ACTOR / PRODUCER
Known for his breakthrough starring role as Orestes in the films Landscape in the Mist and Ulysses’s Gaze with Harvey Keitel both directed by Palm d ‘ Or Award in Cannes film festival Theo Angelopoulos -described by Martin Scorsese as that of “a masterful filmmaker”,who“talked of Stratos as someone who can absorb everything, turning this to an advantage”. Also St. Holden wrote in his New York times – review :”Orestes, whom Stratos Tzortzoglou imbues with a winning sweetness, works for an itinerant theater company that has been traveling around Greece. Landscape in the Mist has already won many honors, and was the Greek entry for best foreign film in the Academy Awards. A 126-minute work of exceptional beauty”. Stratos starred opposite Lena Endre (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Faithless) in Den ena kärleken och den andra by Eva Bergman in which film the nine-time Academy Award nominee Ingmar Bergman (Fanny and Alexander) compared Stratos to “a Stradivarius violin,” adding that “the great actors are great instruments”. After that, he had a starring role in the film Pano, kato kai plagios opposite to Irene Pappas (Electra, Z,Captain Corelli’s Mandolin) under the direction of the five- times Academy Award nominee Michael Cacoyannis (Zorba the Greek-Trojan Women-Iphigenia) who described Stratos as “that rare phenomenon, a natural who combines striking good looks with that special brand of talent which blends a fiery temperament with easy personal charm”. Stratos reached a summit of his profession with his performance as (Stavros) in the above film which garnered him an Award as Best Actor at the Greek National Awards. His theatrical experience includes classical ancient tragedies such as:Euripides’ The Bacchae (Dionysus), Euripides’ Phoenician Women (Polynices), Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound (Prometheus). He also played (Dionysus) in the film The Bacchae directed by Bruno Coppola. He also worked on stage with directors such as Jules Dassin (Academy Award Nominated – Never on Sunday ) and (Winner Cannes Film Festival for Rififi ) in Arthur Miller’s Death of a salesman as (Biff Loman). He co-starred as (Agamemnon) with Sarah Douglas (Conan the Destroyer – Falcon Crest – Superman ) in Leah Vitali’s Roast Beef at Riverside Studios UK, London. In a TV movie 365 days of birth worked with the Academy Award for Best Actress for Indochine,Catherine Deneuve. The chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures Jim Gianopulos said about him that“Stratos is destined for great things, he has a unique way of capturing the audiences with his charm, his authenticity and has truly mastered his art form.He is bound to succeed in the American entertainment industry”, while the Oscar winning actress for Moonstruck Olympia Dukakis said that “Stratos has a lot to offer to the American film industry in his unique sense of acting, combing talent, intuition, passion and determination”.
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