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John Cassavetes: The Greek-American Pioneer of Independent Films

John Cassavetes, the Greek American director and actor, died on this day on February 3rd, 1989. Cassavetes is credited with inspiring the American independent film industry with the release of his film “Faces”, which was one of the first independently...

Greeks Nominated for Oscars Go as Far Back as 1935

Yorgos Lanthimos’ film Poor Things which has received Oscar nominations in eleven categories is the latest Greek to be nominated in the history of the Academy Awards. Its Oscar nominations include Best Picture, Best Actress (Stone), Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo),...

Yorgos Lanthimos Nominated for Best Director Oscar

Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos' film Poor Things has received Oscar nominations in eleven categories. In addition, the filmmaker himself has been nominated for Best Director, putting him in competition with Christopher Nolan and Martin Scorsese. The 2024 Oscar nominations were...

Brad Pitt to ‘Race’ F1 Ace Lewis Hamilton in Hollywood Blockbuster

The long-awaited blockbuster where Brad Pitt is set to "race" Formula 1 ace Lewis Hamilton, is being pushed back potentially to 2025. The ambitious collaboration between the Hollywood icon and the Mercedes F1 driver intended to capture the essence of...

Documentary on Legendary Action Actor Stefanos Miltsakakis Released

A documentary on Stefanos Miltsakakis, the legendary Greek American fighter who became a popular bad guy in action movies, was released recently. The Greek American actor died in 2019 at the age of 60 in Los Angeles. Born in humble surroundings...

Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Poor Things” Triumphs at the Golden Globes

Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things won the award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy at Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton. This was the film’s second win of the night after Emma Stone won the Best...

Hollywood Actor Dies in Plane Crash

Hollywood actor Christian Oliver, who had a role in the new Indiana Jones movie, was confirmed to have been killed in a plane crash in the Caribbean. Hollywood Actor Christian Oliver Died Alongside Two Daughters The German-born actor, who had starred...

Greek Director George Siougas’ “The One Note Man” Shortlisted for Oscars

Greek director George Siougas' latest movie, The One Note Man, was shortlisted for the Oscars in the category "Live Action Short Film." Written, produced, and directed by Siougas, it stars Jason Watkins, Louisa Clein, Crystal Yu, and Paul Barber and...

Betty White: Remembering the Iconic Greek-American Comedienne

Betty White, the irrepressible, iconic Greek-American comedienne, who died exactly two years ago on December 31, 2021, at the age of 99 went to enduring stardom on TV over the span of decades. Her life was amazing on many different...

Will Mamma Mia 3 Return to Greece?

Fifteen years after the release of the original, the producer of the original Mamma Mia! movie confirmed that despite delays, a third installment is well on the way. The first movie, which was shot in Greece on Skopelos, Skiathos, and...

Movie on Homer’s Odyssey Starring Ralph Fiennes Shot in Greece

An epic movie based on Homer's ancient Greek classic, 'The Odyssey' is in a post-production phase after it wrapped up filming on the Ionian island of Corfu in the spring. Starring Ralph Fiennes as Odysseus and Juliette Binoche as his...

The Twenty Most Famous Movies Based on Greek Mythology

These timeless stories from ancient Greece or Greek mythology have been reinterpreted for modern audiences in engaging and beloved movies. 

Barbenheimer Movie to Combine Barbie and Oppenheimer

'Barbenheimer,' a recent cultural phenomenon associated with the feature films 'Barbie' and 'Oppenheimer,' will soon come to life on screens. The contrast between Greta Gerwig's fantasy comedy about a Barbie doll and Christopher Nolan's biographical thriller about the creator of...

Alexander Payne Premieres New Film at Thessaloniki Festival

Acclaimed Greek-American director and screenwriter Alexander Payne presented his new film, The Holdovers, at a packed Olympion theater during the 64th Thessaloniki International Film Festival on Sunday, November 5th. This is Payne's first period film, set in the 1970s, and...

Friends Co-stars Attend Matthew Perry’s Funeral in Los Angeles

Matthew Perry was buried in Los Angeles with his Friends co-stars attending the funeral in Hollywood Hills. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, and Lisa Kudrow were present at a private service for Matthew Perry held at...