My name is Mary and I'm a retired Chief Petty Officer
from the United States Navy. I've served as a Navy
journalist for 20 years and retired in August 2003.
My job took me all over the world (the saying 'join the
Navy and see the world') is certainly true! In
fact, the ship I was stationed on in Japan, was in
Cairns, Australia around the time the movie "The Thin
Red Line" was being filmed in Australia, only I didn't
know it at the time!
I now work for
the Crane Army Ammunition Activity (CAAA) in Indiana.
in my spare time,
I run an online e-store for
homeschool and educational books and material.
My interest in Elias began when I took
my daughter to see "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" a few
years ago. While she was watching the Turtles battle the
evil whatevers, I first spied Casey Jones! I didn't know
it was Elias at the time and a few years later when I
rented "Crash" I left the movie fascinated with the
character of Vaughan. Granted, the movie's subject
matter is not everyone's cup of tea, but today, Vaughan
remains my favorite character Elias has portrayed.
I wanted to find out more about him
after viewing "Crash" and when I heard some of his other
movies, I realized that I had seen and admired him all
along, but just didn't know it! Like I said on the main
page, I just didn't put two and two together. I mean, up
to that time I had seen some of his other movies
(besides Turtles, "Some Kind of Wonderful," "Tucker,"
"Almost and Angel" and "Look who's Talking Too.") When I
finally realized who he was, I was hooked and I'm proud
to say he is firmly in my heart as my favorite actor!
I have since purchased most of Elias'
major movies. All the mini-synopsis linked from the
movies page are the movies I own and have seen him in. I
feel I can't adequately do a homepage on someone without
the proper research and background to better understand
the subject matter. I am always looking for copies of
his early movies or those not released on video, so I'm
willing to negotiate a trade with anyone who may have
some movies I haven't seen. Please drop me a line!
I humbly dedicate this page to Elias and
hope that you get enjoyment out of reading it as I have
out of creating it. I'd love to hear from anyone else
who is a fan of Elias. Oh, and should the real Elias
Koteas stop by, thank you for being you and please let
me know how you like my page.
I also would like to thank
homepage that started it all. Because of him, I found
the enthusiasm to research and swap info with him and
the courage to actually put a page together. Rob and I
call each other "Elias' tied for #1 fan" and I think our
two pages show that! Rob is an Army reservist who was
activated and is now overseas.
Because of Elias, I have become a fan of
movies directed by Atom Egoyan and I have made several
friends through our mutual interests in Elias and Atom.
I'd love to hear from any other fans of Elias' or Atom's
work, so, please