Saturday, March 17, 2012

RIP Pintér Tamás

Tamás Pintér died suddenly at the age of 70 from a serious disease, died on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, said the actress, Erika Balogh, widow of the stuntman and actor. She recalled that since 1965, Tamás Pintér had taught actors acrobatics, fencing and stunt riding, he was present all the time earned the stunt master an Oscar as well. On March 15 the occasion of the Hungarian Order of Merit awarded the Knight's Cross, which was received by his wife.

Tamás Pintér was born on December 12, 1941. He had taught at The Theater and Film Academy since 1967 and became associate professor. He had been an invited speaker in America and also taught at the University of Washington. The Gold Cross of Merit of the Hungarian Republic was presented to him from the City-Lipótváros Freeman.

He had appeared in more than 400 film roles in Hungary and also worked in theater as a motion designer andaction director. Main theater and opera credits include Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Bank Ban, The Mahagonny, in Lucia di Lammermoor, Sichuan is a Good Man, The Brothers Karamazov, West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera, The Human Tragedy and the Nibelungen Ring.

He also played among the Heavenly Lamb, the Siege of Bistrita, the Unburied Dead movie, and Pepper, to Alexander Rose, the Cantor, and Linda T.I.R. television series.

The recently deceased was a loved and respected colleague, stunt, pentathlon coach, professional fencing coach, President of the Hungarian Stunt Association of Theater, Film and Television University, a retired university lecturer, who was called upon to speak at the  Lion's Lecture Theater

PINTER, Tamás (Tamás Pintér Oroszlán)
Born: 12/12/1941, Hungary
Died: 3/14/2012, Hungary

Tamás Pintér’s western – actor:
The Wind Blows Under Your Feet – 1976

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