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Oleg Yankovsky is a Actor Russe born on 23 february 1944 at Jezkazgan (Kazakhstan)

Oleg Yankovsky

Oleg Yankovsky
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Birth name Oleg Ivanovich Yankovsky
Nationality Russie
Birth 23 february 1944 at Jezkazgan (Kazakhstan)
Death 20 may 2009 (at 65 years) at Moscow (Russie)
Awards People's Artist of the USSR, USSR State Prize

Oleg Ivanovich Yankovsky (Russian: Оле́г Ива́нович Янко́вский; February 23, 1944 – May 20, 2009) was a Soviet/Russian actor who has excelled in psychologically sophisticated roles of modern intellectuals. In 1991, he became, together with Alla Pugacheva, the last person to be named a People's Artist of the USSR.


Né dans une famille d'origine aristocratique de Pologne déportée au Kazakhstan (son père ancien officier meurt au Goulag), Oleg imite son frère Rostislav Yankovski qui s'était lancé en 1957 dans la carrière théâtrale en Biélorussie à Minsk. Oleg rejoint le théâtre dramatique de Saratov en 1965. Il entre dans la carrière cinématographique deux ans plus tard, lorsqu'il est retenu pour tourner dans deux films traitant de la Seconde Guerre mondiale.

En 1973, il entre au Lenkom de Moscou.

Yankovski a poursuivi une carrière au théâtre et une carrière féconde au cinéma, faisant de lui un acteur classique et en même temps un acteur moderne, incarnant les plus grands rôles du cinéma contemporain soviétique puis russe. Il est apparu dans des adaptations de classiques, comme Ma douce et tendre bête (1977), ou La Sonate à Kreutzer (1987). Il est parallèlement acteur principal au Lenkom dans des mises en scène de Mark Zakharov. On l'a vu aussi dans des adaptations télévisées de pièces de théâtre comme Un miracle ordinaire (1978) et Le baron de Muenchausen (1979). Il obtient le prix d'État de l'URSS pour son rôle dans l'œuvre de Roman Balayan Vols entre rêve et réalité (1984).

À l'étranger, il se fait connaître par ses rôles dans deux films de Tarkovski, Le Miroir (où il joue le père) et Nostalghia (où il tient le rôle principal).

Yankovski dirige le Kinotavr (festival du film de Sotchi) depuis 1993. Il a reçu encore récemment des prix pour sa carrière, en particulier le Nika de la part de l'Académie du Cinéma russe pour le film qu'il a dirigé Viens me voir (2001), ainsi que son rôle dans L'Amant de Valeri Todorovski (2002). Il a joué le comte Pahlen dans Pauvre, pauvre Pavel (2004) et Komarovski dans une adaptation télévisée du Docteur Jivago (2006), dirigée par Alexandre Prochkine. Son dernier rôle est dans Anna Karénine de Sergueï Soloviov, où il joue le mari d'Anna Karénine. Le film sort à la télévision en 2009.

Il est enterré au cimetière de Novodevitchi à Moscou.

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Filmography of Oleg Yankovsky (28 films)

