Jonas Vaitkus, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Jonas Vaitkus

Lithuanian film director

Date of Birth: 20-May-1944

Place of Birth: Raseiniai District Municipality, Kaunas County, Lithuania

Profession: actor, film director

Nationality: Lithuania

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Jonas Vaitkus

  • Jonas Vaitkus (born May 20, 1944 in Lithuania) is a lecturer, theatre and film director.
  • From 1969 to 1974 Jonas Vaitkus studied at the State Theatre, Music and Cinematography Institute of Leningrad (Saint Petersburg).
  • From 1977 to 1988 he was the artistic director of Kaunas State (Academic) Drama Theater, and from 1989 to 1995 was the artistic director of the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre. A winner of various awards throughout his career, Jonas Vaitkus has directed many films and more than 60 plays.
  • Jonas Vaitkus has mentored a number of actors and directors, including director Oskaras KorÅ¡unovas and actress Ingeborga Dapkunaite, both of whom are well-known internationally. In February 2018 following the worldwide spread of the Me Too movement Vaitkus was publicly accused of sexual harassment or assault by some of his former students.
  • He has denied the allegations claiming instead that this is a defamation campaign carried out by Russian propaganda.

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