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List of famous film directors from Greece, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Greece has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Greek directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Greece and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Greek directors?" and "Which directors are from Greece?"

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Vangelis Balafoutis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Vangelis Balafoutis age 55 Vangelis Balafoutis is a film director and screenwriter.

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Adonis Kyrou is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Adonis Kyrou Died at 62 (1923-1985) Adonis A. Kyrou was a Greek filmmaker and writer, whose works often appeared under the name Ado Kyrou. He was the son of Achilleus A. Kyrou and grandson of Adonis Kyrou, owners and publishers of ...more

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Akis Konstantakopoulos is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
age 34 Akis Konstantakopoulos is a film cinematographer.

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Alekos Alexandrakis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Died at 77 (1928-2005) Alekos Alexandrakis was a famous Greek actor. He was known for his theatrical work as well as work in film and television. He died of lung cancer. Alexandrakis starred in more than 60 films, ...more

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Alekos Livaditis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Alekos Livaditis Died at 66 (1914-1980) Alekos Livaditis was a Greek actor in theatre and cinema. He was the son of Lissandros.

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Alekos Sakellarios is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Died at 78 (1913-1991) Alekos Sakellarios was a Greek writer and a director. He was born in Athens and began to study journalism and acting at a young age. He wrote his first theatrical play in 1935 called The King of ...more

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Aleksandr Zguridi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Died at 94 (1904-1998) Aleksandr Zguridi was a film director and a screenwriter.

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Alexander Voulgaris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
age 37 Alexander Voulgaris is an actor, film director, producer, editor, screenwriter, and film score composer.

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Costa-Gavras is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
age 85 Costa-Gavras is a Greek-French film director and producer, who lives and works in France. He is known for films with overt political themes, most famously the fast-paced thriller, Z, but he has ...more

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Alexandros Aristopoulos is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Alexandros Aristopoulos age 43 Alexandros Aristopoulos is a film director and screenwriter.

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Alexandros Rigas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Alexandros Rigas age 53 Alexandros Rigas is a television director, screenwriter and actor.

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Alexis Alexiou is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Alexis Alexiou age 42 Alexis Alexiou is a film director and screenwriter.

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Alexis Bistikas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Alexis Bistikas Died at 31 (1964-1995) Alexis Bistikas was a film director, film producer, film editor, screenwriter, cinematographer and actor.

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Alexis Damianos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Died at 85 (1921-2006) Alexis Damianos was a Greek, film/theatre and TV director. Damianos was born in Athens on January 21, 1921. He studied in the National Theatre of Greece and the Philosophy department of the ...more

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Alexis Minotis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Died at 92 (1898-1990) Alexis Minotakis, known as Alexis Minotis, was born 8 August 1898 or 1899 in Deliana, Chania, Crete and died on 11 November 1990 in Athens, Greece. Minotis was a distinguished Greek actor and ...more

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Alki David is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
age 50 Alkiviades "Alki" David is a Greek billionaire heir, a member of the Leventis family, whose holdings include manufacturing, bottling plants, property and shipping. In 2008 he was the ...more

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Michael Cacoyannis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Died at 89 (1922-2011) Michael Cacoyannis was a 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 ...more

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Andreas Andreadakis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Andreas Andreadakis age 82 Andreas Andreadakis is a film editor.

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Andreas Katsimitsoulias is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Andreas Katsimitsoulias age 82 Andreas Katsimitsoulias is a film director, film producer and screenwriter.

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Angeliki Antoniou is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
age 62 Angeliki Antoniou is a Greek film director and screenwriter. She studied architecture in Greece and film direction at the DFFB. She works as scriptwriter and director in Greece and in Germany. ...more

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Angelos Abazoglou is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
age 52 Angelos Abazoglou is a film director and screenwriter.

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Antonis Kokkinos is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Antonis Kokkinos age 67 Antonis Kokkinos is a film director and screenwriter.

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Apostolos Doxiadis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
age 65 Apostolos K. Doxiadis is a Greek writer. He is best known for his international bestsellers Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture and Logicomix.

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Apostolos Tegopoulos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Apostolos Tegopoulos Died at 71 (1936-2007) Apostolos Tegopoulos was a film director, screenwriter and film producer.

