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Born: October 4, 1953 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Istanbul, TR Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Mary Magdalene (2018)
A portrait of Mary Magdalene, a devoted follower of Jesus Christ and one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood spiritual figures in history.
Jappeloup (2012)
In the early 1980s, after giving up a career as a lawyer, Pierre Durand devotes himself to his passion, horses and show jumping. Having won several competitions with the support of his father, he dedicates himself to Jappeloup, a young horse purchased from a neighbor. Although no one else has confid
Änglavakt (2011)
An unexpected event dramatically changes Ernst and Cecilia's orderly life. Ernst rationally puts it down to chance, but Cecilia looks for a meaning in what has happened. They begin to slide further and further apart when a mysterious stranger with unusual powers suddenly enters their world. This mee
Coup d'eclat (2011)
Fabienne Bourrier, a police chief, spends most of her time chasing down illegal immigrants of every kind. Her routine is disturbed by the death of Olga, a young prostitute. Presumed a suicide, Bourrier knows that Olga was in fact been chased and had a son, Ilan. Driven by a feeling of compassion tha
Requiem pour une tueuse (2011)
Lucrece, the best killer in the business, accepts a final job: eliminate an opera singer who threatens the interests of a corporation. She's hired as a soprano for a festival her target is singing in, but things don't happen as planned.
Previous Engagement, A (2008)
When Seattle-based librarian Julia Reynolds convinces her unadventurous, jigsaw obsessed husband Jack into a once-in-a-lifetime vacation on the Mediterranean island of Malta she has a secret agenda: a date made twenty-five years earlier with her first love Alex. But she's stunned when the sexy Fren
Nuit Medicis, La (2008)
A group of friends is ready to do anything to attend the most secretive and exclusive party of the year, taking place in a luxurious and isolated castle. But the party is in fact a vampire gathering and luckily for them, those vampires are not as sharp as their teeth. Still, they will have to fight
Jacquou Le Croquant (2007)
1815. Jacquou, a young peasant from the Perigord region, lives happily with his parents. Because of a cruel and arrogant nobleman, the Count of Nansac, he becomes a miserable orphan. Jacquou grows up under the protection of the good priest Bonal, who has taken him in. Thanks to true friends and to L
Lark Farm, The (2007)
The Avakians are a rich Armenian family. Aram, a land-owner living in a small town in Turkey, and Assadour, a successful doctor from Venice, are brothers who have not seen each other for a long time and decide to meet in Armenia. While Assadour prepares himself for his trip to his native land, the
Tempesta (2006)
American art appraiser, Patrick Donovan, is sent to Venice to authenticate three classical paintings belonging to the famous Galleria dell' Accademia. Arriving during heavy rains, he finds the Galleria besieged by floods and closed to the public. With the floodwaters rapidly rising, he examines two
Gravedancers, The (2006)
A group of college friends' lives, united by tragic circumstance, are invaded by a trio of hostile ghosts after they engage in a drunken bout of grave-dancing, during a wake for an old chum.
Renegade (2004)
Set in the Old West, Marshal Mike Blueberry, battles to unite the natives who raised him with the people he belongs to. Initiated by the Indians, Mike Blueberry, a marshal in Palomito, tries to maintain the fine balance between two civilizations, at the risk of not belonging anywhere. But when a kil
Taking Lives (2004) as Hugo Leclaire
A top FBI profiler, Special Agent Illeana Scott doesn't rely on traditional crime-solving techniques to unravel the mysteries of a murderous mind. Her intuitive, unconventional approach often makes the crucial difference between catching a killer and sending a dead-end case to the cold file. When Mo
Very Long Engagement, A (2004) as Captain Favourier
Set in France near the end of World War I in the deadly trenches of the Somme, in the gilded Parisien halls of power, and in the modest home of an indomitable provincial girl and her relentless search to find her fiancée, who has disappeared. He is one of five French soldiers believed to have been c
Core, The (2003) as Dr Sergei Leveque
When the Earth's core stops rotating, a team of scientists must tunnel to the center and detonate a nuclear bomb before the core superheats and destroys all life on the surface.
