Tarık Tahsin Üregül or with his stage name Tarık Akan (December 13, 1949, Istanbul - September 16, 2016, Istanbul) is a Turkish actor, producer and writer.
In 1970, he participated in the acting competition of Ses magazine and became the winner. In 1971, her acting career started with her first movie, Emine. Suddenly he became one of Yeşilçam's most handsome actors. Akan, who later appeared in the movie "Suçlu" in 1972, received the Best Actor Award at the 1973 Golden Orange Film Festival with this film. In 1973, he starred with Halit Akçatepe in the film Canım Kardeşim (1973), which is known as one of Yeşilçam's best emotional films. 1974 Ertem rigid directed by Rifat Ilgaz adapted from the work of the same name by Chaos (1975), the film has played the character named Damat Ferid, the film hit theaters in 1975 and Turkey have come in the past has been one of the best films. He then appeared in the second film of the series, named Hababam Class Stayed in the Classroom (1976). The movie was the last Hababam Class, starring Akan, and the highest grossing film of the series ever. Achieving great success in every film he played with Gülşen Bubikoğlu, Akan's romantic-comedy film Ah Nerede, in which he played with Bubikoğlu again in 1975, achieved great success.
He made a name for himself with the films he played in the 1970s. He made his mark in the 70s with his height, dressing and hair style and made his name among Yeşilçam's big boys. Known as Yeşilçam's "sweet child", Akan starred in the movie Sürü, in 1977, in which she shared the leading roles directed by Zeki Ökten with Melike Demirağ and Tuncel Kurtiz. He moved away from his style of the 70s and started shooting movies with a mustache. He achieved great success with the movie called Herd. Then, in 1978, he proved that he could act in all kinds of films with the movie Maden, where he played the leading role with Cüneyt Arkın. In 1982, he achieved great success with the Golden Palm award-winning film Road directed by Şerif Gören and Yılmaz Güney and made its name known to the world. The film was the only film to receive the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1982, and Akan was nominated for the Best Actor category. The movie Blackout Nights, in which he played the leading role in 1990, was among the classics of Yeşilçam. Tarık Akan is the only male actor to receive seven awards in the Golden Orange Film Festival award competition.
The actor, whose real name is Tarık Tahsin Üregül, was born on December 13, 1949 in Istanbul as the third child after a sister and an older brother. Akan lived in Dumlupınar, Erzurum, due to his father Yaşar Üregül, who was a military officer for a period. They moved to Kayseri for the appointment of his father to another location and Akan completed his primary school here. Upon his father's retirement, they moved to Istanbul again and settled in Bakırköy. After moving to Bakırköy, he completed secondary and high school here. After finishing high school, he entered Yıldız Technical University where he studied mechanical engineering. He started life saving on the beaches in Bakırköy before moving to cinema. At the same time, he started to hawk in the streets. After studying Mechanical Engineering at Yıldız Technical University, he entered the Journalism High School and graduated from this school. After 1969, he participated in the Cinema Artist Competition organized by Ses magazine in 1970 and became the winner. After winning the competition, her acting career started with Emine, the first movie starring Filiz Akın and Ekrem Bora in 1971. He completed his military service as a reserve officer in Denizli in 1979. Between 1978-1981, when cinematography went bad, he continued his business life by taking a commercial taxi and renting a taxi system. Tarık Akan was tried with a 1980-year prison sentence in the September 12 coup in 12, but was sentenced to 2.5 months in solitary confinement. He married Yasemin Erkut on 7 August 1986. Barış Zeki Üregül was born from this marriage in 1986. Then, in 1988, twin Yaşar Özgür and Özlem were born. In 1991, he became one of the partners of the primary school called Taş Mektep in Bakırköy.
In 1995, after Aziz Nesin's death, he took over the presidency of Nesin Foundation from his son Ali Nesin. In 2002, Mom published a book called I have lice in my head. He wrote about his experiences after the September 12 coup in his book.
When he found the opportunity in the summer, Bodrum preferred to stay in his summer house in Akyarlar, where he restored a stone Greek house next to Manço Club and hosted his friends.
