Name in Native Language: "Κώστας Γαβράς" (Greek/EL)
Film Director / Film Producer / Screenwriter / Actor | * 02/12/1933 (89) | Loutra-Iraias (Greece)
Costa-Gavras (short for Konstantinos Gavras; Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Γαβράς; born 12 February 1933) is a Greek-French film director, screenwriter, and producer who lives and works in France. He is known for films with political and social themes, such as the political thriller Z (1969), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and Missing (1982), for which he won the Palme d'Or and an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Most of his films have been made in French; however, six of them were made in English. His film Z was the first film, and one of the few, to be nominated for both the Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | Thriller

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Costa-Gavras

Officer of The Legion of Honour Writers Guild of America Awards Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Edgar Awards National Board of Review Award for Best Foreign Language Film New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director Jury Prize (Cannes Film Festival) Louis Delluc Prize United Nations Awards Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Director Palme d'Or London Film Critics' Circle Award for Film of the Year London Film Critics' Circle Award for Director of the Year Golden Bear César Award for Best Writing Catalonia International Prize Academy Award for Best International Feature Film Orden Al Mérito Docente Y Cultural Gabriela Mistral Commander of The Legion of Honour Officer of The National Order of Merit European Film Academy Honorary Award Honorary Doctor of The University of Madrid Complutense Academy Award for Best Director 2x Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film BAFTA Award for Best Film United Nations Awards 2x César Award for Best Film 2x César Award for Best Director Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay Golden Globe Award for Best Director BAFTA Award for Best Direction César Award for Best Writing César Award for Best Adaptation European Film Award for Best Screenwriter
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Movies with Costa-Gavras as Actor(26)

as himself2019 Citizen Rosi
as Ele mesmo2017 A Sore Spot
as himself2013 What is Cinema?
as himself2013 Ain't Misbehavin
as himself2013 Looking for Athènes
as Himself - Filmmaker2011 The Extraordinary Voyage
as French Family2010 Burke & Hare
as himself2008 Crítico
as Gas Station Attendant1996 The Stupids
as Tadzhik Highway Patrolman1985 Spies Like Us
as Le docteur Ramon1977 Madame Rosa
as himself1974 Les Deux mémoires

TV Shows/Series with Costa-Gavras as Actor(2)

as himself1998 Vivement dimanche
as himself1959 Discorama

Movies with Costa-Gavras as Crew(52)

Production/Producer2021 The Ax
Directing/Director2019 Adults in the Room
Editing/Editor2019 Adults in the Room
Writing/Writer2019 Adults in the Room
Writing/Screenplay2019 Adults in the Room
Production/Producer2017 I Still Hide to Smoke
Directing/Director2012 Capital
Writing/Screenplay2012 Capital
Directing/Director2009 Eden Is West
Production/Producer2009 Eden Is West
Writing/Writer2009 Eden Is West
Production/Producer2006 The Colonel
Writing/Story2006 The Colonel
Directing/Director2005 The Ax
Writing/Screenplay2005 The Ax
Directing/Director2002 Amen.
Writing/Screenplay2002 Amen.
Directing/Director1997 Mad City
Directing/Director1995 À propos de Nice, la suite
Directing/Director1995 Lumière and Company
Directing/Director1993 La Petite Apocalypse
Directing/Director1991 Against Oblivion
Directing/Director1989 Music Box
Directing/Director1988 Betrayed
Directing/Director1986 Family Council
Writing/Screenplay1986 Family Council
Production/Producer1985 Tea in the Harem
Directing/Director1983 Hanna K.
Writing/Writer1983 Hanna K.
Directing/Director1982 Missing
Writing/Writer1982 Missing
Directing/Director1979 Womanlight
Writing/Writer1979 Womanlight
Writing/Co-Writer1976 Mr. Klein
Directing/Director1975 Special Section
Production/Producer1975 Special Section
Writing/Writer1975 Special Section
Directing/Director1972 State of Siege
Writing/Scenario Writer1972 State of Siege
Directing/Director1970 The Confession
Directing/Director1969 Z
Writing/Writer1969 Z
Directing/Director1967 Shock Troops
Writing/Writer1967 Shock Troops
Directing/Director1965 The Sleeping Car Murder
Writing/Writer1965 The Sleeping Car Murder
Directing/Assistant Director1964 Joy House
Directing/Assistant Director1963 The Day and the Hour
Directing/Assistant Director1962 A Monkey in Winter
Directing/Director1958 Les Ratés
Writing/Writer1958 Les Ratés
Writing/Screenplay1958 Les Ratés

Full Name: Kostas Costa
Citizenships: France, Greece
Born: Sunday, 02/12 1933 (February) in Loutra-Iraias (Greece) (current age: 89 years + 351 days)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: Greek (EL, native language), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR)
Educated at: Institut des hautes études cinématographiques, La Fémis
Spouses (current/former): Michèle Ray-Gavras
Children: Alexandre Gavras, Julie Gavras, Romain Gavras
Other names for Costa-Gavras (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Costa Gavras"
"Κώστας Γαβράς"
"Constantin Costa-Gavras"
"Konstantínos Gavrás"
"Kēsī tǎ·jiā fū lā sī"
"Kosuta = gavurasu"
"Κωνσταντίνος Γαβράς"
Costa-Gavras frequently works together with these people:
Serge Bromberg (12x, Crew)
Jacques Perrin (8x, Actor)
Yves Montand (8x, Actor)
Patrick Blossier (8x, Crew)
Jorge Semprún (7x, Crew)
Eric Lange (6x, Crew)
Emilie Lesclaux (6x, Crew)
Alain Decaux (2x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:484595, Added: 10/03/2018, Last updated: 01/16/2023