Şener Şen (born December 26, 1941, Adana) is a Turkish actress. He was born on December 26, 1941 in Adana as the son of Ali Şen, who was a carpenter at that time. He graduated from Kepirtepe Village Institute in Lüleburgaz and was appointed to Kocaeli as a teacher. He started his artistic career by taking the stage at Istanbul Municipality City Theaters. Şener Şen, who did not want to be a cinema artist like his father, devoted himself to acting in theater. He also played in radio theaters. However, he had to enter the cinema because his income from the theater was not enough. He told the directors he knew from the dubbing, “Call me as an extras. But I have a condition, let me take my wage that day ”.
During his first steps in cinema, he did every job, including being an extra. For five years, he has appeared in minor roles - like just dancing or getting beaten by the lead actor in some movies. The turning point in his career was the character of "Badi Ekrem" in Ertem Eğilmez's film Hababam Class in 1975. In the same movie, he formed a great duo with Kemal Sunal, who became famous for his character Nerek Şaban, and starred in films such as Süt Brothers, Şabanoğlu Şaban, Tosun Pasha, Kibar Feyzo, Çöpçüler Kralı and Davaro, which had huge box office revenues in those years.
Şener Şen played supporting roles until 1984. As a result of the pressure exerted on Arzu Film and Ertem Eğilmez, the operators who dominated the Anatolian market at that time would now play the leading roles. However, Şen, who has played the vigilant, devious, dishonest and fraudulent characters he has played in the films he made with Kemal Sunal and İlyas Salman until then, this time chose a role against the public's will. He made his debut in Başar Sabuncu's Namuslu, saying “I don't make the movie they want, if I am going to play the lead role, I can make the movie I want”. The character of Ali Rıza Bey, who is portrayed in the film, is a trustee who is very committed to his work. For this reason, he is despised by those around him. When the rumors of his embezzlement spread, he is respected and begins to be cherished. Ertem Eğilmez told him, “If this movie doesn't work, your life will end at the beginning. You can never get an opportunity again. But if you choose the other one, you make five or six films a year, and you earn money ”, although Namuslu became one of the best performing films of that year and the second act of Şener Şen's film career opened.
Şener Şen, who got away from playing devious and dishonest characters with his honorable movie, started to portray good, pure, clean-hearted characters who do not deceive people. He played a naive village lord in Nesli Çölgeçen's Züğürt Ağa, the station chief who won the big jackpot in Billionaire, the organizer who helped a young person who wanted to be famous in Muhsin Bey, with success. It also appeared in musicals that were fashionable in these years.
He shared the leading roles with Müjde Ar in the latest film of Ertem Eğilmez and full of satire in which Turkish cinema audiences form long queues in front of the cinema. In 1996, he played with Uğur Yücel in the movie “Eşkıya” which created a revolution in Turkish cinema. Written and directed by Yavuz Turgul, this film broke a record in the Turkish cinema industry at that time, attracting more than 2,5 million viewers to cinemas.
The other leading actor in the second spring (1998-2001) series, in which he played the kebab master of Gaziantep, Ali Haydar, was Türkan Şoray, who played a Thracian appetizer named Hanım.
The work titled Şener Şen in Turkish Cinema, written by Giovanni Scognamillo, published by Kabalcı Publishing in 2005, is the most comprehensive study written about the actor. The acting career of Şener Şen up to this year has been divided into periods. The book also includes Şener Şen's film series, stage plays and musicals.
He won the 'Best Actor' award at the 2005nd Golden Orange Film Festival for his role as retired teacher Nazım in the movie Gönül Yarası (42) directed by Yavuz Turgul. Kabadayı (2007), whose scripts were written by Yavuz Turgul and portrayed an "extinct bully", as well as the leading roles of Çetin Tekindor, Av Mevsimi (2010) and Yol Separation (2017), which he shared with Cem Yılmaz, were his most recent films. Şen returned to the screens in 2015 with the Aygaz Otogaz advertisement.