Good Thief, The (2002) as Roger
Set against the glitzy backdrop of the French Riviera, aging gambler Bob Montagnet is about to gamble it all on the casino heist of a lifetime; a spectatcular sleight of hand--two heists, one real, one not, but which is which? Under the watchful eye of Roger, a policeman who would as soon save his l
Kiss of the Dragon (2001) as Jean-Pierre Richard
Liu, a Chinese intelligence officer, goes to Paris on assignment and becomes embroiled in a deadly conspiracy. When the man he has come to help betrays him, he is forced on the run, accused of a murder he didn't commit. He teams up with Jessica, an American woman forced into prostitution against her
Roi danse, Le (2001) as Moliere
In the early years of his reign, young King Louis XIV uses his power and influence to advance the cause of the arts, patronizing composer Jean-Baptiste Lully and playwright Moliere. But as Louis grows older, his support for the arts diminishes, and Lully is pitted against Moliere, as the two artists
Blade II (2001) as Damaskinos
Blade is half man and half vampire and consumed by a desire to avenge the curse of his birth and save the human race from a blood-drenched Armageddon. Blade must align himself with a high-powered team of vampires to take on a greater evil than either has ever faced--a new kind of super-vampire that is itself on a vicious hunt to eradicate both races.
SAVING GRACE (2000) as Jacques
A woman asks her caretaker to start a marijuana farm to pay off the debt on her recently acquired house.
The Patriot (2000) as Jean Villeneuve
His son''''s murder by the British turns a colonial farmer into a rebel leader.
Wing Commander (1999) as Paladin
Earth year 2564. The Confederation is engaged in a brutal war with the bloodthirsty alien race the Kilrathi. The Kilrathi have captured a computer navigation device, which they plan to use to jump behind enemy lines and attack Earth. Only three young space pilots and their elite fighter squadron sta
My Life So Far (1999) as Gabriel Chenoux
A childhood memoir of growing up in an eccentric family in 1920s Scotland following a year in the life of 10 year-old Fraser Pettigrew. Fraser lives in the castle-like mansion of the Macintosh clan with his widowed grandmother, Gamma, his mother Moira and his father, the handsome gentleman inventor
Comme un Poisson Hors de L'Eau (1999) as Bb
Three con artists lure Desire, the son of a French bistro owner, into helping them pull a difficult scam on a Turkish gangster who collects rare fish.
Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, The (1999) as Dunois
Mystic, maiden, martyr, it is difficult to dispute that Joan of Arc led a remarkably accomplished life for a peasant girl who never went to school... and never saw her 20th birthday. At 17, she delivered an extraordinary message to her Daughin and, two months later, led her army to victory over the
In and Out of Fashion (1998)
An autobiography of William Klein, Parisian-based American photographer which strings together his abstract paintings, mold-breaking reportage, inventive fashion photos and excerpts from his feature films.
Babel (1998) as Nemrod
The story of a young boy and three extremely old creatures that want to save the world. The Babels have lived underground since they were forced there by the destruction of the Biblical Tower of babel, but in the approach to the year 2000, they are forced out of hiding to protect their Babel Stone.
Que la lumiere soit (1997) as Harper
God has decided to write the script, but trying to get financing for "The Greatest Movie Ever Made" proves to be devilishly difficult.
Addicted to Love (1997) as Anton Depeaux
A romantic comedy about two people who simply cannot get over the loss of their respective lovers. When they discover that the mates who have abandoned them are now blissfully snuggled up together, these two totally dissimilar people launch a diabolical plan of revenge...
Va' Dove ti Porta il Cuore (1997) as Ernesto
A drama about several generations of women and their complicated feelings for one another.
Doberman (1997) as Chief Inspector Sauveur Christini
Dobermann, the leader of a dangerous gang of bank robbers is targeted by a corrupt police official at their underground partying fortress spot, a transvestite club called Jo Hell.
Thousand Wonders of the Universe, The (1997) as Professor Larsen
The free zone of Sepulveda thrives on an assortment of illicit trades and when the 12,000 inhabitants of the region disappear, a search party is sent to locate them. A coded message from outer space suggests that the culprit may be an impending alien invasion.
