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Nikita Mikhalkov is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Russe born on 21 october 1945 at Moscow (Russie)

Nikita Mikhalkov

Nikita Mikhalkov
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Birth name Nikita Sergueievitch Mikhalkov
Nationality Russie
Birth 21 october 1945 (74 years) at Moscow (Russie)
Awards Commandeur de la Légion d'honneur‎, Medal for Merit to Culture

Nikita Sergeyevich Mikhalkov (Russian: Ники́та Серге́евич Михалко́в; born 21 October 1945) is a Russian filmmaker, actor, and head of the Russian Cinematographers' Union.

Mikhalkov was born in Moscow into the distinguished, artistic Mikhalkov family. His great grandfather was the imperial governor of Yaroslavl, whose mother was a princess of the House of Golitsyn. Nikita's father, Sergei Mikhalkov, was best known as writer of children's literature, although he also wrote lyrics to his country's national anthem on three different occasions spanning nearly 60 years – two different sets of lyrics used for the Soviet national anthem, and the current lyrics of the Russian national anthem. Mikhalkov's mother, poet Natalia Konchalovskaya, was the daughter of the avant-garde artist Pyotr Konchalovsky and granddaughter of another outstanding painter, Vasily Surikov. Nikita's older brother is the filmmaker Andrei Konchalovsky, primarily known for his collaboration with Andrei Tarkovsky and his own Hollywood action films, such as Runaway Train and Tango & Cash.


Mikhalkov's first wife was renowned Russian actress Anastasiya Vertinskaya, whom he married on 6 March 1967. They had a son, Stepan, born in September 1966.

With his second wife, former model Tatyana, he had a son Artyom (born 8 December 1975), and daughters Anna (born 1974) and Nadya (born 27 September 1986).

Political views

Mikhalkov is actively involved in Russian politics. He is known for his at times Russian nationalist and Slavophile views.

In October 2006, Mikhalkov visited Serbia, giving moral support to Serbia's sovereignty over Kosovo.

In 2008, he visited Serbia to support Tomislav Nikolić who was running as the ultra-nationalist candidate for the Serb presidency at the time. Mikhalkov took part in a meeting of "Nomocanon", a Serb youth organization which denies war crimes committed by Serbs in the 1992–99 Yugoslav wars. In a speech given to the organization, Mikhalkov spoke about a "war against Orthodoxy" wherein he cited Orthodox Christianity as "the main force which opposes cultural and intellectual McDonald's". In response to his statement, a journalist asked Mikhalkov: "Which is better, McDonald's or Stalinism?" Mikhalkov answered: "That depends on the person". Mikhalkov has described himself as a monarchist.

Mikhalkov has been a strong supporter of Russian president Vladimir Putin. In October 2007, Mikhalkov, who produced a television program for Putin's 55th birthday, co-signed an open letter asking Putin not to step down after the expiry of his term in office.

Mikhalkov's vertical of power-style leadership of the Cinematographers' Union has been criticized by many prominent Russian filmmakers and critics as autocratic, and encouraged many members to leave and form a rival union in April 2010.

Best films

12 (2007)
Dark Eyes (1987)
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Filmography of Nikita Mikhalkov (38 films)

