Yevgeny Mironov is a Soviet and Russian actor, producer and director, People’s Artist of Russia and laureate of two State Prizes of the Russian Federation.
Biography of Yevgeny Mironov
Born on November 29, 1966 in Saratov in a simple family his father worked as a driver, mother a salesman. Parents with children Evgeny and his younger sister Oksana lived in the military town of Tatishchevo-5 in the Saratov region.
From childhood, Zhenya showed interest in creativity: he danced in an ensemble and studied in a drama circle. Together with his sister, Eugene prepared puppet shows, which were then shown to relatives. And the parents were creative people, so they also took an active part in amateur performances. In parallel with secondary school, the future actor graduated from music school, accordion class.
At sixteen, the young man entered the Saratov Theater School named after I.A. Slonov for the course of the People’s Artist of the USSR Valentina Alexandrovna Ermakova. After studying at the school for four years, Mironov decided to continue his acting education at the Moscow Art Theater School on the course of his fellow countryman Oleg Pavlovich Tabakov. “Such a thin, not to say emaciated, young man came up to me and said that he was from Saratov. Then, apparently, our mutual embraces and the establishment of family relations should have followed However, Eugene had to go through a probationary period to be enrolled, since at that time the workshop was already in his second year. After graduation, Evgeny was enrolled in the troupe of the Tabakerka theater studio. Since then, the fate of Mironov is inextricably linked with his teacher.
Over the course of twelve years, Eugene has embodied many memorable images on stage. And one of the brightest roles was the work in the production of “Passion for Bumbarash” This is a musical on the verses of Yuliy Kim based on the early works of Arkady Gaidar, which was staged by Vladimir Mashkov.
Critics appreciated Mironov’s dramatic talent and wrote that “the actor in this old production works as if it were his only and main role. Nowhere “saving” yourself, giving all the best. Each of his appearances on stage is a deep breath that the viewer holds all the time while Mironov is on stage. The play was staged on the “Snuffbox” stage for eighteen years and was sold out, and the role of Bumbarash became the actor’s calling card.
In parallel with his work in the theater, Eugene was actively involved in the cinema. Mironov’s debut took place in 1988, when he played his wife’s lover in Alexander Kaidanovsky’s film “The Kerosene Man’s Wife.”
Mironov became widely known after he played the role of Sasha in Valery Todorovsky’s film Love. This work is the second picture of a wonderful director shot so professionally that the feeling of mature creativity does not leave the viewer throughout the whole picture. An amazingly clean, dramatic and intelligent film about growing up and the love of young people. This picture gave rise to the ascent of the star Yevgeny Mironov. For “Love” the actor received a number of cinematic awards and was recognized by critics as the best actor in 1992.
In 1992, Evgeny brilliantly coped with the role of Lieutenant Volodya in the film by Pyotr Todorovsky “Anchor, still anchor!”, After which he became recognizable among the cinematic environment.
In the film “Limit” (1995) directed by Denis Evstigneev, Eugene played an honest, sentimental “loser” Misha in a creative duet with Vladimir Mashkov. This is a drama about those terrible times when the mafia and banditry ruled in Russia.
prize for the best episodic role
For his work in the Oscar-winning film by Nikita Mikhalkov “Burnt by the Sun” (1994), the role of a lieutenant-tanker, the actor received the prize for the best episodic role at the “Constellation-95” festival. In the same year, Eugene played the main role in the drama of Vladimir Khotinenko “Muslim” (1994), which became another creative success of the actor. Eugene had to go to the mosque for two months, learn namaz and cultivate the inner concentration characteristic of Eastern people.
Eugene embodied many vivid images in the paintings “The Serpentine Spring” by Nikolai Lebedev, “The Diary of His Wife”, “Space as a Premonition”, “On Verkhnyaya Maslovka”. One of the most successful and difficult works of the actor is the role of Prince Myshkin in the film adaptation of Dostoevsky’s novel The Idiot (2003) by Vladimir Bortko.
Myshkin himself Mironov perceives not as a person: he loves unselfishly (as is not the case with people), and his mind is exclusively natural; it is as if there is no skin on him, and he immediately sees right through other people. Having got used to the role of the prince so strongly, Mironov, according to his own recollections, for about a year felt that he could not get out of it. In addition, in the biographical series Dostoevsky (2010) by Vladimir Khotinenko, Yevgeny Mironov played Fyodor Mikhailovich himself and tried to embody him in everything: in gestures, in voice, in facial expressions.
participation in the famous international theater projects
An important milestone in the actor’s career was the participation in the famous international theater projects “Hamlet” and “Oresteia” by the German director Peter Stein. Mironov starred in Boris Godunov directed by Declan Donnelann. For the role of his middle brother in the play “The Karamazovs and Hell” Valery Fokin was awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation. In 2003, he played the role of Lopakhin for the first time in the famous play “The Cherry Orchard” by Eimuntas Nyakrosius.
In 2005, Evgeny was awarded the title of People’s Artist of the Russian Federation. Since December 2006, he has been the artistic director of the State Theater of Nations in Moscow. In his theater, Mironov sees the most important task in educating the audience. There is no troupe in the theater it is a unique platform, an open stage that can give young actors a chance. In Russia and Italy, the premiere of the performance of the Theater of Nations “Caligula” staged by Eimuntas Nyakrosius took place, for the main role in which Yevgeny Mironov was awarded the Golden Mask Prize.
Evgeniy is the founder of the Artist charitable foundation. The idea of the Fund belongs to the wonderful actress Maria Mironova. Evgeny Mironov fully supported her initiative and took an active part in the creation of the Fund. The purpose of the Foundation is to raise funds and hold charity events in support of veteran actors. First of all, this is material support and provision of elderly people who have devoted their lives to the national theater and cinema.
- Heart of Parma 2020
- 2020 Squirrel and Arrow: Caribbean Mystery
- 2020 Galaxy Goalkeeper
- 2019 Coronation
- 2019 Lenin. Inevitability
- 2018 VMayakovsky
- Carp frostbitten 2017
- Time of the first 2017
- 2017 Matilda
- Norwegian 2015
- 2015 Parsley Syndrome
- 2015 Norwegian
- 2014 Calculator
- 2014 Squirrel and Arrow: Lunar Adventures
- 2013 ashes
- 2011 Diamond Hunters
- 2010 Oleg Tabakov. Lighting up the stars
- Dostoevsky 2010
- 2010 Burnt by the Sun 2: Anticipation
- 2010 Star dogs: Belka and Strelka
- 2009 Moscow, I love you!
- 2009 Apostle
- 2007 Fairy Tales of the Old Piano
- 2006 By stage
- 2006 Piranha Hunt
- 2005 Space as a premonition
- 2005 Escape
- 2004 The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
- 2003 I have an idea 2002 Transformation
- 2002 House of Fools
- 2001 In August 44th
- 2000: His Wife’s Diary
- 1999 Mom
- 1997 Serpentine Spring
- 1994 Burnt by the Sun
- 1992 Anchor, another anchor!
- 1990 Do it once!
- 1989 Before Dawn
- 1988 The Kerosene Man’s Wife Dubbing actor
- 2006 it doesn’t hurt me
- 1991 Inner Circle Producer
- 2018 Icaria
- Time of the first 2017
- Parsley Syndrome 2015
- 2014 No comment
- 2009 Passion Phonogram