Ilarion Ciobanu was a famous Romanian film actor and director.He was born on October 28, 1931 in Ciucur, Tighina, Romania.He graduated from Institute of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography .In 1960, he plays first role in the movie Setea. Other notable roles in Rascoala (1965), Columna (1968) , Ultimul cartus (1973),Toate pînzele sus(1977). He had three wives :the first wife, a French teacher, the second wife, Tamara Barna, and the third, Marion Ciobanu. From the last marriage he has a son, Ioachim.He was decorated on February 7, 2004 Order of Cultural Merit in the rank of Commander.At the First edition of the Bucharest International Film Festival, BiFEST, in 2004, the actor received the Excellence Award for his contribution in the art of cinema.He died on September 7, 2008 in Bucharest, Romania.