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Burnt by the Sun 2: Exodus, 3h1
Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov
Genres Drama, War
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Oleg Menshikov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Dmitri Dyuzhev, Sergueï Garmach, Evgueni Mironov, Mikhail Yefremov
Roles Col. Sergei Petrovich Kotov
Rating42% 2.1058452.1058452.1058452.1058452.105845
The film begins in June 1941. Five years have passed since the lives and destinies of Colonel Sergei Petrovich Kotov, his wife Maroussia, their daughter Nadia, as well as those of Mitya and the Sverbitski family, were irrevocably changed: it has meant five years of incarceration for General Kotov (Nikita Mikhalkov), the former Revolutionary hero betrayed by Stalin. He escapes certain death in the Gulag and fights on the Eastern Front as a private.
12 (2007)
, 2h33
Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Sergei Makovetsky, Sergueï Garmach, Nikita Mikhalkov, Aleksandr Adabachyan, Valentin Gaft, Alexei Petrenko
Roles Juror #2
Rating76% 3.84683.84683.84683.84683.8468
The jury decides whether a young Chechen boy is guilty of the murder of his stepfather, a Russian military officer. Initially it seems that the boy was the murderer. However, one of the jurors (Sergei Makovetsky) votes in favour of acquittal. Since the verdict must be rendered unanimously, the jurors review the case, and one by one come to the conclusion that the boy was framed. The murder was performed by criminals involved in the construction business. The discussion is repeatedly interrupted by flashbacks from the boy's wartime childhood.
It Doesn't Hurt Me, 1h44
Directed by Aleksei Balabanov
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors Renata Litvinova, Dmitri Dyuzhev, Nikita Mikhalkov, Inga Strelkova-Oboldina, Sergei Makovetsky
Roles Sergei Sergeyevich
Rating68% 3.440853.440853.440853.440853.44085
Tata (Renata Litvinova) is a vivacious young woman whose health is deteriorating due to leukemia. When she meets Misha (Aleksandr Yatsenko) and Oleg (Dmitriy Dyuzhev), the three hit it off well and Tata begins to date Misha. The problem is that she keeps her diagnosis from Misha, which complicates the relationship.
Dead Man's Bluff, 1h45
Directed by Aleksei Balabanov
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Nikita Mikhalkov, Dmitri Dyuzhev, Tatiana Dogileva, Sergei Makovetsky, Viktor Soukhoroukov, Grigori Siyatvinda
Roles Mikhailovich
Rating71% 3.595053.595053.595053.595053.59505
The film opens with a professor lecturing a group of university students. The professor says: "Start-up capital is how everything begins - it makes it possible to start a business and multiply the initial investment many times over. The key question is how to get start-up capital..." By way of example, she begins to tell a story that supposedly took place a decade earlier during the socioeconomic tumult in the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The State Counsellor, 3h11
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy, Historical, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Films about terrorism
Actors Oleg Menshikov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Constantin Khabenski, Vladimir Machkov, Oleg Tabakov, Mikhail Yefremov
Roles Count Pozharsky
Rating70% 3.543493.543493.543493.543493.54349
C'est la fin du XIXe siècle, l'Empire russe. Le ministre, adjudant-général Ivan Khrapov se rend de Saint-Pétersbourg à Moscou par le train. Lors de l’arrêt à la gare de la ville de Kline un homme monte dans le train et se présente aux gardes de Khrapov comme Eraste Fandorine chargé de sécurité de Khrapov. On le laisse entrer dans le compartiment. Bientôt le ministre est retrouvé mort poignardé. Les initiales sur le manche du poignard, laissé exprès sur le lieu du crime, indiquent qu'il appartient à un certain Green se trouvant en tête d'une organisation terroriste redoutée.
The Barber of Siberia, 3h
Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Historical, Romance
Actors Julia Ormond, Richard Harris, Oleg Menshikov, Marina Neïolova, Alexeï Petrenko, Daniel Olbrychski
Roles Imperator Aleksandr III
Rating77% 3.897083.897083.897083.897083.89708
