Happy birthday! Costa-Gavras turns 86 today

The iconic and legendary director turns 86 on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019.

Costa-Gavras is celebrating his 86th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed directors of his generation.

Popular director Costa-Gavras (Missing, The Confession, ...) has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 86th birthday, he remains a man of many facets.

Gavras, a cultural icon

Born Konstantínos Gavrás in Loutra-Iraias on February 12, 1933, his career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in French history. Gavras' not just a great director, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Costa hasn't done.

And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Costa-Gavras as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 86.

Happy Birthday, Costa, you're the best!

Costa-Gavras career in pictures

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