Giorgos Fountas

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Giorgos Fountas (Greek: Γιώργος Φούντας; June 3, 1924 – November 28, 2010) was a Greek actor in film and television.

Giorgos Fountas
Born3 June 1924
DiedNovember 28, 2010 (aged 85–86)
Athens, Greece
OccupationActor
Years active1944–97

BiographyEdit

Fountas attended the Dramatic School at the Athens Odeum. He appeared for the first time in the theatre in Nyfiatiko tragoudi ("Bridal Song") and his first film in 1944. He was awarded at the Thessaloniki Film Festival in 1966 and 1967 for his participation in his films With the Shine in the Eyes and Fever on the Road.[1][2]

He remained popular and he is best remembered for his role in the movie Stella with Melina Mercouri where he pronounced one quote, which was satirized in the movie Straight Story in 2006.[3]

He also appeared on several TV roles.

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Title Transliteration and translation Role Notes
1944 Katadromi sto Aigaion Καταδρομή στο Αιγαίον
A route in the Aegean
1946 Katadromi sto Aigaion
1951 Dead City Nekri politeia Mathios
1951 Pikro psomi Giangos Lyberis Uncredited
1952 Mavri gi Dimitris
1954 A Girl from the Neighborhood Το Κορίτσι της Γειτονιάς
To Koritsi tis Geitonias
Spyros
1954 O Anemos tou Misous Ο Άνεμος του Μίσους Kosmas Bertsos
1954 Gynaikes dichos antres ''Γυναίκες δίχως Άντρες Zanis
1954 Open Sea Ανοιχτή Θάλασσα
Anihti thalasa
Kostandis
1955 Stella Στέλλα Miltos
1955 Magic City Μαγική πόλη
Mayiki poli
Mitros
1956 Assoi tou Gipedou Άσσοι του Γηπέδου
1956 A Girl in Black Hristos
1957 I Limni ton Pothon Η Λίμνη των Πόθων Hristos Razis
1958 Only for a Night Μόνο για μια Νύχτα
Mono gia mia nychta
Dimitris Sergiou
1958 Gerakina/Yerakina Γερακίνα Giannos
1959 I zavoliara Η Ζαβολιάρα Lambros Desillas
1960 Never on Sunday Ποτέ την Κυριακή
Pote tin kyriaki/kiriaki
Tonio
1960 Pothoi sta Stachya Πόθοι στα Στάχυα Thanos
1960 I Avgi tou Thriamvou Η Αυγή του Θριάμβου
1960 Antio zoi Dimitris Vergis
1960 An ixeres pedi mou Αν ήξερες Παιδί μου
If You Knew, My Kid
1962 Poliorkia Resistant
1962 I katara tis mannas Tasos
1962 Litrose me agapi mou Λύτρωσέ με Αγάπη μου Memas
1962 Prodomeni agapi Προδομένη Αγαπη Stratos
1962 I megali thissia Η μεγάλη Θυσία
1963 Coward Κάθαρμα Manos Apostolidis
1963 The red lanterns Τα κόκκινα Φανάρια
Ta kokkina fanaria
Mihailos
1963 America, America Αμέρικα Αμέρικα Uncredited
1963 Siege Πολιορκία Alexis Romanos
1964 O krahtis Ο Κράχτης Tasos Kagiapis
1964 Alexis Zorbas Αλέξης Ζορμπάς Mavrandoni
1964 To koritsi tis Kyriakis Miltos
1964 Kravgi Κραυγή Giorgos Merkos
1964 Anemostrovilos Andreas Vardis
1965 O epanastatis Giorgos
1966 I stigmatismeni Οι Στιγματισμένοι Giorgos Floras
1966 Me ti lampsi sta matia Με τη Λάμψη στα Μάτια
With the Shine in the Eyes
Nikolas Dakas
1966 Johnny/Giannis the Fisher Ο Ψαρόγιαννος
O Psaroyannos
Psarogiannos
1967 Fever on Pavement Πυρετός στην Άσφαλτο
Pyretos stin asfalto
Officer Merkos
1967 Trouba '67 Τρούμπα `67 Argyris
1967 O anakatosouras Uncredited
1968 Poly arga gia dakrya Πολύ αργά για Δάκρυα Petros Mandas
1969 The Refugee Ο Πρόσφυγας
O Prosfygas
Giorgos / Leonis Skoutaris
1969 O Antartis tou Valtou Ο Αντάρτης του Βάλτου Thanasis Vardas
1969 I leoforos tis prodosias Major Alexandros Vergos
1969 Asteria sto vourko tis akolasias
1970 O megalos enohos Ο μεγάλος Ένοχος Hristos Notaras
1980 Exodos Kindynou Έξοδος Κινδύνου Markos Angelou
1981 17 sfaires gia enan angelo Notis
1986 A Girl from Mani Το κορίτσι της Μάνης
To koritsi tis Manis
Panagos
1987 Molismena idata Μολυσμένα ύδατα Short
1993 Galini Γαλήνη Fotis Glaros
1997 Gentlemen from the Sea Λεβέντες της Θάλασσας
Leventes tis thalassas
(final film role)

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Transliteration and translation Role Notes
1973 Occupation Κατοχή
Katohi
Giorgos
1975 Christ Recrucified Ο Χριστός ξανασταυρώνεται Panagiotaros 17 episodes
1976 Galini Γαλήνη Fotis Glaros
1978 Exodos kindynou Έξοδος κινδύνου
Dangerous Exits
Markos
1985 Ston argaleio tou fengariou Στον αργαλειό του φεγγαριού Father
1993 Gova stileto Γόβα στιλέτο

AwardsEdit

Awards[4][5]
Year Award Film Result
1966 Thessaloniki Festival Award for best actor Me ti Lampsi sta Matia Won
1966 Thessaloniki Festival Award for best actor Pyretos stin Asphalto Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Thessaloniki Film Festival (Organization) Archived February 23, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Thessaloniki Film Festival (Organization) Archived February 23, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ The role of Miltou-Giorgos Fountas was played by Alekos Syssovitis.
  4. ^ "awards 1966". Thessaloniki Film Festival. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  5. ^ "awards 1967". Thessaloniki Film Festival. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved October 20, 2015.

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