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Oleg Menshikov is a Actor Russe born on 8 november 1960 at Serpukhov (Russie)

Oleg Menshikov

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Birth name Oleg Ievguenievitch Menchikov
Nationality Russie
Birth 8 november 1960 (58 years) at Serpukhov (Russie)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award

Oleg Evgenyevich Menshikov (Russian: Оле́г Евге́ньевич Ме́ньшиков); (born 8 November 1960) is a Russian entertainer. He is a film and theatre actor, singer and director. He started his film career in the early 1980s playing in the comedy Pokrovskie vorota and in Nikita Mikhalkov's Rodnya.

In 1993, Menshikov collaborated again with Mikhalkov in their most famous film, Burnt by the Sun. Portraying a manipulative and suicidal NKVD agent during Joseph Stalin's Great Purge, Menshikov's performance brought him to the attention of a wide international audience. The film won the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

In 1997 he was the President of the Jury at the 20th Moscow International Film Festival.

Menshikov appeared in Régis Wargnier's 1999 film, East-West with Sandrine Bonnaire and Catherine Deneuve.

Menshikov played the hero of Mikhalkov's 1998 The Barber of Siberia, with Julia Ormond playing his lover. He appeared as Erast Fandorin in the 2005 film The Councillor of State. He filled the role of Ostap Bender in the 2006 Russian mini-series based on The Little Golden Calf.

Biography

Oleg Menchikov naît en 1960 à Serpoukhov, petite ville située à 100 km de Moscou. En 1977, il entre à l'École de théâtre M.C. Chtchepkine (Театральноe училищe им. М.С. Щепкина) à Moscou.

En 2004, il reçoit de la France les Palmes académiques.


Théâtre
Il commence sa carrière de comédien en 1981 à Moscou au Théâtre Maly (Малый театр), puis au Théâtre central de l'Armée soviétique (Центральный Академический Театр Советской Армии) (1982-1985) et enfin au Théâtre Ermolova (Театр им. М. Н. Ермоловой) (1985-1989).
C'est à cette époque qu'il joue le rôle de Caligula (1990 - 1992) sous la direction de Piotr Fomenko et celui du danseur Nijinski dans "N" (1993).

Un de ses rôles les plus connus est celui du poète Sergueï Essenine dans la pièce de Martin Sherman When she danced au théâtre du Globe à Londres, sa partenaire étant Vanessa Redgrave.

Pour sa performance, il reçoit en 1992 le prix Laurence Olivier (Laurence Olivier Awards: Best actor in a supporting role) de la part de la British Academy of Dramatic Arts.
La pièce est reprise à Paris en 1994 à la Comédie des Champs-Élysées ; le rôle d’Isadora Duncan est tenu par Anny Duperey.

En 1995, il fonde et dirige la Société Théâtrale 814 (Театральное Товарищество 814) dont l'objectif est de soutenir les jeunes acteurs doués et encore inconnus. Il met en scène la première pièce montée par TT814, Le Malheur d’avoir trop d’esprit d'Alexandre Griboïedov, où il joue le rôle principal (1998-2000).

Ensuite viennent La Cuisine (2000, mise en scène et rôle principal), une pièce écrite par un jeune dramaturge, Maxime Kourotchkine, puis Les Joueurs (2001 – 2003, mise en scène et rôle d’Outetchitelny) de Nicolas Gogol et Le Démon (2003, mise en scène de Kirill Serebrennikov et rôle principal pour lui) de Mikhaïl Lermontov.


Cinéma
Au cinéma, il s'affirme avec le rôle de Kostik dans La Porte Pokrovski (Pokrovskie Vorota), film TV de Mikhaïl Kozakov, célèbre dans toute l'U.R.S.S..

Deux films de Nikita Mikhalkov le rendent particulièrement célèbre : Soleil trompeur (Утомленные солнцем) et Le Barbier de Sibérie, ainsi que le film de Régis Wargnier : Est-Ouest, et celui de Sergueï Bodrov, Le Prisonnier du Caucase.

Oleg Menchikov est lauréat de plusieurs récompenses russes : Nika, Triumpf, prix du Festival Kinotavr, prix de l'État russe (Государственная премия российской Федерации), etc.

Depuis 2001, Oleg Menchikov représente en Russie la marque de montres Longines.

