Maviology – Spring-Summer 2018 issue.





Actor Russel Crowe tweeted

in the beginning of the year:

“Kivanç !!! Very good actor.”

Only a few minutes after his

tweet, thousands of “likes” and

hundreds of comments appeared:

“Yes he is the king”

“Fully agreed”

“Please bring him to Hollywood!

Much deserved and long due!”

“Ooooo super, super!!”

Who is this Kivanç?

What’s the subject?

What happens?”

HERE IS THE ANSWER: Russel Crowe, who worked in Water Diviner with Turkish actors, seems interested in the recent history of this country. And Kivanç is a very well known Turkish star (Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ).The gossip is: Crowe will make a film on Atatürk’s life, the founder of Turkey, and is looking for a very good Turkish actor for the principal role. And this tweet is the proof of his choice.

So for all of you Russel Crowe fans, it’s time to get to know Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ better. Once people said to him, ‘Well, since you are handsome, you should be a model.’ So, he worked hard to become the best model on the runway and in 2002 he won the titles of Best Model of Turkey and Best Model of the World. With an offer from a renowned modeling agency, he started a new life in Paris. However, the French were not alone in discovering him. Turkish TV producers were knocking at his door with offers to shoot TV series. So, he decided to return to Turkey and to train as an actor. He started a new life in 2005 and went on to become one of the best actors of his generation.

He launched his acting career by playing the leading role of Mehmet in the Turkish TV series “Gümüş” (2005). The first Turkish TV series sold in the Middle East, “Gümüş” rewarded Kıvanç with a large international fan base, predominantly in the Middle East, the Balkans, North Africa and the Turkic republics. Many film festivals including Abu Dhabi, Cairo, and Muscat, invited him as a guest of honor and presented him with awards. Following “Gümüş,” Kıvanç continued his acting career with leading roles as Halil in “Menekşe ile Halil”, as Behlül in “Aşk-ı Memnu,” as a guest star playing Sekiz in “Ezel”, and as Kuzey in “Kuzey Güney,” Kurt Seyit in “Kurt Seyit ve Şura” and recently, as Cesur in the “Cesur ve Güzel” TV series. He has taken roles in two movies. In 2007, he was Muzaffer in the movie “Amerikalılar Karadenizde” (Americans at the Black Sea) and in 2013, he played Muzaffer Tayip Uslu in “Kelebeğin Rüyası” (The Butterfly’s Dream).

During his acting career he has garnered best actor awards from the Golden Butterfly TV Awards, the Sadri Alışık Theatre and Cinema Awards, and from the Turkish Film Critics Association.

Furthermore, Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ also won acting awards from many universities, educational and public institutions internationally. He also received the Creators of Their Own Miracles award at the 44th Golden Butterfly Awards. Off-screen, Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ is Unicef’s youngest ever Goodwill Ambassador and he continues to advocate for children.

He joined many other Hollywood celebrities, such as Robert Downey Jr., Liam Neeson and Tom Hiddleston, in supporting Unicef’s latest campaign #AcilDurumDersleri (#EmergencyLessons).

As Unicef Türkiye Goodwill Ambassador, Kıvanç called for education for all children with a message on Unicef’s 70th anniversary:

“Though millions of children go to schools and have a proper education, unfortunately many cannot, or they face great difficulties in getting an education. Education is a basic right for every child. It’s their hope for a better future. For 70 years, Unicef has been working for the schooling for all children, especially for those living in crisis zones. I dedicate this photograph to all these brave students who, despite everything, continue their education under very difficult circumstances.”

Born in a country somewhere between Hollywood and Bollywood, one can’t say that this successful actor is on a level playing field with his colleagues in those two movie industry centers.

Kıvanç’s fame may not have reached their levels yet, but he garners a huge following wherever his work is presented. So, get ready, he may soon be in a theater near you, and you may see how he can transform himself into a role as only a skilled actor can. For now, you may only know him as the young man from Mavi ads and fashion shoots, but he has hundreds of millions of fans across the world who know that he is much more than that.

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