Halit Akçatepe, the well-known actor of Turkish cinema’s Yeşilçam period, was remembered on the third anniversary of his dying on March 31. Best identified for enjoying Güdük Necmi’s character in “Hababam Sınıfı” (The Class of Chaos), the actor was one of many most-loved figures in Turkish cinema.
On Jan. 1, 1938, Akçatepe was born in Istanbul to actor dad and mom. His father, Sıtkı Akçatepe, is understood for his character Sıtkı Paşa in “Hababam Sınıfı,” whereas his mom Leman Akçatepe, performed mom figures in Yeşilçam motion pictures.
The actor, who has two elder brothers, took a component in a play titled “Nasreddin Hoca Düğünde” (Nasreddin Hodja in Wedding Ceremony) in 1942 when he was simply 5. This was his first step on the planet of performing. Akçatepe, who later began to carry out at Istanbul City Theater’s Children Department, appeared earlier than the viewers with practically 40 kids’s performs till the age of 15.
The dad and mom of Akçatepe really didn’t need him to be an actor. That is why he obtained training for a 12 months at Sultanahmet Academy of Economics and Commerce after Saint Benoit French High School.
Without ending his training within the academy, Akçatepe accomplished his army service as a reserve officer after which obtained coaching in regulation faculty for 2 years. Instead of taking lessons throughout these years, the artist went to the youth theater of the University’s Student Union. He acted as an newbie actor in lots of performs there.
Akçatepe, who then took half within the solid of Muammer Karaca Theater, began the social anthropology division of the Faculty of Literature throughout this era. He professionally stepped into the stage performing world for the primary time with a play referred to as “Sel” (Flood) in 1960 and labored with many grasp figures corresponding to Zeki Alasya, Metin Akpınar and Kemal Sunal throughout his time within the Devekuşu Cabaret.
Akçatepe, who entered Yeşilçam with the film “Bir Varmış Bir Yokmuş” (Once Upon a Time), stated discuss his theater life in an interview.
“At these instances, I could not consider something apart from theater. It was like there’s solely me and theater on the planet,” he stated. “I professionally carried out on stage with ‘Sel’ in 1960. Until at this time, I took half in 43 performs in 16 separate theaters.”
The artist, who starred with Kadir İnanır and Hülya Koçyiğit within the film “Üç Arkadaş” (Three Friends), met filmmaker Ertem Eğilmez within the early 1970s. Then, he carried out facet roles in “Beyoğlu Güzeli” (Beauty of Beyoğlu), “Sev Kardeşim” (Love My Brother/Sister), “Tatlı Dillim” (Sweet Talker), “Köyden İndim Şehire” (From the Village to the City) and “Mavi Boncuk” (The Blue Bead) respectively. His characters have been much-loved by spectators, and the actor turned the most-anticipated determine of Ertem Eğilmez’s motion pictures.
Akçatepe spoke about movement image performing in an announcement to Ses Magazine on Apr. 8, 1972: “I’ve embraced the theater like a silly lover for years. Now, I do know that there’s the cinema. From now on, I’ll attempt to show that Halit Akçatepe is within the cinema. I’ve to work, I’ve to work onerous. But I do know I might be victorious on this endeavor.”
Akçatepe, who performed the character of Güdük Necmi in Eğilmez’s “Hababam Sınıfı,” tailored by Umur Bugay from the novel of Rıfat Ilgaz, turned one of many unforgettable figures after this collection.
Akçatepe was additionally deemed worthy of the Golden Orange Lifetime Honor Award with Mehmet Dinler, Tuncel Kurtiz, Perran Kutman and Engin Çağlar in 2011. He typically performed character roles in emotional comedies and starred in additional than 70 characteristic movies in addition to commercials in his 50-year artwork life.
Halit Akçatepe, who had a particular place within the coronary heart of Turkish audiences with unforgettable characters, died from coronary heart failure on March 31, 2017, at a hospital in Istanbul. The artist’s physique was buried within the Karacaahmet Cemetery after the funeral prayer carried out on the Üsküdar Şakirin Mosque.