In the history of Turkish cinema, there are many actors who have captured the hearts of millions with their real personalities and characters that they brought to life on the big screen. Like Hulusi Kentman, one of the unforgettable names in the history of Turkish cinema. Kentman became an integral part of the history of our cinema thanks to the characters he played during the era of Yesilcham. The fact that the characters he gave life to were generally tough but paternal types, which earned Kentman the nickname “Taunton Dede”. However, master actress Hulusi Kentman once again came to the fore with a Google-produced doodle. Here’s what you need to know about Hulusi Kentmen, one of the legendary names of Turkish cinema…
Hulusi Kentman was born on January 20, 1912 in Tarnovo, Bulgaria.
However, his childhood was spent in Turkey. Kentman became interested in art and especially theater when he was still in elementary school. For this reason, he first swallowed stage dust during his elementary school years. She acted on stage in various theatrical productions at Akcakoca Primary School, where she studied…
Kentman served as a non-commissioned officer in the Turkish armed forces until 1961.
However, even while serving in the army, Kentman did not stay away from the theater, to which he was passionately attached. Thanks to the tolerance of his superiors, while serving in the army, he continued to be interested in the theater and performed on stage in various places.
Hulusi Kentman’s professional theatrical career began after his discharge from the army.
He began staging theater performances in the People’s Houses, which were established during the Republican period to promote Turkey’s social and cultural development. During this period, he became a professional in the play “Hisse-i Shaya” directed by Reshit Baran. In the same years, Burhan Tepsi, one of the important names of the Turkish theater, noticed him, and Kentman’s theatrical adventure was transferred to the stage of the historical Ses Theater …
Kentman repeatedly met with the audience on the stage of the Ses Theater.
After this period, the master actor moved to the stage under the roof of many different institutions, primarily the City Theatres. He staged theater productions throughout the country with the Hulusi Kentmen Theater Group he founded.
Starting in the 1940s, he began acting in films as well as in theatrical productions.
The master actor made his big screen debut in the 1942 film The Whore. Hulusi Kentman played her first major role on the big screen in the 1946 film Senden Bir Gün, written and directed by filmmaker Ferdy Tayfur.
Kentman, who appeared in many films after 1946, was known for his “father” characters on the big screen.
A tough but kind-hearted commissioner, an authoritative but kind-hearted family man, or an honest judge were among the roles in which Kentman appeared before the audience. Thanks to these characters, which he brought to life over the years, Kentman was called the “Tonton Dede” of Turkish cinema. So much so that the expression “like Hulusi Kentman” was used for a while to describe the paternalistic and sweet-tough people in the folk…
Hulusi Kentman appeared in almost 500 films from the early 1940s to 1988.
Kentman, who managed to get high ratings from the audience in dozens of films, became one of the most important character actors of Turkish cinema and managed to write his name in the history of Turkish cinema in golden letters.
The master actor died on December 20, 1993 due to kidney failure.
He was buried at the Karacaahmet Cemetery in Istanbul. Hulusi Kentman, who directed hundreds of films and theatrical productions in his 81 years of life, is still one of the most important names in Turkish cinema…
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