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Valentin Gaft is a Actor Russe born on 2 september 1935 at Moscow (Russie)

Valentin Gaft

Valentin Gaft
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Birth name Valentin Yosifovich Gaft
Nationality Russie
Birth 2 september 1935 at Moscow (Russie)
Death 12 december 2020 (at 85 years)

Valentin Yosifovich Gaft (Russian: Валенти́н Ио́сифович Гафт; born 2 September 1935 in Moscow) is a Russian and Soviet actor, People's Artist of Russia (1984).


Valentin Gaft was born in Moscow to a family of a lawyer Iosif Romanovich Gaft (1907–1969) and Gita Davydovna Gaft (1908–1993). The family moved to Moscow from Poltava, Ukraine. During the World War II Iosif Gaft served in the Red Army finishing with the rank of Major.

Valentin Gaft graduated from the School-Studio at the Moscow Art Theatre (1953–1957). Among the students of the same course were future popular actors Oleg Tabakov and Maya Menglet. Gaft started his work for the cinema in 1956 in the Mikhail Romm's film Murder on Dante Street.

After graduating Gaft worked for a number of theaters including the Mossovet Theater, Leninski Komsomol Theatre (under famous director Anatoly Efros), Theater of Satire. In 1969 he started to work for the Sovremennik Theatre and works there to the present time.

Today Gaft is one of the most popular Russian actors both as a stage and as a movie actors. He also the author of poisonous but extremely popular epigrams against many theatrical and movie figures. Gaft is married to Olga Ostroumova, a popular actress.

Best films

12 (2007)
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Filmography of Valentin Gaft (18 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 Wise prisoner
Rating43% 2.1567252.1567252.1567252.1567252.156725
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.
Leningrad (2009)
, 1h50
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Gabriel Byrne, Mira Sorvino, Vladimir Ilyin, Evgueni Sidikhine, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Aleksandr Abdulov
Rating59% 2.99652.99652.99652.99652.9965
In 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union and their troops besieged the city of Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davis (Mira Sorvino), is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by Nina Tsvetkova (Olga Sutulova) a young and idealist police officer and together they fight for their own and other people's survival.
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 #4
Rating75% 3.789413.789413.789413.789413.78941
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.
Encore, Once More Encore!, 1h36
Directed by Piotr Todorovski
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Valentin Gaft, Evgueni Mironov, Irina Rozanova, Elena Yakovleva, Stanislav Govoroukhine, Andrey Ilin
Roles Fyodor Vasilyevich Vinogradov
Rating70% 3.5090153.5090153.5090153.5090153.509015
In a distant garrison town, life proceeds at a measured past. The officers drink and debauch, while the soldiers serve. Meanwhile accidentally unleashed human emotions are suffocated by the atmosphere of cruelty and hypocrisy.
Promised Heaven, 2h5
Directed by Eldar Riazanov
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Lia Akhedjakova, Valentin Gaft, Oleg Basilashvili, Svetlana Nemoliaïeva, Natalya Georgyevna Gundareva, Vyacheslav Nevinny
Roles President
Rating71% 3.5753153.5753153.5753153.5753153.575315
Near one of Moscow's train stations, on a landfill site, a group of vagrants lives. Due to a variety of reasons, once prosperous people have lost their jobs, homes, loved ones and began to live on a garbage site. Among them are: Anphemia, a talented artist, and her brother Fedor Yelistratov, who was repressed in the days of Stalinism. Solomon, a former engineer, who lost his job because his family emigrated to Israel. The former cook and housemaid Katya, who was beaten and kicked out of her house by her drunkard son. The head of those unfortunate people is "President" - a former party worker Dmitry Loginov, who like his friend Fedor, was in Stalin's camps.
Visiting the Minotaur, 5h50
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, Historical, Crime
Actors Sergueï Chakourov, Aleksandre Filippenko, Natalya Arinbasarova, Valentin Gaft, Lev Borisov, Valentin Nikouline
Roles Иконников
Rating73% 3.66853.66853.66853.66853.6685
La ligne du sujet exploite deux histoires se déroulant en parallèle. L'une à Moscou en 1986, l'autre en Italie aux XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles.
Magicians (1982)
, 2h40
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films based on science fiction novels, Musical films
Actors Aleksandra Yakovleva, Aleksandr Abdulov, Valentin Gaft, Ekaterina Vassilieva, Evgueni Iakovlevitch Vesnik, Valery Zolotoukhine
Roles Apollon Mitrofanovich Sataneev
Rating70% 3.5444453.5444453.5444453.5444453.544445
Ivan Puhov (A. Abdulov) is in love with a very kind and friendly girl, Alyona (A. Yakovleva). Alyona works as a witch in a research institution that researches magic called NUINU (Scientific Universal Institute of Extraordinary Services, a NIICHAVO subsidiary in Kitezhgrad; for NIICHAVO see Monday Begins on Saturday). The couple are about to get married when Alyona's jealous and scheming co-worker, Sataneev (V. Gaft), tricks Alyona's boss, Kira Shemahanskaya (Ye. Vasilyeva), the institute director, into putting a spell on Alyona. The spell makes Alyona undergo a severe personality change, become unable to control her actions, and forget about Ivan. Ivan and Alyona's friends must figure out a way to break the curse while simultaneously protecting the institution's latest research development, a magic wand.
The Dog In Boots, 20minutes
Genres Musical theatre, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Musical films
Actors Nikolai Karachentsov, Evgueni Iakovlevitch Vesnik, Irina Muravyova, Alexandre Schirwindt, Valentin Gaft, Alexander Schirvindt
Roles The Noble (voice) / Благородный (Атос)
Rating75% 3.7744453.7744453.7744453.7744453.774445
The film begins with young Gascon Dog running on the road to Paris and singing that he is "provincial yet principled", "fameless, but direct and honest", and "if service, let it be service to the king". He sees two carriages and a beautiful bichon nearby. Anne of Austria, sitting unseen inside one carriage, hands a diamond necklace to the Duke of Buckingham. Then both carriages leave the place. The whole scene is seen by red cat Milady, who reports on the meeting to a Cardinal Richelieu's gray cat (unnamed).
The Garage
The Garage (1979)

