Oscar: forecasts and scandals
Already this Sunday in Los Angeles, the winners of the main cinema award will be announced. Some directors, screenwriters and actors will make fiery speeches and receive well-deserved figurines, while…

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National artist
People's artists - who are they? The names of some are known all over the world, others are known only in our country or in the circle of people of…

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Films: The youngest nominees and winners of the Oscars
Usually children cannot seriously compete with adults: forces are obviously unequal. But there are exceptions to any rule. For example, these kids who competed with famous adult actors for the…

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Stars that went out before …

How to evaluate life? Is it long or short? A person can live for many years and leave nothing behind, no memories of himself, but he lived a long time! Life can be very short, but bright as a star, flared up in the sky and giving its light to others. This light remains for a long time in the soul of all those whom it has touched at least for a moment. Today we recall the stars of our cinema, faded too early …

Andrey Krasko
Andrei Krasko, having made his debut on the stage of the theater as a policeman, didn’t please General Churbanov at that time with his image, that after the patronage of the latter … he joined the army. Not only his plans collapsed, but also the plan of the director Dinara Asanova to remove him in the film “Boys”. After serving in the army, 10 long years of oblivion came – he rushed to the theaters, went to the provinces, sewed trousers in a cooperative, knead cement mortar, worked as a driver at a film studio. It was during the driver’s activities that the short, but “recognizable” role came to him in the film “Operation Happy New Year”, then another episode in the movie project “Streets of Broken Lights” and finally a breakthrough. They became the role written for him and under him in the series “National Security Agent.” Continue reading

Nedodali: actors without Oscars

The film industry is an unpredictable thing and, in my opinion, not always fair. Take at least the main cinematic award – the golden Oscar. For example, about 40 years ago, it was awarded to 10-year-old Tatum O’Neill – she went down in history as the youngest winner of a prestigious award. But after this childhood success, the actress showed little in herself. On the other hand, many by no means young actors and even recognized icons of the film business have been trying their whole lives, but never receive a figurine. Let’s remember today the most famous and interesting actors who have not yet received an Oscar. And, of course, we wish them to win the coveted figurine.

Leonardo DiCaprio
The famous Leo has long since grown from a handsome young man into an adult and serious actor, and with the Oscar he is disastrously unlucky. And no luck from the very beginning. Even before the notorious Titanic, a handsome 19-year-old boy played a difficult role as a mentally retarded teenager in the movie What Gilbert Grape Eats? His play seemed so convincing to critics that the young little-known actor was nominated for the main cinema award. Then the statuette was taken away from him by the elderly and experienced Tommy Lee Jones. Continue reading

Alone in the field … actor!

A one-man show is a complex, rare genre and, some even say, are dying. Contrary to this sad opinion, Solo festival of solo performances is taking place in Moscow this week, which was attended by individualists from different countries of Europe. I propose today to arrange my own small festival and recall the most famous Russian solo performances.

The solo performance genre is complicated for any actor. Not everyone will be able to keep the attention of the audience for a long time. In an hour and a half, any monologue becomes boring. Trying to cheer up his speech, the actor can easily fall into vulgarity. In a word, a solo performance is a difficult genre, and only actors with a capital letter can stretch it out. Let’s see who exactly.

Arkady Raikin, miniatures
Then there was no such word. But the variety miniatures of the man-theater of Arkady Raikin, during which he instantly changed images, facial expressions and voice, in my opinion, are very suitable for the definition of a one-man show. Many of Raikin’s miniatures were included in his television play “People and Mannequins.” Continue reading

Cities of the world as full actors
There are stories that can happen only in one place, one city - transfer the action somewhere else, and this will be a completely different story. Let’s take a short…

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Innocent Smoktunovsky. Favorite
He was missing, knew everything about hunger, wandered around summer Moscow in a ski suit, a planet was named after him, and he kept his whole life on one straw,…

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Bookshelf. Boris Pasternak. Staging
People capable of the Act live hard, sometimes tragically. But life generously endows them with talent, breadth of soul, courage, humanity .... That was Boris Pasternak, whose birthday will be…

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Alfred Joseph Hitchcock
Exactly 31 years ago he was gone. A classic of the genre is a psychological thriller, he was madly in love with traveling, going to wrestling and symphony concerts in…

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