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Alexander Belyavsky

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Nationality Russie
Birth 6 may 1932 at Moscow (Russie)
Death 8 september 2012 (at 80 years) at Moscow (Russie)

Alexander Borisovich Belyavsky (Russian: Алекса́ндр Бори́сович Беля́вский, 6 May 1932, Moscow, USSR – 8 September 2012, Moscow, Russia) was a Soviet/Russian actor who appeared in more than one hundred films. Belyavsky was also the first presenter of the hugely popular TV Show The 13 Chairs Tavern. In 1988 he was designated The Meritorious Artist of Russia, in 2003 - The People's Artist of Russia. In September 2012 Alexander Belyavsky committed suicide.


Alexander Belyavsky was born in Moscow, a son of Boris Moiseyevich Belyavsky and his wife Lyubov Alexandrovna, the elder of their three children. After finishing school in 1949 he enrolled into the Geological research faculty of the Moscow's Gold and Non-ferrous metals Institute where he studied up until 1955, making frequent trips to Central Asian Soviet republics for a professional practice. Belyavsky started working in Irkutsk, in the East-Siberian Geological department and it was there that he's made his debut as an actor, at the Irkutsk Drama Theatre where he played Molchalin in Alexander Griboyedov's Woe from Wit. Back in Moscow Belyavsky continued working as a geology engineer, occasionally taking part in amateur theatrical productions staged by The Theachers' House. It was only three years later that he quit his regular job to enroll into the Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute and join the Vladimir Etush's class at the Vakhtangov Theatre. In the summer of 1957 he made his debut on screen in the film called Tales About Lenin (as a young worker Kolya). Three years later, still a student, he appeared in the Kiev Studio's film Save Our Souls (1960).

In 1961 Belyavsky graduated with honors and was invited to join the Moscow Theatre of Satire. Soon the Polish director Leonard Butchkovsky cast him in the Aborted Flight film. While working in Warsaw Belyavsky learned the language which later helped him a lot: he appeared in six Polish films, including the popular TV wartime thriller series The Four Tankmen and a Dog (as a Soviet captain Pavlov). In 1964 he left the Theatre of Satire but never severed ties with its troupe, having become the co-director (with Georgy Zelinsky) and the first presenter of the popular TV series 13 Chairs Tavern. The idea of a TV show ridiculing a good-for-nothing 'firm' (based in Poland, apparently), members of which meet at the tavern to discuss their (highly ridiculous) problems and perform Polish (later Western) pop songs in a karaoke-style, belonged to Belyavsky himself and proved to be a winning formula.

In 1964 Belyavsky joined the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theatre, then in 1966 the Theatre-Studio of a Cinema Actor. All in all he appeared in more than one hundred films (working in Poland, East Germany, North Korea, Finland, France, Chekhoslovakia, USA), one of his best-known roles being that of villainous Fox in Stanislav Govorukhin's The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed (Mesto vstrechi izmenit nelzya, 1979). In the 1990s Belyavsky hosted several TV shows; in 1993 he played Leonid Brezhnev in Igor Gostev's Grey Wolves. In 1999 he returned to the theatre and in 2003 was awarded the title of The People's Artist of Russia.

In December 2003, Alexander Belyavsky suffered a stroke which left him incapacitated. On September 8, 2012, Alexander Belyavsky was found on the ground by the house where he lived, having fallen, apparently, from the staircase window between the 5th and the 6th floor of the house he lived in. He was buried at the Kuzminskoye Cemetery in Moscow.

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Filmography of Alexander Belyavsky (15 films)

