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Cem Yılmaz is a Actor, Director, Author and Producer Turquee born on 23 april 1973 at Istanbul (Turquie)

Cem Yılmaz

Cem Yılmaz
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Nationality Turquie
Birth 23 april 1973 (51 years) at Istanbul (Turquie)

Cem Yılmaz ([ˈd͡ʒem jɯɫˈmaz], born 23 April 1973 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish stand-up comedian, actor and filmmaker and cartoonist, best known for his films G.O.R.A. (2004), A.R.O.G (2008) and Yahşi Batı (2010), who has won two Sadri Alışık awards for his roles in Organize İşler (2005) and The Magician (2006).

Biography

While studying at the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management of Boğaziçi University, he started drawing comics for the Turkish humor magazine Leman. In August 1995 he did his first comedy show in "Leman Culture Center" performing with no serious career intentions as a comedian. However, after the positive response of the audience, he continued his show to attract larger crowds in Beşiktaş Cultural Center where he has appeared in over a thousand stand-up comedy shows since, coming so popular that tickets have sold for 250TL (approx. US$140).
His movie career started in 1998 with a co-starring role in the comedy Everything's Gonna Be Great (1999), directed by Ömer Vargı, and continued with a role in Vizontele (2001), directed by Yılmaz Erdoğan and Ömer Faruk Sorak. He achieved his greatest success by starring in and writing big-budget science-fiction parody G.O.R.A. (2004), also directed by Ömer Faruk Sorak, which despite spending several years in production because of financial and other technical problems became a box-office hit and, according to Rekin Teksoy, "showed that popular cinema was successful in appealing to wide audiences".
He followed this success with a starring role in the comedy Organize İşler (2005), also directed by Yılmaz Erdoğan, for which he won Best Supporting Actor at the 11th Sadri Alışık Awards, and his directorial debut with The Magician (2006), co-directed by Ali Taner Baltacı, for which he won Best Actor at the 34th Brussels International Independent Film Festival and 12th Sadri Alışık Awards.
He has since repeated his box office success with a sequel to G.O.R.A. called A.R.O.G (2008), also co-directed by Ali Taner Baltacı, and a comedic Western parody called Yahşi Batı (2010), directed by Ömer Faruk Sorak. That same year, he co-starred, alongside veteran actor Şener Şen, in the police drama Hunting Season (2010), written and directed by Yavuz Turgul, made a special appearance in drama Zephyr (2010), written and directed by Belma Baş and also he appeared in the movie of "Water Diviner" (2014) as Cemal directed by Russell Crowe.


Stand-up career
Cem Yılmaz is a very renowned stand-up comedian in Turkey. He started doing stand-up shows in the bars of Leman Kültür in early 90s.

Usually with

Ozan Güven
Ozan Güven
(3 films)
Özkan Uğur
Özkan Uğur
(3 films)
Zafer Algöz
Zafer Algöz
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Cem Yılmaz (12 films)

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Actor

The Water Diviner, 1h51
Directed by Russell Crowe
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney, Jacqueline McKenzie, Isabel Lucas, Cem Yılmaz
Roles Sgt. Jemal
Rating69% 3.498473.498473.498473.498473.49847
The film opens in 1919, just after World War I has ended. Joshua Connor (Russell Crowe), an Australian farmer and water diviner, has located ground water on his land and is digging a well. Upon emerging from the well, he jests with his dog that his hunch about finding water was correct. Joshua returns home to find his wife, Eliza (Jacqueline McKenzie), mending boots that she says one of their sons had damaged. She asks him to read a story to their three boys and, although tired, he agrees. As Joshua reads Arabian Nights, we see that their sons' beds are empty. Joshua's three sons Arthur (Ryan Corr), Edward (James Fraser), and Henry (Ben O'Toole) served with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) at the Battle of Gallipoli four years previously and are presumed dead. Eliza, unable to cope with her grief, commits suicide. Joshua resolves to bring his sons' bodies home and bury them with their mother.
Cem Yılmaz: CM101MMXI Fundamentals, 1h55
Directed by Cem Yılmaz
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Actors Cem Yılmaz
Roles Self
Rating89% 4.4983954.4983954.4983954.4983954.498395
A Magnificent Haunting, 1h45
Directed by Ferzan Özpetek
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film
Actors Elio Germano, Margherita Buy, Vittoria Puccini, Loredana Cannata, Giuseppe Fiorello, Cem Yılmaz
Roles Yusuf Antep
Rating65% 3.2971253.2971253.2971253.2971253.297125
Pietro Pontechievello is a gay man who rents a large house in the historic center of Rome. In the abode Pietro quickly learns of strange and mysterious presences. The house is haunted by the ghosts of members of a theater company dating back to the times of fascism, and now they do not know that are dead. Indeed, the ghosts believe they are on leave to participate in a new show, and Pietro does not know how to drive the intruders from the building.
Hunting Season, 3h
Directed by Yavuz Turgul
Origin Turquie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Şener Şen, Cem Yılmaz, Çetin Tekindor, Melisa Sözen, Okan Yalabık
Roles İdris
Rating73% 3.698963.698963.698963.698963.69896
Veteran homicide cop Ferman (Şener Şen) and his hot-headed partner İdris (Cem Yılmaz) team up with rookie cop and anthropology major Hasan (Okan Yalabık) to investigate the murder of a young woman. The suspects include her conservative family, who might have killed her for honor, her drug-dealing boyfriend and aged billionaire Battal (Çetin Tekindor) who had taken the victim as his second wife.
Zephyr
Zephyr (2010)

