Michael Cacoyannis

Greek film and stage director

Michael Cacoyannis (Greek: Μιχάλης Κακογιάννης, Michalis Kakogiannis; 11 June 1922 – 25 July 2011)[1] was a Cypriot-Greek director, producer, and screenwriter. He was best known for his 1964 movie Zorba the Greek.

Michael Cacoyannis
Michalis Kakogiannis

(1922-06-11)11 June 1922
Limassol, Cyprus
Died25 July 2011(2011-07-25) (aged 89)
Other namesMichael Yannis
OccupationDirector, producer, screenwriter
Years active1954–1999
WebsiteMichael Cacoyannis Foundation


  1. Paul Vitello (25 July 2011). "Michael Cacoyannis, Director of 'Zorba the Greek,' Dies at 90". The New York Times.

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