Receiving the Presidential Culture and Arts Grand Prize from the 28th President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on December 2016, 12, Şener Şen said in his speech at the ceremony; “Stories are a guide to how we can live life. I have carefully chosen the characters that I portrayed to serve the good and the truth. I waited for the story I wanted for many years, which could be considered a suicide for an actor. I believed that societies that seek good, truth and beauty will always live in peace. I accept this award in the hope that it will contribute to our social peace ”.
Şener Şen, who has been married twice, is the father of a daughter (Bengü Şen (born 1974)) from his first marriage. He married Sermin Hürmeriç for the second time in 1989, whom Muhsin Bey met during the filming. The couple divorced in 1997.
|1978||King of Scavengers||Shakir||Golden orange||Best Supporting Actor|
|1987||Muhsin bey||Muhsin Kanadırık||The best actor|
|1998||state artist||Theater and Cinema Artist||The regulation governing the State Artist
His title was removed as a result of his cancellation by the Council of State.
|2004||Golden orange||Lifetime Honor Award|
|2005||Heartache||Verse||The best actor|
|Sadri Alışık Award||The best actor|
|2006||Golden Cocoon||Lifetime Honor Award|
|2008||Bandit||Baran||Yeşilçam Award||The best actor|
|SİYAD Award||Honor Award|
|2016||Presidential Culture and Arts Grand Prize||Cinema|
|1967||Othello||William Shakespeare||Istanbul City Theater|
|Cyrano de Bergerac||Edmond Rostand|
|1977||How to Play the Game||Vasıf Öngören|
|1979||Dumb husband's cunning wife||Haldun taner|
|1981||Hababam Class Musical||Rıfat Ilgaz||Singing Theater|
|1983||Simple Citizen vs. Şvayk Hitler||Bertolt Brecht|
|1984||Kesanlı Ali Epic||Haldun taner||Schaubühne (Berlin)|
|1986||A Thousand Years Before A Thousand Years Later||Yavuz Turgul, Vural Sozer||Singing Theater|
|2004||Comedy of Miracles||Yavuz turgul||Most Production|
|1964||Long Live Life||The first movie he played with his father Ali Şen|
|1964||This is what you call a maid|
|1971||Golden Prince in the Land of the Giants||Tintin|
|1971||Lead at See||Truck Driver|
|1973||Prisoner of Love||Doctor|
|Finishings in the Society||Garson|
|A bunch of violets|
|1974||Lives Neither Lives nor Lives||Man looking for a Director at the State Office / Nubar Terziyan Voice|
|1975||Look Green Green||Ahmet|
|My Friend's Class Remained||Badi Ekrem|
|1976||My class is awakening||Badi Ekrem|
|Milk Brothers||Commander Hüsamettin|
|1977||My class is on vacation||Badi Ekrem|
|Sabanoglu Saban||Commander Hüsamettin|
|King of Scavengers||Police Chief|
|1978||Kibar Feyzo||Maho Agha|
|My chaos gives birth to nine||Badi Ekrem|
|1979||Male Beauty Miserable Bilo||Maho Agha|
|What will happen now||Shakir|
|1980||Banker Bilo||Banker Maho|
|1981||There is a Festival in the Whirlpool||Heydar|
|Cupboard Beygiri||Banker Yakup|
|1983||There's a Revel in the Gırgıriye||Duman Haydar|
|1984||Great Choice in Gırgriya||Duman Haydar|
|I fell in love||Shakir|
|Mill||District Governor Hilmi|
|1987||Muhsin bey||Muhsin bey|
|Banded Band||Contact Latif directly|
|1988||Rich Cuisine||Master of grace|
|1990||Unforgettable Director of Love Movies||Hasmet Asilkan|
|1993||American||Seref The Turk|
|1998||Second spring||Ali Haydar||TV series|
|2010||hunting season||Murder control police Hunter Ferman|
|2017||Road Separation||Mazhar Kozanli|
Ads he plays
- Hürriyet Ads (1985-1986)
- Artema Ads (1990-1992)
- Pamukbank Advertisement (2001-2002)
- Akbank Ads (2002-2006)
- TTNet Ads (2008-2010)
- Aygaz Autogas Ads (2015-2016)