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Rudolf Nureyev

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Matchless Russian ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev had a passing relationship with films as early as 1958, when as a member of the Kirov Ballet (later the Saint Petersburg Ballet), he was prominently featured in the Soviet short subject Le Corsaire. After his defection to the West in 1961, Nureyev confined his activities to the ballet stage, most often in collaboration with longtime partner Margot Fonteyn. Fortunately, there are several filmed records of Nureyev at work, even though they make no great cinematic breakthroughs: An Evening With the Royal Ballet (1963), Romeo and Juliet (1966), Swan Lake (1967), Sleeping Beauty (1970), and Don Quixote (1973). Nureyev's best film work, both in terms of ballet and in showing his nonperforming "human" side, was the 1973 documentary I Am a Dancer. He also contributed a brace of dramatic performances, first in Ken Russell's Valentino (1973) (his Rudolph Valentino was far more blatantly erotic, and a lot nuder, than the genuine article), then in 1983's Exposed, in which Nureyev, in the role of a musician, has a mind-boggling scene in which he "plays" Nastassja Kinski's body like a violin. Even more curious was Rudolph Nureyev's onscreen credit as choreographer for the low-budget adventure film The Invincible Six (1968); it's not exactly clear whether he choreographed the flying bullets or the spurting bloodpacks.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Nureyev: From Russia With Love
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Nureyev & Fonteyn: Swan Lake
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Valentino
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Swan Lake Legends (1966 Vienna State Opera House)
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Rudolf Nureyev: Celestial Attraction
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Giselle
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Rudolf Nureyev: Don Quichotte
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Schwanensee
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Dancer's Dream - The Great Ballets of Rudolf Nureyev: Romeo And Juliet
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Dancer's Dream - The Great Ballets of Rudolf Nureyev: Raymonda
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Nureyev: Dancing Through Darkness
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Great Pas de Deux
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Nureyev: Dancing Through Darkness
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Sleeping Beauty - Rudolf Nureyev
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet The Glory of the Kirov
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet The Most Beautiful Ballets
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Don Quixote
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet I Am a Dancer
  • Himself
1972
No Score Yet Art of Maria Tallchief - Telecasts from Radio Canada and The Bell Telephone Hour, 1954-1966
  • Actor
1954

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