He also presented the composer Avgust Ipavec, the head of the Gorica Culture Center Igor Komel, and Mihael and Jelica Horjak with medals for services.
Boris Cavazza received the Golden Order for Services for his extraordinary achievements in film and theater over the past 50 years, and for being a devoted professor at the Ljubljana Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film, and Television.
Cavazza left an indelible mark on theater
Born in 1939 in Milan, Cavazza first became known for his supporting roles, but his breakthrough came when he did leading roles in major plays. "He's a restless seeker and creator whose portrayals of passion, loss, pain, humiliation, and illusion have left an indelible mark on the Slovenian theater landscape. He has performed in more than 100 plays at home and abroad, and has received a number of prestigious awards for his work as an actor. Since the 1990s, he has also made great strides as a theater director," the President's Office said.
Cavazza has also made inroads in the world of film and has received numerous awards for his roles in feature films. He has appeared in more than 50 films and wrote screenplays for four feature films. The President's Office also stressed that Cavazza served as a role model for aspiring actors during his tenure as professor at the Ljubljana Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film, and Television from 1995 to 2002.