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30. Uluslararası Film Festivali 2-17 Nisan 2011 Close
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HONORARY AWARDS

FESTIVAL AWARDS

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Metin Akpınar

Metin Akpınar is one of the most outstanding actors of the last 40 years of Turkish theatre. His particular talent, his specialty in moulding [his characters], his ability to meticulously analyse the characters he portrays, his superb comprehension of his audience, and his discipline on stage has crowned him with a place among the masters of Turkish theatre. He has conveyed these qualities to Ertem Eğilmez’ films and to the movies he made with Zeki Alasya. He earned a place in the hearts of millions of cinemagoers with the numerous films he has made.

Metin is a philosopher. He takes pleasure in sharing and discussing his humanism, his ethic understanding, and his worldview, which he has gained and developed since his youth with his friends during hours-long dinners. He is straightforward. He always stands behind his words. He despises lies and trickery.

I met Metin in 1963. In 1965, we started working together at the Ulvi Uraz Theatre. In 1967, Haldun Taner, Zeki Alasya, Metin and I founded the Devekuşu Kabare Tiyatrosu (Devekuşu Cabaret Theatre). We learned a lot from Ulvi Uraz; we taught each other a lot in Devekuşu. We brought up quite many stars from our theatre. During our 15-year-long friendship, we never broke each other’s heart and we never disappointed each other.

As friends close like brothers, Metin and I shared what was dear to us. He had a home in my house and I had a home in his. We parted ways in 1978. Although we see each other rarely, Metin is still my oldest friend. Greetings, master Metin!

Ahmet Gülhan