(biography, photo, video) Vladimir Menshov
Vladimir Menshov biography
Vladimir Valentinovich Menshov was born in a hot Baku in September 1939. His father and mother were originally from Astrakhan, and in the Azerbaijan SSR was because they got the direction of his father, who worked in the NKVD.
Interesting story of the meeting of the parents Menchov. Dad, having graduated from the merchant Navy, worked as a mate on the ship. And the mother is the daughter of a wealthy farmer, fearing repression and dispossession, left his native village and took a job as a maid on a ship that sailed from Baku to Iran. There they met the daughter of a «kulak» and future employee of the NKVD. The result was a happy family in which were born two children – first a son Vladimir, and two years later daughter Irina.
Early childhood Vladimir Menshov were held in Baku. But after the war, in 1947, father in the service was transferred to Arkhangelsk. The contrast between hot and majestic Northern Azerbaijan Archangel was huge. Menchov, Jr. was struck by the grandeur and beauty of nature, forever falling in love with the region.
The boy went to public school. To learn he liked, but even more he loved to read. First, like all his contemporaries, read «Robinson Crusoe» and adventure novels, then fell in love with classical literature, «swallowing» books one after the other.
In 1950 Menshawy moved to Astrakhan, to their homeland. Here Vladimir had another passion – cinema. Many Soviet paintings Menchov knew by heart. Intrigued by the movie, the teenager read a lot of literature and magazines about cinematography, about the famous Directors and brilliant actors both domestic and world cinema and theatre. Probably, and then matured into a kid’s desire to try to play a movie, becoming one of the heroes, of which so much is read.
Parents were not happy with the decision of Vladimir to enter the acting. But to interfere did not. In 1957 Vladimir Menshov has arrived from Astrakhan to the capital and submitted the documents to VGIK. Unfortunately, the tests he flunked.
Had to return home. But the desire to become an actor from Menchov is not diminished: the failure even more challenged young man. After meeting in Moscow with students of theater schools, Vladimir on arrival to Astrakhan took the plant as a Turner. But at the same time he was looking for a place where he was able to prepare well for re-entering the drama.
Menchov soon took to the local drama, where he played in the auxiliary composition. The necessary experience has been obtained. But to join in the second time Vladimir was in no hurry. For the acquisition of experience and accumulation of the desired amount of money he worked as a miner and a sailor. Only four years later, in 1961, the future artist came back to conquer Moscow. Now he became a student of the School-Studio of MKHAT, selecting, of course, the acting Department.
Vladimir Menshov movies
In the Moscow art Theater Vladimir Menshov was found with the celebrities that he read a lot in my youth. Some of them even managed to get to know and play on stage. After finishing his studies in 1965 Menchov couldn’t get a job. There was a place only in the Stavropol drama theater, where he went for two years. But to abandon the conquest of the capital and could not. In 1970, the young artist graduated from the directing Department of VGIK and came back to Moscow.
The debut of the movie and film biography of Vladimir Menshov started in the same 70-m to year. A classmate of Vladimir V. Pavlovsky undertook to make a film called «Happy Kukushkin». Menchov is getting co-writing the script and accepted the offer to play the main role. The tape was released and received very positive reviews and the warm reception of the audience.
In 1971 Menchov accepts the offer to play a major role in the film «the Man in his place» by Alexei Sakharov. And receives his first award of the 4th all-Union film festival in Alma-ATA (nomination «Prize for acting»). From that moment Vladimir Menshov has never been waiting for offers from the Directors. He is in demand and popular.
In the 70s Vladimir Y. appears in the films «Salty dog», «Ar-Chi-me-dy!», «The last meeting», «Skaz about how Tsar Peter arapa married» and others.
More prominent roles bring artists 80-90-ies. Menshov acted in many movies of different genres. His most famous works – Pavel Golikov in the popular Comedy «Where is nofelet?», Sergei in the excellent melodrama «Forgive me», bright and colorful Oleg Nikolaevich in the «Courier» business Potapov in the drama film «Highway», the incomparable historic Menshikov in the film «Tsarevich Alexei».
Of the last works of the artist Vladimir Menshov it is worth noting the role of Dmitry Ustinov in the historical film «Brezhnev» and, of course, a police major in Bragin». Central district». Came an actor in the acclaimed «Day patrol» where he played gisera.
Vladimir Menshov: Director
After some time Vladimir Valentinovich Menshov decided for myself that acting for him – no more than a hobby, but a matter of life – directing.
In 1967 Menchov arrives at the directing Department of the VGIK. The interview he did the legendary Mikhail Romm. Mikhail Ilyich Menchov is so pleased that he took it on the second course, inventing a special «under the Menshova» graduate studies in the directing of the film. At the end of three years of education Vladimir Valentinovich takes off her debut short film.
Beginning in 1970 and for six years Vladimir Menshov works by appointment at «Mosfilm», «Lenfilm» and the Odessa film Studio. In 1976 he finished his first full-length picture «
Comedy Menshov «
In 2000, there was a great melodrama «envy of the gods». The film tells about the period of time in the midst of the cold war. The main character, which again plays a favorite actress Menshova Vera Alentova, falls for a French journalist, played by Anatoly lobotsky. A small role in the film agreed to play legendary Hollywood actor Gerard Depardieu. The audience warmly greeted the new film.
The most «fresh» picture, which was directed, called «the Great waltz».
Vladimir Menshov: personal life
Personal life of Vladimir Menshov associated with only one woman, actress Vera Alentova. She became his Muse and favorite actress. Faith Vladimir met at the 2nd year of the school-Studio MXAT. In 1965, the pair temporarily broke up. Menshov left for two years in Stavropol, as in Moscow, could not get a job, but Alentova continued to work in Moscow. After returning to the capital the pair were reunited. In the summer of 1969, the couple had a daughter, Yulia Menshova is now one of the most popular show in Russia.
Then relations were again interrupted. The couple lived for some time separately, in different theatrical hostels. Money for their own apartment they did not exist. But after a few years Alentova and Menchov began to live together again.
Vladimir Menshov: filmography (Director)
- Moscow does not believe in tears
- Love and doves
- Shirley myrli
- Envy of the gods
- The great waltz
Vladimir Menshov: filmography (actor)
- Happy Kukushkin
- Salty dog
- The last meeting
- The story of how Tsar Peter moor married
- Where is the enohpelet?
- Night watch
Vladimir Menshov: photo