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Overview (2)

Born in Ankara, Turkey
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Boran Kuzum (born 1 October 1992) is a Turkish actor. He graduated theater at Istanbul University State Conservatory in 2015. His father, Bora Kuzum was deputy manager of Ankara State Theatre. His mother, Fatma Zehra, graduated from Fine Arts.

Until his graduation, he has performed major roles of various genres for the theater of conservatory. At the same year, he played a protester named pharmacist Suat in 6 episodes of period drama Analar ve Anneler alongside Okan Yalabik and the Mad Sultan Mustafa I in 10 episodes of period drama Muhtesem Yüzyil: Kösem. The following year, he played a Greek lieutenant named Leon in the period drama Vatanim Sensin, has won Golden Butterfly Award for Best Series. He played a thief named Cüneyt in Cingöz Recai based on classic novel series of Peyami Safa for the third time, movie directed by Onur Ünlü. Although many important actors play in movie, the film wasn't liked by critics. He played "Konstantin Gavrilovich Treplev" by Anton Chekhov in play Marti (The Seagull) that Istanbul Theater Festival's opening play and has won TEB Award, Üstün Akmen Theatre Award for Best Play and nominated Afife Jale Award.

He joined "The Protector" first Turkish series of Netflix.

Boran Kuzum studied economy in Ankara Gazi University for one year. But he gave up to study economy.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: ahmetkozan

Trade Mark (7)

Brown eyes
Strong jawline
Chin dimple
Well-shaped eyebrows
Aquiline nose
Dimple beneath his right eye's end
Notable collarbones

Trivia (16)

His father is deputy manager of Ankara State Theatre. His mother has studied Fine Arts education.
If he has a chance, he wants to make an interview with Bob Marley.
Manchester by the Sea (2016) is one of his favorite movies.
He watched The Young Pope (2016), The Night Of (2016), Taboo (2017).
His bedside book is Puslu Kitalar Atlasi written by Ihsan Oktay Anar.
He did five test shots for Leon. He got involved to Wounded Love (2016) cast the very last.
He studied economy in Ankara Gazi University for one year but he gave up to study economy.
He enjoys playing mother and son scenes with Senan Kara.
He graduated theater at Istanbul University State Conservatory in 2015. He continues to perform at theatre.
He supports Besiktas JK (sports club).
Boran Kuzum Draw Well is opened with donations on 1 October 2017 (his 25th birthday) in Chad. It was birthday gift from his supporters.
Name of his father is Bora Kuzum.
He won The Best Newcomer Actor in 6. Bilkent Tv Awards.
He was nominated The Best Male Performer in 12. Galatasaray University EN Awards.
His Hogwarts house is Slytherin.
His first name's meaning is thunderstorm.

Personal Quotes (25)

