Simon Abkarian

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Simon Abkarian was born Simone Abkarian on March 5, 1962, in Gonesse, a northeastern suburb of Paris, France, into a French - Armenian family. Young Simon Abkarian grew up in a trilingual environment, he learned French at school in addition to his native Armenian, and also learned English by watching American films since he was a kid. He spent most of his childhood in France until the age of nine, then went with his parents to Beirut, Lebanon.From 1971 to 1977 young Abkarian lived with his mother and father in Lebanon. He studied dancing with the Lori Dance Ensemble in Beirut. There he attended Armenian school and also studied French and English. In 1977, his father went to war in Lebanon, and 15-year-old Abkarian with his mother moved back to Paris. A few years later he moved to New York and continued his studies of dancing and acting at the Antranik company in New York, then moved to Los Angeles, California. In 1983-1985 he studied acting and joined the Armenian Theatre Company Artavadzt of the AGBU under the leadership of director Gerald Papazian. In 1984, he joined the workshop at renown Theatre du Soleil on tour in Los Angeles during the Olympics Art Festival. Abkarian took a month-long acting workshop from Mnouchkine's mask-maker, Georges Bigot, then was auditioned by Ariane Mnouchkine who invited him to join the company. In 1985 Abkarian returned to Paris, France. There he resumed a successful stage acting career, and had an eight-year-long collaboration with Ariane Mnouchkine, the legendary director of Théâtre du Soleil. There he played leading roles in Greek tragedies and became known for his charismatic performances. He also directed several stage plays in Paris, including Shakespeare's 'Love's Labour Lost' at the Bouffles du Nord, and Aeschylus's 'The Last Song of Troy' at Bobigny, among others. In 2001 Abkarian won the highest award in French theatre for an actor - the Prix Molière, for his performance in 'Une Bête Sur La Lune' (aka.. Beast on the Moon). Since 1993, Abkarian and his actress-director wife, Catherine Schaub-Abkarian, started their own theatre T.E.R.A. (Theatre Espace Recherche Acteur) in Paris. There he has been playing and directing classical and contemporary plays. In the season of 2005-2006, he was brought by The Actors' Gang to direct Shakespeare's 'Love's Labor's Lost' in Los Angeles.Abkarian made his film debut in 1989, in a short film Ce qui me meut (1989) by director Cédric Klapisch. During his early film career, Abkarian enjoyed a fruitful collaboration with Cédric Klapisch in 6 French films, becoming noticed in the award winning ...und jeder sucht sein Kätzchen (1996). He earned critical acclaim for his portrayal of painter Archil Gorky in Atom Egoyan's award winning epic Ararat (2002). Simon Abkarian won awards for his performance as Eliahou in Ve'Lakhta Lehe Isha (2004) by director Ronit Elkabetz. That same year Abkarian gave a stellar performance in his first leading role in English, co-starring as He, a passionate Lebanese doctor turned cook who is in love with an American woman (Joan Allen) in Yes (2004) directed by Sally Potter. He made a step forward in his film career with the supporting role as Alex Dimitros in James Bond 007: Casino Royale (2006), playing in several powerful scenes opposite Daniel Craig.Simon Abkarian has been generously involved in the humanitarian causes of the Armenian people across the world. He has been a frequent participant, host and presenter at numerous charitable events and ceremonies related to the Armenian causes. He was also a member of French President Jacques Chirac's delegation to Armenia in October of 2006. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Steve Shelokhonov

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Streaming Availability

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Releases by Year

Simon Abkarian on average has worked on 2 movies per year from 1989 to 2021. See the full graphs of the number of Simon Abkarian movies released per year from 2010 till 2021.

Top Genres

Simon Abkarian works mostly in Drama Genre followed by Comedy Genre flixes. 46% of Simon Abkarian movies are Drama Genre movies. See Top Genres that Simon Abkarian worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Simon Abkarian has worked on is 6.2.

6.2 / 10

Simon Abkarian's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

After a lukewarm marriage of over twenty years, a woman appeals to her husband's compassion to obtain the desirable divorce document in front of a court, which proves to be more challenging than she would expect.

7.7/10115 min

Available in 10 platform(s).

Afghanistan 2005. Kaboul Kitchen (a french restaurant) is the place to drink in Kabul. Jacky, the owner, is here to make money. His new roommate, his daughter, is here to save people.

7.5/1026 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

Crime,Drama,Romance
Tony's Revenge (2011)

In 2010, Tony Roucas, a.k.a. Mad Tony, who is serving a long-term prison sentence, and Kenz, a young delinquent, share the same tiny cell. They escape from prison, have absolutely nothing in common and have nothing to say to each other.

7.5/1052 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

Adventure,Drama,Music
Journey from Greece (2017)

Djam, a Greek girl, is sent to Istanbul on a mission to find a motor-boat part of her uncle, a former sailor and great fan of the Greek musical style rebetiko. In the city, she meets Avril,...

7/1097 min

Available in 3 platform(s).

The story takes place in Haifa, Israel, in 1979, during three days before the Shabbat. A young woman trying to raise three children, work from home, and observe the strict Moroccan ...

7/1097 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

Adventure,Animation,Family
Zarafa (2012)

After escaping the clutches of a slave trader, a bold ten-year-old Sudanese boy befriends a young giraffe and a kind Bedouin, who takes them on a splendid journey via a hot-air balloon as far as the palace of King Charles X of France.

6.9/1078 min

Available in 8 platform(s).

Drama,History,War
Army of Crime (2009)

The poet Missak Manouchian leads a mixed bag of youngsters and immigrants in a clandestine battle against the Nazi occupation. Twenty-two men and one woman fighting for an ideal and for ...

6.7/10139 min

Available in 7 platform(s).

Drama,History,War
The Wedding Song (2008)

The Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains the bonds of friendship between a Muslim woman and a Sephardic Jewish woman who are both preparing for their marriages.

6.6/10100 min

Available in 1 platform(s).