1970-1976: Early Years, Big Success and Fame
Tarık Akan participated in the Cinema Artist Competition organized by Ses magazine in 1970 and became the winner, then his acting career began. Tarık Akan stepped into Yeşilçam by portraying the character of Murat in the movie Solan Bir Yaprak Gibi, in 1971, directed by Mehmet Dinler, starring Fatma Girik and Münir Özkul.  His other film, which was released in 1972, starred with Hülya Koçyiğit in the movie Beyoğlu Güzeli. While working with Ertem Eğilmez for the first time, it was also his first film in which he played the character named "Ferit", which was matched with him in the 1970s. Unfaithful and Angel or Satan in 1971? He has appeared in movies. In 1972, he first starred with Türkân Şoray in the film Sisli Memories. He then played in the films Azat Kuşu and Destiny's Game. In the same year, he starred with Fatma Belgen in the first romantic-comedy film, "Suçlu" directed by Mehmet Dinler. His first major success was with this movie. Akan, who played in the film, received the Best Actor Award at the 1973 Golden Orange Film Festival. Later, it became one of Yeşilçam's players in great demand. He became a sought-after player with his good looks, tall height, clothing style and hair style and made great progress in a short time. After this success, Money was not carved in the movies named Most Beautiful Love and Three Lovers. In 1972, he starred in the movie Sev Kardeşim, in which great actors such as Hülya Koçyiğit, Adile Naşit, Münir Özkul and Hulusi Kentmen took place. In the same year, he starred with Filiz Akın in the film Tatlı Dillim, which was Sunal's first film and starred with Kemal Sunal. Actors such as Halit Akçatepe, Metin Akpınar, Zeki Alasya and Münir Özkul also appeared in the movie. The last movie he played in 1972, Feryat, was the first movie he starred with Emel Sayın. When it came to 1973, he first starred in the movie Yeryüzında Bir Melek. He then appeared in the movie Umut Dünyası, where he played the leading role with Necla Nazır. Later, she starred in the movie Yalancı Yarim with Emel Sayın. In 1973, he played the leading role in the movie Canım Kardeşim with Halit Akçatepe and Kahraman Kıral, who was a child actor of the period. The film became one of Yeşilçam's classics and became one of the best drama films. In 1973, he last acted in the movie called Bebek Yüzlü.
He played the leading role with Hale Soygazi in the movie Oh Olsun, which was released in 1974. He then starred with Perihan Savaş in the movie Esir Hayat, directed by Ömer Lütfi Akad. After starring in films such as My Homeland, Bloody Deniz, she appeared in the films Mahçup Delikanlı and Never Mind Friends. In 1975, he took part in the movie named Mavi Boncuk, which was shown as one of Yeşilçam's best films and featured a great cast. The kidnapping scene of Emel Sayin in the movie was one of the great scenes of Yeşilçam. Later, he played the character named "Damat Ferit" in the movie named Hababam Class, which is considered as one of Yeşilçam's greatest comedy films ever. The film broke the box office box office record in 1975. The film got one of the highest scores in history, scoring 9.5 / 10 on the website called Imdb, and achieved great success. Every character and every scene in the movie is engraved in memory. Characters such as Kel Mahmut, Hafize Ana, Güdük Necmi, Damat Ferit, Tulum Hayri, Hayta İsmail, Domdom Ali, Deli Bedri, Badi Ekrem and Kemal Sunal emerged from the movie. Following the Hababam Class, he starred with Necla Nazır in the romantic-comedy film Ateşböücü, which was a great success when the film was released. He then starred in films such as the Flirtatious Thieves and Night Bird Zehra. After these films, he acted in three romantic-comedy films in a row in 1975. After her great success in Delisin and Evcilik Evcilik, she starred with Gülşen Bubikoğlu in the film Ah Nerede, which is considered as one of Yeşilçam's best known romantic-comedy films. The movie has made a big profit in the period it was released. In 1976, he starred in the movie Our Family, which is considered one of the most crowded cast of Yeşilçam cinema. The movie has made its mark among the classics and went down in history as one of the best Turkish movies. In the same year, he appeared in the films Hidden Force and Cani. He made a great success with the romantic-comedy films he played with Gülşen Bubikoğlu in the 70's. He played with Bubikoğlu in a movie called Kader Bağınaca. In 1976, he recently starred in the films such as You Are and Love Is Not What You Say.
