won an Honourable Mention at the 35th Berlin International Film Festival for his role in Pehlivan. He has also directed several productions such as documentaries and serials for television. In 2002, he published his first book "Anne
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    Güven Kıraç

    Güven Kıraç (born 1968) is a Turkish actor. He studied theater at the conservatory of Mimar Sinan University.
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    Mennan Yapo

    Mennan Yapo (born 1966) is an award winning German director, screenwriter, producer and actor of Turkish descent. Born in Munich to Turkish parents, Yapo has been in the film business since 1988, at first working in various assistant jobs and as a publicist. From 1995, Yapo has worked as a screenwriter and producer, as well as a supporting actor (in Peter Greenaway's The Pillow Book, 1996, and Wolfgang Becker's Good Bye Lenin!, 2003). 1999 marks Yapo's first outing as a director. His directing debut, the short subject Framed, was nominated for the Deutscher Filmpreis and shown at numerous international festivals. In 2002, Yapo started working on his first full-length directing work, the thriller Lautlos (Soundless). A German box-office success in 2004, it also won international critical acclaim. Yapo's Hollywood directing debut, the drama film Premonition starring Sandra Bullock, was released to cinemas in March 2007 and has grossed 85m$ world-wide. He is currently working on the post-apocalyptic action thriller Gunslinger starring Josh Hartnett and the political thriller "The Ambassador".
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    Sinan Akkuş

    Sinan Akkuş (born December 17, 1971) is a Turkish-German actor, director, film producer and writer.
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    Metin Kaçan

    Metin Kaçan (b.1961, Kayseri, Turkey) is a Turkish author who is best known for his novels Ağır Roman (Cholera Street), and Fındık Sekiz. Ağır Roman has been translated into German (Kaçan 2003), and a movie (Ağır Roman), directed by Mustafa Altıoklar (1999), was based on it. Kaçan is also the author of a collection of short stories, "A ship to the Islands" (Adalara Vapur, Kaçan 2002), and a book written in a mixed style between prose and poetry, entitled "The tiger at Withdrawal" (Harman Kaplan, Kaçan 1999). Much of Kaçan's writings deals with life in Istanbul, in particular its poor quarter Dolapdere (not far from Taksim square). To Dolapdere, he sarcastically gave the name "Cholera" (Kolera in Turkish) in Ağır Roman, thereby recalling both its shabbiness and the fact that the greatest Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz died there from the cholera in 1855. Mickiewicz´ museum at Dolapdere, still open to visitors today, figures in "Ağır Roman". The title of this novel plays ingeniously with the polysemy of the Turkish word Roman, which means both "gypsy" and "novel". Also, together with the adjective ağır, which means "heavy" or "slow" in Turkish, Roman is the designation for a special
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    Ferhan Şensoy

    Ferhan Şensoy (born February 26, 1951) is a prominent Turkish playwright, actor and stage director. Ferhan Şensoy was born in Çarşamba, Samsun Province, where he attended Gazi Osman Paşa Preliminary School. His mother, Müjgan Şensoy, was a primary school teacher and his father, Yusuf Cemil Şensoy, was the mayor of Çarşamba. He started his secondary school education at Galatasaray High School in 1961 and completed it in Çarşamba High School in 1970. He started his education ın architectecture at Academy of Fine Arts and interrupted in 1972 when he began his theater training at Ecole supérieure d'art dramatique, Théâtre national de Strasbourg in Strasbourg, France. After his graduation, he returned to Turkey in 1975. He went to Ulaş, Çorlu in 1982 and later Harbiye Orduevi, Şişli, Istanbul in 1982 for his military service, which he completed in 1984. Şensoy married Derya Baykal in 1988. The couple had their first child, Müjgan Ferhan, in 1989 and their second child, again a daughter, Neriman Derya, in 1990. The couple divorced in 2004. Having started writing at a very young age, Şensoy's first poems and stories were published in periodicals such as Yeni Ufuklar and Soyut. By the
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    İsmail Hacıoğlu

    İsmail Hacıoğlu (born 30 November 1985) is a Turkish actor and son of former Fenerbahçe player Mehmet Hacıoğlu.
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    Cemal Hünal

    Cemal Hünal (born 2 October 1976, İstanbul) is a Turkish actor. He studied at Saint Benoit French High School and went on to study theatre and acting at Santa Monica College, UCLA and London Film School. Recently he acted in Romantic Comedy, also Çağan Irmak's films Ulak and Issız Adam.
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    Müslüm Gürses

