Thursday, June 10, 2010

Andréas Voutsinas (22 August 1932 – 8 June 2010)



In the English speaking world, he was best known for his roles in three Mel Brooks films, The Producers (1968), The Twelve Chairs (1970) and History of the World, Part I (1980).
Voutsinas became the original Carmen Ghia after befriending Mel Brooks' girlfriend of the time Anne Bancroft. She recommended him to Brooks and said Voutsinas would be perfect for the part. When Voutsinas was cast as Carmen Ghia he had a thick Greek accent and had just moved from Greece to America. He resided in France and has appeared in many French and Greek films including Safe Sex (1999) and Le Grand bleu (1988). Voutsinas also ran an acting workshop, The Theatre Des Cinquante in Paris, France.

Movies
The Producers (1968)
Histoires extraordinaires (1968) (uncredited)
Fräulein Doktor (1969)
The Twelve Chairs (1970)
Un peu, beaucoup, passionnément... (1971)
Boulevard du rhum (1971)
Bel ordure (1973)
Lily, aime-moi (1975)
Monsieur Balboss (1975)
A Dream of Passion (1978)
Les Charlots contre Dracula (1980)
History of the World, Part I (1981)
Les Voleurs de la nuit (1984)
Les Nouveaux tricheurs (1987)
Le Grand bleu (1988)
Gynaikes dilitirio (1993)
La Patite apocalypse (1993)
Safe Sex (1999)

via Wikipedia
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