Habitat (1997) as Hank Symes
Sometime in the future, a scientist searching for a way to regain a lost ozone layer is turned into a new life-form and his house transformed into a primordial swamp. His embarrassed teenage son tries to ignore the situation and to focus instead on a budding relationship with the coach's daughter. B
To Have and To Hold (1996) as Jack
Jack, an expatriate Australian living in New Guinea, is mourning the sudden death of his much-beloved wife, Rose, when he meets a similar-looking woman on a business trip to Melbourne. She returns with him to the tropics where their life together turns out to be far from the imagined romantic ideal.
Gentle Into the Night (1996) as Renato
Based on a true story, "Gentle Into the Night" tells of a chance encounter between an older American woman and a dashing 40-year old private detective which leads to an unexpected friendship defying age and celebrating the strength of the human spirit.
Aadoc et le Bonheur (1995) as Zadoc
Crying Freeman (1995) as Nitta
Story of an invincible assassin who is a reluctant Freeman - a tong enforcer - who does his job out of duty not desire. When his murder of three yakuza is witnessed by a reclusive painter, a woman who was orphaned after her father was assassinated by gangsters, the Freeman opts not to kill his only
Operation Dumbo Drop (1995) as Goddard
A comic battle of wills and an outrageous test of endurance ensues when five Green Berets stationed in Vietnam in 1968, grudgingly undertake the mission of a lifetime--to secretly transport an 8,000 lb. elephant through 200 miles of rough jungle terrain. Chaos and calamity prevail when Captain Sam Cahill makes a promise to the Montagnard villagers of Dak Nhe, to replace their prized elephant in time for an upcoming ceremonial ritual. To Sam, it''s a matter of honor to help these people who have supported the American''s efforts. But to Captain T.C. Doyle, a tough-nosed West Point officer sent to take over Cahill''s command, the mission is nothing more than a jumbo-sized headache.
Bad Boys (1995) as Fouchet
Two South Miami cops, Mike Lowrey, a wild bachelor and Marcus Burnett, a family man, must find $100 million in stolen heroin before their department is shut down. In a race against time, detectives Burnett and Lowrey track a master thief into the Miami underworld, dodging bullets and bad guys along the way. A sexy witness can identify the thief, but when she calls the station, she''ll only talk to Lowry--and he''s not around. Acting quickly, Burnett impersonates his partner to take the call, but there''s only one catch: He has to pretend to be Lowrey for the duration of the case or risk losing her trust. Now, between shoot-outs and car chases, married man Burnett has to stick close to their only eye witness while playboy Lowrey goes home to his partner''s wife and kids, maintaining the charade until the case is solved.
Innocent Obsession (1995) as Nickki
A young woman saves the life of a drowning homeless person and becomes the object of his "eromantic" fantasies, with deadly results.
Goldeneye (1995) as Dimitri Mishkin
Armed with his license to kill, James Bond (Agent 007) races to Russia in search of the stolen access codes for "GoldenEye," an awesome space weapon that can fire a devastating electromagnetic pulse toward the Earth. However, Bond is up against an enemy who anticipates his every move: Alec Trevelyan, a.k.a. Agent 006, a mastermind motivated by years of simmering hatred. As Bond squares off against his former compatriot, he also battles Trevelyan''s stunning ally, Xenia Onatopp, an assassin who uses pleasure as her ultimate weapon. When the horrifying extent of Trevelyan''s plans is revealed, Bond must call upon his sharp wits and killer instincts in a deadly confrontation. From a destructive tank chase through the streets of St. Petersburg to the treacherous Cuban jungle, Bond finds himself playing a cat-and-mouse game to the finish.
Black Angel, The (1994) as Paul Delorme
A prominent judge asks a lawyer friend to defend his beautiful wife against murder charges, and the latter becomes hopelessly enmeshed in a spiderweb of lies and subterfuges radiating from this magnetic woman.
Cite de la peur: une comedie familiale, La (1994)
An publicist struggles to promote a horror film about a hammer-and-sickle wielding killer at the Cannes Film Festival--when a real hammer-and-sickle wielding killer starts slashing projectionists at market screenings.
