Kemal Sunal

Kemal Sunal

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1944-09-11 · Deathday: 2000-07-03 (55 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: İstanbul

82 Movies · 2 TV shows

Also Known As: İnek Şaban

Biography

Ali Kemal Sunal (10 November 1944 – 3 July 2000) was a Turkish actor. With Hababam Sınıfı, Kapıcılar Kralı and Davaro, Sunal gained large popularity amongst Turkish cinema goers and was famed for his character "Şaban", a role he frequently played.

Personal Life

Sunal kept himself and his family away from the media and rarely appeared in public. People who knew him have commented on how serious he was in his real life, in contrast to the funny characters he played in his movies. Whilst he was at the top of his career, he decided to finish university, which he had dropped out of in his early career. Despite his fame, he attended the university like a regular student and stated that "that was the way he liked it to be".Sunal's dreams of higher-education were disrupted in 1980, during the period of military takeover. His attempts to earn a degree finally paid off in 1995, when he earned his bachelor’s degree in Radio Television and Cinema Studies from Marmara University. He then decided to pursue a master’s degree (the topic of this thesis being himself), which he earned in 1998, also from Marmara University. This incident was covered by the media with headlines like "İnek Şaban Master Yaptı" (Şaban the Geek got a master's degree) while his 'classmates' from Hababam Sinifi made comments like "Profesorluk Bekliyoruz" ("We expect full professorship"). At his graduation ceremony, he made a speech joking that his path of first working and then attending university later in life was better as it allowed him to gain real life experience first.

Movies & TV shows

1999.

1 Movie
Propaganda

Propaganda

6
1999
Based on a true story set in 1948, customs officer Mehti is faced with the duty of setting up the border between Turkey and Syria, dividing his hometown. Families, languages, cultures and lovers are t...

1994.

1 TV show

1992.

1 TV show

1991.

1 Movie

1990.

3 Movies
Koltuk Belası

Koltuk Belası

1990
Political satire comedy featuring the memories of a red leather chair. He is aware that no matter who the next governor will be, more corrupted will the system get. But only until the last governor wh...
Boynu Bükük Küheylan

Boynu Bükük Küheylan

1990
After moving to the city from a small town, Kuheylan became a doorkeeper in an apartment. The wives of Kuheylan were impressed by the city culture and joined their husband.

1989.

3 Movies
Zehir Hafiye

Zehir Hafiye

1989
A young man is a fan of crime fiction.

1988.

7 Movies
Polizei

Polizei

1988
A movie about the lifestyles of Turkish people who are living in Germany.

1987.

3 Movies
Kiracı

Kiracı

1987
Kerim and his family live in a rent house. He was told by his landlord to look for another house or raise the rent. He found a house with the help of Shandan.
The Handsome

The Handsome

1987
Selim is a paperboy who delivers the morning papers with his truck. He buys a walkie talkie to find find a friend. His codename is "The Handsome". After a while he meets the girl and they start a rela...

1986.

5 Movies
Tarzan Rıfkı

Tarzan Rıfkı

1986
A story about a poor and guilt guy who is being used by mafia for dirty work.
Yoksul

Yoksul

1986

1985.

6 Movies
Expat Şaban

Expat Şaban

1985
A poor man is aban. tragicomic events happen in Germany where aban went as a worker.
Keriz

Keriz

1985

1984.

4 Movies

1983.

6 Movies
Çarıklı Milyoner

Çarıklı Milyoner

1983
Hilmi Tok is a billionaire businessman. He dies one day while driving his own car. His real estate assets goes his son Bayram.
Henpecked

Henpecked

1983
Father of two kids who looks exactly like a rowdy takes advantage of this and go into different and funny events.
En Büyük Şaban

En Büyük Şaban

1983
A good man trys to help a blind girl to see again but he doesn't have enough money for the operation.

1981.

3 Movies
Davaro

Davaro

1981
Memo returns from Germany to get married with his love but his fathers killer Sulo is being released from jail. As a village rule he has to get revenge for his fahter or he can not get married but he ...
Trickster

Trickster

1981
After his father's death, Rıfkı (Kemal Sunal) returns from Germany to his village to sell their goods. He is declared a Saint after several incidents. Rıfkı, prays for rain for half an hour and sends ...

