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Viacheslav Vasil’evich Tikhonov

film actor

Viacheslav Tikhonov, USSR Film actor.

Background

Tikhonov, Viacheslav was born on February 8, 1928 in Pavlovskii Posad, near Moscow.

Education

Graduated from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (Moscow Film School), 1950.

Career

First film in 1948. Actor of the Film Actor’s Theatre Studio in Moscow. Popular film actor in the 1960s. Played mainly soldiers and sailors until he was discovered by Sergei Bondarchuk.

Became a star in the Soviet Union for his role of Prince Andrei Bolkonskii in War and Peace, 1967. Played the leading part in the TV soap opera Semnadtsat' Mgnovenii Vesny, 1973. State Prize, 1976. Married the equally famous actress Nonna Mordiukova.

Films include: Maksimka, 1953, It Happened in Pen'kovo, 1958, Midshipsman Panin, 1960, An Optimistic Tragedy, 1963, Egor Bulychev And Others, 1973, They Fought For Their Country, 1975.