Born March 22, 1915 in g. Petrograd. Father - Zhzhenov Stepan Filippovich. Mother - Shchelkine Maria Feodorovna. Parents come from peasant Tver province.
Himself began to remember 4 years, after returning from the village, where, according to his mother, his brother, Boris (1913. born.) was taken away from the city in connection with the revolution. First 22 years of life passed on Vasilevsky Island. Family Zhzhenov lived on the corner of First Line and Grand Avenue in the house, where it was before the German church. In the spring of 1930 he graduated from the 7-th class of 204-th Leningrad labor school. The school was in physics and mathematics, and in order to continue their studies in Grade 8, it was necessary to pass exams. But young George got carried away circus, film and theater.
In 1930, borrowed the papers of the elder brother of Boris, entered the department of the Leningrad acrobatic variety-circus college under the name of Boris Zhzhenov. Later, of course admitted. I joke that he forgave. One year later, along with fellow student George Smirnov srepetirovali cascade eccentric number "Chinese table and began to speak in the Leningrad Circus" Chapiteau "as" 2-GEORGES-2 "in the genre of the cascade of acrobatics. In the circus he was noticed by film workers. Invited to Lenfilm withdraw and suggested a major role tractor Pashka Vetrova in the movie "Failure Hero" (1932). By the way this film was the debut of not only George Zhzhenov, but for not less renowned actor Yefim Kopelyan. The movie was directed was Edward Johanson. Since the film began unselfish love for cinema.
In 1932, after leaving the movie circus career, George became a student of film actor of the Leningrad Theater School. However, the love of the circus, as the first youthful romantic attempt initiation to the world of art, stores still. Zhzhenov The teacher at the school was now world-famous film director Sergei Gerasimov Apolinarievich. Before the end of the school in 1935 managed to play in a few movies: "The Crown Prince of the Republic", "Golden Lights", "Komsomolsk", "Chapaev.
. In December 1936, in Leningrad after the assassination of Kirov on absurd charges of "anti-Soviet activities and terrorist nastoreniyah was arrested and convicted in the spring of 1937 the elder brother George Boris
. Zhzhenov family (father, mother and three sisters), who lived with his brother, was sent to Kazakhstan. Georgy Stepanovich
to go into exile refused. He is remembered. During the filming of "Komsomolsk" (1938), together with known if the stars of Soviet cinema N. Kryuchkov, P. Aleinikova, Kuznetsov and others, GS Zhzhenov traveled by train in g. Komsomolsk-na-Amur. During his visit he met an American ehavshim to Vladivostok to meet a business delegation. This acquaintance became for Georgy Stepanovich
fatal. It was used as a pretext for accusations of espionage. This happened in 1938. Life of George Stepanovich
On the night of 4 to 5 July 1938 on the absurd charges of espionage, he was arrested by the NKVD. Blackmail and threats against him made confession. Absentee Resolution CCA NKVD, he was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment. In 1939 in a transit camp in Vladivostok, where the stages were formed on the Kolyma, said that in Magadan is the theater, which hired workers, together with artists working inmates. From the beginning, stay on the Kolyma GS Zhzhenov has made repeated requests to send him to work on a specialty, but all his requests were not the answer. In this theater convicted on Article 58 did not take.
So until 1943 he worked in the goldfields Dalstroi. Worked as the sole controller in the garage excavation District station, but she had to sit myself behind the wheel. This was followed by another 21 months camps. At this time, fate brought George Stepanovich
with Konstantin Nikanorova - actor, director, a good man. Friendship with him continued until his death in the 50-ies. March 26, 1945 for good behavior and good work has been prematurely released from the camp. Until December 1946 he worked in the Magadan polar Drama Theater.
In the spring of 1947 he returned to the "mainland" to Moscow for the purpose of work. At the request of the first teacher Gerasimov was sent to Sverdlovsk to work in the studio of feature films. They began filming Alitet goes to the mountains ". In 1948, the studio was closed, the production of the film was transferred to Moscow, where Zhzhenov were forbidden to live. At the actor's Exchange in Moscow got a job in the Drama Theater in g. Pavlovsk-on-Oka. June 2, 1949 arrested again, spent six months in prison in Gorky, and then sent to Norilsk in the link, where until 1953 he worked in the Drama Theater. December 2, 1955 by a military tribunal of the Leningrad Military District was twice rehabilitated and at age 38, began his professional actor's life from scratch.
