Today marks 60 years of film and theater actor Alexander Balueva
• Today marks 60 years of film and theater actor Alexander Balueva
December 6th-known theater and film actor Alexander Balueva 60. Today he is one of the most popular and sought-after artists, whose filmography of more than 100 works. 5 most brilliant of his film roles, including those where it is unlikely to learn in their makeup all the spectators, - later in the review.
On the film * Mu-Mu *, 1998 | Photo: grimov.ru
Most often, Alexander Balueva offered brutal images of superheroes that when his manly appearance was understandable. But not always such an actor playing the role of the same type. In 1998 there was a film Yuri Grymov "Mu-Mu", where Baluev played a deaf janitor Gerasim serf. Initially, the director wanted to invite to the role of Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke, but when I saw the work Balueva in "Muslim", I realized that the best hero he did not find even overseas. The last thing the director wanted his hero gives the viewer a pity, and actor coped with this task.
Alexander Ball in film * Mu-Mu *, 1998 | Photo: grimov.ru
The result is an original philosophical interpretation of Russian classics, which Baluev said: "This is a very touching story, which in our country is everybody knows, even those who have never read Turgenev. Let it encourage audiences to reflections. Why Gerasimos drowned Mu-Mu - this little creature, which so attached? Why not take and did not go with her? Why are we sitting in this servility? Where obedience? Why we do not know how to protest? Why are many consequences of their actions then realize when it is too late to change anything? ". The actor admitted that this image is close to him because he was always very secretive, tight-lipped and stingy on emotion man: "For me the greatest happiness - to be silent on the screen. And if you manage to silence by something else to pass, in my opinion, is the highest class for any artist. "
Scene from the movie * * Bless the Woman, 2003 | Photo: 7days.ru
Very often, Alexander Balueva invited to the role of the military, although he was not happy about this, "military uniform I wear, and stand with difficulty, the most inconvenient that come up in the world - it's just the uniforms ... It seems that this topic is still I did not let go. Although at the time she was pretty tired - that no film, the war. And I am by nature a man of peace, I find it easier to resolve conflicts through negotiation. " The fact that he was stuck like this role, the actor blames TV crews, which often show precisely those films where it appears in a similar way. The most popular of them - Stanislav Govorukhin film "Bless the Woman", where played Baluev officer Alexander Laricheva. His character seemed to him so cruel, despotic and rude, even tried to soften some of the episodes in spite of the script, but Govorukhin was against such improvisations, distorting his plan. Especially, the story of heroes "Hostess" by which to shoot this film, were real prototypes, and even Baluev was outwardly similar to his hero. Actor sincerely wondered why many women after the film's release admired his character - he called him a monster.
Alexander Ball in the movie * * Moscow Saga, 2004 | Photo: 24smi.org
In 2004, screens out another project involving Balueva - series based on works by Vasily Aksenov "Moscow Saga", where he played a representative of the Red Army's elite Nikita Gradova. For the filming of this project, the actor had to go on a diet and lose weight at the time of the work on the scenes in the camps. However, as a result of Baluev lose weight much later than expected dates and seemingly little looked like an emaciated prisoner.
Alexander Ball in the film Kandahar * *, 2009 | Photo: 7days.ru
In 2009 Balueva again had to put on a uniform in the film "Kandahar", which he said, "in the form of" Kandahar "is not quite the military, and when I said that I do not want to wear a military uniform, was talking about the part in the film war. And I, too, the military in the film Vera Glagoleva but forgotten, not real war. " In this movie he played the captain of the transport crew, which was captured by the Taliban. The actor looked so convincing in this role that many have believed in what he really knows how to fly a plane. It Baluev replied that he was not a pilot, but just an actor, to do their job. He often lamented the fact that the main attribute of "real men", which he had to play in the film, many directors see a weapon, and he was during the filming of "Kandahar" refused to frame slaughter a sheep, explained it this way: "As it turned out I under no circumstances can not take the life of a living being. "
Alexander Ball in film * Peter. * Testament, 2011 | Photo: kino-teatr.ru
In an unexpected role the actor appeared in the 2011 film of Vladimir Bortko "Peter the Great. Will "- he got the main role in the project. In his performance of Russian Emperor looked lonely elderly sick man, who did not have close friends, but citizens were afraid of him, even when he was dying. The game's story was a story about a late love of Peter to the Moldovan Princess Maria Cantemir. The actor admitted that this role was for him one of the most surprising, as he had not seen even a remote resemblance to his Peter and he was very surprised when he was asked to play this historic character.