BUCHAREST: Marin Moraru, one of the most important Romanian theatre and film actors, passed away on 21 August 2016 at the age of 79.
He made his cinema debut in Dinu Cocea's The Outlaws / Haiducii in 1966 and played in major films of the 70s and 80s such as Dan Pița's Filip the Kind / Filip cel bun (1975) and Contest / Concurs (1982), or Manole Marcus's The Actor and the Savages / Actorul și sălbaticii (1975) and Operation Monster / Operațiunea Monstrul (1976, all of them produced by Romania Film).
The last feature film he made was Amen (2002) by Costa-Gavras, which was shot in Romania. In 2007 he started a long collaboration with the TV, playing in five TV series.
His career in the theatre was far richer. He played for a long time at the National Theatre in Bucharest, where he was hired in 1971. For six years he taught acting at the Theatre and Film Institute Ion Luca Caragiale. Among the many prizes and distinctions, he received the Excellency Award at the 14th edition of Transilvania IFF in 2015.