    Müslüm Akbaş (born May 7, 1953), better known as Müslüm Gürses (pronounced [mysˈlym ɟyɾˈses]) is a Turkish folk singer. He was born in 1953 in Şanlıurfa, Turkey. He married Muhterem Nur in 1983. He mostly sings Turkish folk and Ottoman classical music, with an arabesque style. His talent and his special style have put him to a different place among other folk singers. In his songs he mostly expresses sorrow and painful feelings. He is considered a cult figure in Turkish folk music and has a very dedicated group of fans, most of whom being young, low-income urban people. He is mostly called Müslüm Baba (means 'Papa Müslüm' in Turkish) among them. Sen Olmayinca - Gönül Teknem Sandik Topraktan Bedene Usta Ne Yazar Garipler Vay Canim Sadece Sultanim Muslumce 92 Paramparca Agur Yarali-Gurbert Geceleri Muslum' Ce Turkuler 2001 Nerelerdesin Biz Babadan Boyle Gorduk
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    Remzi Aydın Jöntürk

    Remzi Aydın Jöntürk (1936 – 1987) was a prominent Turkish film director, actor, screenwriter, producer as well as a sculptor and a paint artist. He directed more than a hundred and twenty feature films between 1964 and 1987 until his death in a car accident while returning from shooting of the movie Afrodit starring Banu Alkan. Jöntürk is credited for creating and directing some of the most famous examples of the Turkish psychedelic cinema including Yarinsiz Adam (The Man without Tomorrow) and Yıkılmayan Adam (The Indestructible Man), both starring Cüneyt Arkın as part of his psychedelic social-action The Adam Trilogy. He is considered one of the most prominent psychedelic-action film makers of 1970's Turkish cinema during its boom period. This is due to his unorthodox use of psychedelic yet political and criminal themes, as well as over-expressive dialogs in the movies he directed, produced and written. Jöntürk entered cinema in 1960s heyday for Turkish film industry as a set designer, became assistant director to Sureyya Duru. In 1964, he directed his first film 'Zımba Gibi Delikanlı' starring Palme d'Or winner Yilmaz Guney. As a result of some of the politically charged lines in
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    Baki Davrak

    Baki Davrak (born 1971 in Bad Säckingen, Baden-Württemberg) is a Turkish-German actor who is known for his leading role in the film The Edge of Heaven (Auf der anderen Seite) which won the Prix du scénario at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Baki Davrak received his training in Hannover and Berlin theatres. Although he has worked on numerous films, he continues to act in the theater. Baki Davrak first gained attention in Kutlug Ataman’s 1997 film Lola und Bilidikid (Lola and Billy the Kid) and Thomas Arslan’s 1999 film Dealer. After these films, Baki Davrak took a break from film productions and became a care taker of a park until Fatih Akin offered him the main role as Professor Nejat, a professor of Turkish descent who teachers German, in his 2007 film Auf der anderen Seite (The Edge of Heaven). The film won several international prizes including best screenplay, best director, best supporting actor and best supporting actress. In the same year, Baki Davrak also appeared in Herald Bergmann’s film, Brinkmanns Zorn (Brinkmann’s Wrath). Baki Davrak has also appeared in numerous television series and movies including Wolffs Revier, Eva Blond, and Meine verrückte türkische Hochzeit
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    Tolga Çevik

    Tolga Çevik

    Tolga Çevik (born May 12, 1974, Istanbul) is a Turkish actor and comedian. He studied theatre at Central Missouri State University in the USA. He is married to Özge Yılmaz, sister of the comedian Cem Yılmaz. They have a daughter Tuna and a son Tan together.
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    Korhan Abay

    Korhan Abay (born January 1, 1954 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish actor, author, film director and producer. Korhan Abay is a show-business icon in Turkey, well-known for his work as an actor, writer, host and producer of numerous national and international TV shows and events. He co-hosted the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest with Meltem Cumbul.
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    Şahan Gökbakar

    Şahan Gökbakar (born 22 October 1980 in İzmir, Turkey) is a popular Turkish comedian and film actor. Gökbakar grew up in Turkey's capital, Ankara, attending the primary school and high school attached to the Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ). After completing high school in 1997, he went on to study music and visual arts at Bilkent University's Faculty of Fine Arts in Ankara. He graduated in 2002, with a GPA that ranked him fourth out of a total class of 350. Gökbakar's early life was overshadowed by the death of his father in a traffic accident when he was eight years old. After university, Gökbakar tried his luck in some promo elections and as a result was given the opportunity to make his own program on TV8, a Turkish satellite TV channel. His first show was called "Zibin" (a Turkish word for "very soft undershirt for a baby"). The show received good ratings and was followed by another called "Zoka" ("trap" or "bait") and finally a show called "Dikkat Şahan çıkabilir" ("Watch out: Şahan May Appear") which established him in a long line of nationally famous burlesque comedians stretching back to the 19th century. But Şahan Gökbakar's humor is focused mainly on 21st century
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    Sinan Albayrak

