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Innokenti Smoktunovsky

Highest Rated: 80% Letter Never Sent (Neotpravlennoye pismo) (1959)

Lowest Rated: 80% Letter Never Sent (Neotpravlennoye pismo) (1959)

Birthday: Mar 18, 1925

Birthplace: Tatyanovka, Tomsk Region, Siberia, Russia, Soviet Union

Innokenti Smoktunovsky (birth name Smoktunovich) was born in Siberian village ofTatianovka near Tomsk on 18 March in 1925. His ancestors were Polish Jews exiled toSiberia for the Warsaw uprising in 1863. His father was killed in WWII. Smoktunovskywas drafted in the Red Army during WWII and was seized by the Nazis as a POW. He wason the road to a concentration camp, but managed to escape from the Nazis. He joinedthe partisans and served until the end of WWII. After the war he was under suspicionas a former POW and his career was limited to Siberia.He studied acting for one year at the drama-studio of the Krasnoyarsk Drama Theater(1946). He found employment at the Norilsk Zapolyarny Drama Theater, where hisfriend and partner was Georgi Zhzhyonov, among other exiled actors. Both friendslater starred in 'Beregis avtomobilya (1966)' , directed by Eldar Ryazanov. But hisfilm career started with director Mikhail Romm in 'Ubiystvo na ulitse Dante (1956),and in 'Soldaty (1956)' with director 'Aleksandr Ivanov' .Smoktunovsky was praised by Laurence Olivier for the leading role in 'Hamlet(1964)', a B&W screen version directed by Grigori Kozintsev. Leading roles inTchaikovsky (1969), 'Uncle Vanya (1970)' , were among the highlights in film careerof this great Russian actor. He worked with Georgi Tovstonogov from 1957-72 on stageof the Bolshoi Drama Theater (BDT) in Leningrad. He later moved to Moscow, where heworked at the Maly Theater and at the Moscow Art Theater (MKHAT). Smoktunovsky wrotean autobiographical book titled "They left me alive", in which he described hissurvival in Siberia, in WWII, and back again in Siberia, where he started hisbrilliant acting career.He died on August 3, In 1994 at the age of 69

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Visokosnyy god (Leap Year) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Barierata (The Barrier) Actor 2011
No Score Yet The Princess and the Pea Actor 1976
No Score Yet Prestuplenie i nakazanie (Crime and Punishment) Actor 1975
No Score Yet Moskva-Kassiopeya (Moscow - Cassiopea) Actor 1975
No Score Yet Crime and Punishment Actor 1969
80% Letter Never Sent (Neotpravlennoye pismo) Actor 1959

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