Tarık Akan

Tarık Akan

Tarık Akan (born as Tarık Tahsin Üregül in 13 december 1949, Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish film actor and producer who has been active since the 1970s.

Biography

Tarık Akan was born as Tarık Üregül in Istanbul in 1949. His family was constantly moving around Turkey due to his father's occupation in the military. Before he started his acting career he worked as a lifeguard at beaches and at a boat renting place. He received a degree in mechanical engineering at Yıldız Technical University. He entered a contest of a famous magazine called "Ses" ("Voice") and ended up runner up. He studied acting under the eye of famous Turkish film director Ertem Eğilmez.

He made his film debut in 1970 at the age of 21 in "Vefasız". At first, most of his roles were in romantic comedies. Later in his career, he took on more political and dramatic roles. He has acted in a total of 110 films and has won numerous awards from various festivals including Cannes and Berlin.

He also has directed several productions such as documentaries and serials for television. In 2002, he published his first book "Anne Kafamda Bit Var", a biography of his life. He has three children from his marriage with Yasemin Erkut - one son and two daughters.

Filmography

;1970s:
* "Solan Bir Yaprak Gibi" (1971)
* "Emine" (1971)
* "Vefasız" (1971)
* "Beyoğlu Güzeli" (1971)
* "Melek mi, Şeytan mı?" (1971)
* "Kaderimin Oyunu" (1972)
* "Feryat" (1972)
* "Aşkların En Güzeli" (1972)
* "Sisli Hatıralar" (1972)
* "Suçlu" (1972)
* "Azat Kuşu" (1972)
* "Para" (1972)
* "Sev Kardeşim" (1972)
* "Tatlı Dillim" (1972)
* "Üç Sevgili" (1972)
* "Yeryüzünde Bir Melek" (1973)
* "Bebek Yüzlü" (1973)
* "Umut Dünyası" (1973)
* "Yalancı Yarim" (1973)
* "Canım Kardeşim" (1973)
* "Oh Olsun" (1973)
* "Yaz Bekarı" (1974)
* "Boşver Arkadaş" (1974)
* "Kanlı Deniz" (1974)
* "Esir Hayat" (1974)
* "Mahçup Delikanlı" (1974)
* "Memleketim" (1974)
* "Mavi Boncuk" (1974)
* "Hababam Sınıfı" (1975)
* "Çapkın Hırsız" (1975)
* "Ah Nerede" (1975)
* "Evcilik Oyunu" (1975)
* "Delisin" (1975)

* "Merhaba (Bizim Aile)" (1975)
* "Ateş Böceği" (1975)
* "Hababam Sınıfı Sınıfta Kaldı" (1975)
* "Gece Kuşu Zehra" (1975)
* "Kader Bağlayınca" (1976)
* "Öyle Olsun" (1976)
* "Aşk Dediğin Laf Değildir" (1976)
* "Şeref Sözü" (1977)
* "Sevgili Dayım" (1977)
* "Nehir" (1977)
* "Baraj" (1977)
* "Bizim Kız" (1977)
* "Lekeli Melek" (1978)
* "Kanal" (1978)
* "Maden" (1978)
* "Seninle Son Defa" (1978)
* "Sürü" (1978)

;1980s:
* "Adak" (1980)
* "Herhangi Bir Kadın" (1981)
* "Delikan" (1981)
* "Kaçak" (1982)
* "Yol" (1982)
* "Arkadaşım" (1982)
* "Çocuklar Çiçektir" (1983)
* "Derman" (1983)
* "Gecenin Sonu" (1983)
* "Beyaz Ölüm" (1983)
* "Pehlivan" (1984)
* "Yosma" (1984)
* "Alev Alev" (1984)
* "Damga" (1984)
* "Kan" (1985)
* "Paramparça" (1985)

* "Tele Kızlar" (1985)
* "Bir Avuç Cennet" (1985)
* "Beyoğlu`nun Arka Yakası" (1986)
* "Acı Dünyalar" (1986)
* "Kıskıvrak" (1986)
* "Adem ile Havva" (1986)
* "Ses" (1986)
* "Kızımın Kanı" (1987)
* "Yağmur Kaçakları" (1987)
* "Dönüş" (1988)
* "Üçüncü Göz" (1989)

;1990s:

* "Berdel" (1990)
* "Karartma Geceleri" (1990)
* "Bir Küçük Bulut" (1990)
* "Bir Kadın Düşmanı" (1991)
* "Uzun ince Bir Yol" (1991)
* "Devlerin Ölümü" (1991)
* "Yolcu" (1993)
* "Çözülmeler" (1993)
* "Aşk Üzerine Söylenmemiş Herşey-Hep Aynı" (1995)
* "Mektup" (1996)
* "Eylül Fırtınası" (1999)

;2000s:

* "Hayal Kurma Dersleri" (2000)
* "Meşrutiyet - Abdülhamit Düşerken" (2002)
* "Gülüm" (2002)
* "Vizontele Tuuba" (2003)
* "Ankara cinayeti" (2006)
* "Ahh Istanbul" (2006)

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