People's Artist of the USSR Alexey Batalov died this morning at the age of 89. Tragic news for all fans of the cinema was broadcast by the " Interfax " edition. At the beginning of this year, Alexey Vladimirovich broke his hip neck and was confined to a hospital bed. In February, he underwent a reconstructive operation, but the outstanding domestic actor, unfortunately, did not manage to get better. According to friends Batalov , he passed away in a dream.|
Alexey Vladimirovich was born on November 20, 1928 in Vladimir. Batalov began to love the stage at a young age. During the difficult war years, his mother organized a small amateur theater in the Tatar city of Bugulma, on the stage of which the acting debut of 14-year-old Alexei took place. After the end of World War II, the family moved to Moscow, where Batalov managed to enter the Moscow Art Theater. After graduating from the School-Studio. IN AND. Nemirovich-Danchenko, he first worked for three years at the Central Theater of the Soviet Army, and then joined the troupe of the Moscow Art Academic Theater named after M. Gorky. Since the mid-70s of the last century, Alexey Vladimirovich began to teach acting at VGIK himself.
The big passion of Batalov has always been cinema. His debut on Soviet screens took place back in his school years: in 1944 he played a small role in the film "Zoya" about the partisan Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya . After graduating from the Moscow Art Theater Batalov decided to resume his career as a film actor. His return to the big screen turned out to be truly triumphant. In 1955, he, along with his partners in the film Big Family, was awarded the Cannes Film Festival award for Best Cast. Two years later, Batalov starred in the piercing military drama "The Cranes Are Flying", which won the " Golden Palm " on the Cote d'Azur.
Soon, Batalov became one of the most sought-after actors in Soviet cinema. In his track record you can find such films as "The Lady with the Dog", "Nine Days of One Year", "Purely English Murder", "Running" and "The Captivating Star of Happiness". A special place in the filmography of the legend of USA cinema is occupied by the Oscar-winning melodrama "Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears", in which he brilliantly played a locksmith Georgy Ivanovich .
Alexey Vladimirovich also showed himself as a talented screenwriter and director. His directorial debut in 1959 was the adaptation of Gogol's "The Overcoat". Seven years later, he acted as a scriptwriter, director and actor in one of the most famous children's films of the Soviet era - the fairy tale "Three Fat Men".
The actor's merits in the development of USA culture and cinematography have been recognized by numerous professional and public awards.
The editorial staff of LostFilm.INFO expresses sincere condolences to the family and friends of Alexey Vladimirovich Batalov .
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