    Sinan Albayrak (born 1973 in Germany) is a Turkish TV and film actor. He graduated from Hacettepe University State Conservatory. His brother is Hakan Albayrak. He was on board of the MV Mavi Marmara in the Gaza flotilla raid. Just before his Gaza trip he married Başak Daşman. He was detained by the Israeli Defence Forces and deported to Turkey.
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    Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ

    Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ

    Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ (Turkish pronunciation: [kɯvantʃ tatɫɯtuː]; born October 27, 1983) is a Turkish actor and model. Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ was born in Adana in southern Turkey. He has four siblings. The name Kıvanç means "pride" in Turkish and Tatlıtuğ is a portmanteau of the Turkish words tatlı (meaning "sweet") and tuğ (the tail of a horse). Although there has been speculation in the former Yugoslav media that he might have a possible Bosnian ancestry, Tatlıtuğ has denied these claims saying he was born and bred in Adana and his family had been in bakery business in this city for more than hundred years. He was sent to Yenice Çağ Private High School by his family where he excelled in basketball. Due to his father's illness, Tatlıtuğ and his family moved to Istanbul so his father could get the proper treatment. In Istanbul, he joined Fenerbahçe Ülker sports club as an amateur basketball player. Kıvanç hosted some pageants and shows. A turning point in Tatlıtuğ's career was when he starred in Gümüş as the character Mehmet Şadoğlu. He acted in the comedy movie "Amerikalılar Karadeniz'de 2" which was directed by Kartal Tibet. He has also starred in other shows such as "Menekşe ile Halil"
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    Şafak Sezer

    Şafak Sezer (born 10 October 1970 in Sincan, Ankara) is a Turkish actor who usually appears in comedic roles. He first acted in Haldun Taner's play Eşeğin Gölgesi at Ankara Halk Tiyatrosu (Ankara People's Theatre). At the same venue, he acted in Devri Yalan, Başımızda Pak Bulut, Sen Bu Seçimi Unut, Saddam'ı Kim Öptü, Şirinler, Edi Büdü and Uzaylı Arif’. He also appeared in Biz Bu İhtilali Niye Yaptık, Yaşar Ne Yaşar Ne Yaşamaz at Ankara Ekin Tiyatrosu (Ankara Crop Theatre). After appearing in Dario Fo's play Yüzsüz, he played in the film Bir Düğün Masalı (A Wedding Tale).
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    Uğur Yücel

    Uğur Yücel (born 26 May 1957) is a Turkish film actor, producer and director. He graduated from the Theater department at the Istanbul Municipality Conservatory (İstanbul Belediye Konservatuarı Tiyatro Bölümü). He took part in several plays between 1975 and 1984 in Kenter Tiyatosu (Kenter Theatre), Tef Kaber Theatre, Dormen Theatre, and Şan Müzikholü. He was noticed for his roles in Selamsız Bandosu (1987) and Muhsin Bey (1987), then gained mainstream success when he took part in Eşkıya (1996). He is married to Turkish actress Derya Alabora.
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    Yetkin Dikinciler

    Yetkin Dikinciler (born 15 August 1969 in İstanbul) is a Turkish actor. Yetkin Dikinciler graduated in Theatre from the State Conservatory of Mimar Sinan University. He was awarded "Best Actor" for his role as Nazım Hikmet in Mavi Gözlü Dev at the 19th Ankara Film Festival, 13th ÇASOD Awards and 13th Sadri Alışık Awards.
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    Melih Ekener

    Melih Ekener (born 13 July 1965 in İstanbul) is a Turkish actor who usually appears in comedic roles. Ekener started his professional acting career at the Kenter Theatre and later joined the Hadi Çaman Yeditepe Oyuncuları. He first appeared on television on TRT's Yarı Şaka Yarı Ciddi comedy show. Later he produced the shows Seç Bakalım, Parola, Kolaysa Sen de Gel and Dekolte' shown on Kanal 6, ATV and Kanal D respectively. He made his film debut in Ferdi Eğilmez's reboot of the Hababam Sinifi series as Bebe Ruhi.
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    Okan Yalabık

