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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Where actors are taught: Schukin School
Today Shchukin School celebrates its 101st birthday. This is a theater institute with its own special traditions. Only one out of a hundred applicants manage to get the coveted student…

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Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. From friendship to love
"Cumpleanos feliz!" from all sides she will hear tomorrow "Happy Birthday!" He fell in love with her at first sight, but could only admit his feelings after many years. They…

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he first spoke

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, which gave him love and faith in goodness … Today he could have turned 86 years old.

How do we remember Smoktunovsky? Probably, each has its own image, consisting of many different theater and film roles. For most, of course, all the same from the movie roles.

The roles of nervous, complex people, often close to madness, brilliantly played by Innokenty Mikhailovich so tightly intertwined with our perception of this personality that they almost hid it.

Innokenty Smoktunovsky as Hamlet
Meanwhile, the boy Kesha, who was born in the godforsaken village of the Krasnoyarsk Territory and eventually became the national artist Smoktunovsky, naturally had a very persistent character. Continue reading

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. From friendship to love

“Cumpleanos feliz!” from all sides she will hear tomorrow “Happy Birthday!”

He fell in love with her at first sight, but could only admit his feelings after many years.

They became best friends, but shooting a Woody Allen movie changed the lives of both actors in just one day …

She…

In her native Spain, her name is simply simply “Pe”, and in Hollywood – “Spanish Charm” or “Madrid Madonna”.

The mother of the future star dreamed that her daughter would become a ballerina, but already at the age of 15 Penelope signed a contract and left for the TV. It is noteworthy that she gave her first fee to the last cent to the charity fund of Mother Teresa. Continue reading

The cast, or the role claimed …

The selection of actors for the film is an important preparatory stage of film production. Sometimes it drags on for a long time. Thousands of actors go through auditions and auditions until the director approves the one who fits perfectly into the picture.

Very often, directors and scriptwriters create a role for a specific actor and want to see only him on the set. Sometimes they succeed, sometimes not – then the actor comes to replace another.
For example, the main female role in the romantic comedy Proposal (2009) was originally proposed by Julia Roberts, but with the condition to reduce their appetites for a fee. The actress refused, and the role went to Sandra Bullock. I do not think that the film was greatly lost from such castling, but I would be very curious to look at Proposal (2009) with Julia. Continue reading

Great actors of the past era. TV shows
Amazing date on the calendar tomorrow. Two, at first glance, unrelated events - on November 15, 1866, the great Russian actress Alexandra Yablochkina was born in St. Petersburg, and in…

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Famous films by Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones
Tomorrow is our double birthday, but not simple, but married! One day (well, with a difference of a certain number of years) a man and a woman were born, nowadays…

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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!…

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The cast, or the role claimed ...
The selection of actors for the film is an important preparatory stage of film production. Sometimes it drags on for a long time. Thousands of actors go through auditions and…

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