[Ranini May 2017] Actually, the love between Hilal and Leon was already in the script. Before starting the shootings we knew what would happen until the season finale and the story line. But we also were very surprised that the viewers noticed it and wanted to see their love before Hileon started. Probably it's because that two characters are too different and too strong in their own worlds. I think that's the reason why the viewers think that they match each other.
[talks about his character trademark, key word] Crazy. I love have fun without hesitation so much. But especially after Wounded Love (2016), I can't do it so much.
Leon's ego doesn't come from his uniform, comes from his intelligence and wisdom.
I always care about the people around me are happier anywhere. But you forget yourself this time. I can't prevent my trait so much.
My mother is fine arts graduate. She would paint at home. Likewise my father too. My father also would play oud and piano.
I think having ego isn't a bad thing besides ego completes human as for me. But being egoist is something else, at that point you start to damage yourself. It's not a problem as long as you bring under control, manage healthily.
[Esquire March 2017] I love drawing picture. In the beginning, I drew landscape picture.
[Esquire March 2017] I have only goal, it's being genuine actor. I hope I can make real. I want to perform art through all my life.
[Esquire March 2017] What would they always say; "I always wanted to become actor since my childhood,"... I never wanted to become actor. But I always wanted to be interested with art and become artist. I knew I would do something about art one day.
[Episode April 2017] I think the best communication way is art.
[Episode April 2017] All I want is to perform (theatre).
[BasedIstanbul December 2017] I'm one of those people who experienced the challenge of studying in a system that limits your field of study, let alone your choice of profession. I'm 25 and still discovering new things in life. When choosing a field of a study at an age when I didn't even know who I was, all I wanted was to do something creative in life. I discovered myself and what was wrong for me by experience. My family was one of the greatest lucks I had during that time. They always said, "This is your life. Be sure of what you want to do. Pick something that makes you happy but always try to be the best at what you do and a good person." These words always gave me strength to go on.
[BasedIstanbul December 2017] Conservator is a process for me. I learned a lot but during those four years I focused on the profession I chose for myself and learned the acting discipline before learning about talent or professional success; it was a place where I grew up, discovered and had challenges. But at the end of it, the decisions and choices you make become the elements that define your talent and vision. Every artistic performance is the product of an artistic vision, and this is something you earn with discipline rather than teaching. What we receive at school is precious training but we work with people with the inspiration we get from life and people around us. There's a lot of stories to be inspired by if you wish to see it. The conservatory years are dear to me but whether your graduate from it or not, every artist with the aim to improve his/her vision and self comes out on top in the end.
[BasedIstanbul December 2017, about casting] I'm not savvy about how the casting in the TV industry works; probably neither are people working in the industry because they sometimes have to make a decision based on a certain demand. There are castings that focus on prototypes or physical qualities of the actors rather than their talents. This perception is slowly breaking down. I went to auditions for nearly three years before I got my first TV role. Of course, I was a student back then and was still improving myself - maybe that's why I wasn't good enough. But the casting preferences have always showed me that there were other factors involved. In the end, it's always easier to seek acceptance when you're sure of yourself and what you want to do.
[BasedIstanbul December 2017, about period dramas] You get to experience the human psychology and sociological relations in another period, and share it with the audience. You can tell stories in different conditions in another time. That's why I care deeply about period dramas. It has been a coincidence for me but I'd also like to experience other periods through new projects in the future.
[BasedIstanbul December 2017, about wish to work with a director or an actor] I have close friends who I worked with during the challenging process I talked about and helped achieve what I have today. We improved each other so I'd love to collaborate with them on a project. Other than that, there are young and inspiring artists in the world who give me a new perspective. For instance, a director of the younger generation, Xavier Dolan captures the inner voices of his characters in an incredible way - it's as if he's taking an X-ray and showing it to the audience. It feels very real to me. I've watched Mommy five times. I was familiar with the play of Juste La Fin Du Monde, one of the latest ones I've seen, and the movie reflects the play's world in a spectacular dynamic. You feel like you're watching real people. It's a very precious thing. I wish I had the chance to play a character shaped by his vision. There are also successful actors with whom I'd like to put something on stage.
[BasedIstanbul December 2017, what he expects from 2018] I'd like to continue my dream job with the same passion, to spend more time with the people I love, and to cherish every moment.
[BasedIstanbul December 2017, about his hometown Ankara and living in Istanbul] Ankara is the city that has been home to my dreams. My family, my close friends and people I know always greet me with a familiar sincerity. Whatever happens in life, I always know that they will be with me when I go back there. I feel like breathing again when I'm in Ankara. I didn't realize this when I lived there. I faced many things once I left my family and went outside my comfort zone to start a new life in Istanbul. You have two options here: you'll either forget yourself by fading into the crowd or face yourself by being alone in that crowd. Here, you get to know people's masks before you know their true selves. In Ankara, almost everything and everyone is just as I've left them. I try to experience Istanbul as much as I can; it's a special city but it feels good to get out of town or to visit Ankara once in a while.
[BasedIstanbul December 2017, choosing between TV or theatre] I'm passionate about acting regardless of the medium. I love what I do. I'm improving myself by learning from every new experience. I hope I can do it all together for a long time.
[BasedIstanbul December 2017, about his character Treplev in The Seagull] We both have moments when we realize what we have missed or could miss in life as we chase our dreams. Most young artists feel the passion to change things or to create something new and unique. Some are very dedicated to their job and use everything they have to achieve success. These are Treplev's primary motivations and my own experiences in life.
[Hürriyet Kelebek 18 January 2018, "You have so many fans, how does it make you feel?"] I see how love makes distances and stereotypes disappear. It gives strength to get good wishes of people you do not know, to feel the support.
[Hürriyet Kelebek 18 January 2018, "What did you feel in the process of internalizing the character Leon? How did the character Leon change?"] There are things in life that we can't choose when we are born, like culture, nationality, language, family form, sociological structure of the country you are born in etc. Leon taught us to not judge people by these labels. We all are humans. Some wants to see these labels while some wants to see the real person under these labels. I think that we all are humans as much as wee see this.
[Hürriyet Kelebek 18 January 2018, "What is your acting motivation?"] I am very passionate about this profession. Being an genuine actor is my biggest goal. It's my greatest motivation to continue this profession on my own path.
[Hürriyet Kelebek 18 January 2018, "What scares you most in life?"] Health. The most important thing in life is health.
[Hürriyet Kelebek 18 January 2018, "Do you have movie that you watch repeatedly without getting bored?"] We have memorized each scene of Al Pacino and Daniel Day-Lewis movies with my friends, we watched them so many times. Xavier Dolan's Mommy (2014) movie made me look deeper into the profession I'm doing and I have seen it many times. Manchester by the Sea (2016) was a film I watched many times last year. I am also a "Harry Potter" fan and I'm still watching it all over again.

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