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Oleg Stefan biography
Oleg Stefan is a Russian actor with American citizenship and Ukrainian roots. He was born September 7, 1959, in the mining town of Torez, Donetsk region. The father of the actor all his life worked at the mine in 2003, it did not.
Childhood Oleg was the same as all Soviet children: lessons, games in the yard, visiting hobby groups and summer holidays in the pioneer camp. In these years he also was fond of swimming and kickboxing. , Stefan graduated from high school in 1976 and went to Moscow to enter the theater Institute.
On the first attempt, he entered the Shchukin school, and in his second year he played in productions at the Maly theatre. Before graduating drama school Oleg Stefan was an actor with the experience and immediately joined the troupe of the Maly theater. There he worked for 12 years until he emigrated to America in 1992.
When Oleg was 26 years old, he was drafted into the army. He served in the Royal engineers, part was based in the suburbs. The actor says that nothing good service he gave. By the time of the call he already had his own apartment in the capital, and to hem the collar and so he could. Stefan, says that the machine is only seen in the exercises, and early rise, «hazing» awakened anger and revenge.
After the service he returned to work, and when the Soviet Union fell apart, Oleg moved to the USA. In new York he came without money, not knowing the language. He had a lot of work. Oleg Stefan has earned his living as a security guard, waiter, worked as a taxi driver, selling insurance policies, collecting furniture. He even had to be in the ring until he decided to return to the movie.
Acting in films he has been before, even in College. To 26 years old, he starred in 12 films, among them — «the Scarecrow», «the Children of captain Grant», «Bay of death» and others.
Emigrated to the US, the actor did not think about filming the first two years. His fate was changed by the meeting with Sam by KRAMAROVA in one of the restaurants in new York. Oleg Stefan had a table, when Kramarov advised him to move to Los Angeles: the guy did. There he graduated from the acting school, received the United States citizenship and became a member of the Acting Guild. First, he was offered a minor role, but in 2000 came to him success.
Oleg Stefan remembers that Robert De Niro was looking for an actor to play a Russian spy in the film «the False temptation». He was invited to audition. The first meeting ended in a stalemate. After 4 years, Robert De Niro returned to the script — this time Oleg was selected for the role.
When in the 2000s the Russian economy has stabilized, Stefan was invited to the shooting. The audience saw him in the films «the homeland waits» and «gentlemen». For her role in the latter film, he received the Grand Prix of the international Eurasian festival.
Oleg serves as courageous heroes – and so his texture. His talent is multifaceted, that he was shown acting in the drama «Double surname» and the movie «Surprise me». One of the last works of the actor – shooting in the TV series «Sea devils».
Work in Russia is the actor almost 7 months of the year. The rest of the time he was in Hollywood. Among the significant works of recent years — the painting «Nothing personal.» Partners Oleg Stefan, the shooting was Julia Roberts and Clive Owen.
With his wife Larisa actor met by chance. He saw her on one of the streets of Moscow and came to meet. In an interview Oleg Stefan admitted that love had come to him later. Larissa philologist, and it pleases the actor. He believes that his wife must find time for home and kids, read them bedtime stories, kiss. If the husband and wife actors, that a normal marriage would.
Oleg — two children. Daughter Christina is already living separately, she is a physician. Son plays tennis, speaks at the event. In the family, Stefan has a large apartment in America-apartment in Moscow. In plans – to buy your own home.
Oleg said that a special tradition in their family no, because his profession is unpredictable. The actor often not at home due to filming. But the New year – is sacred: the apartment is required to have a tree, a table and friends.
Oleg Stefan likes to relax in the mountains and tries to find time to spend a week with family. Another of his Hobbies – bath.
- «The Scarecrow»
- «Battle for Moscow»
- «The point of no return»
- «Bay of death»
- «Battle for space»
- «Everything is possible»
- «My sin»
- «Such beautiful people»
- «The Delta. Supervision»