The Greek actor Spiros Focáswhose filmography includes several Hollywood action hits, such as Rambo 3, died this Friday at the age of 86, as announced by his family. Focás died in a hospital in Athens, his wife said in a Facebook post.
Greece’s Minister of Culture, Lina Mendoni, indicated in a statement that Focás was one of the “best-known and most beloved” actors in the country.
Born in the Greek port city of Patras in 1937, Focás began his career in cinematography in 1959 before moving to Italia where he had a four-decade career in film and television.
With an incredible resemblance to the Egyptian star Omar Sharif, Focás collaborated with renowned directors such as Vincente Minnelli and Luchino Viscontiwith whom he worked in the legendary film Rocco and his brothers In 1960.
His most iconic appearances were in the 1980s as an Afghan warrior in Rambo 3 and the villain Omar in The jewel of the Nilealong with Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito.