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Director,
Actor
 
Born 1927 
 
Died 2007

Mikhail ULYANOV

Михаил Александрович УЛЬЯНОВ
Mikhaïl OULIANOV
Also : Mihail ULJANOV

Filmography (extracts)
 
Director
1968 - The Karamazov Brothers (Братья Карамазовы) [fiction, 231 mn]
 
Actor
2004 - God loshadi - sozvezdie Skorpiona (Год лошади - созвездие Скорпиона) by Natalia NAUMOVA [fiction, 85 mn]
2002 - Antikiller (Антикиллер) by Egor KONCHALOVSKY [fiction, 111 mn]
1999 - The Rifleman Of The Voroshilov Regiment (Ворошиловский стрелок) by Stanislav GOVORUKHIN [fiction, 95 mn]
1998 - Sochinenie ko Dnyu Pobedy (Сочинение ко Дню Победы) by Sergey URSULIAK [fiction, 111 mn]
1998 - Waiting room (Зал ожидания) by Dmitriy ASTRAKHAN [TV serial, 520 mn]
1995 - Everything Will Be All Right (Все будет хорошо) by Dmitriy ASTRAKHAN [fiction, 100 mn]
1994 - Master i Margerita (Мастер и Маргарита) by Yuri KARA [fiction, 113 mn]
1991 - A House Under a Starry Sky (Дом под звездным небом) by Sergey SOLOVYOV [fiction, 121 mn]
1989 - Stalingrad (Сталинград) by Yuri OZEROV [fiction, 196 mn]
1988 - Nash bronepoezd (Наш бронепоезд) by Mikhail PTASHUK [fiction, 150 mn]
1987 - Choice (Выбор) by Vladimir NAUMOV [fiction, 142 mn]
1985 - The Battle for Moscow (Битва за Москву) by Yuri OZEROV [fiction, 352 mn]
1983 - In Private / Without Witness (Без свидетелей) by Nikita MIKHALKOV [fiction, 95 mn]
1982 - Private Life (Частная жизнь) by Yuli RAIZMAN [fiction, 102 mn]
1980 - The Last Escape (Последний побег) by Leonid MENAKER [fiction, 92 mn]
1979 - Theme (Тема) by Gleb PANFILOV [fiction, 98 mn]
1977 - Call Me to the Shining Distance (Позови меня в даль светлую) by German LAVROV , Stanislav LIUBSHIN [fiction, 97 mn]
1977 - Feedback (Обратная связь) by Viktor TREGUBOVICH [fiction, 93 mn]
1971 - Egor Bulychev i drugie (Егор Булычев и другие) by Sergey SOLOVYOV [fiction, 90 mn]
1971 - Bitva za Berlin (Битва за Берлин) by Yuri OZEROV [fiction, 70 mn]
1971 - Ognennaya duga (Последний штурм) by Yuri OZEROV [fiction, 75 mn]
1970 - The Flight (Бег) by Aleksandr ALOV , Vladimir NAUMOV [fiction, 196 mn]
1970 - Liberation (Освобождение) by Yuri OZEROV [fiction, 477 mn]
1968 - The Karamazov Brothers (Братья Карамазовы) by Kirill LAVROV , Ivan PYRIEV , Mikhail ULYANOV [fiction, 231 mn]
1964 - Chairman (Председатель) by Aleksey SALTYKOV [fiction, 166 mn]
1960 - Baltic Sky (Балтийское небо) by Vladimir VENGEROV [fiction, 89 mn]
1957 - The House I Live In (Дом, в котором я живу) by Lev KULIDZHANOV , Yakov SEGEL [fiction, 100 mn]

Awards :
The Rifleman Of The Voroshilov Regiment :
Best actor, Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 1999
Best actor, "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 1999
The Karamazov Brothers :
Meilleur film de 1969 en Russie pour les recettes, d’après la revue Ecran soviétique

