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An Actor’s Journey from Greece to Hollywood

Explore the incredible life of Socratis Alafouzos, a talented actor, director, and filmmaker who was born in Athens and achieved great success internationally. Socratis devoted himself to honing his skills from his early days at the Professional Drama School of Athens to his life-changing experience as a Fulbright fellow at the American Film Institute. Despite facing personal challenges, he persevered and unlocked his creative potential, ultimately becoming a highly regarded actor and director. His story exemplifies the importance of self-discovery, resilience, and unwavering determination in attaining significant accomplishments in the film industry.

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Socrates Alafouzos

After studying theater, film, and photography in Athens, Greece he attained a Fulbright scholarship in the U.S., where he continued his postgraduate studies in acting and directing. While there, Socrates wrote and directed his first play, the one-act play America. He later returned to Greece and soon became a very well-known actor.
In 2012, he made his debut as a screenwriter, film director, and producer with his short film, Little King, and in 2015 he wrote, directed, and produced his second film, Between Black and White. Both films received numerous awards and participated in many film festivals around the world. He has also directed documentaries, commercials, music, and corporate videos.

In 2016, he returned to the U.S. after receiving a Visa granted to those who have attained extraordinary achievements in their field.

In late 2019, he founded the Theatron of the Americas in the US, a theater organization, whose purpose is to operate a repertory theatre group that educates and raises awareness of ancient Greek theater through theatrical presentations.

He has been the Good-Will Ambassador for the Elisa-Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children since 2014.

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