Famous Greeks
Some faces might look familiar, and others may not.
See how many of these Famous Greeks you can recognize!


Ganis, Sid PDF Print E-mail

Greek-American motion picture executive and producer who has produced such films as Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Big Daddy, Mr. Deeds, The Master of Disguise and Akeelah and the Bee. On August 23, 2005 he was elected President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Issigonis, Alec PDF Print E-mail

Issigonis (nicknamed "The Greek god" by his contemporaries) was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1967 and was awarded a knighthood in 1969. Whilst he is most famous for his creation of the Mini Car.

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Karmanos, Peter PDF Print E-mail

Peter Karmanos holds a triple role as the Owner of the Plymouth Whalers, Chief Executive Officer/Governor of the National Hockey League Carolina Hurricanes (formerly Hartford Whalers) and Corporate Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Compuware in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

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Gianopulos, Jim PDF Print E-mail

He was voted one of 2005’s Showmen of the Year by Variety (along with Tom Rothman, the other co-president of Fox) for the quality of the studio’s productions and for the economic results he brought Fox.

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Kanakarides, Melina PDF Print E-mail

In 2001 she appeared on the big screen co-starring opposite Robert De Niro in the film "15 Minutes." Other film credits include "Rounders," "Dangerous Beauty" and "The Long Kiss Goodnight." Has starred in hit television series "Providence" and in CSI NY

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Kazan , Elias PDF Print E-mail

Born to Greek parents who came to America when he was a small child, Kazan fell under the spell of the theater as a young man, acting in New York's avant-garde Group Theatre troupe and eventually becoming a director whose Broadway triumphs included the original productions of "The Skin of Our Teeth," "All My Sons," "A Streetcar Named Desire," and "Death of a Salesman."

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