Yılmaz Erdoğan

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Yılmaz Erdoğan
Born (1967-11-04) 4 November 1967 (age 56)
Occupation(s)Actor, screenwriter, director, poet
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)Sanem Oktar (1993–1998)
Belçim Bilgin (2006–2018)
Children2
Websiteyilmazerdogan.com

Yılmaz Erdoğan (born 4 November 1967) is a Turkish filmmaker, actor[1] and poet who is most famous for his box-office record-breaking debut comedy film Vizontele (2001) and the television series Bir Demet Tiyatro (1995–2002/2006–2007). He founded BKM Theatre and Film Production. He was awarded the Best Supporting Actor at 4th Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards for his performance in The Water Diviner (2014).[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Yilmaz Erdoğan spent his childhood in Ankara until he moved to Istanbul along with his family. His family is of Kurdish origin. In 1987, he dropped out of his civil engineering studies at Istanbul Technical University. His brothers are Mustafa Erdoğan, who founded Fire of Anatolia, and Deniz Erdoğan, who has composed music for some of his company's productions. His wife is the actress and costume designer Belçim Bilgin, a descendant from the family of Sheikh Said, the leader of the Sheikh Said Rebellion[4] and his daughter Berfin Erdoğan appeared in Organize İşler.

Career[edit]

He joined the Nöbetçi Tiyatrosu managed by veteran actor Ferhan Şensoy. In 1988, he founded his own theatre company, Güldüşündürü, and staged a successful production of his self-penned tr:Kanuni Sultan Süleyman ve Rambo.

He also became chief screenwriter at Levent Kırca and his wife Oya Başar long-running television sketch show, Olacak O Kadar.

In 1994, he founded Beşiktaş Cultural Center (Turkish: Beşiktaş Kültür Merkezi) with business partner Necati Akpınar. He achieved recognition as Mükremin Abi alongside actress Demet Akbağ in the ground breaking television series with audience Bir Demet Tiyatro (1995–2002) on Star TV.

He also continued his theatrical success with a series of plays and musicals, including his one-man show, Cebimdeki Kelimeler, and recorded a poetry album called, Kayıp Kentin Yakışıklısı, which includes seventeen poems accompanied by traditional Turkish music composed by Metin Kalender, Nizamettin Ariç and Ali Aykaç.

Also, He founded professial sketch crew in Bkm Theatre for tv. The sketch series "Güldür Güldür" directed by iconic comedian Kemal Sunal's son Ali Sunal. The child sketch series "Güldüy Güldüy" directed by Kemal Sunal's daughter Ezo Sunal. Yılmaz Erdoğan directed sketch Çok Güzel Hareketler Bunlar for both screenwriter and actor.

He achieved his greatest success with the box-office record breaking comedy films Vizontele (2001) and Vizontele Tuuba (2004), which he wrote, directed and starred in. This was followed by a sequel Organize İşler (2005), which he also produced, and Organize İşler: Sazan Sarmalı (2019). In "Vizontele" and "Organize İşler", He worked as actors with comedians Cem Yılmaz, Tolga Çevik, Ata Demirer who wrote own films .

A second run for his popular television series Bir Demet Tiyatro (2006–2007) followed on ATV, and the Christmas comedy film Neşeli Hayat (2009). He has also produced the successful comedy films Eyyvah Eyvah (2010) and Çok Filim Hareketler Bunlar (2010).[5]

Filmography[edit]

