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Karol Machata

Karol Machata was born into a working-class family in Malacky. He started on the radio at the age of twelve and devoted himself to amateur theater. In the end, he preferred theater to economics. From 1948 to 1950 he studied acting at the State Conservatory in Bratislava and from 1952 to 1953 he worked at the Army Theater in Martin. Karol Machata is one of the most important representatives of Slovak acting of the post-war generation. He performed his first roles on theater boards in Martin. He appeared in the production of Sládkovičová Marina (1948), in The Assassination (the character of a member of the group of assassins on Heydrich, 1949), he played the character of Fortinbras in Shakespeare's Hamlet (1950). His title characters Geľa Sebechlebský (1952) and Jánošík (1953) enjoyed a penetrating success. For the next forty-five years he was a member of the Drama of the Slovak National Theater in Bratislava, where he worked from 1953 to 1998. He became a versatile actor. He was able to play heroic roles, but he also excelled in comedic or lyrical positions. He made his film debut as a Slovak aviator in the Czech film Vítezná křídla 1950 and has been one of the busiest film and television actors ever since. He has acted in dozens of Slovak films that belong to the golden fund of Slovak cinema: Zemianska honor, St. Peter's Umbrella, Interrupted Song, Song of the Gray Pigeon, Midnight Mass, Miss Bacilpýška's Crime, Sin of Katarína Padychová, Hidden Spring, Gold, Salt or Geľo Sebechlebský and many others. For significant merits in the field of theater, film and radio production, the President awarded him the Pribin Cross II in 2003. classes. In 2005 he received the Tatrabanka Award for Art and in 2008 he won the OTO Award and was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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Jan 13, 1928 In Malacky, Československo [teraz Slovensko]
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Vítězná křídla 1951-02-09
Latest Project:
Movie Tri poviedky so Zdenou Gruberovou 1994-01-01
Known For
Poster of Bratislavské rozprávky
Poster of Skrytý prameň
Poster of Cid
Poster of Horoucí srdce
Movie Tri poviedky so Zdenou Gruberovou Unknown 1994-01-01
Movie Tri poviedky s Karolom Machatom Unknown 1993-01-01
Movie Pavilón číslo 6 Unknown 1992-01-01
Movie Najdúch Unknown 1992-01-01
Series Bratislavské rozprávky Unknown 1991-01-01
Movie Lorenzaccio Unknown 1991-01-01
Movie Don't Be Afraid Unknown 1989-08-01
Movie Hody starý Nádaský 1988-05-01
Series Frankenstein's Aunt Vypravěč 1987-02-01
Movie Koník z ebenu Unknown 1987-01-29
Series Pltník Paľko a vodník Venček Venček (voice) 1983-01-01
Movie Salt & Gold Kráľ Pravoslav 1983-02-26
Movie Red Wine Silvester Bolebruch 1976-01-01
Movie Stretnutie Unknown 1975-06-19
Series Vivat Beňovský! Du Ternay 1975-10-06
Movie Cid Unknown 1974-01-01
Movie Skrytý prameň Unknown 1974-01-18
Movie Hriech Kataríny Padychovej Unknown 1973-01-01
Movie Srdce na lane Unknown 1973-09-07
Movie Dosť dobrí chlapi Unknown 1972-02-25
Movie Ľahučký dych Unknown 1970-01-01
Movie Čisté ruky Unknown 1968-06-20
Movie Drotár Unknown 1966-10-15
Movie Prípad pre obhajcu Unknown 1964-12-25
Movie Horoucí srdce Unknown 1963-03-08
Movie Trip on the Danube pán Belan 1962-01-30
Movie Polnočná omša Unknown 1962-08-24
Movie Predjarie Unknown 1961-03-11
Movie Labyrint srdce agent Just alias Vilém Jonas 1961-11-21
Movie Прерванная песня Unknown 1960-05-13
Movie Muž, ktorý sa nevrátil Unknown 1959-10-02
Movie Zemianska česť Unknown 1958-04-25
Movie St. Peter's Umbrella Wibra Gyuri, ügyvéd 1958-12-17
Movie Janko mydlo a voda Narrator (voice) 1957-01-01
Movie The Last Witch Gaspar Sedmík 1957-11-01
Movie The Wooden Village Pavo Sechnár 1955-02-18
Movie Angel in the Mountains Zdenek Soukup 1955-11-25
Movie Pole neorané Unknown 1954-02-12
Movie Lazy sa pohly Unknown 1952-05-01
Movie Dúha nad Slovenskom Commentary (voice) 1952-01-01
Movie Mladé srdcia Unknown 1952-01-01
Movie Vítězná křídla Unknown 1951-02-09
Movie The Struggle Will End Tomorrow Unknown 1951-05-19