Haluk Bilginer: The Turk who will play Aristotle Onassis in "Maria" with Angelina Jolie

Haluk Bilginer, Aristotle Onassis

Angelina Jolie steps into the shoes of Maria Callas, raising interest in the new film about the life of the great soprano of the 20th century, but who is Haluk Bilginer, the Turk who will play Aristotle Onassis?

Although the information about the long-awaited film is minimal, the first photos of the Hollywood star have already been released - see them HERE.

Who is Haluk Bilginer

He is originally from Turkey and was born on June 5, 1954. He is 69 years old and has great respect in the cinema, television, and theatre industry.

At a young age, he graduated from the Ankara State Conservatory in 1977 and then went to England, where he studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He got his first role in the British soap opera "EastEnders" as Mehmet Osman.

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The first Turkish man to win an Emmy

The big moment in his career came with the TV series "Şahsiyet", which earned him one of the biggest honours in acting, the International Emmy Award for Best Performance in 2019. He made history after becoming the first Turkish actor to win an Emmy Award.

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Career at home and abroad

His distinctive face became increasingly familiar to the Turkish television audience, having starred in some of the most popular Turkish series. One of them is the successful "Ezel" in 2009.

One of his most loved roles is that of Behzat Ç., in the series "Behzat Ç. Bir Ankara Polisiyesi", 2010, where he played a tough and unorthodox policeman.

His biography is considered wealthy for the facts of his training in Turkey. He has worked in the United Kingdom, where he remains known as "Mehmet Osman" to this day.

He has also starred in Hollywood films, however, in supporting roles. His overseas work includes the comedy 'The Khaki Gang', 'Spooks' and the BBC's 'Collateral'.

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A few words about the film "Maria."

"Maria" delves into Callas last years, in the 1970s, when she was living in isolation in Paris.

The script is by Steven Knight and directed by Chilean director, screenwriter and producer Pablo Larrain. It has been made clear by the production and the creators that the script was completed before the WGA strike, which froze most film projects.

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