(biography, photos, videos) Oleg Taktarov
Oleg Taktarov: biography
Oleg Taktarov — Russian and American athlete and actor. He is a champion of many sports Sambo tournaments and competitions under the so-called «fights without rules». As an actor known for the movies «Predators», «unavailable» and «Maltese cross».
Oleg was born in Nizhny Novgorod region, Arzamas-16, which is now renamed Sarov. His father was a soldier, and in his younger years had a high level in Boxing. He, seeing that the son spends all day reading adventure books and resides in their own dreams, but can’t stand up for themselves in confrontations with classmates, took Oleg to the sports section. There Taktarov studied Sambo under the guidance of an experienced coach Vitaly Mikhailov.
Soon, the coach saw the boy’s potential and made the prophetic remark that he can become a world champion. Such faith in his ability to not let Oleg in throwing sports, even though he always wanted to be an actor. And in 1990, the young man passed the standards of master of sports.
Three years later, Taktarov at the next tournament «White dragon» in Riga becomes the world champion on fights without rules among the fans, after which it notice American scouts and invited to take part in professional fights.
After moving to the United States, Oleg Taktarov began to compete in mixed martial arts and is widely known as one of the most calm athletes. The fighting men went by the nickname «Russian bear».
Only in the ring, Oleg held a 24 match, of which lost only five. He won and demonstrative a Boxing match against Dolph Lundgren, which was held in the framework of the show «king of the ring».
After the completion Taktarov career of the fighter among fans, a survey was conducted which identified the most popular athletes in the history of martial arts. Oleg, the results of the vote, came in the top ten, where he was the only member from the former Soviet Union.
However, the main desire of Oleg Taktarov has always been to act in films, and in Hollywood. And after he became a famous fighter in the ring, his dream came true.
First, Oleg was invited to a fantastic action movie «Total force» and the Thriller «air force one». Followed by crime drama «15 minutes of fame», Thriller «the Red serpent» sci-Fi «Rollerball», action Packed «Spy». In all these movies the actor was playing a native of Russia, or of the agent or the offender.
Was very popular adventure movie «national Treasure», Thriller, «Bad boys 2» and crime drama «Miami Vice: Department of manners». Later Taktarov along with Adrien Brody appeared in the science fiction Thriller «Predators,» and with Sylvester Stallone worked in a Comedy film «Get me if you can».
Having achieved success in the coveted Hollywood, Oleg started to accept an invitation from Russia. In the filmography of the actor, many great films of domestic production. It is necessary to call works such as the Saga about oligarchs «Hunting elk», the latest film adaptation of Gogol’s «the Viy», the Comedy «Ticket to Vegas», the phantasmagoria of «Generation P», criminal drama «let’s make this quick». The most significant works for Taktarov in Russian cinema was at the militants of the «Maltese cross» and «the Guardian.»
The last time the actor is working in Russia and in America. In the US, he starred in the blockbuster «the Hunted» and «Update brotherhood», and in the native country was involved in the Comedy «oil Painting».
Oleg Taktarov managed to go three times to the altar. And he was never in a hurry, and the first time married when he was famous and financially secure. His first wife’s name was Milena and she’s an athlete and actor, lived for five years. He was born the son of Sergey, but soon the family split up.
The second wife was an American woman named Kathleen. She helped her husband to get out of psychological crisis, which he got after one of the few defeats in the ring. The girl made This support they began a long affair ended with a wedding and the birth of his son Keaton. But the characters of Oleg and Kathleen did not fit each other – both quiet, but sometimes impulsive and quick-tempered. Didn’t like the athlete and the profession of his wife – she was the boss of the prison, but to give up work refused.
After a few years, the actor married again. This time his choice was the Russian girl Maria who gave birth to Oleg’s third son, Nikita. But this marriage lasted only five years, after which Taktarov officially no longer married, although he has an ongoing relationship with a businesswoman named Eugene.
- 1997 — Total power
- 2004 — national Treasure
- 2005 — Hunting elk
- 2008 — the Maltese cross
- 2009 — the Keeper
- 2010 — Fights. The test of death
- 2010 — Predators
- 2013 — Ex-wife
- 2015 — currently unavailable
- 2016 — oil Painting