1980.

4 Movies
Zübük

Zübük

1980
Zbk is a politician. He was kicked out of the party due to corruption. The journalist Yaar is investigating Zbk's doings. Zbk had tricks for his village people. He learns that Zbk has been tricking hi...
Devlet Kuşu

Devlet Kuşu

1980
This is one of the tragicomic films of Kemal Sunal who is most "serious-comic" artist of the Turkish cinema. This film also reflects socio-economic and cultural life of the 70's-80's Turkiye. The film...

1979.

5 Movies
Fearless Coward

Fearless Coward

1979
He is a civil servant in the bland state office. His whole life changes when his reports get mixed up in the hospital and he gets news that he's going to die very soon.

1978.

6 Movies
İnek Şaban

İnek Şaban

1978
A poor grocery owner becomes a popular goalkeeper.
The Man with Number 100

The Man with Number 100

1978
A poor young man was chosen by an advertising company and made a public hero to make him advertise poor quality products that no one buys.
Feyzo, the Polite One

Feyzo, the Polite One

1978
Poor villager Feyzo must come up with an enormous amount of money to appease her father in order to get her beloved's hand in marriage.

1977.

5 Movies
Şakir the Clumsy

Şakir the Clumsy

1977
akir has a legacy from his uncle who died in Istanbul. His uncle sends a telegram to Kayseri and dies before seeing akir, but a relative who does not want to share the legacy begins to make plans to e...
Saban, Son of Saban

Saban, Son of Saban

1977
Clumsy soldiers fall for a singer-dancer and accidentally become secret policemen.
The King of the Street Cleaners

The King of the Street Cleaners

1977
A street cleaner falls in love with a woman while working in a stereotypical neighborhood. His superior officer did the same.
The Chaos Class Is on Vacation

The Chaos Class Is on Vacation

1
1977
Men from money are in a band. They plan their latest prank in the dormitory of a private high school. The financial crisis will cause female students to be admitted. As the new students try to fit in,...

1976.

6 Movies
The Foster Brothers

The Foster Brothers

6
1976
Saban, Ramazan and Bayram are sailors in an Ottoman Navy and Hüsamettin is their commander. Hüsamettin's aide Ramazan, Saban who is foster son of Hüsamettin's sister and Bayram who is married to Hüsam...
Kapıcılar Kralı

Kapıcılar Kralı

1976
Seyit, a resourceful doorman of a middle class apartment in Istanbul, finds himself in a struggle for power when the new superintendent decides to crack down on his slack attitude.
The Chaos Class Is Waking Up

The Chaos Class Is Waking Up

1
1976
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Tosun Pasha

Tosun Pasha

1976
The 19th century in Alexandria. Two traditional Turkish families are competing for the same prize. Daver Bey has a beautiful young daughter, Leyla. Both families try to arrange a marriage between a ma...

1975.

4 Movies
The Chaos Class

The Chaos Class

1
1975
Students coming from money share a close band. They live together in the dormitory of a private high school, where they plan their latest prank on teachers. The students try to overthrow the new headm...
Hanzo

Hanzo

1975
The Chaos Class Failed the Class

The Chaos Class Failed the Class

1
1975
A female teacher is in a boys high school.

1974.

5 Movies
Salako

Salako

6
1974
A man and a village leader's daughter are hopelessly in love.
Hasret

Hasret

1974
Salak Milyoner

Salak Milyoner

1974
The funny treasure hunt of 4 rural brothers in Istanbul, after the recent death of their father who left them a treasure map as heritage.
From the Village to the City

From the Village to the City

1974
Four brothers from the countryside discover that changing their fortunes will take more than gold.

1973.

4 Movies
My Dear Brother

My Dear Brother

1973
Two men are trying to find a last wish for their dying brother.
Oh Olsun

Oh Olsun

1973
A wealthy family with three not so great sons is the story line. After realizing his first son is dull minded, his second is a liar and his third is a womanizer, the father punishes them by making the...

1972.

1 Movie
Tatlı Dillim

Tatlı Dillim

1972
Tarik is the best scorer basketball player of his team and is very popular. One day he comes to a village with his team to do entreman. There, he met the village teacher, Emine. He loves her very much...
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