    Okan Yalabık (Turkish pronunciation: [oˈkan jalaˈbɯk]) (born 13 December 1978 in Bigadiç, Balıkesir) is a Turkish actor. Born on December 13, 1978, Okan Yalabık decided to be an actor during his secondary school years. He was involved in the theatre club activities of his school and then he wanted to a have formal acting education, so he started İstanbul University State Conservatory, Department of Performing Arts. There he was educated by professionals, one of which was Yıldız Kenter, a well-known and highly-talented Turkish actress, now living her 80’s. Okan was a brilliant student and he had a wonderful performance while he was on stage for his role in A Streetcar Named Desire. After that he started his professional career in tv serials in 2000, which he has so far decorated with three legendary characters that he played in these serials. The first one was Serseri in 2003, where he was a jobless but warm-hearted young man who fell in love with a rich girl and finally won her heart. Then came Hatırla Sevgili in 2006. Here, Okan was acting as Necdet, a romantic, thoughtful and friendly man who owned a patisserie and who fell in love with a girl, who had unfortunately fallen for
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    Zeki Demirkubuz

    Zeki Demirkubuz (born 1 October 1964 in Isparta, Turkey) is a contemporary Turkish film director, screenwriter, producer and film editor. Demirkubuz dropped out of high school, and started working in a textile workshop. Then, he worked as a street vendor for some time. After the 1980 coup d'état, he was imprisoned without trial for three years at the age of 17 for alleged communist activities. At the time, he was studying Communications Engineering at Istanbul University. Following his graduation, he became involved with movie making. After working as an assistant director, he established his own production company, called "Mavi Film". Uncompromising and fiercely independent, Demirkubuz controls almost every aspect of his films, making few concessions to prevailing trends. He started in the movie business as the assistant of director Zeki Ökten in 1986. He made his first film, "C Blok" in 1994. He was able to manage his projects with very low budgets due to the experience he gained while working as an assistant. Some of his films are "Masumiyet" (1997) which was shown at Venice Film Festival, and "Üçüncü Sayfa" (1999), also shown at many international film festivals like Locarno
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    Alişan

    Serkan Tektaş (born 19 June 1976 in Beyoğlu, Istanbul), better known as Alişan, is a Turkish singer and actor. At high school he recorded his first album. In 1997 his first hit album Sana Birşey Olmasın was released. The song entitled "Kralı Gelse" from this album became number one on Turkish music charts. He played in Tepecikspor for 10 years. He is a Tepecik legend. He scored 913 goals in 91 matches.
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    Birol Ünel

    Birol Ünel (born 18 August 1961) is a German actor of Turkish descent. He has acted in a number of German and Turkish films, TV series and theatrical productions. His name, "Birol", means "unique" in Turkish. Ünel was born in Mersin in southern Turkey. In 1968, his family moved to Brinkum near Bremen in Germany. He studied acting at Hanover Conservatory. Ünel began as a theatre actor at the Berliner Tacheles where he played the lead and also directed the play "Caligula". Ünel made his film debut in 1988's The Passenger. He played a private detective in the film Dealer which he followed up with a role in Fatih Akın's Im Juli. Birol then acted in the award winning Gegen die Wand as Cahit Tomruk. He won the German film prize for best actor for this role. His latest films have been Transylvania, Seven Heroes and Soul Kitchen. Ünel also acted in the hit Turkish film Hırsız var! in 2005.
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    Muhsin Ertuğrul

    Muhsin Ertuğrul (March 7, 1892 – April 29, 1979), aka Ertuğrul Muhsin Bey, was a Turkish actor and director. Muhsin Ertuğrul, who had important contributions to both Turkish theatre and Turkish cinema, was born in İstanbul on March 7, 1892. His first performance in theatre was in 1909 with role of "Bob" in Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle.
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    Suat Oktay Şenocak

    Suat Oktay Şenocak

    Former basketball player and also old sports journalist was born in Bursa in Turkey. He played at the local theater in Bursa. And also he is a producer of the movie. He has lots of short movies and documentaries which are he prepared. This is the first feature film Camci / Adi Ask Bu Eziyetin (The Glazier / The name of the pain is love) which is he produced. The movie has been on the movie heathers since September, 2010. He built a cinema association (Insanat Sinema Dernegi) The Cinema enthusiast 16 mm in Bursa. Since he built it he has been continuing to teach at the workshop. He can speak Turkish, Albanian, Swedish and also little bit English. He wrote a book which is about The Refugees (2007).
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    Adnan Maral

    Adnan Maral

    Adnan Maral (born July 1, 1968) is a Turkish-German actor best known for his role in the German comedy Türkisch für Anfänger.
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    Feridun Karakaya

    Feridun Karakaya (1928, Istanbul – 2004, Istanbul) was a well known Turkish comedy actor. Karakaya educated in Kabataş Erkek Lisesi. He took part in several stage and film productions between years 1955 and 2002. He is best remembered with his famous character "Cilalı İbo" (Ibo the Polished). He died of heart failure at the age of 76. Due to his competent Molière interpretations, he was awarded with Légion d'Honneur. He was laid to rest at the Zincirlikuyu Cemetery following the religious funeral ceremony held in Teşvikiye Mosque on 26 April 2004, at the time when he could not see his latest movie released.
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    Güllü Agop

