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.…

Continue reading →

Strong gender: sex symbols of Hollywood
When we watch a movie, we are primarily interested in the plot and talent of the actors. But let's be honest with ourselves: the attractive appearance of male characters is…

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…

Continue reading →

contribute to their solution.

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

Life after Harry Potter: what the main actors are doing now

Ginny Weasley is celebrating her birthday today! Sorry, in the sense of British actress Bonnie Wright. The girl is only 22 years old, and she has every opportunity to become just a famous actress, and not an actress, known for only one role – in Harry Potter. Bonnie also theoretically savvy – during the filming, she studied at the university with a degree in Cinema and Television. Let’s see how the children actors from the Harry Potter films build their careers, what are they doing now.

Bonnie Wright – Ginny
Let’s start with the birthday. Bonnie did not calmly rest on her laurels, but plunged into work with her head, developing herself in various industries, apparently to become a real professional.

Interestingly, she did not rush to conquer Hollywood immediately. She starred in several independent British films, successfully made her debut on the theater stage (critics really praised her very much), continued to act as a model – apparently, she is learning to pose correctly for the paparazzi. Continue reading

The greatest comedians of the world
To amuse others is not an easy task and to achieve success along this path, you need not only and not so much to have a funny appearance, but still…


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…


Laugh a la francaise: five French comedies
Yesterday, fans of French cinema celebrated the birthday of a remarkable actor who played many memorable roles - Andre Robert Rembour, better known under the pseudonym Bourville. Therefore, when not…


Favorite male actors
Why do men love these actors? They starred in their favorite boy films and embodied the ideal of masculinity for children. It is probably hard to find men whose childhood…