Entertainment Famous Film Directors from Greece

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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?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Greece in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Greek directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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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.