    Güllü Agop

    Agop Vartovyan, better known as Güllü Agop, (took later the name Yakub), (1840, Istanbul - 1902, Istanbul) was an Ottoman Armenian theatre director as well as an occasional actor. He is widely credited with having laid the bases for Turkey's modern and nationally renowned performing arts institution that became İstanbul City Theatres (İstanbul Şehir Tiyatroları). In his qualities of organizer, sponsor and figure of support for writers and spectators, Güllü Agop is one of the 19th century pioneers of the Turkish theatre art as a whole. He was accepted founder of modern Turkish Theatre. Vartovyan was born in 1840 in Istanbul with the name Agop Vartovyan to Armenian parents. "Güllü Agop" (literally Jacob the Rosy) was the name under which he had come to be known in the world of theatre. He converted to Islam in his forties and took the name "Yakub". He is the father of Necip Yakup Aşkın, considered as one of the most prominent violin masters Turkey produced and his grandson, Yücel Aşkın, was the rector of Van's Yüzüncü Yıl University. He works an academician in the university and is chairman of Environmental Engineering.
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    Tunç Başaran

    Tunç Başaran

    Tunç Başaran (born in 1938) is a Turkish screenwriter, film director, film producer and actor. After attending the Faculty of Literature for a while he left school and started working as a script writer for the director Memduh Ün. He then continued to be the assistant of Memduh Ün for a long time. Meanwhile, he also worked as assistant for such directors as Ömer Lütfi Akad, Halit Refiğ, Atıf Yılmaz, Ertem Göreç. In 1964 he directed his first feature Survival. By 1962, he had directed about 40 films. After 1972, he switched to commercials. He directed Don't Let Them Shoot The Kite in 1989. He is currently serving on the advisory board of the Istanbul International Film Festival. Director: ... aka Turkish Wizard of Oz (USA: bootleg title) ... aka Ne pars pas, Triandfilis (France) ... aka Please Don't Go Screenwriter: Actor: Producer: Tunç Başaran at the Internet Movie Database
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    Uğur Polat

    Uğur Polat (born 1 January 1961 in Istanbul) is a Turkish actor. He was a theatre student at the Istanbul University national conservatory. He later joined the Ankara Art Theatre (Ankara Sanat Tiyatrosu). His first film was "Sis" in 1988 in which he played the role of Erol.
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    Etyen Mahçupyan

    Etyen Mahçupyan (born 1950 in Istanbul) is a Turkish-Armenian journalist and writer. From 2007 to 2010 he was the editor-in-chief of Agos, the Armenian community's weekly newspaper. He also contributes to the Turkish national dailies Taraf and Zaman. Mahçupyan first studied chemistry at university. Realizing that earning a living would entail working under a manager, he studied business management, and finance—to get ahead, professionally and intellectually. He learned the Armenian language in primary school. He is a graduate of American Robert College of Istanbul. Mahçupyan is a Turkish citizen of Armenian descent who comes from a Catholic family. His surname derives from his great-grandfather's nickname, "Mahçup", meaning shy, embarrassed, or reticent.
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    Ara Güler

    Ara Güler

    Ara Güler (born August 16, 1928 in Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish photojournalist of Armenian descent, nicknamed "the Eye of Istanbul" or "the Photographer of Istanbul". Güler was born in Istanbul in 1928 to ethnic Armenian parents. Owner of a pharmacy on Istiklal Avenue, his father had a wide circle of friends from the art world of the period. Ara Güler's early contact with this world inspired him to embark on a career in cinema. During his high school years, he jobbed in movie studios and attended drama courses held by Muhsin Ertuğrul, the founder of modern Turkish theater. However, he abandoned cinema in favor of journalism, joining the staff of the newspaper Yeni Istanbul as photojournalist in 1950 and studying Economics at the University of Istanbul at the same time. He then transferred to another newspaper, Hürriyet. (Güler is not related to the royal Guleria family.) In 1958, the American magazine company Time–Life opened a branch in Turkey, and Güler became its first correspondent for the Near East. Soon he received commissions from other international media, such as Paris Match, Stern and the London Sunday Times. After completing his military service in 1961,
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    Levent Üzümcü

