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Yury Vasilyevich Yakovlev (born April 25, 1928 in Moscow) is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed Soviet film actors. He was named People's Artist of the USSR in 1976. Yakovlev joined the Vakhtangov Theatre in 1952 but his first flirtation with famecame in 1955, when he played Prince Myshkin in Ivan Pyryev's adaptation of The Idiot. Yakovlev followed his first success with regular appearances in Eldar Ryazanov's comedies, most notably Hussar Ballad (1962), in which he played Poruchik Rzhevsky. The feature was such a resounding success that Rzhevsky's character gave rise to innumerable Russian jokes. In Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future, Yakovlev played both the tsar and hislikeness, a petty Soviet bureaucrat who was transported by the time machine to the 16th century and had to impersonate Ivan the Terrible. In the 1960s and 1970s Yakovlev's career was varied and interesting, his rolesranging from Stiva Oblonsky in the classic Soviet adaptation of Anna Karenina (1968) to the paranoically jealous Ippolit in another of Ryazanov's comedies, Irony of Fate (1975). His participation in a series of films on the World War II won him the USSRState Prize for 1979. Yakovlev enjoyed perhaps his greatest popular acclaim in Leonid Gaidai's filmversion of Mikhail Bulgakov's egregiously funny Ivan Vasilievich Changes His Occupation (aka Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future, 1973). His film career effectively came to a halt after Georgi Daneliya's sci-fi extravaganza Kin-dza-dza!, in which he appeared alongside Yevgeny Leonov. He still performs on the stage of theVakhtangov Theatre.