How much will be Hollywood, so it will remain a cherished dream for all who chose a profession related to the movie. And although few of the local stars admits in an interview that dreams of filming in the American blockbusters, and then in the credits high-profile projects flashed Russian names.
Won’t mention the “old guard” (although some of the screen celebrities of the Union was also able to take part in the Hollywood tapes), and remember only the relatively recent appearance of our compatriots in the American film.
Svetlana Khodchenkova has already played more than 80 roles in Russian cinema and several times worked with foreign Directors. Eight years ago, the actress was on a film set with such stars as Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch.
In the detective Thriller “Tinker tailor soldier Spy” heroine Svetlana on the screen no more than five minutes, but for her, this project still represents a breakthrough.
By the way, Khodchenkova, her pronunciation is not satisfied with Director Thomas Alfredson, he considered her English is too “correct” and asked to add a more pronounced Russian accent. The main partner Svetlana star was Tom hardy, and as she says, it helped her cope with the role and in General he was “talented and emotional guy.”
In his next Hollywood project Khodchenkova received a much more significant role, played the villain Viper, one of the main opponents of the hero Hugh Jackman in the action movie of 2013 “the Wolverine”.
Why would not the way she had wanted to do is to get suggestions to play the “typical blond Russian woman”.
I don’t know why, but Russian actors use in Hollywood is very one-sided – offer only the role of gangsters and prostitutes
– complains the actress.
In the same project “Tinker tailor soldier Spy” in addition to starred Svetlana and Konstantin Khabensky, his role was even shorter. To present the film at the Venice film festival actor, unlike Khodchenkova, did not come. Instead of the Italian film festival he went to the opening of the season at the Moscow art theatre named after Chekhov.
For the first time Knightley has starred in the USA in 2008, when Director Timur Bekmambetov gave him a role in her Hollywood project “Particularly dangerous”.
On the screen Constantine was also attended by a few minutes, but managed to appear in the frame with Angelina Jolie and, as the press wrote, even to kiss her. The actor, however, corrects journalists:
For God’s sake, I don’t really understand why the situation with life-saving and artificial respiration procedure many people confuse with a kiss! Here the Scottish actor James McAvoy, who there played a major role, really made out with Angelina.
But with Knightley participation in the filming of “world War Z” with brad pitt came out sad story: scenes with Russian actors at the end were all cut out.
It’s a shame, but that’s okay. I hired labor, and the need to it, just watch
– Constantine said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
Also among the works Khabensky in the foreign film role in Franco-Russian drama “Rasputin”, British film “Black sea”, the Austrian film “Fly, June bug!”. In recognition of the actor, he has repeatedly refused offers of work in Hollywood due to the fact that the role was uninteresting.
The same problem complains Alexander Baluev, which Hollywood Directors can only see in a role – brutal Russian villain.
A movie in the US spend an incredible amount of money that should be returned with interest. To American audiences went to the movies, to the Russian need to be a villain, which the brave American guy will win. For them we are either gangsters, which lack in Los Angeles, or, at best, “the astronauts”,
says ball, who in the late 90s several years acted in America.
During this time there were three American film with his participation – action “Peacemaker”, “Proof of life” and “deep impact”. Recently, the actor starred mainly in domestic projects.
Danila Kozlovsky was a star of the Hollywood project five years ago, the actor played along with zoey Deutch, Gabriel Byrne and Sarah Hyland in the youth film “vampire Academy”. In the film, alas, failed – possible vampire theme for the time of popularity of “Twilight” had the audience a little sick and tired.
However, the part of young American women switched from the “legacy” of Robert Pattinson on “fresh blood” – cute Russian Kozlovsky. Well, in the world of fashion Daniel noticed as soon as he appeared in advertising fragrance Chanel together with keira Knightley.
In the series of Western production is also strictly and then offered a small role. So, he played the Novgorod Prince Oleg the prophet in the historical series “the Vikings” and starred in “Mcmafia”, the name of which it is clear that Russian is again depicted not quite law-abiding citizens.
