Actor Vladimir Etush has died at the age of 96, writes TASS with reference to Director of the Theatre. Vakhtangov.
From an early age Etush became interested in theater and participated in all the productions of a local drama club. With the choice of future profession was no problem, however, Etush has failed to act in GITIS on their own. To the horror of the self-confidence of the strength of the applicant, he did not find his name in the list of first-year students. Came to the aid of the Director Ruben Simonov, whose niece at that time was a friend of Richter. With the “flow” of the artistic Director of Theatre named after E. Vakhtangov future celebrity enrolled in the Shchukin school.
During the war, Etush has been in the thick of the fighting in the Caucasus and was wounded in the Zaporozhye region, where the second group of disability he was demobilized to Moscow. There he is again, but already on 4 course entered the Shchukin school.
More theatre Etush never parted. After school the young actor entered the troupe of the Vakhtangov Theatre, where he immediately became one of the leading actors.
Once and for all life Etush changed Comedy role of head … of comrade Saahova in “Caucasian captive”. It’s funny, but playing a series of images of the southern men, from the fateful role, the actor first wanted to refuse: “couple More character types, and I the rest of my life I will play only temperamental brunettes”. But the Comedy directed by Leonid Gaidai managed to persuade him: “Here I have another play, and then decide!”.
Karabas-Barabas in “the Adventures of Pinocchio”, the engineer Beams in “12 chairs,” Prince Buruhan the second-the Second in “the Incorrigible liar”, Herr Hoffmann, in “bygone days,” the king in “the Old, old story” — these and many other films Etush came to the selection of the best samples of the Soviet cinema.
In the mid 90-ies the actor publicly refused the order “Friendship of peoples”, citing his decision this way: “do Not want to be complicit in a lie, to not conform to the essence award. In Chechnya there is a war, we are threatening Ukraine with missiles over the black sea fleet. Now about the friendship of peoples can speak only complete cynics”.
We will remind, the legendary actor tragically died at the age of 30.
Before Know.ia reported that he died the king of the Hollywood musicals.