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Erkan Can is a Actor Turquee born on 1 november 1958 at Bursa (Turquie)

Erkan Can

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Nationality Turquie
Birth 1 november 1958 (61 years) at Bursa (Turquie)

Erkan Can (born November 1, 1958 in Bursa, Turkey) is a Turkish film and theatre actor, who has won the Golden Orange for Best Actor twice for his roles in On Board and Takva: A Man's Fear of God, and the Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor for Takva: A Man's Fear of God.


Erkan Can began acting in 1974 at the age of 16 with the local Bursa State Theater and took acting classes at the Industrial Vocational High School. From 1982-1984 he undertook his compulsory military service. In 1985 he entered the theatre department of the Istanbul State Conservatory and made his first screen appearance, alongside Kemal Sunal, in Davacı (1986) directed by Zeki Ökten before graduating in 1990.

From 1991-92 he performed with the Bakirkoy Municipal Theatre. He had his first major roles in the television series Mahallenin Muhtarlari (1992) and Yalancı (1993) for TRT. He had a minor appearance in Sokaktaki Adam (1995), directed by Biket İlhan, and a featured role in the short Bana Old and Wise'ı Çal (1998), directed by Çağan Irmak before achieving success with On Board (1998), directed by Serdar Akar, for which he won best actor awards at film festivals in Antalya and Ankara as well as the Orhan Anzac Award.

A series of film a television roles followed, including appearances in Vizontele (2001), directed by Yılmaz Erdoğan and Ömer Faruk Sorak, and Istanbul Tales (2005), directed by Ümit Ünal et al. Appearances in Destiny (2006), directed by Zeki Demirkubuz, and The Edge of Heaven (2006), directed by Fatih Akın, were followed by, what Rekin Teksoy describes as, a "convincing performance" in Takva: A Man's Fear of God (2007), directed by Özer Kızıltan, for which he won best actor awards at film festivals in Antalya and Nuremberg as well as the Asia Pacific Screen Award.

Usually with

Serdar Akar
Serdar Akar
(3 films)
Uğur Yücel
Uğur Yücel
(3 films)
Fatih Akın
Fatih Akın
(2 films)
Nejat İşler
Nejat İşler
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Erkan Can (13 films)

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Black Dogs Barking, 1h28
Actors Erkan Can
Rating62% 3.149073.149073.149073.149073.14907
Selim’s family has migrated from Anatolia to İstanbul. A naive young man without any special training or expertise, he likes to feed pigeons on the rooftop of the building he lives in. Selim’s best friend, Çaça Celal, is a local tough guy. Selim and Çaça work for a man they refer to as Usta, running car parks in the ritzy neighborhood on the other side of the road. Their greatest dream is to have a car park of their own. In a club that Selim frequents, he meets Mehmet, who makes an offer that will change their lives forever
Black and White, 1h30
Genres Drama
Actors Tuncel Kurtiz, Erkan Can, Derya Alabora, Taner Birsel, Nejat İşler, Muzaffer Özdemir
Rating61% 3.050673.050673.050673.050673.05067
A painter who has lived a stormy life that still rages on in his 70s; a lawyer who, forced to retire after a heart attack, spends his time feeding snails and searching for the quiet life; a doctor weary of his job and abandoned by his wife; a businesswoman who has fashioned loneliness into a lifestyle... These are the regulars of Ankara’s 25-year-old bar, Black & White, who gather here every evening. And then there is the bar’s manager Faruk, a stubborn, grumpy, touchy but extremely sweet man.
The Jackal
The Jackal (2010)
, 1h30
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Actors Erkan Can, Uğur Polat
Roles Celayir
Rating65% 3.297643.297643.297643.297643.29764
The life of Akın, who lives in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Istanbul, begins to change after his mother’s death. He hopes to start a new life with the money he plans to steal from the carpenter's workshop he works at. His girlfriend, Deniz, finds his plan ridiculous and leaves him. Akın then accepts an offer by his friend İdris, which leads to a new start in his life. Having nothing to lose, Akın impresses his boss with his fearless and indifferent attitude, but a new life also brings with it a new host of enemies.
Majority (2010)