1977-1989: Style change and Awards
After 1976, it took a serious decision and decided to change. He gained great reputation with his romantic-comedy movies. He was only 28 years old when he decided to step out of the romantic-comedy lines and star in more serious movies. After 1977, he left a mustache and played in heavier roles. In 1977, he played in romantic-comedy and comedy films, albeit a little. The first of these was the last romantic-comedy movie Bizim Kız, in which he played with Gülşen Bubikoğlu in the 1970s. In the same year, he starred in a comedy movie with Öztürk Serengil and Robert Widmark. The last comedy she played in the 1970s and the last movie she played was the movie Dear Dayım. The first movie he played with a mustache was a drama, thriller called Dam. He then starred in the movie called Nehir. In 1978, the drama film Şeref Sözü starring with Perihan Savaş was released. He later starred with Cüneyt Arkın in the movie Maden. The movie was a huge success. Yeşilçam has been recognized as one of the best films in its history. After this great success, he starred in the movie called Last Time with You. Part of the movie was shot in Cyprus. He then starred in Erden Kıral's first feature film, Kanal. The soundtrack of the film received the Best Music Award at the 1979 Golden Orange Film Festival. After this film, he shared the leading roles with Melike Demirağ and Tuncel Kurtiz in the film The Sürü, which was shot in 1978 and released in 1979, known as one of Zeki Ökten's best films. The film had great repercussions and managed to be among the best films of Yeşilçam. The film received the Best Film award at the Golden Orange Film Festival held on 12 October 2011 at the Golden Orange Night. The reason why the award was received 31 years after the film is that the award night could not be held in 12 due to the September 1980 Coup. In 1978, he last appeared in the movie Lekeli Melek. In 1979, he first starred with Necla Nazır in the movie Adak, directed by Atıf Yılmaz. He then starred in the movie Demiryol with the master actor Fikret Hakan. The film won four awards in the categories of "Best Film", "Best Director" (Yavuz Özkan), "Best Supporting Actress" (Sevda Tolga) and "Best Actor" (Fikret Hakan) at the Golden Orange Film Festival. has shown great success. In 1980, because of the September 12 coup, very few films were made in Yeşilçam. For this reason, Tarık Akan has not appeared in any movie this year. In 1981, he first starred in the movie Deli Kan, in which he starred with Müjde Ar. The director of the film, Atıf Yılmaz, adapted the film from Zeyyat Selimoğlu's story book Earthquake published in 1976. Later, she appeared in the movie Any Woman. After this movie, he starred with Şerif Sezer in the film Yol, one of the best films of Yeşilçam, directed by Yılmaz Güney and Şerif Gören. While the film was at the script stage, its name was determined as Bayram, but was later changed. Film in 1982 as one of the world's most prestigious awards ceremony in taking the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival accepted the highest award has experienced a first in Turkey. The film has been released worldwide. Tarık Akan was nominated for "Best Male Game" at Cannes. Watching the movie was prohibited after 1983.
In 1982, he starred in Nazmi Özer's film My Friend. Later, she starred in the movie Fugitive, in which she shared the leading roles with Fatma Girik. Ömer Lütfi Akad shot the first version of the film in 1962 under the name of Three Wheeled Bisikler. In 1983, he first starred in the movie Derman with Hülya Koçyiğit. Later, after starring in films such as Kids Flower and Night's End, he starred with Ahu Tuğba in the crime-crime film White Death. In 1984, he first starred in the movie Pehlivan directed by Zeki Ökten. Akan won the "Best Actor" award at the 21st Golden Orange Film Festival with his performance in this film. Later, he acted in the movie Yosma, which featured names such as Ahu Tuğba, Nuri Alço, Diler Saraç and Şemsi İnkaya. Later, she starred in the films The Stamp and The Lost Girls. The last movie he played in 1984 was with his partner Gülşen Bubikoğlu, with the film Alev Alev, with every movie he played in the 70s. Another leading actor of the movie was the master actor Cüneyt Arkın. In 1985, he played the leading role with Hale Soygazi in the movie Bir Avuç Cennet, directed by Muammer Özer. Turkey-Sweden has won a total of five awards out of a movie domestic and international co-production. One of them is the "Swedish Immigrant Film Festival" Special Award. After the film, he played the role of "Haydar Ali" in the second movie, Kan, in 1985. Later, he played the character of “Şahin” in the movie called Tele Kızlar, where he played the leading role with Hülya Avşar. In 1985, he last acted in the films Last Impact and Paramparça. In 1986, after starring in such films as Halkalı Köfte, Adam and Eve, Bitter Worlds, Ses and Kıskıvrak, he starred in Beyoğlu'nun Arka Yakası, where he played the leading roles with Erdal Özyağcılar and Oya Aydoğan. In 1987, he acted in various films such as Yağmur Fugitions, Scandal, and Su Da Yanar. However, the movie he played in the same year, called Çark, made a big breakthrough. It was one of the most striking films of the period with its feature that sheds light on the lives of the most disorganized and most oppressed segments of the working class. He last acted in the movie named My Daughter's Blood in 1987. In 1988, he appeared in only three films. These are the films called The Doors of the Hand, The Return, and the Third Eye. In 1989, he starred in the films titled Binary Games, Isa, Musa, Meryem, Leyla and Mecnun and Identity, the most popular of which was the movie “Isa, Musa, Meryem” with Meral Konrat.
