Thursday, April 29, 2010

Who Are Those Guys? - Cuneyt Arkin

He was born Fahrettin Cüreklibatır on September 7, 1937 in Gökçeoğlu, Turkey. He attended medical school and received a degree in medicine. He became a martial arts master and appeared in over 245 films as Cüneyt Arkın. He's also a producer, director, screenwriter and television actor. His films exported outside of Turkey bill him as George Arkin. His most famous films are historical dramas about the Ottoman Empire and political flms of the late 1970s. Arkin's most famous role is in “Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam” (aka “The Man Who Saves the World” aka “The Turkish Star Wars”). This low-budget Turkish film actually uses scenes taken from the original “Star Wars” movie. Arkin appeared in several during his career but only one Euro-western: “Yumurcak Küçük Kovboy” (aka “Cowboy Kid”). Cüneyt Arkin continues to make films today.

ARKIN, George (aka Joeph Arkim, Cuneyt Arkin, George Arkin, Joseph Arkin, Steve Arkin, George Arkins, Ozgur Uzum) (Fahrettin Cureklibatir) [9/7/1937, Gökçeoğlu, Alpu, Turkey - ] – producer, director, screenwriter, TV actor.
Cowboy Kid – 1972 (Keskin)

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