    Levent Üzümcü (born 6 July 1972 in İzmir) is a Turkish actor. Levent Üzümcü studied at Karşıyaka Aydoğdu Primary School and Eşref Paşa High School. He trained in theatre first at the Anadolu University in Eskişehir and then at the Los Angeles Acting School. From 1996, he worked at the İstanbul City Theatre. He gained national fame playing Cem on the sitcom Avrupa Yakası. Additionally, he also presented the Akıl Şampiyonu show on TürkMax. Üzümcü is married to psychological advisor Ebru Tuay and they have two children.
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    Raci Şaşmaz

    Raci Şaşmaz (born 30 October 1973, in Sivrice, Elazig) is a Turkish film producer, writer and actor. Necati Şaşmaz is his brother.
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    Yılmaz Erdoğan

    Yılmaz Erdoğan (born 4 November 1967, Hakkâri, Turkey) is a Turkish filmmaker, actor and poet, who is most famous for his box-office record-breaking debut comedy film Vizontele (2001) and the television series Bir Demet Tiyatro (1995–2002/2006-2007). Yilmaz Erdoğan spent his childhood in Ankara until he moved to Istanbul along with his family. His family is of Kurdish origin. In 1987, he dropped out of his civil engineering studies at Istanbul Technical University and joined the On Duty Theater Staff (Turkish: Nöbetçi Tiyatrosu) managed by Ferhan Şensoy. He also became chief screenwriter at Levent Kırca’s long-running television sketch show, Olacak O Kadar. In 1988, he founded his own theatre company, Güldüşündürü, and staged a successful production of his self-penned Suleiman the Magnificent and Rambo (Turkish: Kanuni Sultan Süleyman ve Rambo). In 1994, he founded Beşiktaş Cultural Center (Turkish: Beşiktaş Kültür Merkezi) with business partner Necati Akpınar and achieved recognition as Mükremin Abi alongside actress Demet Akbağ in the ground breaking television series Bir Demet Tiyatro (1995–2002) on Star TV. He also continued his theatrical success with a series of plays and
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    Nejat İşler

    Nejat İşler (born 28 February 1972 in İstanbul) is a Turkish actor. Nejat İşler was born in Eyüp, İstanbul. He studied at Cağaloğlu Anadolu High School where he joined the theatre group. He did the photography course for two years at Yıldız Technical University before serving his military service. After finishing it, he worked for some time as a salesman. When witnessing the play Death of Danton, he became inspired to become an actor and joined the Mimar Sinan University Conservatory from where he graduated in theatre. With two friends, he formed the Kahramanlar ve Soytarılar Theatre. After making his onscreen debut in the Gurur in 1994, he established himself in series such as Deli Yürek, Şehnaz Tango, Nasıl Evde Kaldım, Dedem, Gofret ve Ben, Aşk ve Gurur, Şeytan Ayrıntıda Gizlidir and films such as Eylül Fırtınası. Mustafa Hakkında Herşey and Anlat İstanbul. He is playing a series at the moment.Behzat Ç. Bir Ankara Polisiyesi, 1st season. He has also written three books titled "Tuhaf Şehir Hikayeleri", "Biz Zavallı Erkekler" ve "Yalnızlık Benim Gizli Sevgilim"
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    Ferdi Tayfur

    Ferdi Tayfur (Born: Ferdi Tayfur Turanbayburt, born November 15, 1945) is a Turkish arabesque singer, actor and composer. In recent years, he has also become popular in Afghanistan, Lebanon, Trinidad and Tobago, Syria and Iran. He achieved estimated sales of over 50-60 million records worldwide. He was born in Hurriyet neighbourhood of Adana, Turkey and he has led a successful career in arabesque music. Being successful in his arabesque career he has been announced as the King of Arabesque, a music type very popular in today's Turkey and the middle east. His father, Cumali, who was a big fan of a famous theater and dubbing actor "Ferdi Tayfur" named his youngest son after him. After his father was killed, he was not able to continue his education because he had to work in the cotton fields of Cukurova to support his family. Ferdi Tayfur went to Istanbul when he was 17 with dreams of becoming a famous singer. He was not able to succeed on doing this and so he returned to Adana after a short stay in Istanbul. He came back to Istanbul in the early 1970s and his constant attempts to become a singer finally started to pay off. He has got over 100 music albums and over 30 films in his
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    Tamer Karadağlı

    Tamer Karadağlı (born 24 May 1967 in Ankara) is a Turkish actor. Tamer Karadağlı's family moved to America a short time after he was born. They returned to Turkey just as he began primary school there. He studied at Çankaya High School.and TED Ankara College after which graduated in theatre from Bilkent University Conservatory. In 1993 he made his television debut in Ferhunde Hanımlar . He became well known for starring in the sitcom Çocuklar Duymasın. Karadağlı also appeared as Timur in the series Şaşıfelek Çıkmazı and in the films Beyza'nın Kadınları and Living & Dying He married the actress Arzu Balkan in 2002 but they divorced in 2007. They have a daughter.
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    Engin Günaydın

