19 June, 2012

Alexander Shirvindt



Alexander Anatolyevich Shirvindt is a Soviet and Russian screen and stage actor, screenwriter, voice actor, People's Artist and Meritorious Artist of the RSFSR. Awarded with Order of Merit for the Fatherland, Order of Friendship of Peoples. Since 2000 he has been a theater director of Moscow Theater of Satire.

Alexander Shirvindt was born in Moscow in a family of a violinist and music teacher Anatoly Gustavovich Shirvindt (1896–1962) and Raisa Samoilovna Shirvindt (1898–1985) of Moscow Philharmonic Society. In 1956 he graduated from Shchukin Theater Institute. The same year Shirvindt made his cinema debut in Ona vas lyubit! (1956).

Shirvindt appeared in more than 40 films, including Grandads-Robbers (1971), The Irony of Fate (1975), The Twelve Chairs (1976), Three Men in a Boat, To Say Nothing of the Dog (1979), Station for Two (1982), The Irony of Fate 2 (2007). He voiced Aramis in Dog in Boots film.

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