Biography
Mikhail Ulyanov was a notable Russian actor and director, who was also an important Soviet political figure, Member of the Central Committe of the Communist Party, Co-Chairman, with Kirill Lavrov, of Theatrical Union of the USSR, and the leader of Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow, Russia.
He was born Mikhail Aleksandrovich Ulyanov, on November 20, 1927, in the village of Bergamak, Omsk province, Soviet Union. His father, Aleksandr Andreevich Ulyanov, was Chairman of a Soviet collective farm, then Mayor of the town of Tara, Russia. His mother, Elizaveta Mikhailovna Ulyanova, was a homemaker. Young Mikhail Ulyanov enjoyed a rather privileged life during his childhood and youth, because of his father's position in the Soviet Communist Party. Eventually, Ulyanov himself joined the Soviet Communist Party, a move that helped his career. His name was similar to that of the founder of the Soviet Communist Party, Ulyanov-Lenin, a fact that helped Ulyanov to get to play the character of Lenin, the most lucrative stage and film character in the former Soviet Union.
From 1946 - 1950 Ulyanov studied acting at Shchukin Theatrical School of Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow, under Boris Zakhava, graduating in 1950 as an actor. Since 1950 until his death in 2007, Ulyanov was a permanent member of the troupe at Vakhtangov Drama Theatre. There his stage partners were such actors as Vasiliy Lanovoy, Ruben Simonov, Mikhail Astangov, Boris Zakhava, Varvara Popova, Yuliya Borisova, Lyudmila Maksakova, Lyudmila Tselikovskaya, Marianna Vertinskaya, Nina Ruslanova, Irina Kupchenko, Natalya Tenyakova, Nikolai Plotnikov, Yuriy Yakovlev, Vladimir Etush, Vyacheslav Shalevich, Andrei Abrikosov, Grigori Abrikosov, Boris Babochkin, Nikolai Gritsenko, Nikolai Timofeyev, Aleksandr Grave, Evgeniy Karelskikh, Sergey Makovetskiy, and other notable Russian actors.
In 1987, Mikhail Ulyanov became artistic director of the Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow. During the course of his career, Ulyanov was closely watched by the Communist Party and also by Ekaterina Furtseva, the most powerful woman in the 1960s - 1970s Soviet Union as Minister of Culture, she ordered Ulyanov to "keep playing Lenin and other role-models" for the Soviet people. Eventually Ulyanov became known for his portrayal of exemplary communists, Soviet-era heroes, and other characters typical of the Soviet propaganda on stage and in film. Ulyanov played the character of Marshal Georgi Zhukov in several Soviet war films. Although, he never met the legendary Marshal Zhukov, Ulyanov became the officially approved impersonator of the famous Soviet military leader. Ulyanov's facial expression closely resembled that of Marshal Georgi Zhukov, so Ulyanov's face was used as a model for the monument to Zhukov in Moscow.
With the official recognition in the roles as Lenin and Zhukov, Ulyanov was granted more flexibility in his artistic choices, he enjoyed the privilege of playing several roles that opened the true range of his acting talent. In 1970 Ulyanov played one of his best roles ever as General Charnota, a White Russian émigré, in La fuite (1971), an epic film by directors Alov and Naumov. In 1979, a few years after the death of actor-director Vasiliy Shukshin, Ulyanov directed a stage production of Shukshin's unfinished project "Ya prishel dat vam volyu" (aka.. I came to let you free). In that production, Ulyanov played the leading role as Stepan Razin, Russian historic hero of the 17 century, who was the Cossac leader of a major popular uprising against the Russian Tzar, and was brutally executed by the Russian government at the Red Square in Moscow.
During the political changes in the 1980s Soviet Union, Ulyanov was critical of dramatic social shifts caused by "perestroika" and "glasnost" initiated by Mikhail Gorbachev. However, Ulyanov continued playing the character of V. I. Lenin in numerous productions on stage and on Soviet National television. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, he expressed his disappointment with the drastic socio-economic changes and cultural chaos in the post-Soviet Russia. He played a number of patriotic, violent and controversial characters in several films made during the post-Soviet era. During the 2000s, Ulyanov used his star power to help his less fortunate colleagues in Russian Theatrical Union. He also supported the politics of Russian President.
From 1976 - 1990, Ulyanov served as Permanent Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the USSR. In the course of his acting career spanning over 50 years, Ulyanov received numerous Soviet and Russian awards and decorations, such as the Order of Lenin (twice), Order of October Revolution, and was awarded Lenin's Prize and State Prize of the USSR. He died of a heart failure on March 26, 2007, in Moscow, and was laid to rest in Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow, Russia.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Steve Shelokhonov
 
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