Stratos Tzortzoglou appeared for the first time in Karolos Koun’ Sound of the Gun by Loula Anagnostaki at Karolos Koun Art Theater. Apart from Karolos Koun, he has worked on stage with famed Greek directors Minos Volanakis, Jules Dassin, Spyros Evangelatos, Roula Pateraki, Andreas Voutsinas and Giannis Kokkos. He has also worked in film with directors such as Theo Angelopoulos, Michael Cacoyannis and Pantelis Voulgaris, and alongside actresses Catherine Deneuve, Irene Papas (Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Z, Electra), Lena Endre (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Sarah Douglas (Conan the Destroyer, Falcon Crest, Superman). Stratos recently relocated to New York City. You can contact him through hismanager, Alan Morell (creativemanagementpartners) and his website stratostzo.com. The following titles are only a small selection of his extensive body of work.
- Euripides’ The Bacchae (role: God Dionysus) in the 12th European festival with National Theatre of Northern Greece
- Euripides’ Phoenician Women (role: Polynices) at Epidaurus Ancient Theater with Anna Sinodinou
- Orpheus’ Hymns (role: Orpheus) in Phedriades theatre in Delfi’s festival
- Liturgy of Orpheus (role: Orpheus) at Odeon of Herodes Atticus
- Roast Beef (a modern adaptation of Oresteia trilogy) written by Leah Vitali (role:Agamemnon), co-starring with Sarah Douglas in Riverside Studios, London
- Drain Ekkenosis by D. Dimitriades, directed by Yannis Kokkos (collaborator for 30 years with Antoine Vitez and Jacques Lassalle) in Stegi Grammaton kai Texnon
- Tree by M. Laina, directed by Ch. Capsouli in National Theatre of Greece
- You are purpose and sheepdogs are dancing around you by G. Ioannou, with Bijoux DeKant at Michael Cacoyannis Foundation (Director: Michael Cacoyannis)
- Elle by Jean Genet, directed by Bijoux De Kant with The French Institute of Greece atMichael Cacoyannis Foundation
- Miss Misery by Ts. Tzanatos at The Greek Art Theater – Karolos Koun
- Death of a salesman by Jules Dassin (Academy Award – nominated, Best Directoraward at the Cannes Film Festival for Rififi)
- Landscape in the mist by Theo Angelopoulos (Silver Lion Award in Venice Film Festival, Felix award for Best European Film of the Year)
- Ulysses’s Gaze by Theo Angelopoulos with Harvey Keitel (Grand Jury Prize and International Critics’Prize in 1995 Cannes Film Festival, as well as Felix of the Critics – Film of the Year)
- Pano, kato kai plagios by Michael Cacoyannis, co-starring with Irene Papas
- One Love and the Other by Eva Bergman, co-starring with Lena Endre
- The striker with number 9 by Pantelis Voulgaris
- Montevideo, bog te video by Dragan Bjelogrlic
- Three way week by Bruno Coppola
- The Bacchae by Bruno CoppolaTV• Oi frouroi tis Ahaias (1992)
• Ekptotos angelos (1997)
• To simadi tou erota (1998)
• Idiaitera gia klamata (2000)
• Le dernier seigneur des Balkans (2005) • Vals with 12 Gods (2012)EXCERPTS FROM REFERENCE LETTERS
- INGMAR BERGMAN compares Stratos to a stradivarius violin, adding that “the great actors are great instruments”.
- For three times Oscar winning director ELIA KAZAN Stratos has the qualities of Warren Beatty.
- JIM GIANOPULOS, chairman of 20th Century Fox, writes that “Stratos is destined for great things, he has a unique way of capturing the audiences with his charm and authenticity, and he has truly mastered his art form”.
- Palme d’Or winner THEO ANGELOPOULOS described Stratos as someone who “can absorb everything, turning this to an advantage. He is the ideal actor for this difficult game between beauty and recognition”.
- Five times Academy Award nominee MICHAEL CACOYANNIS describes Stratos as “that rare phenomenon, a natural who combines striking good looks with that special brand of talent which blends a fiery temperament with easy personal charm”.
- Academy award nominated director JULES DASSIN states that “Stratos’ Biff Loman from Death of a salesman was the most passionate Biff I’ve ever seen”.
- Oscar winning actress OLYMPIA DUKAKIS says Stratos “has a lot to offer to the American film industry in his unique sense of acting, combing talent, intuition, passion and determination”.
- NEW YORK TIMES, St. Holden: “Orestes, whom Stratos Tzortzoglou imbues with a winning sweetness works for an itinerant theater company that has been traveling around Greece. Landscape in the Mist has already won many honors, and was the Greek entry for best foreign film in the Academy Awards last year. A 126-minute work of exceptional beauty.”
- LONDON TIMES: “With impeccable timing Greece’s version of Brad Pitt, the actor Stratos Tzortzoglou makes his London debut as Agamemnon in Roast Beef at the Riverside Studios.”
- VARIETY, Emanuel Levy: “In Up Down and Sideways, the handsome Tzortzoglou lends reliable support as the sensitive son… credibly vivid and sympathetic.”
- STAGE BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE, John Thaxter: “The 80-minute show has its compensations, demanding courage, strength and extraordinary agility for the fight scenes, from handsome Greek film actor Stratos Tzortzoglou as Agamemnon”.AWARDS
- Best Actor at the Greek National Awards, 1994, for Pano, kato kai plagios, directed by Michael Cacoyannis (Zorba the Greek, Electra)
- Best Supporting Actor, Stars De Demain, 1989, for Landscape in the mist, directed by Theo Angelopoulos (Travelling Players, Ulysses’ Gaze, Weeping Meadow, Eternity and a Day)STUDIES• Karolos Koun Art Theater, Athens
• Aaron Speiser Acting Studio, Masterclass, CA, 2011 • Ivana Chubbuck studio, Masterclass, CA, 2012
You can find more information at his website