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Prominent Russians: Cinema and theater

Timur Bekmambetov Timur Bekmambetov Cinema and theater Timur Bekmambetov is recognized as one of the most talented Post-Soviet Russian film directors and the only Russian film director to enjoy success in Hollywood. Fyodor Bondarchuk Fyodor Bondarchuk Cinema and theater Son of Sergey Bondarchuk, actor and director of two successful movies - The Ninth Company and The Uninhabited Island. Sergey Bondarchuk Sergey Bondarchuk Cinema and theater Soviet film director, actor, and screenwriter. He directed the epic ten-hour War and Peace, which won him the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 1968. Mikhail Chekhov Mikhail Chekhov Cinema and theater Chekhov brought a unique acting technique to Hollywood, which empowered the legendary Hollywood stars to create their most memorable work on stage and in film. Boris Chirkov Boris Chirkov Cinema and theater Few actors of the last century were as popular as Boris Chirkov. He was the most admired film celebrity in the Soviet Union during the 1930s and 1940s. Inna Churikova Inna Churikova Cinema and theater Inna Churikova is an outstanding Russian movie and theatre actress, and her films are extremely popular in Russia. She created a gallery of remarkable female portraits Sergey Eisenstein Sergey Eisenstein Cinema and theater A film director and father of montage cinema, Sergey Eisenstein's works are still regarded as among the most significant in cinema history. Lyudmila Gurchenko Lyudmila Gurchenko Cinema and theater Lyudmila Gurchenko was one of the greatest and brightest Soviet dramatic actresses of the 20th century. Mikhail Kalatozov Mikhail Kalatozov Cinema and theater Mikhail Kalatozov was a famous Georgian and Russian film director and a Soviet and Georgian People’s Artist. Konstantin Khabensky Konstantin Khabensky Cinema and theater Konstantin Khabensky is a Russian theater and movie actor and recipient of the Honored Artist of Russia title. Chulpan Khamatova Chulpan Khamatova Cinema and theater Chulpan Khamatova is a Russian movie and theater actress and a founder of the Podari Zhizn charity foundation. Aleksansdr Khanzhonkov Aleksansdr Khanzhonkov Cinema and theater Aleksansdr Khanzhonkov was a pioneer of Russian cinema, he produced the first Russian feature film and founded the first film studio.