Contributed by: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

(March 5, 1962–     ): French actor who portrayed Alex Dimitrios, a terrorist arms dealer who loses his Aston Martin DB5 to James Bond (Daniel Craig) in a Bahamas poker game in Casino Royale. Born into a French Armenian family in Paris, Abkarian made his motion picture debut in director Cédric Klapisch’s comedy Riens du tout (1992). A decade later, he gave his first performance in an English-speaking film as Lieutenant Dessalines in director Jonathan Demme’s The Truth About Charlie (2002), a remake of Charade (1963).


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