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Rostotsky Andrew

( Actor, director, screenwriter, TV presenter)

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Born January 25, 1957. Father - Rostotsky Stanislav I. (1922 g. born.), film director, People's Artist of USSR, laureate of Lenin and State prizes. Mother - Menshikov, Nina E. (1928. born.), actress, People's Artist of Russia, the USSR State Prize laureate. Wife - Marianne Rostotsky Albertovna (1963 g. born.), teacher, film historian, Ph.D., a member of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia. Daughter - Olga (1989. born.)

Son of famous film-makers "- starts with almost every article about him. What does this mean? How many children of celebrities who died in the wilds of prestigious hangouts. Talented, but the flash of a moment, unable to withstand competition with the names of their parents. Talent for many, but the ability and desire to go in the same area of their own way, often deliberately emphasized "no father", and will do so - not at all. And not always known and popular parent can boast that one day he said: "Ah, so you're his father?"

Andrew Rostotsky not grow in the "star" environment, basking in the glory of the parent. About his childhood and adolescence joking: "I have a situation like in a school essay:" Pushkin was born with his grandmother in the countryside, while his parents were in St. Petersburg ". He believes that it is very much indebted to Tatiana Grigorievna grandmother - my mother's mother, who took the boy to his. She loved Andryusha to oblivion, is pleased to pamper landlord, but where there is: we must keep in order a wooden house in Bogorodskoye. At the very teenage son. And Andrew helped his grandmother: chopped wood, carried water, repairing, repaired, built, in general, all the men working on it but for his uncle a little older than him.
. And in his spare time, my grandmother read to him by Pushkin, his idol, a biography of whom she had known for days, by the minute
. She brought up his grandson so that the XIX century for him forever became dearer and closer XX-th. Romanticism, . nobility, . dignity, . notions of honor - it is not only noble genes of the father (great-grandfather Andrew was the actual state councilor, . lawyer, . for refusing to participate in the processes of political prisoners were exiled from St. Petersburg to the city Alapaevsk; grandfather graduated from medical faculty of Moscow University, . participated in the First World War), . it is also a spiritual atmosphere, . created this quiet, . modest, . industrious, . good, . educated woman from a working village.,
. Andrew graduated from the British Special School
. Caring parents about school progress youngster ended an unsuccessful attempt to prove the mother that two plus three five. More lessons in none penetrated, and you could learn what is interesting. First of all, the British - the ability to do this is great fun, as well as history and literature. However, a teacher of literature has not always been pleased with his progress. What! Has your opinion, which, moreover, is not quite the same as what was written in the textbooks. At mark Andrew paid little attention, early feeling that "the mind is not mnogoznanie teaches". He received a good liberal arts education, precisely because he studied in a meaningful, not crammed into school all in a row and soaked up the right. Autonomy and here played a role, his idol was Lermontov - poet, demonic, rigid, and, perhaps, tragic. He was close to Lermontov's romanticism, his attitude towards women.

Parents felt that due to his human qualities, Andrew could be a diplomat or a great surgeon: the family had a strong medical tradition. With his "thinking hands" were others - a stable and reliable - Prospects. A career in movies afraid to think: even if the talent, the result may be the most disastrous. But ... The first time Andrew came to the set with her mother - she played a major role in the film "Little Farm in the steppe B. Buneeva and then was surprised how accurate tips makes it a 10-year-old son, the boy who starred in the film. Then, at age 14, went with his father to shoot the film "The Dawns Here Are Quiet" and they enthusiastically participated in the process, helping the director, property master, pyrotechnics. It was then decided: who will work anywhere, but only in the movies. He realized that this was his way of life.

On Directing Department in its 16 years, Andrew did not dare to go. Finishing 9 th grade, learned that VGIK SF. Bondarchuk announces an additional set of boys in an acting workshop. To show chose "Architects" Kedrin, "Yegorushka" Tsvetaeva and prose Victor Koneckogo. When called Bondarchuk Rostotsky elder inform, . that his son liked, . he snapped: "If you doubt it, . it is better not to spoil the child's life! "Andrew was enrolled as an auditor and, . continuing to attend school, . could attend classes on the specialty and the Institute,
. Fate would be decided after 1 year. And she decided. At this time, he was invited to Ilya Frezu in the film "That we do not pass", and Bondarchuk confirmed the role of Corporal Kochetygova in the film "They Fought for Their Country" (1975).