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The Irony of Fate. The Sequel, 1h55
Directed by Timour Bekmambetov
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Andrey Myagkov, Barbara Brylska, Yury Yakovlev, Constantin Khabenski, Elizaveta Boïarskaïa, Sergueï Bezroukov
Rating50% 2.5008952.5008952.5008952.5008952.500895
The characters from the first film now have children, who have managed to get into the same situation as their parents many years ago. However, this story is not simply a remake of the original movie. Firstly, all of Lukashin's adventures were accidental, whereas here everything is done according to a plan thought up by Pavlik (a friend of Lukashin's). His idea is to help his friend Evgeniy with his loneliness. To this end, he dispatches Lukashin's son Kostya to Petersburg, where he acts in the same manner as his father 30 years ago. In flat 12 he meets Nadejda (who is actually the daughter of Nadejda from the first movie). She has a fiancé called Irakliy, a businessman. Kostantin's task is to lure Iracliy away from the flat, then wait for Nadejda's mother to come; he then makes her call Evgeniy Lukashin. Pavlik persuades Evgeniy to go to St. Petersburg. The plot becomes a story of two fights over a woman: Konstantin vs. Irakliy and Evgeniy vs. Ippolit. Finally Lukashins win the competition, because Irakliy turns out to be too dull for Nadya and Nadejda understands that she was never in love with Ippolit.
Moscow Heat, 1h40
Directed by Jeff Celentano
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Michael York, Richard Tyson, Andrew Divoff, Alexander Nevsky, Joanna Pacuła, Adrian Paul
Roles Dedushka Vlada
Rating42% 2.1051852.1051852.1051852.1051852.105185
Un diplomate à la retraite et d'un détective NYPD en quête de justice, poursuivre un meurtrier psychotique à Moscou. Lorsque le détective est blessé et Diplomat est arrêté, ils sont affectés à être expulsé par un capitaine de police russe, qui devient un complice peu probable dans leur revanche sur un nucléaire courtier international sur le marché noir des armes.
Antikiller (2002)
, 1h54
Genres Action, Crime
Actors Gosha Kutsenko, Alexander Belyavsky, Sergueï Chakourov, Aleksandr Baluev, Evgueni Sidikhine, Viktor Soukhoroukov
Roles King
Rating57% 2.8516952.8516952.8516952.8516952.851695
Former criminal investigator, Major Korenev, nicknamed Fox, gets out of jail, where he spent many years after being betrayed by his corrupt colleagues, and settles scores with his old and new enemies. These enemies are so numerous that some viewers and critics found the film confusing and considered the 114 minutes allotted by the filmmaker for the enemies’ annihilation somewhat excessive.
Law of the Lawless, 12h30
Themes Gangster films
Actors Sergueï Bezroukov, Dmitri Dyuzhev, Vladimir Vdovitchenkov, Yekaterina Guseva, Andreï Panine, Alexander Belyavsky
Rating84% 4.24864.24864.24864.24864.2486
The film proceeds in chronological order, apart from the scene at the beginning of the first episode before the opening credits, which was taken from Winter 1997.
The Sum of All Fears, 2h4
Directed by Phil Alden Robinson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Politic
Themes Spy films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films about terrorism, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films
Actors Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, James Cromwell, Philip Baker Hall, Alan Bates, Michael Byrne
Rating63% 3.199143.199143.199143.199143.19914
In 2002, a Syrian scrap collector uncovers a large unexploded bomb buried in a field within the Golan Heights, and sells it to a South African arms dealer named Olson (Feore). Olson recognizes it as an Israeli nuclear weapon that was lost when the A-4 Skyhawk carrying it was shot down during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. He later sells it to a secretive far-right cabal seeking to impose a white supremacist world order, led by Austrian billionaire and neo-Nazi Richard Dressler (Bates). Dressler's aim is to transform Europe into a united fascist superstate. He intends to start a nuclear war between the United States and Russia that will devastate them both.
Demobbed (2000)
, 1h28
Directed by Roman Romanovich Kachanov
Genres Comedy
Actors Juozas Budraitis, Ivan Okhlobystine, Alexandre Viktorovitch Dediouchko, Roman Romanovich Kachanov, Vladimir Chaïnski, Alexander Belyavsky
Rating74% 3.7416353.7416353.7416353.7416353.741635
Three young Russians from very different walks of life involutarily enter the military to escape their past.
At the Beginning of Glorious Days
Directed by Sergueï Guerassimov
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Tamara Makarova, Natalia Bondartchouk, Boris Khmelnitsky, Ivan Lapikov, Pyotr Glebov, Marina Golub
Rating74% 3.749223.749223.749223.749223.74922
In late 17th-century Russia, Czar Peter the Great orders an attack on Turkey, which refuses to pay taxes to the Russian government. The Russian military is equipped with outdated technology, and they suffer their first defeat. After the defeat the czar orders the building of a fleet, and sends many educated men to study in Germany, France, and Holland. Russian victory over Turkey will not only force the Turks to pay taxes, but also make the Sea of Azov accessible to the Russians.
The Youth of Peter
Directed by Sergueï Guerassimov
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Tamara Makarova, Natalia Bondartchouk, Boris Khmelnitsky, Ivan Lapikov, Pyotr Glebov, Marina Golub
Rating70% 3.509963.509963.509963.509963.50996
The film begins with two merchants, Ivan Brovkin and Gypsy discussing the current rumor about the death of the former czar, and no heir on a throne yet, while sitting in a horse-drawn sleigh. Meantime the Streltsy are revolting against czarevna Sophia, and wanting Natalya Naryshkina to be in charge of a nation instead.
The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed, 6h
Directed by Stanislav Govoroukhine
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Vladimir Konkine, Vladimir Vysotsky, Zinovi Gerdt, Leonid Kouravliov, Armen Djigarkhanian, Alexander Belyavsky
Rating88% 4.44154.44154.44154.44154.4415
The film is set in post-WWII Moscow. Lieutenant Vladimir Sharapov (Vladimir Konkin) is a young reconnaissance officer and a decorated war hero who has just returned from the war and is assigned to peacetime service with the famous MUR (Moscow Department of Criminal Investigations). There he becomes part of an elite detective team led by the brilliant, tough, no-nonsense Captain Gleb Zheglov (Vysotsky). The duo becomes embroiled in two seemingly separate investigations: that of the murder of young aspiring actress Larisa Gruzdeva, and the hunt for a vicious gang of armed robbers that calls itself "Black Cat" and constantly manages to evade capture.
Very Blue Beard, 20minutes
Genres Musical, Crime, Animation
Themes Musical films, Children's films
Actors Mikhaïl Boïarski, Oleg Anofriyev, Alexander Belyavsky, Larissa Dolina
Roles the Narrator
Rating77% 3.8786753.8786753.8786753.8786753.878675
The nameless detective, interested in Bluebeard's case, drives to question him, at the same time making a phone call to his wife. His overly jealous wife tries to persuade him to return immediately, as she suspects him of infidelity. But the detective is fascinated with the story of Bluebeard, who suddenly appears in front of him.
Polygon (1977)
, 10minutes
Genres Animation, Military science fiction
Actors Anatoly Kuznetsov, Alexander Belyavsky
Rating74% 3.7300553.7300553.7300553.7300553.730055
The plot is based on an anti-war military science fiction story by Sever Gansovsky.
To Save the City, 1h50
Directed by Jan Łomnicki
Actors Teresa Budzisz-Krzyżanowska, Alexander Belyavsky, Nina Maslova, Henryk Bista
Roles Cpt. Syemyonov (as Aleksander Bielawski)

