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Rouvas at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Russia.

Anastasios "Sakis" Rouvas (Greek: Αναστάσιος "Σάκης" Ρουβάς, pronounced [ˈsacis ruˈvas]; born 5 January 1972), known mononymously as Sakis, is a Greek recording artist; model; film and television actor; businessman and former pole vaulter. Born in Corfu, he won medals on the national athletics team during the 1980s. Rouvas began a musical career in 1991 as one of Greece's first dance-pop performers. His tenor vocals, complex choreography, costumes, and technological advancements have been credited with transforming music videos and live performances. Rouvas is noted for avoiding domestic music, attaining success for a non-laïko or -éntekhno artist, and for breaking cultural, social, artistic, and generational barriers in Greece and Cyprus.

During the early 1990s, Rouvas signed with PolyGram Records and won the Thessaloniki Song Festival. Despite five commercially successful albums, his personal life (including his military service and 1997 Greek-Turkish peace concert, which damaged his public image) has been publicized. Rouvas signed with Minos EMI in 1997, returning to the charts with Kati Apo Mena (1998) and 21os Akatallilos (2000) and ending his 14-year collaboration with manager Ilias Psinakis. One of the few Greek entertainers to gain recognition abroad, he has been popular in the Balkans since the 1990s. By the 2010s, Rouvas had expanded his career to film, television, theatre and fashion. His single "Shake It" is the all-time bestselling single in Greece; his songs and videos, such as "1992", "Aima, Dakrya & Idrotas", "Ela Mou", "Xana", "Tora Arhizoun Ta Dyskola", "Den Ehei Sidera I Kardia Sou", "Ypirhes Panta", "Antexa", "Se Thelo San Trelos" and "+ Se Thelo", have topped the popular Greek charts.

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Sakis Rouvas filmed his first cinematographic works in 1996, playing the voice of Quasimodo in the Greek language dubbing of the Disney animated adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame titled I Panayia Ton Parision. A Decade later in 2006 Rouvas voiced Lightning McQueen in the Greek dubbing of the animated film Cars.

After a failed attempt in film in 1997, Sakis Rouvas made his film debut in 2007 with the Greek drama Alter Ego which was the most expensive Greek production in history with a budget of €2.000.000. The film was released by the largest film production company in Greece, Village Roadshow Productions, and Rouvas revealed that he was once again in collaboration with the company to create his second film.[1]

Rouvas also revealed that he has landed his first Hollywood film in the psychological thriller Duress playing the primary antagonist role of Abner Solvie, a charismatic killer, alongside actors Martin Donovan and Billy Wirth.[2]

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  1. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0965367/
  2. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1308109/ Duress at the IMDb, Retrieved October 27, 2008
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