Andrei Smirnov: biography, career, personal life
In our material, let's talk about such an outstandingSoviet and Russian artist, like Andrei Smirnov. What films did the actor star in? How was his career in directing? What about the personal life of Andrei Sergeyevich? The answers to these and other questions will be considered further.
Childhood and youth
Smirnov Andrey Sergeevich was born on the 12thMarch 1941 in the city of Moscow. The family of our hero was directly related to art. The boy's father, Sergey Smirnov, was a talented writer, the author of many popular books, in particular the famous novel "The Brest Fortress." In one way or another, the rest of the family was associated with creativity.
If we talk about the little Andrei Smirnov, hischildhood can not be called carefree. A child who was born in the postwar years, had to endure many hardships. Like many children of that period, in the future the boy wished to prove himself in one and demanded working specialties. However, interest in theater and cinema still prevailed.
At the end of an ordinary high school in his nativeMoscow, Andrei Smirnov applied for admission to the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography. After admission was distributed to the Department of Directing. A young man received the diploma of a prestigious university in 1962. Almost immediately after the release began to work on the development of their own cinematographic projects.
The first success in directing
Immediately after graduation, the 22-year-oldAndrei Smirnov decided to try himself at the same time as a screenwriter and director. In 1963, the film "Hey, Somebody" was presented to a wide audience for the audience, which caused an ambiguous reaction from critics. The criminal drama of the novice director told about the fate of a homeless person accused of sexual assault.
Practically at once work onthe next author's project. In 1964, the wide screen came out with the tape "The Fifth of the Earth". To fulfill the main role, the director managed to attract the famous Soviet actor Alexander Zbruev. The very same picture told of the heroism of two military comrades-an experienced battalion commander and a young lieutenant who keep the defense of a small springboard in the summer of the 44th.
Debut in the movie
In 1986, Andrei Smirnov first appeared onwide screens as an actor. Debut work in this field for our hero was a picture of Soviet director Igor Sheshukova called "Red Arrow". In the tape that was filmed in the production drama format, the newly-made actor Andrei Smirnov played the usual hard worker named Karandin.
The starry hour of the director
Thanks to his second author's work inAs a director - the military drama "The Land's Flank", Andrei Smirnov managed to find all-Union glory. The film received many positive assessments from the leaders of the State Committee for the USSR. However, the subsequent creations of the director began to be subjected to severe censorship. Many of the young author's tapes were gathering dust on the shelves of the archives, and those that managed to appear at the box office were shown to the viewer in a "modified" form.
When Andrei Smirnov turned 30, hemanaged to get out of the creative crisis. The director presented a picture of the Belarusian Railway Station, which became a real hit of the 1970s. The Soviet audience liked the story that told about the meeting of military comrades 25 years after the victory. Even nowadays, the tape retains the status of one of the best films devoted to the themes of the Great Patriotic War.
Andrei Smirnov twice married. At the beginning of his career, our hero began a relationship with the famous Soviet actress Natalia Rudnaya. The result of the union was the birth of two daughters, who were given the names Avdotya and Alexander. By the way, the first of them is a famous TV presenter and screenwriter.
Today, a successful artist is married to actress Elena Prudnikova. The couple brought up two children - Alexei's son and daughter Aglaya.