Timur Bekmambetov

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  • Name: Bekmambetov Timur ( Timur Bekmambetov )
  • Date of birth: 25 June 1961.
  • Age: 55 years
  • Place of birth: Atyrau
  • Height: 168
  • Activities: Director, producer, writer
  • Marital status: married to Barbara, Avdyushko

    Timur Bekmambetov: biography

    Almost any actor, Director or producer dreams of a career in Hollywood. Unfortunately, to reach such heights is not many, and so against the background of the achievements of the Kazakh Director and producer Timur Bekmambetov looks really big. Having started his career as a Director of commercials, which were highly innovative for the Soviet Union, he has come a long way from the low-budget movie to a multi-million blockbuster that conquered the world.

    Timur was born on a warm summer day in June of 1961 in the city of Atyrau. His father Orwhite its roots date back to an ancient and respected dynasty of the Kazakh khans, whose roots can be traced back to the 10th century. Bekmambetova family was quite wealthy, the father of the future stars in addition to eminent kind could boast no less honorable position of head of a large energy company, and the mother of the World theological worked as Deputy editor of the newspaper of regional importance.

    With such a family for Timur were open almost any door, the guy could be anyone. At the urging of his father, who dreamed in the future to transfer his business to son, the future filmmaker entered the Moscow energy Institute. But Bekmambetov Jr. was not too interested in the energy and other technical subjects, the boys began to call the art world. The movie star dropped out and was immediately drafted into the army, where for two years he served near Ashgabat.

    Further, the future Director was in Tashkent. There’s a guy wanted to continue teaching but this time chose the Institute for my own heart and enrolled at the Tashkent theatre and art Institute. A. Ostrovsky. In conjunction with higher education Bekmambetov worked at the Studio «Uzbekfilm» and in local theater, which allowed him to own experience to see the «kitchen» of the movie from the inside. There Timur worked as an art Director, his responsibilities included the creation of atmosphere and scenery, against which the unfolding events of that particular picture. But modest Studio «Uzbekfilm» does not suit the ambitious Timur, and the salary was very low, and he again resolved on a visit to Moscow.

    In 1989, the capital was more favorable to the young Director than in previous times. But in the world of movies Bekmambetov has got not at once. To earn money and be able to stay in the capital, he got a job in one of the firms, which is engaged in the production of commercials. This genre of video is actually only began to develop in Russia and in great demand from various organizations. The first promotional video of the Bank «Credit-Moscow». In addition to stable and quite notable earnings business gave Timur a lot of useful contacts, in particular, thanks to the help of Michael Leninskogo Director met with Sergei Rodionov, President of Imperial Bank. Rodionov at the time, conceived a very ambitious project and was looking for a person able to implement it. They became Timur Bekmambetov, who at the request of the Corporation «Imperial» has created a series of commercials «world history from Imperial Bank.»

    To implement this project, the future movie star has gathered an excellent team of professionals, which included many famous actors, writers and decorators. In the future, such a costly affair fully proved, and his films have earned numerous awards, and was also perceived as a publicity video, but as a real full-fledged art.

    Timur Bekmambetov: movies

    In cinema He debuted as a screenwriter in the military picture «Before the big road to war», filmed at the Studio «Uzbekfilm» in 1987. Then the Director for some time moved away from the cinema, having a profitable advertising business, in which he achieved considerable success.

    In 1993 Bekmambetov started shooting his first film «Peshawar waltz», where he acted as Director, producer and screenwriter. The basis of tapes went to the actual events that took place during the Afghan war. In 1994 the tape was released and became the winner of many international festivals, but a wide popularity among the Russian audience received.

    In the world of movies Bekmambetov returned only 7 years after receiving production order 8-a serial film «Our 90». Few people know, but the first joint shooting with American colleagues Timur took place in 2000, when he was invited to a painting by American producer Roger Corman, who was famous for his films in the style of «trash». Starring starred two stars of «Playboy» magazine, as well as the Russian singer Yulia Chicherina, who personally invited the Director. In addition to the role the singer wrote the title song for the film. In Russian, the film was released under the title Gladiatrix and the popularity is not earned.

    A breakthrough in film for Bekmambetov was the film «

  • Night Watch», released in cinemas in 2004. The film was preceded by a massive advertising company which has successfully coped with its task. Almost all of Russia and CIS countries were looking forward to the first such large-scale sci-Fi movie. And the picture was a true all invested and efforts, making the name Bekmambetov is known around the world. Such a resounding success interested in Russian cinema abroad and even bought the rights to show the film in America and Europe that rarely happened with Russian paintings. Timur managed to do what previously was impossible to any Director: he put Russian cinema to a whole new level, proving to the world that is able to compete with well-known Hollywood Directors.

    After the stunning success of «Night Watch» Bekmambetov invitation to Hollywood was only a matter of time. In 2004, the American producer mark Platt conceived a screen adaptation of the comic «Wanted» and decided to call in the Directors of a famous filmmaking Timur Bekmambetov, who made significant changes to the original script. Platt was delighted with the cooperation with Bekmambetov, and in 2007, they started filming the movie «wanted» with Angelina Jolie in the title role. The film was very successful in the Russian hire, and world, and has received several nominations and one award for «Best science fiction film of the year».

    Timur is working closely with a famous Hollywood kinodela, for his shoulders are more than 5 pictures taken in conjunction with the American studios and producers, in particular the acclaimed films «Apollo 18», «Phantom», and many others. However, the Director has no plans to permanently move to America and work exclusively for the foreign market segment. For him shooting in Hollywood — something like a long trip, quite interesting and useful from the point of view of movie making.

    Timur Bekmambetov: personal life

    Eminent film Director was married twice. Relationship with first wife didn’t work out and they broke up. The ex-wife of Bekmambetov does not like to talk. But the second lady Barbara, Avdyushko Timur speaks with incredible tenderness and love.

    The couple met at work, since Barbara is also associated with the world of cinema. She works as a costume designer and met once Timur, fell in love at first sight. For Bekmambetov, she became the Muse that inspires the Director to the conquest of new heights. Common children the couple yet, but Timur has a grown daughter Jeanne from her first marriage, which as well as father decided to link their fate with film, but works in the field of animation.

    Timur Bekmambetov: filmography

    • Peshawar waltz
    • Gladiatrix
    • Night Watch
    • The irony of fate. Continued
    • Especially dangerous
    • Tree
    • Abraham Lincoln: vampire Hunter
    • The game of truth
    • Remove from friends
    • Ben-Hur

    Timur Bekmambetov: photo

    Timur Bekmambetov Barbara, Avdyushko

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