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Argyris Papadimitropoulos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Argyris Papadimitropoulos age 42 Argyris Papadimitropoulos is a film producer, film director and an actor.

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Ariane Labed is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
age 34 Ariane Labed is a Greek-born French actress. She has played in Attenberg and was awarded the Coppa Volpi for the Best Actress at the 67th Venice International Film Festival.

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Asteris Koutoulas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
age 58 Asteris Koutoulas was born in Oradea on 5 April 1960. He is a Berlin-based Greek-German event and music producer, publicist, translator, filmmaker and author. Asteris Koutoulas was the manager ...more

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Athina Rachel Tsangari is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
age 52 Athina Rachel Tsangari is a Greek filmmaker and projection designer who has worked on projects such as the 2004 Olympic Games.

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Babis Makridis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Babis Makridis age 48 Babis Makridis is an actor, screenwriter, film producer and director.

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Christoforos Papakaliatis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
age 43 Christoforos Papakaliatis is an actor, screenwriter, music editor and film and TV director.

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Constantine Giannaris is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
age 59 Constantine Giannaris is a film director, producer and screenwriter.

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Costas Ferris is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
age 83 Costas Ferris is a Greek film director, writer, actor, and producer. He wrote the lyrics of Aphrodite's Child's album 666. His 1983 film Rembetiko won the Silver Bear at the 34th Berlin ...more

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Costas Hajihristos is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Died at 80 (1921-2001) Kostas Hatzichristos or Costas Hajihristos was a Greek actor.

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Costas Kapakas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Costas Kapakas age 65 Costas Kapakas is a film director, screenwriter and film producer.

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Dimis Dadiras is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Dimis Dadiras Died at 58 (1924-1982) Dimis Dadiras was a film director and film producer.

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Dimitris Athanitis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Dimitris Athanitis age 55 Dimitri Athanitis is a film director, screenwriter, actor and film producer.

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Dimitrios Yatzouzakis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Dimitrios Yatzouzakis age 57 Dimitrios Yatzouzakis is a film director, screenwriter, actor and film producer.

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Dimitris Arvanitis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Dimitris Arvanitis age 67 Dimitris Arvanitis is a film and television director, a cinematographer, a screenwriter, a film and television producer and a film editor.

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Dimitris Kollatos is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Dimitris Kollatos Dimitris Kollatos is a film director, screenwriter, actor and film producer.

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Dimitris Papamichael is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Died at 70 (1934-2004) Dimitris Papamichael was a popular Greek actor and director. In 1965, he married Aliki Vougiouklaki, the so-called "national star" of Greece. The star couple remained married for a ...more

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Dinos Dimopoulos is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Died at 82 (1921-2003) Dinos Dimopoulos was a Greek actor, film director, screenwriter and theatre director. He directed 47 films between 1953 and 1993. His 1959 film Astero was entered into the 9th Berlin ...more

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Efthymis Hatzis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Efthymis Hatzis age 53 Efthymis Hatzis is a screenwriter and film director.

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Ektoras Lygizos is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Ektoras Lygizos age 42 Ektoras Lygizos is a film director, producer and screenwriter.

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Elia Kazan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Died at 94 (1909-2003) Elia Kazan was a Greek-American director, producer, writer and actor, described by The New York Times as "one of the most honored and influential directors in Broadway and Hollywood ...more

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Erricos Andreou is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Erricos Andreou age 80 Erricos Andreou is a film and television director, screenwriter and film producer.

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Errikos Thalassinos is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Errikos Thalassinos Died at 73 (1927-2000) Errikos Thalassinos was a film director and screenwriter.

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Faidon Georgitsis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
age 79 Faidon Georgitsis is an actor.

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Filippos Fylaktos is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Filippos Fylaktos Filippos Fylaktos is a film and TV director, a film and TV producer, a film editor and a screenwriter.

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Filippos Tsitos is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
age 52 Filippos Tsitos is a Greek film director.

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Fokionas Bogris is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Directors from Greece
Fokionas Bogris age 39 Fokionas Bogris is a film director and screenwriter.