Genres Drama
Actors Erkan Can
Rating73% 3.696343.696343.696343.696343.69634
Mertkan (Bartu Küçükçağlayan) is a young man who has a stable but unfulfilling life in Istanbul, living at home with his parents, working as an errand boy in his father's construction company, hanging out with his friends in shopping malls and discos.
The Edge of Heaven, 2h2
Directed by Fatih Akın
Origin German
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Nurgül Yeşilçay, Baki Davrak, Tuncel Kurtiz, Hanna Schygulla, Yelda Reynaud, Erkan Can
Rating77% 3.898433.898433.898433.898433.89843
Yeter's Death Retired widower Ali Aksu (Tuncel Kurtiz), a Turkish immigrant living in the German city of Bremen, believes he has found a solution to his loneliness when he meets Yeter Öztürk (Nursel Köse). He offers her a monthly payment to stop working as a prostitute and move in with him. After receiving threats from two Turkish Muslims, she decides to accept his offer. Ali's son, Alisan Nejat (Baki Davrak), a professor of German literature, does not have time to respond to the prospect of living with a woman of "easy virtue" before Ali is stricken with a heart attack. He softens to her: he learns that she sends shoes to Turkey for her 27-year-old daughter and wishes that her daughter could receive an education like his.
Destiny (2006)
, 1h43
Directed by Zeki Demirkubuz
Genres Drama
Actors Vildan Atasever, Erkan Can, Engin Akyürek
Roles Otelci Irfan
Rating78% 3.948393.948393.948393.948393.94839
Uğur (Vildan Atasever) is a bar singer who is in love with a somewhat unstable criminal, Zagor (Ozan Bilen). Her father is seriously ill and her young mother is emotionally distant. Bekir (Ufuk Bayraktar) is a young man who runs his father's business. He becomes infatuated with Uğur after she visits his shop one day. After a series of violent incidents and mishaps occur in Istanbul, both Uğur and Zagor disappear. After Zagor is landed in prison some time afterward, Uğur reappears and asks Bekir to help her. Meanwhile Zagor is transferred to a prison in Sinop. Uğur tries to trace Zagor who has escaped from prison as Bekir tries to trace Uğur.
Takva: A Man's Fear of God
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about Islam
Actors Erkan Can, Fatima Adoum, Engin Günaydın, Murat Cemcir
Roles Muharrem
Rating74% 3.7488753.7488753.7488753.7488753.748875
Humble and devout Muharrem lives in a solitary and meager existence of prayer and sexual abstinence. His extraordinary devotion attracts the attention of the Sheikh of an Istanbul Sufi order who offers him an administrative post as a manager for the seminary properties that support a school for orphans and poor children. Muharrem's new job throws him into the modern outside world he has not experienced before. He soon witnesses conflicting attitudes and dilemmas towards alcohol, charity and honesty. He notices that he himself has become proud, domineering and even dishonest. To make matters worse, Muharrem's inner peace is unnerved by the tormenting image of a seductive woman who tempts him in his dreams, both night and day. With the balance of his devotion now upset, his fear of God begins to eat away at his senses. He remains steadfast seeking forgiveness from Allah and guidance from his Sheikh in whom he has complete faith.
Toss-Up (2004)
, 1h42
Directed by Uğur Yücel
Genres Drama
Actors Kenan İmirzalıoğlu, Engin Günaydın, Erkan Can, Olgun Şimşek, Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan
Roles Firuz
Rating76% 3.8466353.8466353.8466353.8466353.846635
Two soldiers return home from their military service in southeastern Turkey with disabilities. Cevher (nicknamed "the Ghost") has lost his hearing while Rıdvan (nicknamed "the Devil") has lost a leg. Both are emotionally and physically scarred and find difficulties in adjusting to normal civilian life. A man called Ben Cooper (nicknamed Radical Face) comes to their aid and schools them in the art of being a Squirrel.
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 Mela Hüseyin
Rating79% 3.9988353.9988353.9988353.9988353.998835
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.
Offside (2000)
, 1h55
Directed by Serdar Akar
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors Müjde Ar, Savaş Dinçel, Uğur Polat, Erkan Can, Akasya Asıltürkmen
Roles Suat
Rating73% 3.695183.695183.695183.695183.69518
Thirtysomething Suat still lives with his parents and works at his father's store when not practising as goalie for the local football team, Esnaf Spor. Suat is in love with Nurten, the neighbourhood beauty, but she has never responded to his many secret letters. The neighbourhood's greatest wish is for Esnaf Spor to win the amateur league championship.
A Madonna in Laleli
Directed by Serdar Akar
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Cengiz Küçükayvaz, Erkan Can
Roles Captain
Rating69% 3.49683.49683.49683.49683.4968
On Board
On Board (1998)
, 1h52
Directed by Serdar Akar
Genres Drama
Actors Erkan Can, Cengiz Küçükayvaz
Roles Captain
Rating80% 4.0478954.0478954.0478954.0478954.047895
A dredging ship is anchored in Istanbul for food and supplies. But the sailor sent to get them is mugged by six people and one weeks' worth of wages are stolen from him. The captain leads his men into the city to find the people who did this. Upon meeting the men, they manage to get back the money and take back the woman in the group back to the ship.