Jane Callahan (Julia Ormond), a beautiful American lady, writes to her son, a cadet at a famous military academy, about a long kept secret. Twenty years ago she arrived in Russia to assist Douglas McCracken (Richard Harris), an obsessive engineer who needs the Grand Duke Mikhail Alexandrovich's patronage to sponsor his invention, a massive machine to harvest the forests. On her travels, she meets two men who would change her life forever: a handsome young cadet Andrej Tolstoy (Oleg Menshikov) with whom she shares a fondness for opera, and the powerful General Radlov who is entranced by her beauty and wants to marry her. Tolstoy and Radlov, much to the surprise and indignation of the latter, become rivals for Jane's love. She confides a deep secret to Tolstoy, promises to marry him, and together they spend a passionate night of love. But later he overhears Jane denying her interest in him to the General, in order to win the general's favour and be granted an audience with the Grand Duke. Distraught, Tolstoy attacks the General who arrests his young rival on false charges and banishes him to Siberia to seven years of hard labor and five years of isolation.
Burnt by the Sun, 2h28
Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Historical
Themes Films about families, Politique, Prison films, Films about suicide, Political films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Oleg Menshikov, Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė, Nikita Mikhalkov, Nadejda Mikhalkova, Inna Oulianova, André Oumansky
Roles Col. Sergei Petrovich Kotov
Rating78% 3.9470453.9470453.9470453.9470453.947045
The Soviet Union, summer 1936. Comdiv Sergei Petrovich Kotov, his wife Maroussia (Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė), and their young daughter Nadia are relaxing in a banya, when they are suddenly interrupted. A peasant from the local collective farm explains that the Soviet Army's tanks are about to crush the wheat harvest as part of general maneuvers. Although annoyed to be bothered during his vacation, Kotov rides on horseback to where the tank crews are confronting outraged peasants.
Anna (1994)
, 1h40
Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about families, Politique, Documentary films about politics, Political films
Actors Nikita Mikhalkov, Anna Mikhalkova
Roles Himself
Rating75% 3.7772853.7772853.7772853.7772853.777285
Anna: 6-18 décrit l'URSS, puis la Russie, de 1980 à 1991, au travers du regard et des impressions d'Anna, la fille du réalisateur, âgée de 6 à 17 ans. Les images familiales ont été en partie tournées clandestinement, avec des chutes de pellicules récupérées par Nikita Mikhalkov. Le documentaire intègre des images d'archives sur l'URSS et des images d'actualité. La censure, la perestroïka, la glasnost, la fin de l'Empire soviétique, la chute de Mikhaïl Gorbatchev et l'occidentalisation du pays sont évoquées et analysées par le réalisateur.
Beautiful stranger
Directed by Jerzy Hoffman
Genres Romance
Actors Beata Tyszkiewicz, Nikita Mikhalkov, Edward Żentara, Grażyna Szapołowska, Mikhaïl Kononov, Natalya Arinbasarova
Rating57% 2.8864652.8864652.8864652.8864652.886465
In 1916 a young Russian officer is asked to transport important documents by train. Several factions pursue the papers.
Close to Eden, 2h
Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov
Origin Russie
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families, Transport films, Road movies
Actors Badema, Nikita Mikhalkov
Rating76% 3.8459253.8459253.8459253.8459253.845925
A Mongolian shepherd Gombo lives in a yurt in Inner Mongolia with his wife, three children, and mother. They are portrayed as unsophisticated and traditional and Gombo desires relations with his wife, to try for a fourth child, which puts his wife at unease due to Chinese law. Intoxicated Russian buffoonish truck driver Sergei has stranded himself, driving his truck into a river and is picked up by Gombo, taken to his family's yurt, to join him in dinner. Gombo's family are particularly taken with Sergei's back tattoos, later revealed to be sheet music for "On the Hills of Manchuria". Gombo and Sergei become mutual dependencies despite their language and cultural differences. Gombo and Sergei go into the nearest city together, where Gombo is supposed to buy contraceptives (condoms), buying a television set and other goods, but not contraceptives due to drugstore staff being women. Sergei, a former army bandsman, becomes drunk and sings "On the Hills of Manchuria" in a nightclub, with the band playing from his back tattoos. He is arrested and bailed out of jail by Gombo.
A Cruel Romance, 2h25
Directed by Eldar Riazanov
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Nikita Mikhalkov, Andrey Myagkov, Larissa Gouzeïeva, Alissa Freindlich, Alexei Petrenko, Alexeï Petrenko
Roles Paratov
Rating79% 3.992023.992023.992023.992023.99202
