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MÜJDAT GEZEN PRINCIPLE
You will have principles
They will not be able to buy you
You will not believe
The proverbs that fools make up:
“There’s nothing that money can’t buy”
“Everybody has a price’
You will not be fooled with such words
You will live with your dignity, identity and brain
You will live wisely
You will produce, love, be loved
You will stand by your beliefs
Your love should be unreturned, your assistance should be secret,
You’ll be aware of the characteristics that separate you from horses, grass
Because you are a human being
And the day that you capture that
You will live whiter than white
He was born on 29 October 1943 in Istanbul Fatih. He got on stage for the first time in the year 1953 in Hırka-iŞerif Elementary School. His poems were published in DoğanKardeş children’s magazine in the same year. Again in those years, he spoke into the microphone in Istanbul Radio Children’s Club. In the years 1956-57, he took parts in various theater company plays and he became a professional in the year 1960 in Istanbul Municipal Theater. In the same year, he graduated from VefaHighschool. In the year 1961, he entered Istanbul Municipal Conservatory’s Theater Section. He made his first movie in the year 1962.
Gezen did his first private theater work in the year 1963. He entered MünirOzkul and MuammerKaracaTheaters. In the years 1963-64, his poems were published in art magazines. Between the years 1964-1966, he did his military service and he experimented on writing plays. In the year 1966, he entered UlviUrazTheater. In the year 1967, he established HalkOyuncuları (Public Players). In the year 1968, he opened his own private theater for the first time and worked in Istanbul Theater in the same season. In the year 1970, he carried out stage works and movie works and TV works at the same time. His daughter Elif was born in the same year. He wrote in newspapers and magazines. His first book was published in 1975. As of the year 1999, he had 28 books published. Besides, he has writings in Elementary School Turkish books. In the year 1982, he established a publishing house. Again in the same year, he taught Turkish Theater in Istanbul Municipal Conservatory and later in Istanbul University State Conservatory. In the same year, he established “GüldürüÜretimMerkezi” (Comedy Production Center) with his author friend KandemirKonduk and he managed humor pages in big newspapers. In the year 1991, he established MSM (MüjdatGezen Art Center). In the year 1992, he established “MSM Ormanı” (MüjdatGezen Art Center Forest). In the year 1995, his play named Hamlet Efendi (Hamlet Effendi) won an award and he played in State Theaters. Between the years 1996-1998, he wrote in Cumhuriyet newspaper. He directed plays in State Theaters in 1997. In the same year, his play titled Babam (My Father) won an award. He established his first theater bearing his name in the year 1998. He took parts in approximately hundred movies, approximately fifty plays, more than thousand radio and TV skits, he wrote and directed some parts of these.
MüjdatGezen is a poet at the same time. He has an album named “Şiirimgeldibırakınbeni” (I feel like writing a poem, leave me alone) consisting of 74 poems. Along with him in the album, SavaşDinçel, Mustafa Alabora, PerranKutman, Ali Poyrazoğlu, Rutkay Aziz and Sunay Akın take parts.
MÜJDAT GEZEN’S BIOGRAPHY
On 29th October 1943, born in Istanbul Fatih.
In 1953, took part in an elementary school play for the first time.
In 1953, his poems were published in DoğanKardeş children’s magazine. Was introduced to the microphone in Istanbul Radio Children’s Club in the same years. He studied at VefaHighschool.
In 1956-67, took part in various amateur theater companies.
In 1960, became a professional in Istanbul Municipal Theaters.
In 1961, entered Istanbul Municipal Conservatory’s Theater Section.
In 1962, made his first movie.
In 1963, had his first private theater works. Entered MünirÖzkul and MuammerKaracaTheaters.
In 1963-64, his poems were published in art magazines.
In 1964-66, did military service years and experimenting on play writing.
In 1966, entered UlviUrazTheater.
In 1967, established HalkOyuncuları (Public Players) with his friends.
In 1968, opened his first private theater and worked in Istanbul State Theater during the same season.
In 1970, had stage, movie, TV works. Daughter Elif was born in the same year.
In 1975, his first book was published.
In 1982, established a publishing house. Taught Turkish Theater in Istanbul Municipal Conservatory in the same year and later in Istanbul University State Conservatory. Established “GüldürüÜretimMerkezi” (Comedy Production Center) with author friend KandemirKonduk in the same year and directed humor pages in big newspapers.
In 1988, married Leyla Turgut.
In 1991, established MSM (MüjdatGezen Art Center).
In 1992, establihed “MSM Ormanı” (MüjdatGezen Art Center Forest).
In 1995, won an award with his play titled “Hamlet Efendi” (Hamlet Effendi) and it was acted in State Theaters.
In 1996-98, wrote in Cumhuriyet newspaper.
In 1997, directed a play in State Theaters. His play “Babam” (My Father) won an award in the same year.
In 1998, established his first theater bearing his name.
In 2001, established MSM nursing home.
Took part in approximately hundred movies, approximately hundred plays, and more than thousand radio and TV skits, he wrote and directed some of them. He directed more than 100 plays, 8 movies and 5 TV series.
In 2006, his memoirs “AğlamaPalyaçoMakyajınBozulur” (Dont’t Cry Clown, Your makeup will be spoiled) that he wrote with HalitKıvanç was published.
In 2006-2007, established his theater bearing his name in the theatrical season. Opened SavaşDinçel Stage.
In 2007, was elected United Nations UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
Has fifty four books published where eight of them are being taught as “supplementary text books” in schools.
In 2010, won “Social Responsibility Award” given for the first time in Antalya Film Festival.
In 2011, opened UğurDündar-MüjdatGezen Television School.
In 2015, made and directed the movie “DİKTATÖR ADOLF HITLER’IN ESRARENGİZ YÖNLERİ” (Dictator Adolf Hitler’s Mysterious Aspects).