Georgios Zorbas the real Zorba was a Macedonian Greek born in the village of Katafygi (today's Kozani prefect) who failed in some business projects and mining but managed to befriend Nikos Kazantzakis while staying at Mount Athos.
Alexis Zorbas, Zorba the Greek is a 1964 British-Greek drama film directed by Cypriot Michael Cacoyannis and starring Anthony Quinn as the title character. It is based on the novel Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis. The supporting cast includes Alan Bates, Lila Kedrova, Irene Papas, Giorgos Fountas and Sotiris Moustakas. Music by Mikis Theodorakis
Theo Angelopoulos (Greek history & political director: Meres Tou [Days of O Thiasos [The Traveling Players, Topio stin omichli [Landscape in the Mist, Mia aioniotita kai mia mera [Eternity and a Day, Trilogia: To livadi pou dakryzei [The Weeping Meadow,