Şener Şen (born Ali Haydar Şen on 26 December 1941 in Adana, Turkey) is a Turkish film and theatre actor, who has won the Golden Orange for Best Actor twice for his roles in “Mr. Muhsin” (1985) and “Lovelorn” (2005), the Golden Orange for Best Supporting Actor for “Çöpçüler Krali” (1977) and a Golden Orange Lifetime Achievement Award.
He began acting in 1958 at the age of 17 as an amateur at the Yeşil Sahne Theater in Amasya. From 1964 to 1966 he taught in elementary schools in the villages of eastern Anatolia. In 1966 he returned to the stage at the City Theater in Istanbul. He made his film debut with a small role in the drama film “So-Called Girls” (1967), directed by Nejat Saydam.
He maintained a prolific output throughout the 70’s as a supporting cast member in a number of films by popular Turkish comedy actor Kemal Sunal, most significantly as Body Ekrem in the “Hababam Sınıfı” film series, and in 1978 he received the Golden Orange for Best Supporting Actor for “Çöpçüler… read more