Genres Drama
Actors Vahide Perçin, Cem Yılmaz
Rating60% 3.046953.046953.046953.046953.04695
Zephyr is a strong-willed little girl, spending her summer holidays in her grandparents’ house up in the Eastern Black Sea mountains. With her mother often away travelling, she has had to get used to being alone. Zephyr takes refuge in daydreams, creating whole worlds in her mind to cope with her mother’s absence.
Yahsi Bati - The Ottoman Cowboys, 1h59
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Western
Actors Cem Yılmaz, Ozan Güven, Demet Evgar, Özkan Uğur, Zafer Algöz, Cansu Dere
Roles Aziz Vefa
Rating73% 3.6986053.6986053.6986053.6986053.698605
Two special agents, Aziz and Lemi, are tasked by the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire with delivering a diamond as a gift to the American president. As they ride on a stagecoach across the American wild west, they are robbed of the diamond by bandits, leaving them stranded without any money. A tough cowgirl, Susanne Van Dyke (a character like Calamity Jane) joins them on their quest.
A.R.O.G
A.R.O.G (2008)
, 2h8
Directed by Cem Yılmaz
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Cem Yılmaz, Özge Özberk, Zafer Algöz, Özkan Uğur, Ozan Güven
Roles Arif / Komutan Logar / Kaaya / Koobar / Enigma
Rating72% 3.6490053.6490053.6490053.6490053.649005
Arif settles back on earth with Ceku after saving the planet GORA. However, his defeated archenemy Commander Logar has followed him and is intent on getting his revenge. He tricks Arif into a time machine and sends him back 1 million years into the past. After a series of adventures including an encounter with a T-Rex, Arif stumbles upon a settlement of cavemen. Arif tries to teach them about modern technology, but it appears that they are being oppressed by a rival tribe and their leader Kaaya. Kaaya tricks Arif into a do-or-die football-like game that is heavily stacked against them. However, Arif uses his wits to defeat Kaaya's team and win the game for his fledgling team. Commander Logar who warps into the past is left stranded there and Arif and Ceku live happily ever after.
The Magician, 1h59
Directed by Cem Yılmaz
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Cem Yılmaz, Ezgi Mola
Roles İskender Tünaydın
Rating73% 3.698593.698593.698593.698593.69859
Iskender is a juggler. Actually he is a magician but everybody else except himself and his childhood friend Maradona, thinks he is a juggler. The two friends undertake a great deal of risk by including Sait to their tour program while they are forced to escape Istanbul. Moreover Father Sait had quit appreciating Iskender years ago. While the tour makes them come much closer, it also results in a magnificent fall-out. Iskender, Maradona and Sait, keep coming back together and falling out with their fellow traveler Fatma.
Magic Carpet Ride, 1h46
Directed by Yılmaz Erdoğan
Origin Turquie
Genres Comedy
Actors Yılmaz Erdoğan, Tolga Çevik, Demet Akbağ, Özgü Namal, Cem Yılmaz, Ezgi Mola
Roles Müslüm Durulmaz
Rating73% 3.698413.698413.698413.698413.69841
Asim Noyan and his gang make up a rambling collective, which concerns itself with a range of criminal activity, running from car theft to fraud. An inveterate womaniser, Asim meets the failed comedian Superman impersonator Samet while fleeing from an angry husband. Desperate Samet finds himself unwittingly implicated in the life of the gang. Meanwhile Umut, the daughter of Mr and Mrs Ocak, a highly literate but hard up couple, leads an altogether different life. The ways of Samet and Umut and Asim's gang clash around a stolen car.
G.O.R.A.
G.O.R.A. (2004)
, 2h3
Origin Turquie
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Comedy science fiction films, Space opera
Actors Cem Yılmaz, Özge Özberk, Şafak Sezer, İdil Fırat, Naz Elmas, Özkan Uğur
Roles Arif / Komutan Logar / Erşan Kuneri
Rating79% 3.9982453.9982453.9982453.9982453.998245
The film is about a used carpet salesman Arif (played by Cem Yılmaz) who is abducted by aliens from the planet G.O.R.A. There he becomes involved in thwarting a diabolical scheme being advanced by the planet's security chief Logar (also played by Cem Yılmaz) and saves the planet. The film spoofs various science fiction films such as Star Wars, The Fifth Element and The Matrix.
Vizontele
Vizontele (2001)
, 1h50
Directed by Yılmaz Erdoğan
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Demet Akbağ, Yılmaz Erdoğan, Cem Yılmaz, Şafak Sezer, Tolga Çevik, Zeynep Tokuş
Roles Fikri
Rating79% 3.9982153.9982153.9982153.9982153.998215
The mayor (Altan Erkekli) of a small village in Southeastern Turkey in the 70's bitterly opposes the activities of sleazy opportunist Latif (Cezmi Baskin) who runs open-air film screenings and seeks to break his monopoly over village entertainment with the introduction of the first television (called Visiontele by the locals). The mayor recruits a crazy electrician called Emin (Yılmaz Erdoğan) and some of his office staff to help him to set up a television transmitter on the highest position of the mountain. While Latif seeks to undermine his efforts by decrying television as the work of the Devil and a slap in the face of Islamic tradition. The story is based on the childhood memories of the writer-director Yılmaz Erdoğan of the arrival of the first television to Hakkâri, Turkey in the 70's.
Everything's Gonna Be Great
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure
Actors Cem Yılmaz, Sinan Taymin Albayrak, Nurgül Yeşilçay
Roles Altan
Rating80% 4.04794.04794.04794.04794.0479
After a series of unsuccessful business ventures, Altan spends his time doing nothing until his wife Ayla leaves him. He plans to win her back with a new business venture - a bar. One night he bumps into his brother Nuri whom he hasn't seen for years and who works in a pharmaceutical warehouse. Altan sees a way to make some money and before long the brothers are involved in a dangerous game. Altan remains optimistic in spite of everything that happens to them, but Nuri is a fatalist. Together, they struggle for survival, hoping that everything will be great, or better still, superb.

