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Adam Bousdoukos is a Actor and Scriptwriter Grec born on 25 january 1974 at Hamburg (German)

Adam Bousdoukos

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Birth 25 january 1974 (45 years) at Hamburg (German)

Adam Bousdoukos (né en 1974 à Hambourg) est un acteur allemand.

Biography

Adam Bousdoukos est né le 25 janvier 1974 à Altona, une banlieue de Hambourg en Allemagne, le plus jeune de trois frères. Ses parents sont d'origine grecque.

C'est à l'école secondaire qu'Adam Bousdoukos rencontre le futur metteur en scène Fatih Akin.

N'étant pas dans la même classe, Akin et Bousdoukos ne se connaissent d'abord que de vue et de réputation, étant chacun le « clown » de leur classe respective. Mais à 13 ans, ils se retrouvent ensemble en cours d'espagnol, et c'est le début d'une longue amitié. Bousdoukos partage la passion de son ami pour le cinéma, et ils tourneront leurs premiers essais au club vidéo de leur lycée.

Bousdoukos arrête le lycée deux ans avant de pouvoir passer l'équivalent du bac. Il abandonnera successivement des études de kiné, puis de travailleur social, avant de partir en Grèce pour chercher sa voie
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De retour à Hambourg, il gagne sa vie comme barman, tout en cherchant à devenir acteur.

Entre temps, son copain Fatih Akin a envoyé un scénario à une maison de production. La maison de production le prend comme stagiaire, et lui permet de faire son premier vrai court-métrage, Sensin du bist es, où il fera jouer son copain Adam.

En 1997, Fatih Akin parvient à tourner son premier long métrage, basé sur le scénario qu'il avait écrit alors qu'il était encore au lycée, L'engrenage.

Le film raconte l'histoire de trois amis, dont l'un est grec, et plus ou moins inspiré de son ami Bousdoukos. Fatih Akin tente d'imposer son ami pour ce rôle, mais les producteurs sont contre, et invoquent le manque d'expérience de celui-ci. En passant des essais, il obtient finalement le rôle.

Pour ce film, Bousdoukos et les deux autres acteurs principaux obtiendront en 1998 un Léopard de bronze pour leur interprétation au festival de Locarno, et ils partageront aussi un prix Adolf Grimme pour leur interprétation en 2001.

Bousdoukos continue à faire l'acteur dans des films de cinéma ou de télévision, tout en devenant restaurateur : en 2000, il investit entre autres son petit cachet du film L'engrenage dans la Taverne Sotiris, dans le quartier d'Ottensen à Hambourg-Altona. Il ne se séparera de sa taverne qu'après le tournage de Soul Kitchen.

C'est ce restaurant qui inspirera celui du film Soul Kitchen : en 2003, Fatih Akin essaye un nouveau traitement de texte. En jetant des mots sur le papier, il commence à raconter l'histoire de son copain Adam, qui a des problèmes avec sa copine et tient un restaurant.

C'est ainsi qu'il ébauche le scénario de Soul Kitchen. Le film sera finalement tourné cinq ans plus tard, avec Bousdoukos dans le rôle principal, l'acteur ayant aussi collaboré au remaniement du scénario en tant que co-auteur.

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Filmography of Adam Bousdoukos (10 films)