Moon Shadow (1994) as Lorenzo
After many years' absence Lorenzo returns to his childhood home in Sicily. At 39 his life is motivated by ambition in the world of science and he considers the crumbling old house a useless link to the past. Intending to repair and sell the house and then return as quickly as possible to Milan, Lore
Nostradamus (1994) as Nostradamus
Drama about Michel de Nostradame, a remarkably modern man born into the dark and unforgiving world of 16th century Europe. As a young doctor, Nostradamus bravely pursued unorthodox medical experiments including homeopathic remedies, treatments for the Black Plague and the extraction of perfumes. He
And the Band Played On (1993) as Dr Willy Rozenabum
Based on the best seller by Randy Shilts about the history of the AIDS epidemic in America and how the medical, political and social establishments have dealt with the crisis.
Atlantide (1992) as Morhange
Two officer friends experience tension in their relationship when they encounter a beautiful queen while exploring the Sahara.
Affut, L' (1992) as Jean
An unwed mother falls for an ecologically correct teacher, causing chaos for the local hunters.
Sketch Artist (1992) as Paul Corbeil
A police sketch artist is brought in on a murder case in which he realizes the woman fleeing the scene of the crime is his wife. He covers it up, then gets so embroiled in the case that he too becomes a suspect.
1492: The Conquest of Paradise (1992) as Pinzon
Story about the exploits of Christopher Columbus, spanning 23 years.
Isabelle Eberhardt (1991) as Slimene
Biopic of Isabelle Eberhardt, a journalist in turn-of-the-century Algeria who sided with the Arabs against the French.
Villa del Venerdi, La (1991) as Paolo
A husband and wife agree to an arrangement whereby the wife meets her lover every Friday at his villa by the sea. The story reflects on the husband's fight to gain back her love.
Vincent and Me (1990) as Vincent Van Gogh
La Fille des Collines (1990) as Vincent
A young woman comes between two brothers.
La Femme Nikita (1990) as Bob
Instead of going to jail, a convicted felon is given a new identity and trained as a top secret assassin.
Corps Perdus (1989) as Eric Desange; Juan Bax
An art historian restores a painting and unleashes the past into the present.
Australia (1989) as Julien Pierson
Romantic drama about a lonely man living in the Australian outback who returns to his native Belgium to help save the family business.
Toute une nuit (1989)
A number of couples meet, make love, part, dance, drink, eat, talk on the phone and sleep during a hot summmer night in Brussels.
Bear, The (1989) as Tom--The Hunter
Told from the bears' point of view, an orphaned bear cub is befriended by a Kodiak bear, and together they chase two intruding hunters out of the forest.
Maison dans la dune, La (1988)
When a depressed tobacco smuggler stumbles across a time forgotten Belgian inn and its inhabitants, he discovers a new lease on life.
Moine et la sorciere, Le (1987) as Etienne Debourbon--Dominican Monk
In medieval France, where witchcraft is widely accepted, a friar named Etienne is sent from town to town to root out those who still practice pagan rituals in defiance of church law. In a small village, Etienne meets Elda, who cures the locals with herbs and mixes pagan and Christian traditions. At
Spirale (1987) as Kino
Etats d'ame (1986) as Bertrand
Bleu Comme l'enfer (1986) as Franck
Unique, L' (1985) as Michel
Amour Braque (1984) as Mickey
Air du Crime, L' (1984) as Robert
Full Moon in Paris (1984) as Remi
La Balance (1982) as Petrovic
In an effort to apprehend a gang boss, the French plainclothes police coerce a petty crook into turning informant.
Return of Martin Guerre, The (1982) as Augustin
Based on actual events in 16th century France, a Toulouse magistrate presides over the trial of a young man who returned to a medieval village claiming to be Martin Guerre, the scion of a well to do peasant family who'd abandoned his wife and kin years earlier.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Arabian Nights (2000) as Black Coda
Miniseries based on the "Arabian Nights" tales of magic, mystery and fantasy spun by the beautiful Scheherazade. In order to stave off her execution -- and win the love of the Sultan of Baghdad -- Scheherazade tells tales inspired by a master storyteller. The stories unfold at night, from the advent
From the Earth to the Moon (1998) as George Melles
Series based on America's Apollo space program from 1961 to 1972. Episodes include: the birth of the space program; the probe into the fatal launch-pad blaze of Apollo 1, January 27, 1967; the countdown to launch Apollo 7, October 1968; the first moon orbit by Apollo 8, December 1968; Apollos 9 and

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