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Video: ❶ Vladimir Fedorov: Biography, Creativity, Career, Personal Life
2023 Author: Madeline Holiday | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 11:49
Vladimir Fedorov got into the cinema by accident: when he was 32 years old, the assistant director of the film "Ruslan and Lyudmila" noticed him on the street and offered to come to audition. So a nuclear physicist by profession and vocation played the role of the villain Chernomor. After filming, he became one of the most sought-after dwarf actors in Russian cinema. Location: Location:
Biography: childhood and adolescence
Vladimir Anatolyevich Fedorov was born on February 19, 1939 in Moscow. His mother and father were slim and tall. Vladimir got the genes of his grandfather, who was a dwarf. When Fedorov was born in a maternity hospital on the Arbat, the midwives gasped: he had a huge head, very short arms and legs, and was only 30 cm tall. Doctors suggested that Vladimir's parents write a refusal in order to transfer the dwarf child to scientists for research. However, the mother did not consent to this.
Parents literally from the first days began to develop their son. They practiced a non-standard approach. So, on the initiative of his father, instead of standard rattles, Vladimir was "developed" with screwdrivers and nuts. Due to anatomical features, he began to walk late, but he did not have any mental abnormalities. On the contrary, Vladimir grew up as a smart boy.
At the age of 6, Fedorov showed interest in radio engineering. He did not change this hobby throughout his school life.
Vladimir's parents dreamed of a big family, but after his birth they were afraid that the other children would inherit dwarfism from their grandfather. When Vladimir was 10 years old, they still decided to take a chance. So he had first one younger brother, and then a second. Unlike the older child, they were born without a gene defect.
Fedorov was 14 years old when his mother began to have health problems and she was hospitalized for a long time. She died soon after, and her father found another woman and left home. Vladimir, as the eldest man in the family, began to earn money. He photographed, repaired household appliances, sewing machines.
Despite the fact that the part-time job took a lot of time, Fedorov continued to study well at school. After graduation, he decided to enter the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI). At that time it was a prestigious institution. He easily passed the exams and applied for the specialty "nuclear physicist". Vladimir was a student of Igor Kurchatov himself. Fedorov received an increased scholarship, and from the second year he worked at the department. The diploma was given to him a year earlier than his classmates.
Fedorov graduated from the institute in 1964. He immediately received a referral to the Institute of Biophysics of the USSR Ministry of Health, where he began to work in his specialty. Fedorov himself called himself "the smallest nuclear physicist in the country."
He has more than fifty inventions and scientific papers on the following issues:
- maintenance of reactor halls;
- reboot and start-up of a nuclear reactor;
- burial of nuclear waste;
- splitting the atom for peaceful purposes.
Many of Fedorov's scientific works have been translated into English. After retirement, he continues to do his favorite thing - electronics.
Works in cinema and theater
For the first time on the screens Fedorov appeared in the role of Chernomor in the movie fairy tale "Ruslan and Lyudmila". It came out in 1972. The tale is based on the poem of the same name by Alexander Pushkin. It was directed by Alexander Ptushko.
Vladimir's second appearance on the screens took place three years later. He was again invited to act in a movie fairy tale. This time based on the play by Samuil Marshak. Fedorov played a servant in the two-part film "To be afraid of grief - not to see happiness". The role turned out to be small, but Vladimir masterfully got used to the image.
In 1976, he appears in The Legend of Thiel as the jester Ian. The next year Fedorov starred in two films at once: "The Nose" and "Rings of Almanzora". In the first, he played a dwarf, and in the second, a pirate. Subsequently, the directors literally flooded Vladimir with proposals.
Fedorov has more than four dozen roles in films and TV series, including:
- "Dog's heart";
- "Souvenir for the prosecutor";
- "Crazy Flight";
- "Plus one";
- "House under the Starry Sky";
- Anna Karenina;
- “Once upon a time there was one woman”;
- "12 chairs";
- "Through hardship to the stars";
- "Crime and Punishment".
In the late 80s, Vladimir began to play on stage. First at the Vakhtangov Theater, and then at the Nikitsky Gate. The audience quickly fell in love with the actor with a specific appearance.
Vladimir acted in films a lot until 2003. In parallel, he continued to study physics. Now in the cinema he is rarely called.
Relations with women for Vladimir Fedorov were far from easy. In an interview, he admitted that either a very specific woman, or one who has experienced a lot and made conclusions from this, can fall in love with a dwarf man. In his opinion, there is also a third option - to win the woman himself, putting a lot of effort on his part. Fedorov followed this path all his life in relationships with women.
Vladimir has four marriages behind him. The first wife is from the acting environment. He met her at a time when he did not even dream of filming a movie. The first marriage did not last long. The wife cheated on Vladimir with her colleague and asked for a divorce.
Fedorov met his second wife Alevtina after his role in Ruslan and Lyudmila. In this marriage, he became a father for the first time. His wife bore him two sons. The firstborn died in the hospital due to the negligence of the nurse.
In the third marriage, Fedorov also had two children. This time, daughters. With his third wife Elena, Vladimir lived a little more than 10 years, after which the marriage broke up.
Fedorov met his fourth wife when he was 65 years old. At that time, he had already stopped looking for another wife. Seeing Vera, who was 35 years younger than him, Vladimir decided to start a family again. In 2004, they got married.