Biography

Mihalis Kakogiannis or Michael Cacoyannis (Greek: Μιχάλης Κακογιάννης, Michalis Kakogiannis; 11 June 1922 – 25 July 2011) was a Greek Cypriot filmmaker, best known for his 1964 film Zorba the Greek. He directed the 1983 Broadway revival of the musical based on the film. Much of his work was rooted in classical texts, especially those of the Greek tragedian Euripides. He was nominated for an Academy Award five times, a record for any Cypriot film artist. He received Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film nominations for Zorba the Greek, and two nominations in the Foreign Language Film category for Electra and Iphigenia.

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Mihalis Kakogiannis or Michael Cacoyannis (Greek: Μιχάλης Κακογιάννης, Michalis Kakogiannis; 11 June 1922 – 25 July 2011) was a Greek Cypriot filmmaker, best known for his 1964 film Zorba the Greek. He directed the 1983 Broadway revival of the musical based on the film. Much of his work was rooted in classical texts, especially those of the Greek tragedian Euripides. He was nominated for an Academy Award five times, a record for any Cypriot film artist. He received Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film nominations for Zorba the Greek, and two nominations in the Foreign Language Film category for Electra and Iphigenia.

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Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 16

Birthday 1922-06-11

Day of Death 2011-07-25

Place of Birth Limassol, Cyprus

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Also Known As

  • Michael Cacoyannis
  • Μιχάλης Κακογιάννης
  • Michalis Kakogiannis
  • M. Cacoyannis
  • Michalis Cacoyiannis
  • Mihalis Kakogiannis

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1999 The Cherry Orchard Director
1993 Up, Down and Sideways Director
1987 Sweet Country Director
1977 Iphigenia Director
1975 Attila 74: The Rape of Cyprus Director
1974 The Story of Jacob and Joseph Director
1971 The Trojan Women Director
1967 The Day the Fish Came Out Director
1964 Zorba the Greek Director
1962 Electra Director
1961 The Wastrel Director
1960 Our Last Spring Director
1958 A Matter of Dignity Director
1956 A Girl in Black Director
1955 Stella Director
1954 Windfall in Athens Director

Writing

1999 The Cherry Orchard Screenplay
1987 Sweet Country Writer
1977 Iphigenia Writer
1971 The Trojan Women Screenplay
1967 The Day the Fish Came Out Writer
1964 Zorba the Greek Screenplay
1962 Electra Writer
1961 The Wastrel Writer
1960 Our Last Spring Writer
1958 A Matter of Dignity Writer
1956 A Girl in Black Screenplay
1955 Stella Writer
1954 Windfall in Athens Writer

Production

1971 The Trojan Women Producer
1967 The Day the Fish Came Out Producer
1964 Zorba the Greek Producer
1962 Electra Producer

Editing

1971 The Trojan Women Editor
1964 Zorba the Greek Editor
1962 Electra Editor

Acting

1975 Attila 74: The Rape of Cyprus as Narrator

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