Basilides, Zoltán (Vágújhely, now Nové Masto nad Vádom, Slovakia, 26 March 1918 - Budapest, 29 September 1988) – Actor. He studied opera at the Ferenc (Franz) Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest. In 1949 he was member of the Theater Company (Színház Társulat), Debrecen. From 1951 he was with the Madách Theater (Madách Színház), Budapest. His robust stature and basso profundo voice rendered him suitable for representing men of great strength. His lyrical inclination and acerbic sense of humor were most effective in portraying extreme and controversial characters. Some of his more significant roles were Zemlianyka in Gogol’s The Inspector General (A Revizor); Lopakhin in Chechov’s Cherry Orchard (Cseresznyéskert); Marco in Miller’s A View from the Bridge (Pillantás a hídról); Ghost in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. He also acted in films such as Student Gábor (Gábor diák) (1955); Captain of Tenkes (A Tenkes kapitánya) (1963), and Yellow Rose (Sárga rózsa) (1969). – B: 0871, 1160, T: 7684.