Michael Cacoyannis Net Worth

Michael Cacoyannis was a renowned Greek Cypriot film director, producer and screenwriter who is credited with bringing international attention to Greek cinema. He is best known for his 1964 film 'Zorba the Greek', which earned him seven Academy Award nominations and four BAFTA awards. He also directed operas and stage plays, many of which were based on classical books by Euripides. His other notable films include 'Windfall in Athens', 'Stella', 'A Girl in Black', 'A Matter of Dignity', 'Electra', 'The Wastrel' and 'Iphigenia'. He earned five Academy Award nominations, a record for any Cypriot film personality.
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Age, Biography and Wiki

Who is it? Film Director
Birth Day June 11, 1921
Birth Place Limassol, Cyprus, Greek
Died On 25 July 2011(2011-07-25) (aged 90)\nAthens, Greece
Birth Sign Cancer
Other names Michael Yannis
Occupation Film director
Years active 1954–1999
Website Michael Cacoyannis Foundation

💰 Net worth

Michael Cacoyannis, a prominent Greek film director, is estimated to have a net worth ranging between $100,000 to $1 million by the year 2024. Cacoyannis has successful career spanning several decades, earning him recognition both nationally and internationally. Known for his remarkable contribution to Greek cinema, he has directed acclaimed films such as "Zorba the Greek" and "Electra." With his immense talent and artistic vision, Cacoyannis has left a lasting impact on the film industry, solidifying his status as one of Greece's most accomplished directors.

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Cacoyannis was born in 1921 in Limassol, Cyprus. His father, Sir Panayotis Loizou Cacoyannis, had been knighted in 1936 by the United Kingdom government for public services in Cyprus. His sister was the Politician Stella Soulioti.


In 1939, he was sent by his father to London to become a Lawyer. He graduated from law school and joined the BBC World Service, soon taking charge of its new Cyprus Service. His deputy was Beba Clerides, sister of the RAF fighter pilot and Future President of Cyprus, Glafkos Clerides. However, after producing Greek-language programs for the BBC World Service during World War II, he ended up at the Old Vic school, and enjoyed a brief stage career there under the name Michael Yannis before he began working on films. After having trouble finding a directing job in the British film industry, Cacoyannis moved to Greece, and in 1953 he made his first film, Windfall in Athens.


He was offered the chance to direct Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando in the film Reflections in a Golden Eye, but he declined. Between 1959 and 1967, he was in a relationship with Yael Dayan, a progressive Israeli Politician and author. Cacoyannis translated some of Shakespeare's plays Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus and Hamlet into Greek, and Euripides' play The Bacchae into English.


Michael Cacoyannis died on 25 July 2011 in Athens, aged 90.