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Tsar (2009)
, 1h56
Directed by Pavel Lounguine
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about religion
Actors Oleg Yankovsky, Peter Mamonov, Aleksandr Ilyin, Jr., Ville Haapasalo, Ivan Okhlobystine, Iouri Kouznetsov
Roles Metropolitanate Philipp
Rating67% 3.397993.397993.397993.397993.39799
The film is set between the years 1566 and 1569 during the era of the Oprichnina and the Livonian War. The film starts from the time when the Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Afanasii has died and Tsar Ivan IV has summoned his childhood friend, Hegumen Philip Kolychev of Solovetsky Monastery. The film is divided into four parts.
Hipsters (2008)
, 2h10
Directed by Valeri Todorovski
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Anton Shagin, Oksana Akinchina, Ekaterina Vilkova, Maksim Matveyev, Oleg Yankovsky, Sergueï Garmach
Roles Fred's father
Rating70% 3.545253.545253.545253.545253.54525
In 1955, a group of young Muscovite Komsomol (communist youth) students led by Katerina intercepts illegal stilyagi gatherings in Gorky Park. Perceived as "enemies of society", the stilyagi are forced to flee, with many of them getting caught and their clothing, ties or hair cut by the Komsomol for demonstrative purposes. Mels, a twenty-year-old paragon athletic student and member of the Komsomol, is ordered by Katia to chase one of the escapists, another young girl. However, the girl soon tricks him into believing that she broke her ankle, and then abruptly pushes Mels into a pond, at the same time inviting him to "come spend some time with Polly (Russian: Польза, wordplay on "benefit") on the Broadway".
The Man Who Cried, 1h40
Directed by Sally Potter
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Christina Ricci, Cate Blanchett, Johnny Depp, John Turturro, Iva Bittová, Harry Dean Stanton
Roles Father
Rating60% 3.049913.049913.049913.049913.04991
Fegele Abramovich (Christina Ricci), a Russian Jew is separated from her father (Oleg Yankovsky) as a child in 1927. Her father has travelled to America to seek his fortune and plans to send for Fegele and her grandmother. Before leaving, he sings "Je Crois Entendre Encore" from the Bizet opera Les pêcheurs de perles to her. After her father leaves, the village is attacked and burned in a pogrom. Fegele escapes with the help of neighbours; after many obstacles, she is crowded onto a boat headed for Britain, with only a photo of her father and a coin given to her by her grandmother.
Alissa (1998)
, 1h35
Directed by Didier Goldschmidt
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Laurence Côte, Yvan Attal, Oleg Yankovsky, Vania Vilers, Elena Safonova, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing
Roles Kosicz
Rating52% 2.6452952.6452952.6452952.6452952.645295
Luc se voit mêlé malgré lui au meurtre de 2 policiers. Sa rencontre et son amour avec Alissa, une intrigante lituanienne, vont impliquer Luc dans un règlement de comptes issu des démocraties populaires d'Europe de l'Est.
Mute Witness, 1h35
Directed by Anthony Waller
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about films, Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Snuff films in fiction, Films about television, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Personne sourde ou muette
Actors Barry Bostwick, Kim Delaney, Fay Ripley, Kane Hodder, Oleg Yankovsky, Marina Zoudina
Roles Larsen
Rating66% 3.345293.345293.345293.345293.34529
Billy (Marina Zudina), an FX make up artist who does not have the physical ability to speak, is in Moscow working on a low budget slasher film directed by her sister's boyfriend Andy (Evan Richards). On one particular night Billy returns to the set to fetch a piece of equipment for the next day's shoot when she is accidentally locked in the studio. Being unable to speak but having the ability to communicate with her sister Karen (Fay Ripley), Billy makes several telephone calls but is interrupted when she discovers a small film crew working after hours to shoot a cheap porno film. Watching unseen Billy is amused until the performed sex becomes sadistic. When a masked actor pulls out a knife and stabs the actress (Olga Tolstetskaya), Billy reacts and is discovered. She flees pursued by the homicidal film crew.
Ivan & Abraham, 1h45
Directed by Yolande Zauberman