The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath!, 3h4
Directed by Eldar Riazanov
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Andrey Myagkov, Barbara Brylska, Alexander Belyavsky, Georgi Burkov, Yury Yakovlev, Eldar Riazanov
Roles Sasha
Rating82% 4.1285254.1285254.1285254.1285254.128525
The key subplot is the drab uniformity of Brezhnev era public architecture. This is made explicit in a humorous animated prologue, in which architects are overruled by politicians and red tape. This results in the entire planet being polluted with identical, unimaginative multistory apartment buildings of the sort that can, in fact, be found in every city, town, and suburb across the former Soviet Union. These buildings are uniform right down to the door key of each apartment. The rest of the film is live-action.
Failure of Engineer Garin, 4h7
Directed by Leonid Kvinikhidze
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Adventure
Actors Oleg Borisov, Alexander Belyavsky, Alexandre Kaïdanovski, Valentin Nikouline
Roles Vasili Shelga
Rating66% 3.326413.326413.326413.326413.32641
A Russian engineer Petr Garin possesses a unique beam-shooting weapon that can destroy any target on practically any distance. Staging his death he emigrates from Russia as a French merchant and tries to find contacts with the head of one of the largest financial trusts in Europe, Mr. Rolling. The final goal of Garin is to rule the world...
Going Inside a Storm, 2h20
Directed by Sergueï Mikaelian
Genres Melodrama, Romance
Themes Météorologie
Actors Alexander Belyavsky, Aleksandr Beliavski, Vasily Lanovoy, Janna Prokhorenko, Anatoli Papanov, Evgueni Lebedev
Roles Sergei Krylov
Rating73% 3.695173.695173.695173.695173.69517
Protagonists, Sergei Krylov (A. Belyavskiy) and Oleg Tulin (V. Lanovoy), are promising young physicists in the field of thunderstorms. They dream of weather control. But later their ways in science parted - Oleg is ready to tradeoff his standpoints for personal success, but Sergei knows that the truth is more critical.