(biography, photos, videos) Georgij Daneliya

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  • Name: Georgiy Daneliya ( Georgij Daneliya )
  • Date of birth: 25 August 1930
  • Age: 86 years
  • Place of birth: Tbilisi
  • Height: 180
  • Activity: the Soviet and Russian film Director, screenwriter and actor, people’s artist of the USSR
  • Marital status: married to Galina urkovi

    George Danelia: biography

    Georgy Daneliya was born in the heart of Sunny Georgia – Tbilisi. This occurred in August 1930. Dad Nikolai Daneliya was engineer to the railway, and mother Mary Andzhaparidze assistant at «Mosfilm». It was she who instilled son a love of film. The choice of the future profession George Danelia affected relatives uncle and aunt: Veriko Anjaparidze and Mikheil Chiaureli – the people’s artists of the USSR.

    When my son turned a year, his parents moved to Moscow. Here the father was soon appointed foreman and later chief engineer of the Metropolitan subway construction, and Mama rose in the official hierarchy to the Director and was awarded the Stalin prize 1 St degree.

    Danelia did not immediately identify with the future profession. First, he enrolled in architecture school and after, even found a position as architect in a design Institute. But soon the government realized that most of it involves cinema. Therefore, George N. left the design and enrolled in directing courses at the «Mosfilm».


    Directing courses Georgi Daneliya graduated in 1959. His course work was the short film «Basilius Lokhankin», diploma – film «same people». Even in these two films it becomes clear that the young Director Danelia has a great future.

    On completion of the course Georgy was held at the Studio «Mosfilm». He was accepted as a Director. The first tape was made to respect a young professional. The painting «Sergei», has received several prestigious awards, the media was removed together with Igor Talankin. In this work felt fresh breath and innovative approach. And in 1964, the screens out the picture of George Danelia «I step through Moscow». The young Director became famous. This film, released during the Khrushchev thaw, it becomes a real cultural event and opening of the year.

    Next year on the screens of the country came the film «Thirty-three». This work Danelia immediately gained a niche new master of domestic Comedy. In addition to a deep satire Georgy Nikolaevich was able to demonstrate the ability grotesque and at the same time very lyrical to reveal the reality. It should be especially noted the talent of the Director to create a coherent ensemble of very different actors who belong to different schools and generations.

    After the release of «Thirty-three» it was decided to use the comic talent of the Director in the satirical magazine «Wick» for which George N. took a dozen miniatures.

    Tape «do Not cry,» where Danelia gathered great Georgian actors Vakhtang Kikabidze, Sergo Zakariadze, Sofiko Chiaureli, as well as Yevgeny Leonov and Anastasia Vertinskaya was also warmly received by the audience and critics. Here for the first time the Director was invited on the set of his sister Sofiko Chiaureli.

    In 1979 came a great Comedy romance Daneliya’s «Autumn marathon». First Georgy was invited to your movie Oleg Basilashvili. I must say that in the life of an artist as bold and assertive, like his character in «the Service novel». And only disney could see in him traits that has allowed to bring to Basilashvili way insecure, weak-willed intellectual Buzykin, is torn between two women. The audience first saw another unusual facet of the talent of Oleg Basilashvili.

    Critics say that this talent of George Danelia – to reveal a famous actor with an unknown party is very valuable. As his ability to exploit the Comedy elements of melodrama or even drama. This trait of the Director can be traced in «the Autumn marathon» and the films «Mimino» and «Afonya». Here you can laugh from the heart, with bitterness and sometimes with sadness.

    In 1986 he released the legendary film Danelia «kin-DZA-DZA». Ribbon in the years of perestroika, and now, was a huge success. The use of Comedy in science fiction was groundbreaking for the national cinema. The cast was picked brilliantly. This dystopia was immediately dismantled for quote.

    His best film, the Director finds are not as famous as all the others, «Tears dripped». This picture is the sad version of this fairy tale in a modern way, a rehash of the well-known tale the Snow Queen. The main character is played by Yevgeny Leonov. After being hit in the eye of the fragment of magical mirror, he could see the others a lot of flaws that were not noticed before. Here again is a satire, and good humor, and sad laughter through tears.

    In 1990-e years Danelia continued to shoot their beautiful, sad Comedy. Among them we can mention the films «Anastasia», «heads and tails», «Passport». For this work the Creator in 1997 received the State prize of Russia. He also co-wrote the Comedy «Gentlemen of fortune» new year ribbon «French».

    In addition to working on films at Danelia many other Hobbies. He is interested in music, painting, drawing. Two academies – the national cinema arts «Nika» – Danelia chose your academician. List all honors and awards George Danelia very difficult. The highest of them is the title of people’s artist of the RSFSR and the USSR.

    Personal life

    The first time Daniel got married in 1951. His wife was Irina Ginzburg, the daughter of the Minister of construction. It was a bright, but short novel. Together, Irina and Gia lived only a year. But in this marriage a daughter, Svetlana, who became a lawyer. Her Georgy Nikolaevich has relations, calling every Tuesday.

    Personal life of George Danelia a long time – from 1957 to 1984 was associated with a famous actress Love Sokolova. They met on the set of the painting «road to Calvary». To achieve its position Danelia was not easy. Sokolova was already behind a tragic love story. During the siege she killed her husband and son. But George N. has managed to Woo the actress. Soon they had a son Nicholas. After 25 years of marriage, Hollywood has found a new love. Parting Sokolov went through a very difficult, and the death of 26-year-old son Nicholas finally undermined her health.

    About 15-year-old novel of George Danelia and writer Victoria Tokareva, with which was written the script for «Gentlemen of fortune», Tokarev wrote autobiographical novel «a Tree on the roof.» But this relationship did not end the marriage. At Danelia broke novel with Galina urkovi, which became the third wife of the Director. Her first profession is a journalist, the second Director. The viewer Yurkova known for his films «French», «God’s creature», a «Joke».

    In the 2000s Danelia wrote three biographical books: «Stowaway», «Totemy drink to the bottom» and «Chito-grito».


    • Sergey
    • I step through Moscow
    • Athos
    • Thirty-three
    • Good luck gentlemen
    • Autumn marathon
    • Mimino
    • Tears dripped
    • Kin-DZA-DZA
    • Nastya


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