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Tchéky Karyo

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Net worth 2018: $275 Million
Residence: Istanbul
Country: French
BirthDay: 4 October 1953
Sigh: Scorpio
Height: 1.8 m

Tchéky Karyo was bornon 4 October 1953 in Istanbul, French, is Actor. Tcheky Karyo is one of the finest actors of French cinema, who has to his credit a plethora of films. He is most noted for his roles in war films, which has earned him much praise and appreciation. Born as Baruh Djaki Karyo in Istanbul, he has a mixed lineage; his father was Turkish while his mother was a Greek. He started his career at a young age initially serving as an actor in classical and contemporary works. It was in 1980 that he started working as a character actor. His most noted early appearance was for French director Luc Besson in ‘Nikita’. Over the years, he has acted in movies of different genres, right from comedy to drama, war films to erotic ones, crime thriller to adventure and tragedy. Other than acting, he is noted as a musician and songwriter. His poetic lyrics have garnered much fame and appreciation


$275 Million


He followed this up with a second album released on his 60th birthday in 2013 named ‘Credo’


In 2011, he starred in the French war adventure movie, ‘Forces Speciales’, along with Diane Kruger, Djimon Hounsou, Benoît Magimel and Mehdi Nebbou


In 2006, he released the album, ‘Ce lien qui nous unit’, which was immensely lauded by the public


In 2004, he played the role of Captain Etienne Favourier in the multi-starrer French movie, ‘A Very Long Engagement’


In 2001, he starred in the Chris Nahon directed French action thriller film, ‘Kiss of the Dragon’


He played the character of Jean de Dunois in ‘Jeanne d’Arc’ in 1999


These include: ‘From the Earth to the Moon’ (1998), ‘Kaamelott’ (2009), ‘No Limit’ (2012) and The Missing’ (2014)


Year 1995 was a productive year in terms of his career as six of his movies were released, namely ‘Colpo di luna’, ‘Crying Freeman’, ‘Habitat’, ‘Bad Boys’, ‘GoldenEye’ and ‘Foreign Land’While Karyo’s acting skills were considerably acclaimed, it was his role play in films set during wartime that actually earned him much admiration and praise


From 1991 to 1994, he did about two movies per year


Year 1990 witnessed the release of his three films, ‘Isabelle Eberhardt’, ‘Nikita’ and ‘Vincent and Me’


In 1988, he played the role of one of the hunters in the film, ‘The Bear’


In 1982, he launched himself into the world of French cinema with the movie, ‘The Return of Martin Guerra’ and later ‘La Balance’


Tcheky Karyo was born as Baruh Djaki Karyo on October 4, 1953 in Istanbul, Turkey

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