Directed by Eldar Riazanov
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Iya Savvina, Lia Akhedjakova, Georgi Burkov, Svetlana Nemoliaïeva, Valentin Gaft, Andrey Myagkov
Roles Sidorin
Rating79% 3.9895953.9895953.9895953.9895953.989595
An automotive highway is scheduled to be built through the territory of a garage cooperative. A special meeting of the cooperative takes place to reduce the number of garages. As all was already decided and arranged by the chairholder and the board, the decision passes easily at the meeting. But one unexpected event happens - the meeting room's entrance has been locked by an anonymous member and the key is missing...
Hello, I'm Your Aunt!, 1h38
Origin Russie
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Musical films, Films based on plays, Téléfilm musical, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Aleksandr Kaliaguine, Valentin Gaft, Mikhaïl Kozakov, Tamara Nossova, Tatyana Vedeneyeva, Armen Djigarkhanian
Roles Brasset, Lackey
Rating74% 3.7399053.7399053.7399053.7399053.739905
The action takes place at the beginning of 20th century. Unemployed and homeless Babbs Baberley (Alexander Kalyagin) is being chased by the police who attempt to arrest him for vagrancy. Babbs finds himself in a rich house, where he encounters Charlie and Jackie. Babbs' unsuccessful attempt to disguise himself as a woman gives Charlie and Jackie an idea. By threatening to surrender Babbs to the (successfully bribed) police, they force their unexpected visitor to dress once again as a woman and pass himself for Donna Rosa d'Alvadorez, Charlie's millionaire aunt who is expected to arrive with a visit from Brazil. Charlie and Jackie want Babbs to seduce Judge Criggs (Armen Dzhigarkhanyan) with the irresistible charms of a millionaire widow and to trick the Judge into giving his nieces, Annie and Betty, a permission to marry Charlie and Jackie.