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Actor

In the Fade, 1h46
Directed by Fatih Akın
Origin German
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Ulrich Tukur, Adam Bousdoukos
Roles Knacki
Rating70% 3.54883.54883.54883.54883.5488
La vie de Katja est bouleversée lorsque son fils et son mari trouvent la mort dans un attentat.
The Cut
The Cut (2014)
, 2h18
Directed by Fatih Akın
Origin German
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Tahar Rahim, Simon Abkarian, Arsinée Khanjian, Kevork Malikyan, Hindi Zahra, Trine Dyrholm
Rating63% 3.1505353.1505353.1505353.1505353.150535
Pendant le génocide arménien, Nazareth Manoogian est déporté de son village natal de Mardin, en Turquie. Après les déportations, il apprend que ses filles pourraient être encore vivantes et parcourt le monde pour les retrouver.
Chalet Girl, 1h37
Directed by Phil Traill
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Felicity Jones, Ed Westwick, Tamsin Egerton, Ken Duken, Sophia Bush, Bill Bailey
Roles Willy
Rating63% 3.1508553.1508553.1508553.1508553.150855
Kim Mathews (Felicity Jones) is introduced by a television presenter (Miquita Oliver) as a former skateboarding champion whose mother was killed in a car accident. Kim gives up skateboarding and begins working in a fast food burger bar to pay household bills to help her Dad (Bill Bailey).
C'était l'un des nôtres, 1h30
Genres Drama
Actors Maria Simon, Anja Kling, Adam Bousdoukos, Johanna Gastdorf, Maren Kroymann
Roles Yanis
Rating70% 3.5257453.5257453.5257453.5257453.525745
À la suite d'une soirée arrosée chez une amie, Johanna se réveille dans un jardin public, sans aucun souvenir de sa soirée. Une seule certitude : elle a été violée. Elle décide de porter plainte contre X. Soutenue par ses amis, notamment Leonie et son fiancé Bjorn, l'affaire prend une autre tournure lorsqu'elle apprend qu'elle a été droguée avec du GHB lors de la soirée : le coupable était donc parmi ses amis...
Soul Kitchen, 1h39
Directed by Fatih Akın
Origin German
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Cooking films
Actors Birol Ünel, Adam Bousdoukos, Moritz Bleibtreu, Udo Kier, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Demir Gökgöl
Roles Zinos Kazantsakis
Rating72% 3.6483453.6483453.6483453.6483453.648345
Zinos, a German of Greek descent, owns Soul Kitchen, a shabby, run-down restaurant providing working-class food in the Hamburg area, in an old warehouse space. The business is struggling financially, and tax inspectors ask Zinos for payments. Occasionally a punk rock band uses the restaurant as practice space, but never pays rental fees. An old sailor, Sokrates, continuously works on his boat at the warehouse, but is never able to pay the rent.
Head-On
Head-On (2004)
, 2h
Directed by Fatih Akın
Origin German
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Birol Ünel, Sibel Kekilli, Meltem Cumbul, Hermann Lause, Demir Gökgöl, Mehmet Kurtuluş
Roles Barmann
Rating78% 3.9486353.9486353.9486353.9486353.948635
Cahit Tomruk is a Turkish German in his 40s. He has given up on life after the death of his wife and seeks solace in cocaine and alcohol. One night, he intentionally drives his car head-on into a wall and barely survives. At the psychiatric clinic he is taken to, Sibel Güner, another Turkish German who has tried to commit suicide, approaches him. She asks Cahit to carry out a formal marriage with her so that she can break out of the strict rules of her conservative family. Cahit is initially turned off by the idea, but then he agrees to take part in the plan.
Kebab Connection, 1h36
Directed by Anno Saul
Genres Comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Denis Moschitto, Nora Tschirner, Sibel Kekilli, Adnan Maral, Adam Bousdoukos, Irshad Panjatan
Roles Valid
Rating66% 3.348023.348023.348023.348023.34802
Ibo (Denis Moschitto) is a young Turkish-German man who is an aspiring filmmaker. A clash of cultures and pre-parental anxiety ensues after Ibo's German girlfriend, Titzi (Nora Tschirner), announces that she's pregnant. Ibo's father (Güven Kıraç) is upset at his son for wanting to start a family with a non-Turkish German woman while Titzi is upset at Ibo over his hesitance in taking on fatherly responsibilities. Other themes are the competition of a Turkish kebab restaurant and a Greek taverna, a gang trying to extort the owner of the kebab restaurant, Ibo's quest to make the first German Kung-Fu movie and the pursuit of both Titzi and her roommate at a prestigious drama academy.
Solino
Solino (2002)
, 2h4
Directed by Fatih Akın
Origin German
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families
Actors Barnaby Metschurat, Moritz Bleibtreu, Gigi Savoia, Antonella Attili, Tiziana Lodata, Antonella Attili
Roles Partygast aus Hamburg
Rating73% 3.6973453.6973453.6973453.6973453.697345
The movie portrays the story of an Italian family emigrated in Germany in the 1970s. Romano (Gigi Savoia), the father, decides to open a pizzeria which, by mutual decision with the wife Rosa (Antonella Attili), will call Solino, leaving his sons Gigi and Giancarlo to work there. A hostile relationship comes to life between the father and his sons, which will end up in the escape of the boys from family.
In July
In July (2000)
, 1h35
Directed by Fatih Akın
Origin German
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Moritz Bleibtreu, Branka Katić, Christiane Paul, Birol Ünel, Mehmet Kurtuluş, Fatih Akın
Roles Sänger im Club
Rating76% 3.8486053.8486053.8486053.8486053.848605
At the beginning of his summer holiday, a somewhat naive trainee teacher Daniel (Moritz Bleibtreu) buys a ring from a stall run by a neighbor, the aspiring artist and street vendor Juli (in German, "Juli" would be not only the month July but also a common nickname for someone named "Julia"; Christiane Paul). The ring bears a Mayan sun symbol, which, according to Juli, has the power to lead him to the woman of his dreams, whom he will recognise by a similar sun symbol. As Juli has the ring's counterpart, and as she is in love with him, she invites Daniel to a party that evening, hoping that they will meet.
Short Sharp Shock, 1h40
Directed by Fatih Akın
Origin German
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Mehmet Kurtuluş, Fatih Akın, Adam Bousdoukos, Marc Hosemann
Roles Costa
Rating72% 3.6464053.6464053.6464053.6464053.646405
Gabriel (Mehmet Kurtuluş) the Turk, Bobby (Aleksandar Jovanović) the Serb and Costa (Adam Bousdoukos) the Greek are three friends who used to form a neighborhood gang in Altona district of Hamburg. Following his release from prison Gabriel is ready for a new start on life. Bobby however has been doing jobs for crazed Albanian mobster Muhamer (Ralph Herforth) and his girlfriend Alice (Regula Grauwiller) turns to Gabriel for comfort. When Costa who has turned to petty theft and is dating Gabriel's sister Ceyda (İdil Üner) also joins Muhamer's gang, Gabriel intervenes to save his friends, an action which puts his dreams of retiring to Turkey at risk.

Scriptwriter

Soul Kitchen, 1h39
Directed by Fatih Akın
Origin German
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Cooking films
Actors Birol Ünel, Adam Bousdoukos, Moritz Bleibtreu, Udo Kier, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Demir Gökgöl
Roles Writer
Rating72% 3.6483453.6483453.6483453.6483453.648345
Zinos, a German of Greek descent, owns Soul Kitchen, a shabby, run-down restaurant providing working-class food in the Hamburg area, in an old warehouse space. The business is struggling financially, and tax inspectors ask Zinos for payments. Occasionally a punk rock band uses the restaurant as practice space, but never pays rental fees. An old sailor, Sokrates, continuously works on his boat at the warehouse, but is never able to pay the rent.