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Rudolf Nureyev is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Choreographer Russe born on 17 march 1938 at Irkutsk (Russie)

Rudolf Nureyev

Rudolf Nureyev
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Birth name Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev
Nationality Russie
Birth 17 march 1938 at Irkutsk (Russie)
Death 6 january 1993 (at 54 years) at Levallois-Perret (France)
Awards Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres‎

Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev (Tatar: Рудольф Хәмит улы Нуриев, Russian: Рудо́льф Хаме́тович Нуре́ев) (17 March 1938 – 6 January 1993) was a Soviet dancer of ballet and modern dance, one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. Nureyev's artistic skills explored expressive areas of the dance, providing a new role to the male ballet dancer who once served only as support to the women.

Nureyev defected from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961, despite KGB efforts to stop him.


Nureyev was bisexual, as he did have several heterosexual relationships as a younger man. Nureyev met Erik Bruhn, the celebrated Danish dancer, after Nureyev defected to the West in 1961. Nureyev was a great admirer of Bruhn, having seen filmed performances of the Dane on tour in the Soviet Union with the American Ballet Theatre, although stylistically the two dancers were very different. Bruhn and Nureyev became a couple and the two remained together off and on, with a very volatile relationship for 25 years, until Bruhn's death in 1986.

Usually with

James Toback
James Toback
(1 films)
Ken Russell
Ken Russell
(1 films)
Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Rudolf Nureyev (5 films)

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Exposed (1983)
, 1h40
Directed by James Toback, Alain Tasma
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about terrorism
Actors Nastassja Kinski, Rudolf Nureyev, Harvey Keitel, Ian McShane, Iman, Bibi Andersson
Roles Daniel Jelline
Rating50% 2.508092.508092.508092.508092.50809
A college girl from Wisconsin whose professor has romantic designs on her, Elizabeth Carlson packs up and moves to New York City, finding a job as a waitress while she attempts to launch a career as a fashion model.
Valentino (1977)
, 2h8
Directed by Ken Russell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Erotic, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about television, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Rudolf Nureyev, Leslie Caron, Michelle Phillips, Carol Kane, Felicity Ann Kendal, Seymour Cassel
Roles Rudolph Valentino
Rating60% 3.048563.048563.048563.048563.04856
The film begins with a mock newsreel sequence showing the chaos around the death of 31-year-old film star Rudolph Valentino (Rudolph Nureyev). Thousands of fans mob the funeral home until order is restored, at which point the important women in Valentino's life come to mourn. Each remembers him via flashbacks.
I Am a Dancer
Directed by Pierre Jourdan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Documentary
Actors Rudolf Nureyev, Bryan Forbes
Roles Himself (James / Dancer / Armand / The Prince)
Rating67% 3.3515253.3515253.3515253.3515253.351525