1990 – 2016
He appeared in lesser movies in the 1990s. In 1990, after starring in films such as Bir Küçük Bulut, Giantlerin Ölümü and Berdei, she starred with Nurseli Idiz in her last movie Blackout Geceli the same year. Adapted to the cinema from Rıfat Ilgaz's work of the same name, the film received many awards in 1991, both at home and abroad. After acting in the films A Woman Enemy and A Long Thin Road in 1991, she once again attracted attention in the movie named Siyabend and Heco, which tells about the love lives of two Kurdish young people. In 1992, he did not appear in any movie, but was the first to appear in a television series. He portrayed the character named "Kuray" in the TV series called Taşların Sırrı. The series was broadcast on Star. In 1993, he did not act in either a TV series or a movie. When it came to 1994, he played in two movies called Yolcu and The Solves. In 1995, he starred in the film, Everything Not Sayed About Love, consisting of five short films by five directors. The actor, who did not appear in any movie in 1996, played in two films named Letter and Antique Talan in 1997 after a period of one year. He did not appear in any movie in 1998. In 1999, she first starred with Ayşegül Aldinç in the movie called Imagination Games. Later in the same year, he played with Zara, Nejat İşler, Hazım Körmükçü, Kutay Özcan and Deniz Türkali in the film Eylül Fırtınası, which tells about the impact of the 1980 coup on a family. Akan, who took a break from acting between 2000 and 2002, returned to the big screen in 2002. He first starred in the movie called Gülüm, then played in Abdülhamid Fallen, the most expensive film in Yeşilçam's history, with a budget of over $ 1 million, with great actors in the cast. He then played a leading role in the youth series Koçum Benim, which was broadcast on TRT 1.
While his TV series Koçum Benim was continuing, he played the character “Güner Sernikli” in the movie Vizontele Tuuba, the second film of the movie Vizontele, which was a classic shot in 2001. In the same year, after his TV series Koçum Benim was finished, he played in the television series called Night Walk, but the series did not last long. In 2004, he played in the movie Ankara Murayeti. In the same year, he starred in the fourth television series Ahh Istanbul, but this series did not last long. Tarık Akan, who took a break from acting for two years, played in the movie Deli Deli Olma with Şerif Sezer in 2006 after the movie Yol. The film did well. In the film, Akan's youth was played by his elder son, Barış Zeki Üregül.
The actor, who married Yasemin Erkut in 1986, was born in the same year, the son of Barış Zeki Üregül. Two years later, in 1988, twins named Yaşar Özgür Üregül and Özlem Üregül were born. The actor divorced in 1989, four years after their marriage. In 1990, he started to live with Acun Günay and their association continued until his death. Akan's first child, Barış Zeki Üregül, entered his acting career in 2009, playing the youth of his father in the movie named “Crazy Deli Olma”, in which Tarık Akan also played.
Akan, who has lung cancer, died on September 16, 2016 while continuing his treatment in Istanbul. Following the commemoration event held at Muhsin Ertuğrul Theater on September 18, 2016 for his funeral, he was buried in Bakırköy Cemetery after the funeral prayer held in Teşvikiye Mosque.
Political view and 1980 coup
Tarık Akan explains his political view with the following statements. “From the moment you say an artist; his view of the world, his life, his views, everything is political. This political thought is never a reactionary, conservative, conservative policy. " Since 1978, he started to act mainly in films with social messages and Maden. In particular, he showed that he could act in political films with Yılmaz Güney's projects, Sürü ve Yol.
related to the coup in the history of the Republic of Turkey "and not May 27 and February 28 coup. The first one opened the way, made us meet new thoughts. Because it prevented us from moving away from the secular Republic. The 1971 coup attempt and the 1980 coup are fascist coups. Turkey moves with the current point. 1980 is the final hit for imperialism. Despite everything, the TSK is the most important institution of this country. " made statements.
