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RIP

Сообщение elena S. » 17 май 2017, 18:49

Олег Видов умер от рака.

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Re: RIP ОЛЕГ ВИДОВ

Сообщение elena S. » 23 май 2017, 20:40

The Boston Globe
LOS ANGELES — Oleg Vidov, a matinee idol in the Soviet Union who defected to the United States at the height of the Cold War and then enjoyed a long film and TV career in Hollywood, died Monday.

His wife, Joan Borsten Vidov, said he died at their home near Los Angeles of complications from cancer. He was 73.

The blond, blue-eyed film star’s hero roles made Mr. Vidov a top box office draw in the Soviet Union starting in the 1960s. Russian audiences flocked to see him in fairy tales, romantic films, and a 1972 cowboy movie called ‘‘The Headless Horseman,’’ which sold a reported 300 million tickets.

His work got attention from international filmmakers, but his efforts to work abroad were blocked by the communist state, which also thwarted a foray into directing. In 1985 Mr. Vidov orchestrated an escape to the West through Yugoslavia. He was granted political asylum in the United States and landed in Southern California, where he was dubbed the ‘‘Soviet Robert Redford.’’

He kicked off his Hollywood career with a small part in 1988’s ‘‘Red Heat’’ with Arnold Schwarzenegger after director Walter Hill determined Mr. Vidov was too handsome to play the film’s bad guy, a Soviet drug kingpin.

‘‘The camera just doesn’t think you are bad,’’ Hill told Mr. Vidov, his wife recalled Tuesday. ‘‘But he loved working with Arnold.’’

He went on to appear in 1990’s ‘‘Wild Orchid’’ with Mickey Rourke and Warren Beatty’s ‘‘Love Affair’’ in 1994. Days before his death, Mr. Vidov and his family rewatched ‘‘13 Days,’’ the 2000 political thriller in which he appeared alongside Kevin Costner as Valerian Zorin, the Soviet ambassador to the United Nations during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

His TV roles included appearances on ‘‘Criminal Minds,’’ ‘‘Alias,’’ and ‘‘The West Wing.’’

Mr. Vidov’s arrival in the United States as the Cold War roiled made headlines in this country and got him blackballed in the Soviet Union. State-owned TV channels stopped playing his movies, but eventually bowed to popular demand and broadcast them without using his name.

In late 1985 he testified on Soviet cultural life at US congressional hearing, saying that Kremlin leader Mikhail Gorbachev was making sweeping changes that were fervently welcomed by the Soviet people. ‘‘If Gorbachev continues making his reforms, we may see a significant change in the quality of life in the Soviet Union,’’ he told lawmakers.

Mr. Vidov eventually became an American citizen.

‘‘I cannot understand the oppression in the Soviet Union. In films, I make a bridge between East and West through films which show people many things,’’ he said in 1985. ‘‘Film actors have one nationality, one language, without any border.’’

Mr. Vidov’s star rose again after the fall of communism. He returned several times to his homeland, where his movies were the subject of film festivals.

In honor of his 70th birthday, Channel One Russia gave Mr. Vidov a prime-time birthday party that reportedly garnered 250 million viewers across Europe.

In addition to acting, Mr. Vidov started a production company that restored Russian animated films dating back to the 1930s. In 2007, he cofounded Malibu Beach Recovery Center, a drug and alcohol treatment facility.

Mr. Vidov leaves his wife, sons Viacheslav and Sergei, and a grandson.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/obitu ... story.html

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Re: RIP

Сообщение Иван Зильбер » 26 май 2017, 16:46

... хорошо или ничего. Mолчащее большинство выбрало ничего.

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Re: RIP

Сообщение Проф. Преображенский » 27 май 2017, 11:13

RIP and respect. Респект за то, что покинул совок. Если бы так делали все заметные люди, это уродливое порождение охлоса сдохло бы раньше.

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Re: RIP

Сообщение Иван Зильбер » 01 июн 2017, 16:22

поздно, проф.


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