The series starred many Russian actors – from Alexey Serebryakov to the daughter of Vladimir Mashkov Maria.
And again on films about Russian gangsters: in the Thriller 2013 “Frostbite” treacherous Russians closed hero Dylan McDermott in freezer. The main female role was played by Yuliya Snigir. The movie was criticized for weak plot and a crazy ending, in the US it went straight to DVD, bypassing theaters.
In the same year Snigir appeared on the screen in the Hollywood blockbuster “die hard: a Good day to die”, which in America had little box office success, despite the permanent participation in the franchise of the heroic Bruce Willis.
About difficulties on the set, Julia says that the main problem is the language barrier. And this despite the fact that the first profession Snigir – English teacher.
It is one thing to speak English so that you understand it and another to take in an alien language environment. It’s very hard. For me it is another challenge: not only do I have to think about the profession, I have to grasp everything instantly. And all say in different ways, with different emphases, the group is international,
– said the actress.
She also said that for the filming of “die hard” gave up a few interesting roles at home.
According to Newspapers at the time Snigir tried hard to build a career in Hollywood, even moved there, but did not feel at ease and were constantly stressed.
In the filmography of Gregory Dobrygin not so many roles, but among them there are truly noticeable. To begin with, that almost in his first movie – a superhero film “Black lightning” – then completely unknown to the audience Dobrygin played a major role. Clearly among the successful projects of the actor at home and the drama “How I ended this summer”, which gathered a harvest of awards, including four prizes at the Berlin festival.
In 2011 Dobrygin starred in the German film “Fourth power” in a few years, was in the cast of American paintings “the Most dangerous man”. Partners Gregory in the court were Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Willem Dafoe.
And then – “Black sea” with Jude law, “a traitor like us” with Ewan McGregor and Naomi Harris, “Grain” of the Turkish Director Semih Kaplanoglu – and I think this is only the beginning.
Perhaps, to begin to conquer Hollywood is better at a young age – like nine-year-old Zoe Todorovskaya, the daughter of the film Director Valery Todorovsky and actress Evgenia Brik. Girl debuted in the mystical series by Netflix called the OA, where he played the main character in childhood.
According to Zoe, the first experience filming a movie she doesn’t really like it, especially because I had a hard time, a girl was shot with a Python around his neck, leaping into the hole, in General, at the age of one discount did not.
The fact that Zoe from star families, her participation in the project is not affected. Evgenia Brik, said that her daughter came to the casting on an equal basis with other children, and the role claimed about 400 people.
The young actress lives in Los Angeles, she already has an agent, so surely we’ll hear about her roles.
We have no Napoleonic plans to transform Zoe into a Hollywood star at any cost. Just wish she was happy and harmoniously developed,
– says the girl’s mother.
Another starred in the Hollywood actress born in the USSR – Ingeborga Dapkunaite born in Vilnius. For a long time Dapkunaite lived in London, where she met her second husband – Director Simon Stokes, who staged performances in the theater, where she began to play.
At that time, the actress began appearing in Western films. In the mid-90s, first appeared in foreign television project – the British TV series “the Good guys”. It was followed by several European and Hollywood movies, including “Seven days in Tibet” with brad pitt and “Mission: impossible” with Tom cruise.
By the way, saying that the presenter was so impressed by Cruz that once when she needed a recommendation of some influential person from Hollywood, Tom immediately wrote her and sent to the recipient.
Among the American films with the participation Dapkunaite – acclaimed “Red Sparrow” with Jennifer Lawrence.
In 2014, all Russian mass media spread news that the new season of the super popular at the time of the series “Game of thrones” was filmed Yuri Kolokolnikov.
Any euphoria I have right now. I have five months of this hiding already starred in the role of Styr, but to say nothing anyone could prohibited. And here they are two weeks ago announced, and everyone started to call me, I have a night phone was blowing up, Facebook was inundated with messages.
