Among his colleagues, this actor was called an aristocrat. There were good reasons for such an appeal, although Oleg Ivanovich Yankovsky did not focus on this. He devoted all his time and energy to creativity on the theater stage and on the set.
God's providence and chance lead every person along the path of life. Of course, the influence of loved ones has a decisive influence on making responsible decisions. Oleg Ivanovich Yankovsky was born on February 23, 1944 in the family Father, a Pole by nationality, a career officer of the tsarist and then the Red Army, worked in the direction of the Defense Committee at a uranium enrichment enterprise in the Kazakh village of Karsakpay. He was not drafted into the active army due to the consequences of a severe wound received back in the First World War.
Two older brothers, Rostislav and Nikolai, were already growing up in the house. The war was still going on, and the Yankovsky had to endure the same difficulties that befell the entire Soviet people. Despite the meager food and the lack of things, the parents managed to maintain a large library. In 1951, my father was transferred to work in the city of Saratov. And two years later he died of old wounds. The mother, who worked as an accountant, had to raise two younger sons. The elder Rostislav served in the Leninabad theater and lived independently.
Circumstances developed in such a way that Rostislav was invited to the Minsk Drama Theater. To help his mother, he took his younger brother Oleg with him. But a year later, Yankovsky Jr. returned to Saratov and here "comrades chance" intervened in his fate. Here he decided to enter the local theater institute, but was late - the entrance exams had already ended. However, to his surprise, Oleg learned that he was admitted to the acting department. The secret was revealed very simply - brother Nikolai, secretly from everyone, passed the entrance exams and was admitted to the acting department. Nicholas was accepted, and Oleg began to study.
After completing his studies, Yankovsky was assigned to the troupe of the Saratov Drama Theater. Life in the province was measured, and the actor could spend many years on the banks of the Volga, waiting for the main roles. But this time, chance intervened in Oleg's biography. He was seen by the famous director Vladimir Basov, who was looking for an actor for the main role in the film "Shield and Sword". After the release of the film, the entire Soviet country recognized Yankovsky. In 1973, the actor was invited to the Moscow Lenkom Theater.
Recognition and privacy
For his great contribution to the development of Russian art, Yankovsky was awarded the honorary title "People's Artist of the USSR". The actor became a laureate of the Lenin Komsomol Prize and two State Prizes.
The personal life of Oleg Yankovsky has developed well. He married while still in his second year of college. His wife was Lyudmila Zorina, who is at the same institute, but a course older. The husband and wife raised and raised their son, who also became an actor. Oleg Ivanovich Yankovsky died in May 2009 after a serious long illness.