Katsulas. What’s in a Name?

My partner was born and raised in Athens, Greece. His love of his country is without doubt and is obvious as he has lived in the United States less than a year. When he sees a Greek flag, he seeks to find who has been responsible for its usage. When he hears some reference to Greece, he all but stands at attention and salutes. When we watch a movie together, he studies the credits to see if there are any Greek names. Last night, we decided to watch the Harrison Ford’s version of the movie, “The Fugitive.” In the opening credits, he found the name Andreas Katsulas. Immediately, he shouted, “That’s a Greek name.” As the movie began, he started looking for the actor who was Greek and soon decided that it was the character whose name was Cosmo. Cosmo was not the main character but certainly played an interesting supporting role as the marshal’s sidekick. At the end of the movie, we patiently awaited the Katsulas name. Suddenly, there it was. Andreas Katsulas was Sykes, the murderer of the fugitive’s wife. What a letdown! How could the director have given the Greek such a bad character to portray? There must be some mistake.


About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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