Florin Zamfirescu

Florin Zamfirescu (Romanian pronunciation: [floˈrin zamfiˈresku]) is a Romanian theatre and film actor and director, and university professor.Zamfirescu was born in Călimănești, Vâlcea County; his grandfather, Gheorghe Zamfirescu, was mayor of the town. He graduated from the Caragiale National University of Theatre and Film in Bucharest in 1971. From 1971 to 1973, he was an actor in the Municipal Theatre of Târgu Mureș, and subsequently moved to the Odeon Theatre in Bucharest. From 1974 to 1978 he was an instructor Caragiale National University; in 1996 he became a professor, and from 2000 to 2008 he served as rector of the university. In 2002 he received Ph.D. in Arts, with thesis "Acting or Magic". In 2014 he was let go from the Odeon Theatre by its director, Dorina Lazăr.In 1984, Zamfirescu was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit, 3rd class, and in 2002 he was awarded the National Order of Merit, Knight rank.