Classical theater education, long-term connections in the world of cinema, hard and daily work - everyone knows that it is necessary for every actor to succeed. Still, there are cases when natural talent and deep sincerity are much more important. We present the 7 most interesting roles in Russian cinema, which were played by amateur actors.

Madame Gritsatsueva ("12 chairs") - Natalya Krachkovskaya

It is hard to believe, but the insanely popular and beloved actress Natalya Krachkovskaya worked as a laboratory assistant at the Institute of Metallurgy in her youth. The daughter of the famous actress Maria Fonina, a girl from an early age, dreamed of an acting career, but plans for admission to VGIK collapsed when she fell into a serious accident and was almost completely blind. Later, when her eyesight was restored, Natalya became depressed at the unloved factory and began to regularly visit Mosfilm with a request to give her at least some role in the crowd.
Natalia Krachkovskaya was not going to become an actressNatalia Krachkovskaya was not going to become an actress
Gradually her roles became more, but the girl still had to work as a laboratory assistant, already at Moscow State University. Glory came after meeting with Leonid Gaidai and playing the colorful role of the “poet’s dream” - Madame Gritsatsuyeva in the comedy “12 chairs”. Later there was another bright and successful role - the wife of Bunshi played by Yury Yakovlev in the film “Ivan Vasilyevich Changes Profession”, and Natalya Krachkovskaya was finally firmly established as a professional actress.

Director of the Museum (“Two Days”) - Evgeny Muravich

The journalist Yevgeny Muravich, although brought up by his mother-actress, was not at all going to connect his life with the cinema. He graduated from the Faculty of Philology of Leningrad State University, worked as a translator in Africa, and then for many years was a Russian correspondent for Portuguese television. As a hobby, he composed and recorded songs. This continued until the director Avdotya Smirnova invited him to play in the film “Two Days,” where one of the main roles — the director of the museum, Vladimir Ilyin — was just such a type, intelligent and intelligent.
Evgeny Muravich played a very bright role in Kokoko by Dunya SmirnovaEvgeny Muravich played a very bright role in Kokoko by Dunya Smirnova
Eugene's comrades in the shootings were such stars as Fyodor Bondarchuk, Ksenia Rappoport, Irina Rozanova, and the film received many awards. After the success of this picture, Evgeny Muravich also starred in the next work of Avdotya Smirnova - the famous film “Kokoko” with Anna Mikhalkova and Yana Troyanova.

Sniper ("The Stoker") - Alexander Mosin

Alexander Mosin - a former paratrooper, an activist of the Leningrad Council of Airborne Veterans. He served in many hot spots: Afghanistan, Tajikistan, the Caucasus. It was in the veterans' council that the staff members of the studio saw him, who were looking for real Airborne Forces for the episode in Alexei Balabanov’s movie “It Doesn’t Hurt Me”, where Renata Litvinova was the star. During the shooting, the director and the former fighter made friends, and then in the beginning career of Alexander small roles in the films of the same director Gruz 200 followed by Agnia Kuznetsova and Morphine followed.
Alexander Mosin (right) on the set of the film “The Fireman”Alexander Mosin (right) on the set of the film “The Fireman”
The first truly great work of Alexander in the movie was the role of the Sniper in the film "The Fireman". Alexander did not hide his criminal past, and it was his rich life experience, which in some way echoed the character’s fate, allowed him to live this role on the screen truthfully and deeply.After that, Alexander starred in the role of the Bandit in Balabanov’s last tape, “I also Want,” and then tried himself not only as an actor, but also as a director and producer in the Russian-American comedy “Oil Painting”.

Lyuba (“The Hunter”) - Tatiana Shapovalova

In 2011, at the Kinotavr festival, the prize of the Guild of film experts and film critics of the Russian Federation for the main female role was awarded to an unknown, non-professional actress Tatyana Shapovalova, who played the role of Lyuba in the film “The Hunter” Bakura Bakuradze. In the "ordinary life" Tatyana worked as an administrator in the Borey Gallery in St. Petersburg, and she had already raised two sons.
Tatyana Shapovalova in the film “The Hunter”Tatyana Shapovalova in the film “The Hunter”
To dive into the image of a pig piglet, Tatiana had to work on a pig farm from 7 am to 6 pm daily, and part of the shooting took place in the male colony. Almost all the roles in “The Hunter” were played by non-professionals, and it is possible that this is why the picture turned out to be sincere and soulful.

Doctor ("Days of Eclipse") - Alexey Ananishnov

"Days of Eclipse" - the famous Soviet film by Alexander Sokurov, filmed in 1988 based on the Strugatsky story "A billion years before the end of the world."The protagonist of the picture is the children's doctor Igor Malyanov, who by fate gets into a provincial town in Turkmenistan, where the atmosphere of devastation and hopelessness reigns. The role of a real doctor in a hostile environment was brilliantly performed by Alexey Ananishnov.
Alexey Ananishnov began his acting career with the film by Alexander SokurovAlexey Ananishnov began his acting career with the film by Alexander Sokurov
The editors find out that Ananishnov is a mathematician by training, an MBA degree holder at the St. Petersburg International Management Institute, and the director of the “Household Glue” division of Henkel in Russia. In 2000, the film "Days of Eclipse" was included in the list of the hundred best films in the history of Russian cinema. In 1996, Alexey Ananishnov starred in another film of Sokurov - “Mother and Son”, but he never became a professional actor.

Kiberstrannik ("Shapito-show") - Alexey Podolsky

Alexey Podolsky, who was glorified by the role of the Cyberstranny in Sergey Loban’s sensational film “The Chapite Show”, is a gastroenterologist by training and first profession. In this specialty, he graduated from the Russian State Medical University.Pirogov and residency medical center management of the President of the Russian Federation. His career ran from working in hospitals to a big movie through music and show business.
Alexey Podolsky was incredibly organic in the role of the CybrankerAlexey Podolsky was incredibly organic in the role of the Cybranker
In his youth, Alexey played in the punk-rock group “Universal Product”, and later was a participant in the project of Peter Mamonov “Mice, boy Kai and the Snow Queen”. He starred in several films (“Dust” by Sergey Loban, “Generation P” by Viktor Ginzburg based on the novel by Victor Pelevin), but it was the main role in one of the four novels “Chapiteau” that brought him wide public recognition.

Alexey Tryapitsyn (“The White Nights of Postman Alexey Tryapitsyn”)

In Andrei Konchalovsky’s feature film “White Nights of Postman Alexey Tryapitsyn”, the majority of actors not only play under their own names, but actually play the roles of themselves. Needless to say, all of them are not metropolitan professionals with acting education, but the most ordinary inhabitants of a deaf village in the Arkhangelsk region.
Alexey Tryapitsin in the film Andron KonchalovskyAlexey Tryapitsin in the film Andron Konchalovsky
The leading actor Alexey Tryapitsyn in his life really works as a rural postman - a manwhich holds a tenuous link between the half-abandoned dying village and the rest of the world. And the deep, genuine feelings of the real Alexey and his countrymen allowed to recreate on the screen a picture full of tenderness, sadness and genuine internal struggle. The film received deserved recognition in Russia and abroad.
The editors of uznayvse.ru note that the acting profession sometimes requires a great deal of self-sacrifice and a lot of effort that has to be applied to transform into one or another character. We invite you to see how for their roles.

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