Alexander Bashirov is a popular actor and an extraordinary person. His roles are remembered, outrageous antics, often standing on the verge of what is permissible, or behind it - are discussed. Who is he in ordinary life, the one who was able to make a cult minor Bulgakov hero - the cat Behemoth?
In the creative life of Alexander Nikolaevich Bashirov, there were works with cult directors, and scandals that threatened the destruction of a career. The actor's biography is complex, life has repeatedly tested him for strength. Critics, admirers and ill-wishers, of whom there are many, consider life's hardships to be a provocateur of his strange actions and sometimes inappropriate behavior.
Biography of actor Alexander Bashirov
The future actor Alexander Bashirov was born in September 1955 in the small taiga village of Sogom, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug. The family, or rather the boy's mother, who raised him alone, was far from creativity. The male example for the boy was his disabled grandfather, who hated power and did not want to perceive his grandson's hobby for drawing as a profession.
Sasha grew up hooligan, started smoking early. At the family council, it was decided to send him after school to Leningrad, where, according to his grandfather, he could get a good working profession. As a result, Alexander graduated from a vocational school and received a diploma of a tiler-tiler.
Career path of Alexander Nikolaevich Bashirov
Two years after the end of the army service, Alexander applied for admission to the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography, the faculty of directing, and was accepted. After in the second year of study, he presented to the jury his first directorial work - a scene with the appearance of naked Satan, he had to transfer to another course. It was a fateful step - Alexander Bashirov got into the group of Anatoly Vasiliev, who helped him to fully reveal his talent as an actor.
The first role of the actor was episodic, but the film with his participation became the winner of the Venice Film Festival. The real "shot" was his work in the legendary film "Assa". To date, in the "piggy bank" of Alexander Nikolaevich Bashirov there are more than 100 acting works, 8 directorial works and even dubbing experience - in the films "Brother", the cartoon "Belka and Strelka" and in the song album of Konstantin Kinchev.
Personal life of actor Alexander Bashirov
Brawler, rowdy, unique actor and talented director Alexander Nikolaevich Bashirov was married twice. His first wife was an American Sarah Wendy Newton, in a marriage with whom a son, Christopher, was born. Family life was short-lived, the couple were young and ambitious, intolerant, not ready for compromises. Nevertheless, Alexander took and takes an active part in the life of his son.
Bashirov's second wife is a singer, poetess and composer, actress (with the light hand of her husband) Inna Volkova. The couple have a daughter, Alexandra Maria. The girl followed in her father's footsteps - she studies at the directing department of VGIK, and the teachers predict a successful career for her and assure her that the student shows great promise, she can succeed in acting and directing, like her star father.