Dans une ville fictive de Briakhimov, sur les bords de la Volga, Kharita Ogoudalova, une veuve de souche noble ruinée, est sur le point de marier sa seconde fille Olga, à un prince de Tiflis. Sa fille ainée, Anna, déjà mariée vit à Monte-Carlo. Il lui reste à trouver un bon parti pour sa cadette, Larissa. Plusieurs prétendants se disputent ses faveurs, mais aucun ne présente un réel intérêt en vue d'un mariage. Un ami d'enfance, Vassili Vozhevatov bien que nourrissant les sentiments pour Larissa n'arrive pas à se décider à épouser une jeune fille sans dot. Son rival en amour Moki Knourov, est richissime mais déjà marié. Larissa quant à elle, est éprise d'un grand séducteur Sergueï Paratov, qui acculé à la faillite quitte la ville le temps d'arranger ses affaires comme il dit. Ne le voyant pas réapparaitre, désespérée, la jeune femme accepte la demande en mariage d'un modeste fonctionnaire, Youli Karandychev qui l'aime certes, mais l'agace avec sa petitesse d'esprit. Karandychev triomphant ainsi sur les autres de façon si parfaite tient aussitôt à donner un banquet pour marquer le coup, malgré les protestations de Larissa. Tous se retrouvent devant le pauvre buffet, y compris Paratov qui rentre de son expédition. La fête vire au désastre quand l'heureux fiancé se soule non sans l'aide d'un valet engagé par Paratov qui entre-temps réussit à convaincre Larissa de partir avec lui. Lorsque Karandychev sort pour chercher encore quelques bouteilles, tous s'enfuient pour se retrouver sur le bateau Lastotchka que Paratov vient de céder à Knourov pour des raisons financières. La joie de Larissa est de courte durée - son amoureux, après une nuit passée en sa compagnie, lui avoue être fiancée à une autre. Son désengagement fait reprendre l'espoir à Knourov et Vozhevatov, qui pour se départager la belle jouent à pile ou face. Knourov qui remporte propose à Larissa de lui accorder une pension somptueuse, qui ferait taire toutes les mauvaises langues, pour devenir sa maîtresse. À ce moment Karandychev rattrape le bateau et exige que Larissa reparte avec lui, mais elle trouve encore moins déshonorant d'accepter la proposition de Knouvor. Sur quoi le fiancé éconduit lui lance, «alors, tu n'appartiendras à personne», et la tue d'un coup de pistolet.
Flights in Dreams and in Reality, 1h30
Directed by Roman Balaïan
Genres Drama
Actors Oleg Yankovsky, Oleg Menshikov, Lioudmila Gourtchenko, Oleg Tabakov, Lyudmila Ivanova, Aleksandr Adabachyan
Roles The Director
Rating75% 3.7845953.7845953.7845953.7845953.784595
À l'approche de ses quarante ans, Sergueï Makarov (Oleg Yankovski), un architecte, éprouve un sentiment constant de malaise et d'insatisfaction ce qui le pousse à adopter un comportement étrange et provocant dans l'espoir que cela aboutisse à des changements dans sa vie, à une révélation, celle de la connaissance de soi. Son entourage est las de ses mensonges, de ses absences, de ses mauvaises plaisanteries au point que son ami Nikolaï en tête-à-tête lui fait savoir qu'il le croit malade.
Station for Two, 2h21
Directed by Eldar Riazanov
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Oleg Basilashvili, Lioudmila Gourtchenko, Nikita Mikhalkov, Nonna Mordioukova, Eldar Riazanov, Mikhaïl Kononov
Roles проводник Андрей
Rating78% 3.941393.941393.941393.941393.94139
There are three main heroes in this movie: Vera, a waitress; Platon, a pianist; and... a train station where these two people met. The differences in the heroes’ characters and professions, the plight that Platon found himself in (he is to be arrested and undergo trial) trigger a host of both amusing and sad situations which serve as a backdrop for their unfolding love. Platon is innocent of the crime he is accused of. He simply took the blame for his wife’s driving over a pedestrian. But this is known only to Platon’s wife and Vera in whom he confided. However, after the verdict has been passed, Platon’s life is of no interest to his wife, although Vera is ready to wait for his release.
Kin (1982)
, 1h31
Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Nonna Mordioukova, Svetlana Krutchkova, Iouri Bogatyriov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Vsevolod Larionov, Oleg Menshikov
Roles Waiter #1 / 1st Man On Photo
Rating75% 3.786263.786263.786263.786263.78626
Maria Konovalova arrive à la capitale d'un village éloigné, rendre visite à sa fille Nina et sa petite-fille Irichka. Déplorant les relations entre ses proches, que par ailleurs elle ne parvient pas à cerner, la brave grand-mère va s'atteler à recoller les morceaux d'une famille déjà décomposée.