Erkan Can is a Turkish actor who was born on 1st November 1958. He has acted in many films and theatre plays as well. Also, he made a name of himself in the Turkish cinema and became a prominent celebrity who is not just a film actor but also a theatre actor. However, he has given incredible performances and played effective roles in various movies and plays. Here’s a great chance to know more about him. So, let’s have a look!
8 Things You Didn’t Know About Erkan Can
1- Erkan Can’s Acting Career
Erkan took the start of an acting career in 1974. It was the time when he was just 16 years old. What’s more, he is among those people who started his career at an early age and became successful. Initially, she took part in plays at the Local Busra State Theatre and simultaneously he took acting lessons from the Industrial Vocational High School.
2- He Joined Military Service
He started his military service from 1982-1984. Whereas, In 1985, he joined the theatre department of the Istanbul State Conservatory and made his debut screen performance in’ Davaci,’1986. The theatre play featured Erkan Can opposite Kemal Sunal. Though, the film was directed by Zeki Okten (1990).
3- His Television Career
Additionally, he worked with the Bakirkoy Municipal Theatre from 1991-1992. Alongside this, he made his debut appearance in the television series named Mahallenin Muhtarlari (1992) and Yalanci (1993) for TRT.
4- His Minor Role In The Television Series
He also appeared in a small role in ‘Sokaktaki Adam’ (1995), the series was directed by Biket Ilhan and a featured role in the short Bana Old and Wise Cal (1998) which was directed by Cagan Irmak.
5- Awards And Honors
He is an award-winning actor who has won numerous awards in his career life including the ‘Best Actor Award at Film Festivals in Antalya and Ankara as well as the Orhan Anzac Award. Also, he won the Golden Orange Award in the category of Best Actor twice for his outstanding roles in On Board and Takva: A Man’s Fear Of God’ and the Asia Pacific Screen Award in the category of the Best performance in the same movies.
6- His Notable Work
He has acted in super hit movies, plays, and television series as well, but some of the most applauded work that made him famed are Vizontele (2001), which was directed by Yilmaz Erdogan and Omer Faruk Sorak. Another one is Istanbul Tales which was released in 2005, directed by Umit Unal et al.