He was again tried in Izmir in 1979 for participating in the anniversary of Nâzım Hikmet's birth and being a member of the Barış Association. While thousands of people attended that birth anniversary held in the gym, only Tarık Akan was sued. He was acquitted of the case in 1987. Tarık Akan was arrested on his return home after a speech he gave in Germany after the 1980 coup, and was acquitted on 2,5 March 31 after spending 1982 months in prison. He participated in the Gezi Park protests in 2013 to support the protests.
Tarık Akan was arrested due to his speech in Germany after the September 12 coup and wrote about the period of time he was in prison and the trial process. The memoir, in which he also touches on the important events of the period, was first published in 2002 and then dozens of new editions were made. In one part of the book, the story of the production of the film Yol is included.
“Lice in My Mother Head” (Memories of September 12), Tarık Akan, Can Publishing, Istanbul, 2002.
|Year||Movie||Role||Awards and other notes||Producer||Player||Scriptwriter|
|1971||Like a Fading Leaf||Murat Sayman||Yes|
|1972||Love brother||Ferit Caliskan||Yes|
|1972||My sweet tongue||ferrite||Yes|
|1973||An Angel on Earth||Omer||Yes|
|1973||World of Hope||Ahmet||Yes|
|1974||Oh get it||Ferit Haznedar||Yes|
|1975||Blue bead||Handsome Necmi||Yes|
|1975||hababam class||Groom Ferit||Yes|
|1976||My Friend's Class Remained||Groom Ferit||Yes|
|1978||Herd||sivan||17th Golden Orange Film Festival Best Actor||Yes|
|1979||Adak||faithful||17th Golden Orange Film Festival Best Actor||Yes|
|1982||Yol||Seyit Ali||Nomination: Cannes Film Festival, "Best Actor"||Yes|
|1984||They Called Him the Ugly King||Itself||Yılmaz Güney appears with his photographs in his documentary|
|1984||Wrestler||Bilal||21th Golden Orange Film Festival Best Actor
Honorable Mention: Berlin Film Festival
|1987||Water Lights Up||Damat Ferit / Fero||One year after it was sent to Tokyo in 1987, the festival reported that the negative had disappeared.
It has not been found since that day. Only the negatives of the film disappeared, but a 35mm negative master was later removed from the Betacam video copy of the film.
|1987||Wheel||Rauf||The first script he wrote||Yes||Yes|
|1988||Third Eye||bronze||The first movie he produced
26th Golden Orange Film Festival Best Actor
|1990||Blackout Nights||Mustafa Unal||27th Golden Orange Film Festival Best Actor
6th Golden Boll Film Festival Best Actor
|1995||Adana - Paris||Itself||Yılmaz Güney documentary||Yes|
|2003||honey||Ali||40th Golden Orange Film Festival Best Actor||Yes|
|2004||Vizontele Tuuba||Guner Sernikli||Yes|
|2003||While Abdulhamid is falling||Mahmut Sevket Pasha||Yes|
|2009||Don't be crazy||Muska grandfather||Yes|
|2009||"Karşıyaka Country"||Nazim Hikmet Ran||Yes|
|1992||Secret of Stones||Kuray||The first TV series he played|
|2002 – 2004||My Coach||Aries Can|
|2006||Ahh Istanbul||Marmara Esref|
|1973||1973 Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival||The best actor||Guilty||Won|
|1978||1978 Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival||The best actor||Maden||Won|
|1980||1980 Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival||The best actor||Adak ve Herd||Won|
|1982||Cannes Film Festival||The best actor||Yol||Aday|
|1984||1984 Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival||The best actor||Wrestler||Won|
|1985||Berlin International Film Festival||Silver Bear||Wrestler||Mention|
|1989||1989 Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival||The best actor||Third Eye||Won|
|1990||1990 Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival||The best actor||Blackout Nights||Won|
|1992||1992 Adana Golden Boll Film Festival||The best actor||Blackout Nights||Won|
|1996||1996 Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival||Lifetime Honor Award|
|2003||2003 Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival||The best actor||honey||Won|
|2006||Cinema Writers Association Awards||Honor Award|
|2007||Contemporary Cinema Actors Association Awards||Cinema Labor Award|