Leonid Kuravlyov

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  • Name: Leonid Kuravlev ( Leonid Kuravlev )
  • Date of birth: 8 October 1936
  • Age: 80 years
  • Place of birth: Moscow
  • Height: 174
  • Activities: actor
  • Marital status: widower

    Leonid Kuravlyov biography

    Leonid Vyacheslavovich Kuravlyov was born in Moscow on 8 October 1936 in a simple family. Vyacheslav Yakovlevich, and his father worked as a mechanic at an aircraft factory. Mom Valentina Dmitrieva was raising her son alone. In 1941 it was told, and slander a woman with incomplete education, who worked as a hairdresser, was forced by court order to leave the capital. She was sent to Murmansk oblast. After 7 years of separation, in 1948, Valentina Dmitrievna allowed to see my son. Leonid came to her. Childhood years spent with his mother on the Kola Peninsula, he calls happy.

    After returning home to Moscow the family was very difficult. Money on what is not enough. Kuravlyov did not study very diligently, hated exact Sciences, which were given to him hard. Since childhood he dreamed to become an artist, play a movie, but then the dream all seemed empty fantasy.

    In the 10th grade Leonid Kuravlev played in the school play «Spring Love». In 1953, after graduating from school, he was chosen by the Institute. Cousin advised him cinematography for a joke, noting that examinations on the exact Sciences there must not be submitted. Kuravlev was delighted and tried his hand. The competition was huge, and then he did not commit. But the dream is rooted solidly in the consciousness. For two years he worked, and then, despite the lack of understanding of the family, tried to do it again. And entered VGIK on the course to Boris V. Bibikova.

    Studying at the theatre Institute was not all smooth. First Bibikova student didn’t like, seemed closed and completely devoid of talent. In the second year he was even going to deduct kuravleva. Miracle Leonid left. After a while he gained confidence, became more relaxed, and Boris began to praise him.


    Korableva interested in learning directing. Alexander Gordon and Andrei Tarkovsky invited him to participate in their graduation project, the short film «Today dismissal will not.»

    A year later, in 1960, Vasily Shukshin offers him a part in his thesis «Of Swan misleading», and Michael Schweitzer takes in the historical film «Midshipman Panin».

    In 1964, Leonid Kuravlev became famous thanks to the filming of the Comedy «lives a guy». Then the owner called him «Your son and brother.» After years Kuravlev remember with gratitude to Vasily Shukshin who believed in him. It is in honor of the Director and one Kuravlev named his son Vasili.

    In 1967, the actor starred in the first Soviet horror film. The success of the «Wii» was deafening, tandem Kuravlev and Varley is very good. The actors tell us how filming the scene where Varley in the role of a witch flying in a coffin, she fell out of it and flew down the three-meter height. Could all end in tears, if not Kuravlev caught the girl.

    A year later, Kuravlev working with famous actors like Sergei Yursky, Evgeny Evstigneev, Zinovy Gerdt in a film «the Golden calf». The role of Shura Balaganov was a big success for him.

    One of the favorite roles of the actor considers his work in the film «Unavailable,» Uskova. There he played in tandem with Oleg Strizhenova that appeared in the form of the pilot. Leonid Vyacheslavovich played the villain and the terrible accuser. The character was interesting to him this phenomenal meanness. However such negative characters in the filmography of the actor almost not observed.

    It is strange to imagine that the VGIK Leonid Kuravlev is not appreciated. Today on account of the actor more than 200 diverse roles. All know him for films like «fallen», «Ivan Vasilyevich changes occupation», and even «17 moments of spring», where he played the Eismann.

    He actively removed in the 80-ies. You can highlight the role of Grendene in the TV movie «Look for the woman». In the 90s Kuravlev also did not remain without work, but acknowledges that it did not receive great pleasure from the played a role because it was challenging, collapsed the whole country.

    Skeptical referring to the modern Russian cinema, «zero» Leonid Kuravlev was filmed almost. He prefers to reminisce about his work with the top Directors of today refuses without hesitation from many of the best deals.

    Today Leonid Kuravlev — the legend of the Soviet cinema, winner of the order «For merits before Fatherland» IV degrees «for the big contribution to development of domestic culture and art, order of «badge of honor», folk and Honored artist of the RSFSR.

    Personal life

    Leonid Kuravlev he had ever loved one woman — his wife. He met Nina at the age of 16 at the rink. In 1960 Nina and Leonid became husband and wife. Until 2012, they lived happily, raising children — a son Basil and daughter Catherine. Then Nina Vasilievna did not.


    • «He lives a guy»
    • «Viy»
    • «The Golden calf»
    • «Burn, burn, my star»
    • «The life and strange surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe»
    • «Seventeen moments of spring»
    • «Afonya»
    • «Can’t be!»
    • «Ivan Vasilyevich changes occupation»
    • «Ladies invite gentlemen»


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