After rehabilitation GS Zhzhenov returned to Leningrad and began working as an actor at the Leningrad Regional Drama Theater and the Theater. Lensoveta. In 1968 he moved to Moscow, where so far worked in the theater of. Mossovet. During the years of creative work they were played over 100 roles in theater. George Zhzhenov - one of the most famous Soviet-Russian Actors. Many of the films with his participation truly enjoy the people's love, became a classic national cinema. Among them: "The eleventh of July", . Another Man's kin ", . Storm, . "On the island Far", . "Day One", . "Things could be otherwise", . "Guest Night", . "Amended to believe", . "The man with a future", . "Planet of Storms", . "The star on the buckle", . Third missile, . Big ore ", . "Death Squadron", . "What was silent Taiga", . Man, . I love ", . "Beware of the Car", . "The way to Saturn, . "The End" Saturn ", . "The battle after the victory", . Dr. Vera, . "Spring Lake", . "Waitress", . "Crane", . "Failure of a resident", . "The fate of a resident", . "Unexpected Love", . "End Liubavin", . "All the King's Men", . "Hot Snow", . Ocean, . Mark Target, . "Personal happiness, . "Crew" and other,
. GS Zhzhenov - People's Artist of USSR, State Prize Laureate of the RSFSR, Laureate of. Dovzhenko, laureate of the USSR KGB, the Chevalier of the Orders of Lenin, Red Banner of Labor and the Order of Merit of the Fatherland IV degree ". From the collection of autobiographical memories "Omchagskaya Valley", M.: True, 1988. (Bibliotechka Ogonyok magazine) and "From" Anvil "to" Firebird ", M.: Contemporary, 1989.
Lives and works in g. Moscow.
1955 a stranger to buy NATIVE (VHS)
1957 ON THE ISLAND FAR ..
. 1957 STORM
. 1958 night visitor
. 1959 CORRECTION TO BELIEVE
. 1960 man does not give
. 1960 MAN WITH THE FUTURE
. 1960-1961 BALTIC SKY buy (VHS)
. 1961 led Trains machinist
. 1961 Day, which marks 30 years
. 1961 PLANET OF STORMS
. 1963 LAST BREAD
. 1963 SILENCE
. 1963 Third rocket
. 1964 BIG ORE
. 1964 UNTIL THE FRONT IN DEFENSE
. 1964 HOCKEY PLAYER
. 1965 DEATH squadron
. 1966 Beware of the Car buy (VHS)
. 1966 Man I love
. 1967 SPRING Oder
. 1967 DOCTOR OF FAITH
. 1967 END 'SATURN'
. 1967 WAY 'SATURN'
. 1968 MEETING AT DAWN
. 1968 Crane
. 1968 ERROR RESIDENT (1-'Po old legend ', 2-'Vozvraschenie Snipe') (buy VHS)
. 1969 ISLAND Wolf
. 1970 Unexpected LOVE
. 1970 RESIDENT OF FATE (1'S cards face ', 2-'Zapadny loop') (buy VHS)
. 1971 END Liubavin
. 1972 BATTLE AFTER THE VICTORY ..
. 1972 HOT SNOW
. 1972 tracer
. 1974 SELECTION GOALS
. 1974 LOOKING FOR MY DESTINY
. 1974 OCEAN
. 1975 will win in a battle
. 1976 SUCH SHE, PLAY
. 1977 happiness
. 1977 'POSEIDON' to the rescue
. 1978 MEDICATION AGAINST FEAR
. 1978 alien
. CREW 1980 (DVD) (buy buy VHS)
. 1981 stalwart
. 1982 RETURN OF RESIDENT buy (VHS)
. 1983 GATE TO HEAVEN
. 1985 CITY BRIDES
. 1986 TIME OF SONS
. 1986 END OF OPERATION 'RESIDENT' (buy VHS)
. 1987 Cattle-pen
. 1987 The End of Eternity
. George Zhzhenov (Soviet Screen)