Born in the greek village of Aetomilitsa, in the region of Epirus August the 21st 1925, Toma Caragiu was one of the best romanian actors, with a rich activity in both film and theatre. He liked to play comic characters, but he excelled also in drama, on of his reference film was "Actorul si Salbaticii"
He played alongside great actors such as Stefam Banica, Octavian Cotescu, Anda Calugareanu etc.
Toma Caragiu is most famous for his monologs. In these short stories, he manages to put together a story that combines, sarcasm, satire, black humour. His monologues are subtle and deal with a variety of topics, starting with politics and ending up with mitical concepts. In each and every monologue he puts his personal touch, thus creating a warm and humorous atmosphere.
His death was unexpected, occuring in Bucharest, during the earthquake of March 4 1977, while he was in his most creative period of his life, and being far from having said the last word in the romanian theatre and film, he is remembered by everyone as a great satire artist.
— I heard people laugh when it comes to you
— I laugh at them, they laugh to me…Toma Caragiu
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