Honestly, this hype was not expecting – after all in Russia the “Game of thrones” looks in General a small number of people, because this series do not show on Central channels. And this was doubly pleased
– then Kolokolnikov told GQ magazine. In the cult TV series, the actor was by chance he came to audition for a different movie (“Black sea”, which eventually was played by Khabensky and Dobrygin), but it said the agent was engaged in “Game of thrones”.
After Yuri starred in the TV series “the Americans” with Keri Russell, played a secondary role in the next “Carrier”, appeared in the Thriller “hunter Killer” Gerard Butler and a few tapes.
More recently it became known that the actor got an offer from Director Michael Bay to star in his film “Six underground.” The film will play Ryan Reynolds, Dave Franco and Ben hardy.
To conquer Hollywood Vladimir Mashkov went when he was over 30 and at home, he managed to become a star. The difficulty was that the actor didn’t speak English. However, U.S. producers have experienced interest – in the Wake of the success of the film “the Thief”, which was nominated for “Oscar”.
In the United States Mashkov was engaged in English, began to go on auditions and eventually got a starring role in the 2000 film “Dancing at “the Blue iguana” where I had played with him Daryl Hannah.
In the same period, he starred in five Hollywood films. In 2011 Mashkov appeared on the screen with Tom cruise and Jeremy Renner in the blockbuster “Mission: impossible-Ghost Protocol”.
About your experience Mashkov says:
I came to Hollywood and started to do the same thing that once did a small-town boy in Moscow. The main thing to understand if you can’t fall to pieces from bad. Because to go back, especially with the failure very hard. For me personally, impossible thing.
The number of foreign projects in the filmography perhaps a record among Russians can be Oleg Taktarov. A native of the closed town in the Gorky region was famous as a sportsman: he played under the nickname Russian bear in the ring, the US and Japan, participated in the competitions in mixed martial arts in different countries, became world champion.
But as it turned out, a childhood dream This were a movie. In the mid-90s he moved to USA, enrolled in one of the most prestigious American acting theatre academies Playhouse West, which is earned by participating in numerous competitions. While still studying he was engaged in sports and acting career.
The actor was able to play more than 20 roles in Hollywood movies, among the most famous films with his participation – “air force”, “Rollerball”, “Spy”, “Bad boys 2” and many others.
On the question of why only a few of the Russian artists struggling to build a career in Hollywood, Oleg Taktarov answers:
Nod to the language barrier, but he can’t help it. It is good to learn English and to take the highlight for a few months. Here’s the other thing. In Hollywood our actors come in confidence that you know all about the profession, and arrogantly dismiss the need to learn the materiel. All this below their dignity.
Don’t want to name the name of this actor, he is a very distinguished and well-known in Russia, but I know that once the nerves could not stand even for Spielberg. He invited the actor to star in the fourth part “Indiana Jones,” and then the installation was tormented and didn’t know how to cut from the movie his role. It was so inept theatricals, overacting, that Mama do not cry. Spielberg was terribly unhappy.
Igor jijikin in the late ‘ 80s he performed in the troupe of the Moscow circus, with which went on tour in the US. As the press writes, at the time he decided to try his luck in America, left for good.
To the knowledge of the journalists on the road to the “American dream” Jijikine had a hard time – sometimes he even slept on a Park bench, and the money earned cutting lawns and sweeping the streets. But in the end the artist still lucky, he was in Cirque du Soleil, where he was a lovitor in aerial flight (gymnast, catching a partner), he began performing in Las Vegas, to play in the musical.
And then – racy of the Russians was invited to try myself in the movie, and a new job so he liked that he enrolled in acting school at the University of Nevada. Then moved to Los Angeles and started to go on auditions. On account Jijikine roles in the films with johnny Depp, Harrison Ford, Angelina Jolie and other stars.
In 2008, jijikin co-starred in Steven Spielberg’s film “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the crystal skull”.
Planned for the near future the premiere of at least three new American films and Jijikine, detailed information about them yet.