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

(Istanbul, Turkey, October 4, 1953- ) Celebrated Turkish actor who grew up in France; he portrays powerful Russian defense minister Dimitri Mishkin in GoldenEye, Five years later, he would take on a decidedly different turn, portraying a valiant French officer fighting in the American Revolution alongside Mel Gibson and Chris Cooper in The Patriot (2000).


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