His first film role was his first trick. This is a memorable scene in the movie: tank comes over to the trench, which is a fighter, and is set in place, leveled trench with the earth: the hero Andrew throws him a Molotov cocktail and dies. After the battle Lopakhin (actor Vasily Shukshin) mourns his death. Exactly a quarter century, Andrew will meet with such characters in the television movie "My War" (120 episodes, directed by A. Aravin, 2000, was shown on the channel TVC), in which the veterans will speak about the realities of war, and the actor will act as moderator.

The first major role as Andrew has not gone unnoticed - in the film and. Freza he played a senior high school student, defending the independence of their own opinion, is fighting for his love. The famous historian of children's movies KK. Paramonova said then that the undoubted success the film has just live individual character of a young man on the background of standardized, lacquered students and teachers of youth films of those years.
. Modern heroes Rostotsky later appeared in the films "On the Edge of the World" (Vladimir Palchikov, director P
. Nakhapetov, 1975), "alternate airfield" (Mitya Solovyov, director and. Gurin, 1976), "Vasily and Vasilisa" (Peter, director and. Poplavskaya, 1981), "The Truth Lieutenant Klimov (Pavel Klimov, a director. Dashkevich, 1981), "Wedding Gift" (Andrew, the director A. Igishev, 1982), "Warning: All positions" (Viktor Koltsov, director and. Ascension, 1985), "Breakthrough" (Dmitry Martynov, director D. Svetozarov, 1986), "Where is your son?" (Viktor Koltsov, director and. Ascension, 1986), "Caught" (Midshipman Bakhteev, director C. Tarasov, 1986), "Black Ocean" (Galaktionov, director and. Solovov, 1997) and other. His heroes - a person, strong-willed, independent, purposeful, trying to live by high ideals and spiritual values. They are often thought of in the Soviet cinema as role models, samples, which should strive to youth.

Yet the actor managed to avoid sketchy, superficial positivity. The audience loved him motivated eyed handsome man, whose thoughts are not at variance with the case. It is more expensive were more complex. Lermontovsky spirit he felt in the script remarkable playwright E. Grigoryeva "Silver Lake" (directed by B. Buneyev, 1989), although the plot of the contemporary works of repeated Pushkin's "Eugene Onegin" and the script was originally named "Tatiana". But Andrew found in the character of the hero pechorinsky drama: internal dissatisfaction with reality, gives birth to intolerance, youthful cruelty, isolation, the hero created himself through the suffering of others.
. In the space of historic proportions is most realized acting talent A.S
. Rostotsky. Role Nikolko turbine in the television movie In. Basov Days Turbins "(1976) opened a gallery of characters who have devoted their lives for the Fatherland, lofty and noble, considering the main value of freedom and are ready to give his life for her. Andrew played a lieutenant in the film Gubenko S. Boretsky "Mr schoolboy" (1985), Lieutenant Kareltsova in the picture in. Nowak "in the Crimea is not always summer" (1987), the prince in "Enchanted Wanderer" (director and. Poplavskaya, 1990), Count Nikolai Sheremetev in "Countess Sheremetev" (directed by T. Pavlyuchenko, 1993). His heroes are: Arkady Gaidar in the films "The End of the Emperor taiga" (directed in the. Saruhanov, 1977), "I stay with you" (directed and. Ascension, 1981) and "Summer Memory" (directed by S. Kuzmenko, 1987), Ivan Kalyaev - "no distinguishing marks" (directed by B. Bobrowski, 1978) and Nicholas Podvoisky "(directed by S. Boretsky, 1987), Vsevolod Sibirtzev - Vladivostok, year 1918-nd "(directed by E. Gavrilov, 1982), Oleko Dundich - First Horse "(directed in. Lubomudrov, 1983). In 1983 came the film "Invincible" (directed by S. Boretsky) of the founder of sambo Harlampievs Anatolia, which caused a wave of enthusiasm in this kind of combat.

Star role the actor was Denis Davydov in the movie "A squadron of hussars volatile" (directors H. Khubov, C. Stepanov, 1980). And since then, for many viewers, this image is associated with Andrew Rostotsky.

