About Stratos

Stratos Tzortzoglou (Georgeoglou).

Known for his breakthrough starring role as Orestes on the film Landscape in the Mist directed by Theo Angelopoulos  (Palm d ‘ Or Award in Cannes film festival) who talked of Stratos as “someone who can absorb everything, turning this to an advantage”. Also St. Holden wrote in his New York times – review ”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. A 126-minute work of exceptional beauty”.

Next was “Den ena kärleken och den andra” directed by Eva Bergman. Stratos starred opposite Lena Endre(The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Faithless) in which nine-time Academy Award nominee INGMAR BERGMANFanny and Alexander) compared Stratos to “a Stradivarius violin,” adding that “the great actors are great instruments”.

After that, he had a starring role in the film Pano, kato kai plagios opposite to Irene Pappas (Electra,Z,Captain Corelli’s Mandolin) under the direction of the five- times Academy Award nominee Michael Cacoyannis(Zorba the Greek-Trojan Women-Iphigenia) who described 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”. Stratos reached a summit of his profession with his performance as (Stavros) in the above film which garnered him an Award as Best Actor at the Greek National Awards.

In addition to his work in film, Stratos has had an extensive career on stage working with directors such as  JULES DASSIN (Academy Award-nominated, Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival for Rififi) in Arthur Miller’s “Death of a salesman as Biff Loman.

His theatrical experience includes classical ancient tragedies such as:Euripides’ The Bacchae (Dionysus) in the 12th European festival with National Theatre of Northern Greece, EuripidesPhoenician Women (Polynices) at Epidaurus Ancient Theater, Orpheus’ Hymns (Orpheus) in Phedriades theatre in Delfi’s festival, Liturgy of Orpheus (Orpheus) at Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Leah Vitali’s Roast Beef (Oresteia trilogyAgamemnon), co-starred with Sarah Douglas (Conan the Destroyer Falcon Crest Superman ) in Riverside Studios, London, Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound (Prometheus). Stratos also played (Dionysus)in the film The Bacchae  directed by Bruno Coppola and worked with Harvey Keitel in Ulysses’s Gaze – To vlemma tou Odyssea as(Orestes) and in a TV movie”365 days of birth” with the Academy Award for Best Actress for Indochine,Catherine Deneuve.

The chairman of 20th Century Fox JIM GIANOPULOS said about him that “ Stratos is destined for great things, he has a unique way of capturing the audiences with his charm,his authenticity and has truly mastered his art form.He is bound to succeed in the American entertainment industry”, while the Oscar winning actress for Moonstruck  OLYMPIA DUKAKIS said that  “Stratos has a lot to offer to the American film industry in his unique sense of acting, combing talent, intuition, passion and determination”.

 

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The following titles are only a small selection of his extensive body of work.

 

CLASSICAL THEATER

  • Euripides “Prometheus bound” (role : Prometheus)

  • 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

THEATRE

FILM

TV

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”.

REVIEWS

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