Table of contents:
- Yuri Leonidovich Itskov
- Nina Usatova
- Boris Shcherbakov
- Raisa Ryazanova
- Boris Galkin
- Galina Stakhanova
- Boris Klyuev
There is a widespread belief that only young and beautiful artists can deserve popularity in cinema. However, today we see how many actors with age not only do not end their careers, but even seem to become more in demand than in their youth. Suitable roles are found for them, and their talent flashes with renewed vigor. Sometimes it seems that they were not filmed young.
Yuri Leonidovich Itskov
This wonderful actor became known to the general public only after 50 years, despite the fact that he devoted his whole life to the stage. The fact is that until 2001, Yuri Leonidovich played in theaters in the Far East and Siberia. Only after moving to St. Petersburg, he began a cinematic career, and at the age when many are already finishing it. Today Yuri Itskov is a well-known and beloved actor, he manages to appear in several TV series and films a year. In addition to the title "People's Artist", he has a Medal of the Order of Merit for the Fatherland.
The reason why we did not see the roles of young Nina Usatova is very commonplace - the future star of our screen entered the Shchukin School on the fifth attempt, so she became a graduate only at the age of 28. Then, according to distribution, she went to work in the Arkhangelsk region, although a year later she was taken to the new Youth Theater of Leningrad. In the cinema, Nina Nikolaevna made her debut at the age of 30, but she did not become famous soon, only after her role in the film "Cold summer of the fifty-third …".
In the case of Boris Shcherbakov, we can talk about incredible creative longevity, because he performed his first role in a movie at the age of 12. It is believed that the peak of his popularity came in the 80s and 90s, but it is difficult to talk about “peaks” in the case of an actor who is still continuously filming 2-3 films a year, and even manages to work as a TV presenter. Today, Boris Shcherbakov's filmography includes about 200 films, not counting the roles in the theater.
Raisa Ivanovna is another long-liver of our cinema. The irony of her fate lies in the fact that, having played in her stellar film "Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears" a girl who deserves a wonderful strong family, the actress herself lived most of her life alone. Her cinematic career, on the other hand, has practically not been interrupted for more than 50 years. True, during perestroika, in order to survive, the actress had to earn extra money … as a private driver. Later, she even received the "Autolady-2003" award. Today, many young actresses can envy the demand for Raisa Ryazanova in the cinema.
Most viewers are sure that Boris Galkin plays only the role of military personnel. It would even be logical, since the famous actor is a direct descendant of Prince Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov and spent his entire childhood actively playing sports. And the role in the film "In the special attention zone", which made him popular, was really very "fighting". However, the range of interests of the 70-year-old actor is much wider today. In addition to constant filming, he manages to engage in directorial and production activities, writes scripts and music. And in 2017, fate gave him an unexpected surprise - Boris Galkin became his biological father for the first time. His fourth wife is singer Inna Razumikhina. For a 46-year-old woman, daughter Anna also became the first and very long-awaited child.
The life path of this beautiful actress can serve as an example of the fact that real talent will still find its way, even if the person himself is by nature very modest. Despite the fact that Galina Stakhanova played only one major role (in the film "Kindergarten" in 1983), her filmography for almost 60 years of filming amounted to about 180 films. She is called "the queen of the episode", and at the same time the viewer loves and knows the unusual actress. Her life is a complex mixture of two parts - stellar and ordinary. On the one hand, work with such directors as Mark Zakharov, Roman Viktyuk, Timur Bekmambetov, Andrey Konchalovsky; participation in the clips of Garik Sukachev and the group "Secret"; a serious affair with Rolan Bykov, they even lived together for some time. And on the other - a communal apartment, work as a make-up artist, dresser and senior watchman at the Luzhniki Stadium. And until recently, she managed to combine these two parts of her life. After the role of Baba Mani in "Yolki" Galina Stakhanova became a real star. In the last episode of this film, Galina Konstantinovna starred at the age of 76! Today, the actress is raising a charming granddaughter and, according to her, lives for the future.
Of all the actors in this selection, Boris Klyuev is probably the most deserved. In addition to acting, the 74-year-old artist today teaches at the Shchepkin Institute, heads the department of acting, bears the title of professor and is a member of the Board of the Guild of Russian Film Actors. When 13-year-old Boris was unloading wagons and working at a construction site to help his mother, he probably never imagined that he would find his lucky star on the stage. The first role, after which he felt his calling, was the image of a devil in a school production. It is interesting that it was precisely the gloomy charm of the famous Rochefort and Trianon's spy in "TASS is authorized to declare …" that made him so memorable in Soviet cinema. Today, the actor not only plays on the stage of the Maly Theater and in numerous films, but also devotes a lot of time to scoring. Many cartoon characters speak in his voice, for example, King Triton in Disney's The Little Mermaid or the narrator in Minions.