Director

A.R.O.G
A.R.O.G (2008)
, 2h8
Directed by Cem Yılmaz
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Cem Yılmaz, Özge Özberk, Zafer Algöz, Özkan Uğur, Ozan Güven
Rating72% 3.6490053.6490053.6490053.6490053.649005
Arif settles back on earth with Ceku after saving the planet GORA. However, his defeated archenemy Commander Logar has followed him and is intent on getting his revenge. He tricks Arif into a time machine and sends him back 1 million years into the past. After a series of adventures including an encounter with a T-Rex, Arif stumbles upon a settlement of cavemen. Arif tries to teach them about modern technology, but it appears that they are being oppressed by a rival tribe and their leader Kaaya. Kaaya tricks Arif into a do-or-die football-like game that is heavily stacked against them. However, Arif uses his wits to defeat Kaaya's team and win the game for his fledgling team. Commander Logar who warps into the past is left stranded there and Arif and Ceku live happily ever after.
The Magician, 1h59
Directed by Cem Yılmaz
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Cem Yılmaz, Ezgi Mola
Rating73% 3.698593.698593.698593.698593.69859
Iskender is a juggler. Actually he is a magician but everybody else except himself and his childhood friend Maradona, thinks he is a juggler. The two friends undertake a great deal of risk by including Sait to their tour program while they are forced to escape Istanbul. Moreover Father Sait had quit appreciating Iskender years ago. While the tour makes them come much closer, it also results in a magnificent fall-out. Iskender, Maradona and Sait, keep coming back together and falling out with their fellow traveler Fatma.