Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2021

Nomination Detail

Levan Tediashvili (born in 1948) is a non-professional actor and a former Soviet (Georgian) wrestler and Olympic champion in Freestyle wrestling (1972, 1976). A five-time world champion, he remained undefeated between 1971 and 1976. Besides freestyle wrestling, he was also a Soviet and world champion in the Soviet Martial Art Sambo. In 1987, he and Georgian Olympic cyclist Omar Pkhakadze played two heroes in the historical Georgian film Khareba da Gogia. The film director Georgiy Shengelaya chose them instead of professional actors for their athleticism, charisma and energy required for these roles. Their assistants in the film were also played by sportsmen, world champions in wrestling. Tediashvili won Best Actor at the Tribeca International Film Festival for his role in BRIGHTON 4th.

The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.

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