He died on Soviet actor Oleg Vidov
• Died on Soviet actor Oleg Vidov
May 16 passed away a popular Soviet actor Oleg Vidov, known for the films "The Tale of Tsar Saltan", "The Headless Horseman" and "Gentlemen of Fortune." He became one of the first actors who have emigrated abroad and which achieved notable success there. But for this he had to work hard.
Renowned Soviet actor, who achieved success in Hollywood
Cinematography Oleg Vidov was fascinated since childhood, so after school decided to enroll in VGIK. On the very first year he began his film career - when he appeared in a cameo role in the film "My Friend, Kolka." As a student of VGIK, he starred in three films of famous directors: Vladimir Basov in the "Blizzard", Erast Garin in "Ordinary Miracle" and Alexander Ptushko in "The Tale of Tsar Saltan". By the end of his training, he was already well-known actor in the USSR.
Oleg Vidov in the movie * * Blizzard 1964
In the second half of the 1960s. Species began to appear in foreign films. In 1966 he was invited to a major role in Danish-Swedish film "Red Mantle", then he has played in several Yugoslav paintings. They said that this in no small measure contributed to his marriage to the daughter of a KGB general, Natalia Fedotova, who was a friend of Galina Brezhnev. Indeed many kinds, like no other Soviet actors, playing in a foreign film.
A still from the film * The Tale of Tsar Saltan * 1966
All-Union popularity brought him a major role in Soviet-Cuban film "The Headless Horseman". Curiously, the invitation to this role Oleg Strizhenov refused it, arguing the fact that "the actors used to play with your head." Nevertheless, it was after this film Species became the idol of the entire female audience USSR.
Oleg Vidov in the movie * * Headless Horseman 1973
In 1973, the species entered the Directing Department of VGIK, parallel to continuing to act in films ( "The Pious Marta", "Cry of Silence", "Demidov", etc.). And suddenly in the middle of the 1970s. actor disappeared from the screens. The spectators were at a loss, putting forward different versions of his disappearance from the disease before emigrating. Species himself later explained it himself: "In 1976 I divorced Natalia Fedotova. With her son Vyacheslav I was not allowed to talk. Regular attempts at ex-wife to ruin my life and career then served as one of the reasons I left ... When I graduated from Directing Department of VGIK in the 78th year, the institute's leadership was faced with a choice: give me a diploma or not, because the "top" required " not to give! ". Thank God, I got a diploma. And then - for the same reason - how many roles I have lost! ".
Oleg Vidov in the movie * * Gentlemen of Fortune 1971
A still from the movie * * Gentlemen of Fortune 1971 That's when the actor and decided to emigrate abroad. Under the pretext of filming in Yugoslavia, he left the country, but then began the real complexity. "When the pressure of the CC I found and ordered in 72 hours to return to the USSR, actor friend helped me secretly move to Austria. I hid it in the car, without any documents. As we passed the post, we saw that no one was there. Each - and with us in the car were his wife and child - decided to try to slip through. Fortunately, the guards watched football, and they were not up to us ... "- recalls the actor.
Species moved to Italy and then - in the United States. He married a journalist and producer Joan Borsten, and she helped him settle in. The first time for the continuation of film career he was not even expected - after the move began working in a construction site, then went to the factory. But emigrants colleagues persuaded him to try his hand in Hollywood. He yielded to their entreaties.
A still from the movie * * Red Heat 1988
Oleg Vidov was one of the few Soviet artists who managed to realize themselves in the profession abroad. The first American film steels sensational "Red Heat", where his co-star was Arnold Schwarzenegger. Vidova got the role of a Soviet police officer, but more on these roles he was not invited, "I fell into the category of Russian actors who look too well to play Russian Hollywood" - he explains.
After that, he directed a short film "Legend Emerald Princess", where he played a major role. On the actor noticed Zalman King and invited him to his film "Wild Orchid". This time, his partner on the set was Mickey Rourke. During filming he fell ill - it turned out, the cause was a tumor on the pituitary gland. He underwent surgery, and doctors were optimistic forecasts.
Species went on to star, and the roles played by them was enough to enter 10 percent of Hollywood actors, each year supporting their professional status. Thanks to this actor's guild secured his insurance and pension. In addition, the species was one of the "Films by Jove" the founders of the company, bought out the studio "Soyuz-cartoon" rights to foreign rental Soviet cartoons, and the actor received a percentage of the rental.
He died three weeks before the 74th anniversary. Cause of death was complications after oncological diseases. Oleg Vidov entered the history of cinema as one of the few Soviet actors in Hollywood who have achieved success both in the USSR and abroad.