Rich and famous: who did they earn as a youth?
Life is unfair! - Young people often complain. Students with no work experience are rarely offered truly interesting vacancies. We have to earn extra money on a boring, low-skilled job,…

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Actors Recognized by One Role
Are you familiar with a situation where, when you see a famous actor on the screen, remember the name of his popular movie hero earlier than the present? Sometimes the…

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The best historical series
Historical facts and legends, palace intrigues and politics, powerful kings and little people who turned history, war and peace, love and betrayal - what could be more exciting? All this…

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conflicting performances

Very special effects

The jokes that soon computer technology will reach such a level that there will be no need for real actors are still jokes … However, they say, they are less and less laughed by the actors themselves.

But we believe that it is too early for them to worry. Many eminent directors do not trust completely modern technologies and prefer to rely on human genius and skill. It’s hard to believe, but some of the famous movie scenes that, it would seem, impossible to translate into real life, were shot exactly the old fashioned way: with stuntmen, special decorations, props, mock-ups and models.

“The Dark Knight”
The spectacular turning over of the truck actually happened, and even twice.

At first, the crew “trained on cats”, blocking one of the streets of Chicago and attaching a special firecracker to the bottom of the truck, which threw up the back of the car. 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

Young actors on the stage

Do you know what day will be celebrated tomorrow? World Theater Day. For more than half a century, it has been celebrated under the motto “Theater as a means of understanding and strengthening peace between peoples.” And for me, theater is also a litmus test for actors. To play on stage, in my opinion, is much more difficult than acting in films. And it is in the theater that you can understand what the actor is capable of. Let’s see in which performances you can see young Russian film actors.

MDT – Theater of Europe: Danila Kozlovsky and Elizabeth Boyarskaya
It is probably difficult in our country to find another young actor so affectionate with directors, critics and viewers as Danila Kozlovsky. At the age of 20, he received his first award from film critics – the White Elephant Award for Best Actor in the film Garpastum. In addition, various awards marked his roles in the films “We are from the Future” and “Duhless”, and for the role of Kharlamov in “Legend No. 17” he was nominated for the Golden Eagle award. I would like to add that Kozlovsky was the first Russian actor to star in an advertisement for Chanel along with Keira Knightley. Continue reading

Not twins, but twins: brothers and sisters in the movies
Today we celebrate a double birthday: on this day, with a difference of 13 minutes, actors James and Oliver Phelps were born. How is it - you don’t know who…

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Famous Pike Alumni
Yesterday, the famous Boris Shchukin Theater Institute turned 100 years old. On this day, October 23, 1914, a young student of Stanislavsky Eugene Vakhtangov held the first lesson with youth.…

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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 Pike Alumni
Yesterday, the famous Boris Shchukin Theater Institute turned 100 years old. On this day, October 23, 1914, a young student of Stanislavsky Eugene Vakhtangov held the first lesson with youth.…

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