|Born||Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Nevinny
November 30, 1934
Tula, Soviet Union
|Died||May 31, 2009
|Years active||1960 - 2003|
Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Nevinny (Russian: Вячесла́в Миха́йлович Неви́нный; November 30, 1934 – May 31, 2009) was a popular Russian actor titled a People's Artist of the USSR in 1986. He worked in the Moscow Art Theatre from 1959 until his death.
Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Nevinny was born on November 30, 1934 in Tula. After graduating in 1954 from high school Vyacheslav tried to join the school-studio of Moscow Arts Theater, but failed the examinations. After failure, he did not leave a dream to become an actor. Instead, he got employed in the Tula Theatre for Young Spectators as a supporting actor.
In 1955, Nevinny again takes an examination in the school-studio of Moscow Arts Theater. At this time the attempt was successful. After graduation in 1959 (Viktor Stanitsyn's course), Vyacheslav becomes an actor. He participated in many performances, such as:
- The Government Inspector (as Khlestakov),
- Ivanov (as Borkin),
- The Seagull (as Shamraev),
- Uncle Vanya (as Telegin),
- The Cherry Orchard (as Epikhodov),
- Woe from Wit (as Famusov), etc.
In 1960, Nevinny made his debut in cinema as a policeman in the movie The Probationary Period. After his first role, Nevinny played in several other movies, The Chairman (as young peasant) and Ruslan and Ludmila (as Farlaf). Vyacheslav Nevinny also played in famous comedy The Garage and It Can't Be! (Ne mozhet byt'!) (1975).
Yevgeni Gerasimov’s comedy Do Not Marry, Girls (Ne khodite, devki, zamuzh) (1985), in which Nevinny played one of the leads, was very popular with the viewers, as well as his roles in Eldar Ryazanov’s comedy Beware of the Car (Beregis avtomobilya) (1966) and The Promised Land (Nebesa obetovannye) (1991). One of Nevinny's last remarkable film roles was the remake of the famous Italian film Cops and Robbers (Politseiskiye i vory) (1997) by director Nikolai Dostal. Lots of popular Russian animation characters speak in Nevinny's voice. For many years, Nevinny suffered from diabetes, which grew worse and worse. In 2003 he was taken to a hospital and had to spend a whole year there.
Nevinny died at the age of 74 on 31 May 2009. Pres. Dmitry Medvedev expressed his condolences to relatives and friends of the actor. Nevinny was buried on 3 June 2009 in Moscow's Troyekurovskoye Cemetery.
- Thirty Three (1965)
- Beware of the Car (1966)
- Ruslan and Ludmila (1972)
- It Can't Be! (1975)
- The Garage (1979)
- The Old New Year (1980)
- Borrowing Matchsticks (1980)
- Dead Souls (1984)
- Guests from the Future (1984)
- Promised Heaven (1991)
- Hedgehog in the Fog (1975)
- The Adventures of Lolo the Penguin (1986)
- The Kitten from the Lizyukov street (1988)
Honours and awards
- Honoured Artist of the RSFSR (1967)
- People's Artist of the RSFSR (1977)
- People's Artist of the USSR (1986)
- Order of Merit for the Fatherland, 4th class (23 October 1998), 3rd class (24 June 2005)
- Order of Friendship of Peoples (28 October 1994)
- http://www.newizv.ru/lenta/109621/ (Russian)