Rostotsky was invited to this picture as an actor, typologically related appearance officer at the time. Andrew even then rode very well and knew how to deal with knives. But he came to the crew with firm conviction, to play a major role. His perseverance has made an impression on H. Khubov. In addition, Andrew was "quick learning system". French language, dancing, fundamentals of guitar playing - all in addition to extra lessons in fencing and horseback riding was part of his work on the role of. The last point raised a wonderful makeup artist Vladimir Grazhdankin. After watching the movie "A squadron of hussars volatile" French filmmaker Christian Jacques - director "Fanfan la Tulip" called his Russian Gц╘rard Philippe. The Polish press wrote: "Andrew Rostotsky in Russian cinema is the same as Daniel Olbrychski in Polish". Film critic Yu. Tyurin noted that Rostotsky "plays with a sort of cheerful temperament, excitedly ... Personality Davydova, charming and courageous, is disclosed swords in battle, in a horse race, in a friendly meal, in the recitation of poems, even melancholy, fits of depression. This is the character with the uncircumcised wings, fair and sensitive, stubborn and proud. "
. Special place in the sequence of historical characters Rostotsky takes the role of the last Russian emperor Nicholas II, whom he played in 6 films: "Europe was dancing the waltz" (director O
. Vavra, Czechoslovakia, 1988), "Illegal People" (directed by Mr.. Panfilov, 1988), "Memoirs of a husband" (directed in. Lanskoy, 1989), "split" (directed by P. Kolosov, 1991), "Dreams" (directed by K. Shakhnazarov, 1993), "Life and Death of Peter Stolypin (the director in. Khotulyov, 2001). Even in a weak Rostotsky trying to find the force, he wrote: "First of all I would like to explain the behavior of our supposedly weak-willed and hypocritical of the monarch of his love for his wife, children and the desire to keep the family together even at the cost of the crown. Perhaps, . his only real, . masculine act was the, . when he announced to the emperor, . without the knowledge of which no cannon in Europe could not shoot, . man, . capable of breaking arms halberd pole, . father, . whom he loved and respected, . that his wife will only get it - Alice of Hesse, . and insisted.,
. In the early 1990's, it seemed, his light romantic heroes have no place on the screen
. Cinema demanded changes Role. And came the role of modern oriental killers in the lyrical Eastern A. Karpykova "Whoever tender" (1996), at the premiere of which film historian KM. Isaeva drew attention: "He was so keen to play; the impression that this role, he waited all my life". Its Ramadan, greedy, cunning, cruel, but filled with Oriental dignity, could repeat the phrase Nietzsche's Zarathustra: "Worst of all small thoughts. Indeed, the better to commit evil, something to think small! "

In 1987 at the studio M. Gorky Rostotsky suggested try his hand at directing. As a literary basis for his short film "The Adventurer" he chose the story of a. Green Blue Cascade Tellurium ". In 1989, teleobedinenii "Screen" withdrew his version of "St. John's wort" F. Cooper. In 1991 he told the audience about the work in the film he created trick of putting the film "Men's Company, based on real facts of his biography. The dramaturgy of the film was suggested to him the picture of the American director Richard Rush "Stunt". Screened in cinemas in Moscow film "Men's Company" during the week rolled out for second place on the rating after the American "real kinogeroya". The critics wrote: "The picture came out surprisingly bright and clean on an ominous black background of the national cinema. What is important, it has humor and a healthy full-living heroes, real men, with whom you want to be friends. "
. It so happened that almost all the hobbies and passions Rostotsky eventually became his vocation.
. Began acting in films, he decided to learn everything that should make him a hero: to ride, fence, fight, to overcome unimaginable obstacles
. Since 1970 A. Rostotsky professionally tricks in film. He not only was working alone without a backup, but also in the films "And the trees grow on the stones," He who tenderly and other served as a director tricks scenes and battles. Possessing all the skills trick work in film, . greatest preference he gives horse tricks (master candidate in equestrian triathlon, . this title was received by him during his military service in a separate cavalry regiment), . as well as various types of martial arts,
. In 1998, won races for the prize named after Benedict Erofeev's "Moscow-Petushki at the Central Moscow Hippodrome (distance 400 meters). He is one of the best specialists in stage fencing of historical weapons. Since 1994, teaches stage combat and fencing at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, and in 2000 became the lead in this institute, and classes on acting. In 2001 he was appointed chief director of equestrian theater "Stuntman" (artistic director - Muhtarbek Cantemir).

