Vaclav Dvorzhetsky is a man with a difficult fate. Noble origin prevented him from making a quick career in the Land of the Soviets. Instead, camps were prepared for the future famous actor. But even in prison, Dvorzhetsky continued to work on stage. Subsequently, he played almost a hundred roles in cinema.
From the biography of Vaclav Yanovich Dvorzhetsky
The future famous actor was born in Kiev on June 21 (according to the new style - August 3), 1910. Wenceslas's parents were hereditary Polish nobles.
At the age of 14, Dvorzhetsky joined the Komsomol, from where he was expelled a year later for belonging to the nobility.
At the age of 17, Vaclav entered the theater studio that existed at the Kiev Drama Theater, then studied at the local Polytechnic Institute.
The young man was not yet twenty years old when he was arrested for participating in a circle called the "Personal Liberation Group." Dvorzhetsky spent several years in prison. He built a railway, the White Sea-Baltic Canal and the Tulom Hydroelectric Power Station, and worked in the mines. At the end of the work shift, Vaclav did not go to rest, but went to the camp theater. Here he made his debut as an actor.
Only in 1937 Dvorzhetsky was released from prison, after which he went to his parents in Kiev. Vaclav could not get a job at the theater - the former prisoner was not taken anywhere. Then he went to work in a workshop, but a month later he was fired.
After that, Vaclav moved to Kharkov, where, with the support of the head of the culture department, he was admitted to the workers' and collective farm theaters. But a month later, the chief was arrested, who issued a recommendation to him. Dvorzhetsky was asked to leave the theater. He had to leave for the Moscow region, where his cousin lived. But even here Vaclav did not stay, he left for Omsk.
From 1937 to 1939 Dvorzhetsky worked at the Omsk Youth Theater. He managed to try himself as a director. But in the fall of 1941, Dvorzhetsky was arrested again. He remained in prison until 1946, after which he returned to Omsk and served in the local drama theater until 1956.
Then Vaclav Yanovich moved to Saratov. There was a place for him in the academic drama theater. In 1958 Dvorzhetsky moved to Gorky. In this city, he played on stage until 1989.
There were many cities in the life of Vaclav Dvorzhetsky. And practically all his life, including the years spent in prison, he worked in the theater, playing a total of 122 roles.
In 1968, Dvorzhetsky tried his hand at cinema: in the film "Shield and Sword" he played Landsdorf, the chief of the German special service. Then there was the role of the abbot in the film "Red and Black". In total, Vaclav Janovic has created more than 90 vivid images in cinema.
Personal life of the actor
The first wife of the actor was the ballerina Taisiya Rei, whom he met in Omsk. In 1939, the couple had a son, Vladislav, who later became a famous actor.
When Vaclav served time during the war, he developed a close relationship with a civilian employee. The result of this connection was the birth of a daughter, who was named Tatiana. Taisiya could not forgive Wenceslas for treason and filed for divorce.
While working in the Omsk theater, Vaclav Yanovich met Riva Levite, a young graduate of GITIS. As a result, they started a family. In 1960, the couple had a son, he was named Eugene.
In 1992, the Military Tribunal of the Kiev Military District rehabilitated Dvorzhetsky in a 1930 criminal case.
At the end of his life, the actor was sick a lot. His eyesight deteriorated, it became more and more difficult to play on stage and in films.
Vaclav Dvorzhetsky passed away in Nizhny Novgorod on April 11, 1993.