Of Greek origin, actor Georges Corraface was born and raised in Paris. After spending many years in French theater, most notably as a member of the renowned Peter Brook Company, he began his film career with 1987's La Louve, followed by Brook's acclaimed 1989 epic The Mahabharata. With a multi-cultural background and fluency in Greek, French (his native language), English, Spanish, German and Italian, Corraface has performed a wide variety of roles, from dramatic leads to eccentric supporting characters. He is perhaps best known for playing the lead in Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992). Other film appearances include To Tama, Escape From L.A., La Pasion Turca, Viva La Mariée, and Impromptu. On television, Corraface has appeared in such series and features as War and Remembrance, Esperanza, La Bicyclette Bleu, L'Ete Rouge, and The Indiana Jones Chronicles. His extensive popularity and critical acclaim in France, Spain, and Greece led to his being named president of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival in 2005.