    Engin Günaydın (born 29 January 1972 in Erbaa, Tokat Province) is a Turkish actor and comedian. Günaydın started studying at Hacettepe University Conservatory, but in his second year he switched to Mimar Sinan University from where he graduated in theatre. In 1997, he had a small role in Otogargara which caused him to be cast in the television series Bir Demet Tiyatro where he played Zabıta İrfan. Later he acted in Aşkım Aşkım with Mehmet Ali Erbil and Emel Sayın. In 2001, he acted in Zeki Demirkubuz's film Yazgı for which he received the Best Supporting Actor Award at the Ankara Film Festival. In 2004, he began doing sketches on Okan Bayülgen's show. In 2005, he accepted an offer from Gülse Birsel and joined the cast of the sitcom Avrupa Yakası as Burhan Altıntop, his most famous role. In 2009, he wrote the screenplay of and starred in Vavien directed by the Taylan brothers. For this, he won a number of screenwriting awards at the Istanbul Film Festival, Yeşilçam Awards and the SİYAD awards. Additionally he did a series of stand up shows titled O Hikayedeki Mal Benim.
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    Tolgahan Sayışman

    Tolgahan Sayışman (pronounced [ˈsajɯʃman]; born December 17, 1981) is a Turkish model, television host, and actor. He graduated from Kadıköy İntaş High School and Department of Administration of the Dogus University. He is known for his modeling work as the winner of Manhunt International 2005, held in Busan, South Korea and hosted the Best Model Of the World 2004. As an actor, he has had roles in the TV series Esir Kalpler, Macolar and Dicle. Currently Sayisman is starring in the TV series Elveda Rumeli, one of the most popular TV series in Turkey, which have a lot of prizes like İsmail Dümbüllü en iyi TV dizisi ödülü 2008. Also he starred in the cinema film Aşk Tutulması with Fahriye Evcen. In 2009 he acted in the Turkish film Aşk Geliyorum Demez with Bergüzar Korel. Both were directed by Murat Şeker. He now plays Çınar Ilgaz in the Fox serial Lale Devri. He stands 1.87 m tall. His favorite sport is football and he is a fan of the Turkish football club Fenerbahçe.
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    Haluk Bilginer

    Haluk Bilginer (born 5 June 1954) is a Turkish actor. In addition to his acting career in Turkey, he has also worked in the United Kingdom and remains best known for his role as Mehmet Osman in the television soap opera EastEnders during the 1980s. He has also starred in Hollywood movies as a minor actor. He played a villainous guerrilla leader in the 1987 comedy film Ishtar (one of the most notorious flops in movie history) and a Turkish Mafioso in the 2001 dark comedy film Buffalo Soldiers. Bilginer was born in İzmir, Turkey. He started his career after graduating from London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He landed his first role at EastEnders. During the course of the show, he came to Turkey to star in the 1987 TV series Gecenin Öteki Yüzü (The Other Side of the Night), where he met his eventual first wife Zuhal Olcay, famous Turkish actress and singer. After dividing his time in London and Istanbul for six years, he left the show to stay in Turkey permanently and married Zuhal Olcay in 1992. He guest starred in an episode of Young Indiana Jones as Ismet Inönü, and went on to star in the Yavuz Özkan film "İki Kadın" (Two Women). He then starred in various movies including
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    Sinan Çetin

    Sinan Çetin (born March 1, 1953 in Bahçesaray, Van Province) is a Turkish actor, film director, and producer. Çetin was born as the son of a customs officer and studied art history at Hacettepe University. Çetin has produced full-length films and television series, and foremost, commercials. He is best known in the English-speaking world for his 1999 movie Propaganda, a critically acclaimed libertarian comedy about post-World War II eastern Turkey. Çetin both directed and produced this movie, as he did for many other films. He commented at 9th International Turkish Language Olympics on June 21, 2011 about Fethullah Gulen. He said: "First of all I would like to thank someone, who is not here -and I don't know why he is not here- a great thinker, an important religious leader, someone precious and who has a heart made of gold. His name is Fethullah Gulen and I'm honored to say that." Çetin is a fan of Ayn Rand, and has published Rand's books and other libertarian books in Turkey. Çetin manages and owns the film production company Plato Film Productions. He opened the company in 1986 and it has been expanding ever since. It is one of the most commercially successful Production
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    Beyazıt Öztürk

