One of the most appreciated Romanian actors, Florin Piersic celebrated his 80th anniversary on Wednesday. “I am celebrating four times the age of 20 and you should be ashamed for wishing me many more years ahead”, the beloved and charismatic actor declared on Tuesday evening at the cinema theatre in Cluj named after him.
“I consider that my name is Florin Piersic for one reason. Because you, the audience, turned me into this person. You made me Florin Piersic, you made me actor Piersic! I kiss you on your heart!”, Florin Piersic also declared.
Throughout the year, the actor has played dozens of roles on the stage of the National Theatre in Bucharest, yet his celebrity and popularity did not arise from his roles on stage, but also from his films or TV appearances. He is most appreciated for his activity in cinema, having acted in over 55 films.
Actor Florin Piersic, decorated by President Klaus Iohannis
President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday signed a decree decorating actor Florin Piersic with a Star of Romania in rank of Officer National Order.
According to a press statement of the Presidential Administration, the head of state awarded Florin Piersic the National Order of the Star of Romania in rank of Officer “in recognition of the outstanding artistic performances held on the most important stages countrywide, for the love, understanding and talent displayed in promoting film and drama and young talents.”