Boris Plotnikov

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  • Name: Boris Plotnikov ( Boris Plotnikov )
  • Date of birth: 2 April 1949
  • Age: 67 years
  • Place of birth: Nevyansk, Russia
  • Height: 185
  • Activities: Soviet and Russian film and theater actor, people’s artist of Russia
  • Marital status: married

    Boris Plotnikov biography

    Most viewers remember this wonderful actor for the role of Dr. Bormenthal in the film by Vladimir Bortko «the heart of a Dog». But real connoisseurs of Russian cinema know that this is just one of the many talented players of Boris Plotnikov.

    Boris Grigoryevich Plotnikov was born in April 1949 in the town of Nevyansk in Sverdlovsk region. In the Plotnikov family of artists, nor artists. My mother worked as a process engineer, and father a simple mechanic. Shortly after the birth of his son the family changed residence, moving to the larger town of Novouralsk. Here Boris Plotnikov entered the local music school. Mom wanted to see the son of a violinist. But he did not meet her expectations: after high school carpenters failed the exams in the Sverdlovsk Conservatory.

    Boris didn’t give up and went to another University theatre. Here the young man was lucky. He became a student of Sverdlovsk theatre school and got on the course to a talented teacher Yury Zhigulsky.


    After graduation Boris Plotnikov received the invitation of his mentor in his Sverdlovsk youth theatre. Here he made his debut, playing the fairy tale characters. Later in the repertoire of the young actor appeared as classic works.

    A cinematic biography of Boris Plotnikov took place in the famous military drama Director Larissa Shepitko «the Ascent», and he was entrusted to play the main character. The fact that Shepitko was looking for for this role an unknown artist. Therefore, Andrey Myagkov, Vladimir Vysotsky and Nikolai Gubenko, who had applied, got rejected. But the carpenters seemed to Director the ideal candidate.

    An aspiring entertainer played so brilliant that immediately after painting was among the most promising young actors in the country. «The climb» received the Grand Prix «Golden bear» of Berlin international film festival and many other prestigious awards.

    It is noteworthy the commitment of Boris Plotnikov to improve their cultural level. At the peak of his popularity, he went to enroll at the Ural University, where he chose the faculty of arts.

    In the late 1970s He moved to Moscow and was accepted into the troupe of the Moscow theater of Satire. After 10 years he changed the scene on the stage of the Central academic theatre of the Soviet Army. And in the early 2000s, Boris Grigoryevich Plotnikov began performing at the Moscow art theatre named after A. P. Chekhov.

    The second star role in a movie came to the artist in 1988. Vladimir Bortko started to film adaptation of the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov «heart of a Dog» and Plotnikov was invited to play one of the main characters – the doctor Bormenthal. This work has brought the artist an incredible fame. The film rightly won a place in the «Golden Fund» of the national cinema today is one of the most beloved and most viewed pictures.

    In recent years, Boris Grigoryevich Plotnikov on the screen appears very rarely. He likes to play in a base romance for money because he basically refuses to «lower the bar» of the skill.

    In 2006 the Director Natalia Bondarchuk suggested to Boris Grigorievich to play in her drama «Pushkin. The last duel» the chief of police of the secret Chancellery Leontius Dubelta. Carpenters agreed. His game, as expected, was a talented and filigree.

    Among other roles, Boris Plotnikov, whom he can be proud of, don Luis in the Comedy film Svetlana Druzhinina «Dulcinea del Toboso» and attractive adventurer in the film Vladimir Motyl «the Incredible Paris».

    But the artist considers himself more theatrical than the actor. Today he is one of the leading artists of the troupe of the Moscow art theatre named after A. P. Chekhov. Theatergoers enjoy watching the performances with his participation, noting that He is one of those who are subservient to all the existing genres and roles.

    Personal life

    The artist is considered «closed» even his closest colleagues. The private life of Boris Plotnikov is a secret behind seven locks. In it, he would not let any friends, especially journalists.

    Boris Grigoryevich was an extremely modest and even reticent man. He appreciates his and others personal space. Maybe that’s why on various creative evenings, or noisy festivals the actor is very rare, avoiding unnecessary attention and unnecessary questions. And to persuade him to an interview is considered a nearly impossible task.


    • «The ascent»
    • «Wild hunting of king staha»
    • «The forest»
    • «Dulcinea Del Toboso»
    • «The Life Of Berlioz»
    • «Mikhail Lomonosov»
    • «Cold summer fifty-third…»
    • «The Countess Sheremeteva»
    • «Heart of a dog»
    • «Pushkin. The last duel»
    • «The fighters: the Last battle»


    Boris Plotnikov

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