In 2000-2001, was withdrawn in the films "The Rescuers" (director O. Fomin), "Rig" (directed by S. Kuzmenko), "Drongo" (directed by W. Roizman), "Duel for Fatalists" (director O. Fomin).

May 5, 2002 during the filming of Andrew Rostotsky died. He was preparing a trick and fell off the rope. The tragedy occurred at 5 km from the ski resort of Krasnaya Polyana. Actor and director, died in hospital during surgery.

A. Rostotsky - Honored Artist of Russia, Honorary filmmaker Russia, laureate of Lenin Komsomol Prize, the KGB, the Soviet Interior Ministry, was awarded the silver medal of A. Dovzhenko, plaques of the Central Committee of Komsomol "Labor Valor" medal "In memory of the 850 anniversary of Moscow". Jury member of the Moscow International Festival of stunt "Prometheus 2000," Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Festival "Golden Fang. Member of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia.

The study of Russian history, in particular - the history of the army and the Russian officers, a love of martial arts weapons, and determined its activity on TV. Since 1995, A. Rostotsky participated in the creation of historical and journalistic documentaries about the Russian and Russia's army: in 1995-1996, was the chief director of programs "Aty-Baty ...", since 1998 - the leading military-historical magazine" I see the goal "(TV channel" Culture " ). The same as played in television movies "The right of the battlefield" (1999), "Weapons of Power" (2000) and "Snipers" (2000). Since February 2001 - led the program to serve Russia "on the ORT channel.

Father - an avid fisherman - to impart his enthusiasm for his son. But for Andrew and this occupation has become almost a profession: in 1998 he was on the television transmission of "World fishing". In a competition for fishing played for the team "Spartak".

His passion for travel in extreme conditions, he also sent in a professional direction. Prior to this fundamental law of the Operating Instructions on life "-" anticipate, if possible - be avoided, if necessary - to act "- has always been a principle of his work on the set. Since 1997, Andrei Rostotsky - Instructor transnational school survival "VITALIS", Deputy Director of the Fund Russian expeditions and trips. Together with the founder of the school known Russian traveler Vitali Sundakovym he held an expedition to the Crimean caves "Finding traces Cimmerian civilization", as in 1997, film company NTV was filmed. In 1998, a car crossed the United States "from corner to corner" (New York - Texas - San Francisco).

And in his arsenal was a craft cabinetmaker: in the house all the furniture was made of his hands. He owned and delicate art of making pipes and cigarette holders.

Died May 5, 2002 on the set of another movie.

Acted in films:

In anticipation of a miracle (1975)
They Fought for Their Country (1975)
At the end of the world ... (1975)
. That we do not pass (1975)
. Days Turbin (1976)
. Substitute airfield (1977)
. Late Emperor Taiga (1978)
. No special signs (1979)
. Silver Lake (1980)
. Squadron of hussars volatile (1980)
. Vasili and Vasilisa (1981)
. From Bug to the Vistula (1981)
. I remain with you (1981)
. True Lieutenant Klimova (1981)
. Snowdrops and Edelweiss (1981)
. Vladivostok, the year 1918 (1982)
. Wedding Gift (1982)
. Invincible (1983)
. Makar-Pathfinder (1984)
. Loop (1984)
. First Horse (1984)
. Warning All posts ..
. (1985)
Mr. schoolboy (1985)
And the trees grow on the rocks ... (1985) - stunt team
The bartender from the "Golden Anchor" (1986)
Where is your son? ... (1986)
. Interception (1986)
. Breakthrough (1986)
. The Crimea is not always summer (1987)
. Nicholas Podvoisky (Pages of Life) (1987)
. Heiress Nicky (1989)
. His Cross (1989)
. Mother ( "Illegal People") (1990)
. The Enchanted Wanderer (1990)
. Men's Company (1992)
. Dreams (1993)
. Countess Sheremeteva (1994)
. I will not let you go nowhere (1994)
. House (1995)
. Anyone tenderer (1996)
. Black Ocean (1997)
. The Rescuers (2000)

. A film:

. St. John's Wort (1990)
. Men's Company (1992)

. Written scripts for movies:

. Men's Company (1992)

. Other works:

. Moderator: "Aty-Baty (RTR)
. Military History Journal (Culture)
. Offenders cause a duel
. Hussar principles Andrei Rostotsky
. Marina Yakovleva and Andrei Rostotsky

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