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Greeks in Hollywood

Billy Zane Opens New Art Exhibition in Los Angeles

Actor and artist Billy Zane is a veritable chameleon. American by birth and Greek by origin, by profession he is both a critically acclaimed Hollywood actor and renowned artist. As an actor, some consider him a young Marlon Brando, who...

Russell Crowe Fought to Add Greek Accent as Zeus in “Thor”

For his role as Zeus in the latest installment of the Thor franchise, Russell Crowe had to convince director Taika Waititi that the god of thunder and ruler of Olympus should have a Greek accent. The Oscar-winning actor fought for...

Empire State: Chris Potamitis On His Famous Heist and Life Story

When Chris Potamitis was a young man, he took part in the largest cash robbery in US history. In an exclusive interview, Potamitis spoke to Greek Reporter about the real events of the heist, the jail time he faced,...

Greeks Nominated for Oscars Go as Far Back as 1935

Greeks and the Oscars are no strangers to each other. The first Greek who has been nominated for an Academy Award was Hermes Pan (or Ermis Panagiotopoulos) who was a nominee for choreography for "Top Hat", with Fred Astaire...

Greek Oscar Winners Over the Decades: Academy Awards

Five Greek Oscar winners have existed throughout the glamorous history of the Academy Awards. At the Oscars, five Greeks have laid hold of the gold-plated statuette, including Katina Paxinou (1944), Manos Hadjidakis (1961), Vassilis Photopoulos (1965), Vangelis Papathanassiou (1982)...

Sundance’s ‘Cryptozoo’ Includes Zoe Kazan and Angeliki Papoulia

The animated film "Cryptozoo" will premiere at the virtual 2021 Sundance Film Festival. The cast includes Greek-American actresses Angeliki Papoulia and Zoe Kazan. "Cryptozoo" will have its world premiere under Sundance's NEXT category, which seeks to show the most forward-thinking,...

Maria Menounos’ Parents Both Hospitalized With COVID

Famous Greek-American host Maria Menounos' parents have both been hospitalized with COVID-19. Menounos announced that she took a weeklong break from hosting her podcast and daily show, "Better Together", because of her parents' hospitalization. Menounos' mother Litsa was already fighting brain...

Guitarist and Singer Orianthi Releases New Album ‘O’

Greek-Australian singer, songwriter, and critically acclaimed guitarist Orianthi has just released a new solo album, titled "O", which debuted on November 6. This is the musician's first new studio album in almost seven years. One of her previous albums, "According...

Tina Fey to Host ‘One Night Only: The Best Of Broadway’

Theater productions in general have suffered a lot during the coronavirus pandemic, as Broadway has closed its doors in accordance to health protocols. However, the performers have decided to showcase their skills and bring us some much needed joy in...

Jennifer Aniston Goes Back to Work Masked Up On ‘The Morning Show’

As "The Morning Show" recently resumed filming for its second season, Jennifer Aniston went back on set making sure to take all proper precautions for pandemic-era set life. The former "Friends" star showed a little bit of life behind the...