Best films

East/West (1999)
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Filmography of Oleg Menshikov (15 films)

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Attraction
Attraction (2017)
, 2h12
Directed by Fiodor Bondartchouk
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Adventure, Romance
Themes Dystopian films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Oleg Menshikov, Sergueï Garmach, Lyudmila Maksakova
Roles Colonel Lebedev
Rating55% 2.7572352.7572352.7572352.7572352.757235
L'histoire tourne autour du colonel Valentin Lebedev, responsable de l'opération militaire, de sa fille Yulia, qui tombe amoureuse de l'étranger Hijken, et de son ancien ami Artyom qui est le principal antagoniste.
Gogol. The Beginning, 1h47
Origin Russie
Genres Thriller, Adventure, Horror
Actors Oleg Menshikov
Roles Яков Петрович Гуро
Rating58% 2.915212.915212.915212.915212.91521
Pour l'aider sur son enquête sur des meurtres, Yakov Gouro utilise des visions de Gogol.
Burnt by the Sun 2, 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 Mitya Arsentyev
Rating41% 2.056242.056242.056242.056242.05624
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.
What Men Talk About
Genres Comedy
Actors Elena Podkaminskaïa, Jeanna Friske, Oleg Menshikov
Roles Himself
Rating75% 3.797723.797723.797723.797723.79772
What Men Talk About? Of course, women. But also about work, money, cars, football ... but in general about women. And if they have two days when they escape from their offices and families, to get away from all the cares and commitments – two days, eventful and adventurous – you can be sure that this time they will have time to discuss a lot of things ... And More. From these conversations – we know for sure – many women learn about themselves a lot of new things.
The State Counsellor, 3h11
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy, Historical, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Films about terrorism
Actors Oleg Menshikov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Constantin Khabenski, Vladimir Mashkov, Oleg Tabakov, Mikhail Yefremov
Roles Erast Petrovich Fandorin
Rating70% 3.543833.543833.543833.543833.54383
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.
East/West
East/West (1999)
, 2h1
Directed by Régis Wargnier
Origin France
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Sandrine Bonnaire, Catherine Deneuve, Oleg Menshikov, Bohdan Stupka, Sergei Bodrov, Jr., Meglena Karalambova
Roles Aleksei Golovin
Rating74% 3.7468653.7468653.7468653.7468653.746865
After the Second World War, former White Emigres are offered Soviet citizenship, amnesty, and an invitation to return to the Motherland, so that they could join in the post-war reconstruction. While most of the émigrés decide to remain abroad, there are many people anxious to return to the ‘Holy Russia’. Among the returnees are Alexei Golovin (Oleg Menshikov), his French wife Marie (Sandrine Bonnaire) and their son Sergey. But Joseph Stalin's offer was merely a tactical step.
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 André Tolstoi
Rating77% 3.8975553.8975553.8975553.8975553.897555
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.
Prisoner of the Mountains, 1h38
Directed by Sergueï Bodrov, Sergei Bodrov, Jr.
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, War
Themes Prison films, Political films
Actors Oleg Menshikov, Sergei Bodrov, Jr.
Roles Sacha Kostylin
Rating75% 3.795453.795453.795453.795453.79545
A group of Russian soldiers is ambushed by rebels in the Chechen mountains and the two survivors are taken prisoner by an old man Abdul Murat, who wants to swap them for his son held by the Russians. The two prisoners cope with the situation in very different ways, as the war-hardened and cynical sergeant Sasha (Oleg Menshikov) works to escape while the young and naive conscript Vanya (Sergei Bodrov, Jr.) tries to make friends with his captors and falls in love with the daughter Dina. After an escape attempt fails, the different personalities of the two prisoners determine their fate.
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 Dimitri (Mitya)
Rating79% 3.9971153.9971153.9971153.9971153.997115
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.
Dyuba-Dyuba, 2h20
Directed by Aleksandr Khvan
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Oleg Menshikov
Rating70% 3.5423653.5423653.5423653.5423653.542365
The Pokrovsky Gate, 2h12
Directed by Mikhaïl Kozakov
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Oleg Menshikov, Inna Oulianova, Anatoli Ravikovitch, Tatiana Dogileva, Yevgeny Morgunov, Natalia Kratchkovskaïa
Roles Константин Ромин, он же Костик
Rating81% 4.0888454.0888454.0888454.0888454.088845
The story takes place in the 1950s. Konstantin “Kostik” Romin (Oleg Menshikov) has come to Moscow to study history and is staying with kindly aunt Alisa (Sofya Pilyavskaya), who lives in a "communal apartment" building there. His life soon becomes intertwined with those of the other residents. Among them are Margarita Pavlovna (Inna Ulyanova) and both her former husband Lev Khobotov (Anatoly Ravikovich), a publisher of foreign poetry, and her new beau, WW2 veteran and engraver-turned-teacher Savva Ignatevich (Viktor Bortsov).
Family Relations, 1h31
Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Nonna Mordioukova, Svetlana Krutchkova, Iouri Bogatyriov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Oleg Menshikov, Aleksandr Adabachyan
Roles Kirill
Rating75% 3.786593.786593.786593.786593.78659
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.