Rolan Bykov

Rolan Bykov

  • Highest Rated: 95% Andrei Rublev (1973)
  • Lowest Rated: 95% Andrei Rublev (1973)
  • Birthday: Nov 12, 1929
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A popular character actor who specialized in comedy but occasionally played memorable dramatic roles, Rolan Bykov also directed some of the postwar Soviet Union's best-loved children's films, including the acclaimed drama Chuchelo/Scarecrow (1984). Bykov's youth-oriented films did not condescend to their audience and often contained surreal, fantastic elements that spoke to children's vivid imaginations. A native of Kiev, Bykov graduated from Moscow's Shchukin Theater School in 1951 and gained experience as an actor with the Moscow Youth Theater from 1951 to 1958. Between 1958 and 1960, Bykov supervised and directed productions at the Leningrad Leninsky Komsomol Theater. He made his first film appearance in the mid-'50s and would subsequently perform in over 100 movies. While his roles were primarily comic, they ranged from high drama to tragicomedy. His best dramatic films include Shinel/The Overcoat (1960), Komissar/The Commissar (1967), and Myortvyy Sezon/The Dead Season (1968). Bykov's first two directorial efforts were comedies, but it was his children's films that made him famous. In 1970, his Vnimanie, Cherepakha!/Attention, Turtle! won the Grand Prize at that year's Moscow International Film Festival; his 1975 film Avtomobil, Skripka I Sobaka Klyaksa/A Car, a Violin and the Dog "Ink Spot" won Best Film at the U.S.S.R.'s main film festival. During Perestroika, Bykov campaigned for a special government fund to make children's films, in hopes of establishing his own studio and promoting the careers of other directors of youth-oriented films. Since 1988, Bykov has served as the artistic chief of the "Yunost" unit at Mosfilm Studios.

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No Score Yet Myortvyy Sezon Actor 2011
No Score Yet Ivan and Abraham Nachman 1993
No Score Yet The Grey Wolves Actor 1993
No Score Yet Pisma myortvogo cheloveka (Dead Man's Letters)(Letters from a Dead Man) The Professor 1989
No Score Yet The Commissar (Komissar) Yefim Mahazannik 1988
No Score Yet Trial Of The Road (Proverka Na Dorogakh) Actor 1986
No Score Yet Chuchelo Screenwriter Director Actor 1984
No Score Yet Yuliya Vrevskaya Actor 1978
No Score Yet Orphans Actor 1977
No Score Yet Muk-skorokhod Actor 1975
95% Andrei Rublev Buffoon 1973
No Score Yet Viimne reliikvia Actor 1971
No Score Yet Crown of the Russian Empire, or the Elusive Avengers Again Actor 1971
No Score Yet Vnimanie, cherepakha! (Attention, Turtle!) Director Actor 1970
No Score Yet Two Comrades Were Serving Actor 1968
No Score Yet Shinel (The Overcoat) Akakiy Akakiyevich 1959


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