TV series
Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Producer Writer Actor Role
1988 Olacak O Kadar Yes No Sketch series
1992–1993 Umut Taksi Yes Yes Halit Akyüz Television series
1994 Yaseminname Yes Yes Sürahi Nine's grandchild Television series
1995–2002 Bir Demet Tiyatro Yes Yes Mükremin Çıtır Star TV television series
2006–2007 Bir Demet Tiyatro Yes Yes Mükremin Çıtır ATV television series
2024 İnci Taneleri Yes Yes Azem Yücedağ Kanal D television series
Films
Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Producer Writer Actor Role
2001 Vizontele Yes Yes Yes Crazy Emin
2004 Vizontele Tuuba Yes Yes Yes Yes Crazy Emin
2005 Organize İşler Yes Yes Yes Asım Noyan
2009 Neşeli Hayat Yes Yes Yes
2010 Eyyvah Eyvah Yes
2010 Çok Filim Hareketler Bunlar Yes
2011 Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da Yes Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan.
2012 Rhino Season Yes
2013 Kelebeğin Rüyası Yes Yes Yes Behçet Necatigil
2014 The Water Diviner Yes Major Hasan
2016 Ekşi Elmalar Yes Yes Yes Aziz Özay
2018 Organize İşler: Sazan Sarmalı Yes Yes Yes Asım Noyan
2021 Sen Hiç Ateşböceği Gördün mü? Yes Yes Somer Yoğurtçuoğlu
2021 Kin Yes Yes Harun
2021 Aşkın Kıyameti Yes
2022 Cici Yes

Theater[edit]

Year Play Role Awards Notes
Kadınlık Bizde Kalsın Writer
1995 Otogargara Writer
1995 Cebimde Kelimeler Writer - solo performance
2000 Sen Hiç Ateş Böceği Gördün mü? Cevat Fehmi Başkut Special Award Writer and director
2003 Bana Bir Şeyhler Oluyor Writer
2004 Haybeden Gerçeküstü Aşk Writer
2008–2011 Çok Güzel Hareketler Bunlar Creator
2008 Hanımhanımcık Writer
2019– Çok Güzel Hareketler 2 Creator

Books[edit]

Year Book Type ISBN Notes
4th Edition 2004 Feriştah'ın Fentezileri Humor ISBN 9789755702261 Dialogues from the TV series Bir Demet Tiyatro
Cebimde Kelimeler Humor - play
Otogargara Play - humor
2003 Hijyenik Aşklar Essay - humor ISBN 9789755701851 Published in the book Kısa Güldürü Hikâyeleri
Anladım Poem ISBN 9789755701202
18th Edition Haybeden Gerçeküstü Konuşmalar Humor - play ISBN 9789755701004 Later turned into a play
24th Edition 2000 Hüzünbaz Sevişmeler Essay ISBN 9789755700069
9th Edition Kadınlık Bizde Kalsın Humor - play ISBN 9789755700052
26th Edition Kayıp Kentin Yakışıklısı Poem ISBN 9789755700182
2006 Laz Bakkal ile Tombalak Humor ISBN 9789755702810 Dialogues from the TV series Bir Demet Tiyatro
5th Edition 2005 Bana Bir Şeyhler Oluyor Humor - play ISBN 9789755702483
4th Edition 2009 Sahiler Düş Düşler Sahi Poem ISBN 9789755703893

References[edit]

  1. ^ Demir, Sores Welat (2019-01-01). KürtPedia-Kürt-Kürtler-Kürtçe-Kürdistan / (KurdPedia-Kurd-Kurds-Kurdish-Kurdistan - History Book by SWD). SWD Group. p. 185. ISBN 978-82-8422-014-7.
  2. ^ "Australian film award goes to Yılmaz Erdoğan". Hurriyet Daily News. Retrieved 2015-01-30.
  3. ^ "Turkey's Yılmaz Erdoğan wins 'Australian Oscar' for supporting actor". Today's Zaman. Retrieved 2015-01-30.
  4. ^ "Belçim Bilgin Kimdir? - Güncel Belçim Bilgin Haberleri". www.sabah.com.tr. Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  5. ^ https://www.haber7.com/biyografi/haber/3146527-yilmaz-erdogan-kimdir-yilmaz-erdogan-aslen-nereli-ve-esi-kimdir-yilmaz-erdogan-filmleri

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