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Vladimir Machkov, Hélène Lapiower, Oleg Yankovsky, Aleksandr Kaliaguine, Rolan Bykov, Alekseï Serebryakov
Roles Prince
Rating66% 3.3325053.3325053.3325053.3325053.332505
In 1930s Poland Christian boy Ivan goes to live with a Jewish family to learn a trade. He becomes friends with Abraham, the son of the family. However, anti-Semitism is rife in their environment, and they flee to escape an upcoming conflict. Journeying together, they demonstrate their inseparability.
Assassin of the Tsar, 1h38
Directed by Karen Shakhnazarov
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Oleg Yankovsky, Malcolm McDowell, Armen Djigarkhanian, Yury Belyayev, Veniamin Smekhov
Roles Dr. Smirnov / Tsar Nicholas II
Rating68% 3.440393.440393.440393.440393.44039
Timofyev (Malcolm McDowell) is a patient in an asylum who claims to be the man who killed Tsar Alexander II in 1881, and his grandson Tsar Nicholas II in 1918.
Afghan Breakdown, 2h20
Directed by Vladimir Vladimirovitch Bortko
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, War, Documentary, Action
Themes Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Michele Placido, Oleg Yankovsky, Tatiana Dogileva, Alekseï Serebryakov, Vladimir Yeryomin, Leonid Kulagin
Rating70% 3.5277353.5277353.5277353.5277353.527735
The events unfold just before the start of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan in 1988. Lieutenant Steklov, son of a high-ranking General, is assigned to Afghanistan, hoping to take part in combat and earn some medals before the war ends. Sgt. Arsionov (Aleksei Serebryakov) combines his combat experience and bravery with brutal hazing of young conscripts back on the field base. Major Bandura`s tour of duty has expired. He is free to go home and reunite with his wife whom he has almost forgot. This means leaving his mistress Katya (Tatyana Dogileva), a nurse in the base's hospital—to a much anticipation from Bandura's superior Leonid (Mikhail Zhygalov) who fell in love with Katya. Anxiety is felt by many characters about the change taking place back in the Soviet Union during the Perestroika. Bandura himself thinks he might not be able to adapt. Katya says that Afghanistan will be remembered as the best part of their lives.
The Passport, 1h43
Directed by Gueorgui Danielia
Origin Russie
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about immigration, La précarité
Actors Gérard Darmon, Natalya Georgyevna Gundareva, Oleg Yankovsky, Armen Djigarkhanian, Igor Kvacha, Evgueni Leonov
Roles Borya
Rating74% 3.737063.737063.737063.737063.73706
Deux demi-frères, Yasha et Merab, habitent à Tbilissi en Géorgie. Yasha est musicien et Merab chauffeur de taxi. En 1987, Yasha décide de partir pour Israël. Merab, qui souhaite rester, l'accompagne à Moscou. Dans l'aéroport, ils souhaitent boire un verre de champagne ensemble avant de se séparer. Merab va acheter une bouteille dans la zone des boutiques hors taxes en utilisant le passeport de son frère, sans se rendre compte qu'il ne peut pas revenir en arrière.
My Twentieth Century, 1h42
Directed by Ildikó Enyedi
Origin Hongrie
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about anarchism, Politique, Political films
Actors Dorota Segda, Oleg Yankovsky, Paulus Manker, Péter Andorai
Roles Z
Rating70% 3.5428353.5428353.5428353.5428353.542835
In Budapest in 1880 two twin daughters, Dóra and Lili are born. After their mother dies the twins support themselves by selling matches in the street. When they fall asleep one night two men take their matches and, after a coin flip, each takes a girl and go their separate ways.
To Kill a Dragon, 1h56
Directed by Mark Zakharov
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Théâtre, Films about dragons, Films based on plays, Dystopian films
Actors Aleksandr Abdulov, Oleg Yankovsky, Evgueni Leonov, Viatcheslav Tikhonov, Alexandre Zbrouïev, Semion Farada
Roles Дракон
Rating78% 3.9366653.9366653.9366653.9366653.936665
Le bon chevalier Lancelot arrive dans une ville pour la délivrer du dragon qui l'opprime depuis 400 ans. Cependant, presque tout le monde en commençant par le burgrave s'attellent à l'en dissuader, car ils ignorent ce que c'est qu'une liberté et au fond la redoutent. Il fait connaissance du dragon. Lors de leur rencontre Lancelot peut mesurer par lui-même le degré d'acceptation de son sort par un commun et mortel qui à l'instar de Friedrichsen, un scientiste corrigé, ne se révolte pas à l'idée de sa propre castration.