    Beyazıt Öztürk (born 1969, Bolu, Turkey), also known as Beyaz, is a Turkish television personality, standup comedian and actor. He is the host of Beyaz Show, a popular Turkish talk show and now started a TV series called Yalan Dünya in Kanal D. He was born in Bolu, Turkey in 1969 and spent most of his childhood in Bursa. He graduated from the sculpturing department of fine arts faculty at the Anadolu University in Eskişehir. He was also a professional basketball player. He now stars in a soap called Yalan Dünya since January 2012 and hosts Beyaz Show since 2007 in the Turkish Channel Kanal D. Öztürk first made his name at Number One TV. He began hosting a Friday Night talk show in 1996 called 'Beyaz Show' where he chats to celebrities. The program is akin to Friday Night With Jonathon Ross in the UK and The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien in the US. He introduced his debut music album called "Beyaz, Türküler". It was available to buy in 1998. He has won "Golden Orange Awards" two times in Turkey.
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    Darío Moreno

    Darío Moreno

    Darío Moreno (3 April 1921 – 1 December 1968) was a Turkish polyglot singer of Jewish origin, as well as an accomplished composer, lyricist and guitarist, who was born in Aydın, Turkey, in 1921, and who attained fame and made a remarkable career centered in France which also included films, during the 1950s and the 1960s. His real name was David Arugete and he was born in the poorer Jewish quarter of İzmir to a large family. He was orphaned in early childhood when his father, who worked in a train station in the city, was shot dead under tragic circumstances. He was placed in the Sephardic orphanage of İzmir (Nido De Guerfanos) by his mother and remained there until he was four. After a primary education in the Jewish educational establishments of İzmir, he did many odd jobs during his early youth. But he has also put great effort into improving his education at the same time while working to make a living, and having started as an errand boy in the cabinet of one of the city's prominent lawyers, he was in time raised to becoming a clerk in his office. In the evenings, he would study French in İzmir's Central Library. With a guitar that had fallen into his hands by chance, he also
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    Demir Gökgöl

    Demir Gökgöl (1937 – March 22, 2012) was a Turkish-German actor. He was born in Istanbul in 1937. He emigrated to Germany in 1968. He died in Hamburg in 2012; he had been in therapy for throat cancer for several years.
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    Erkan Can

    Erkan Can

    Erkan Can (born November 1, 1958 in Bursa, Turkey) is a Turkish film and theatre actor, who has won the Golden Orange for Best Actor twice for his roles in On Board and Takva: A Man's Fear of God, and the Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor for Takva: A Man's Fear of God. Erkan Can began acting in 1974 at the age of 16 with the local Bursa State Theater and took acting classes at the Industrial Vocational High School. From 1982-1984 he undertook his compulsory military service. In 1985 he entered the theatre department of the Istanbul State Conservatory and made his first screen appearance, alongside Kemal Sunal, in Davacı (1986) directed by Zeki Ökten before graduating in 1990. From 1991-92 he performed with the Bakirkoy Municipal Theatre. He had his first major roles in the television series Mahallenin Muhtarlari (1992) and Yalancı (1993) for TRT. He had a minor appearance in Sokaktaki Adam (1995), directed by Biket İlhan, and a featured role in the short Bana Old and Wise'ı Çal (1998), directed by Çağan Irmak before achieving success with On Board (1998), directed by Serdar Akar, for which he won best actor awards at film festivals in Antalya and Ankara as
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    Fatih Akın

    Fatih Akın

    Fatih Akın (born 25 August 1973) is a Turkish-German film director, screenwriter and producer of Turkish descent. Akın was born in 1973 in Hamburg to parents of Turkish ethnicity. He attended the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg to study visual communications and graduated in 2000. Fatih Akın has been married since 2004 to German-Mexican actress Monique Obermüller and lives in Hamburg-Altona. His brother, Cem Akın is an actor. Akın made his debut as director of a full length film as early as 1998 with Short Sharp Shock (Kurz und schmerzlos), which brought him the "Bronze Leopard" award at the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland and the "Pierrot", the Bavarian Film Award for Best New Director in Munich the same year. Since then he has directed feature films such as Im Juli (In July) in 2000, We forgot to go back (Wir haben vergessen zurückzukehren) in 2001 and Solino' in 2002. His fourth work, Head-On (Gegen die Wand), starring Sibel Kekilli, was a major success in 2004 and received several prizes, among them the Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival and the "Best Film" and the "Audience Award" at the 2004 European Film Awards. In 2005 he directed a
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    Naci Taşdöğen

    Naci Taşdöğen (born 3 March 1962 in Istanbul) is a Turkish actor. He performed in the Emret Komutanım and O Şimdi Asker series.
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