Dzhigarkhanyan being awarded by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in 2010
October 35, 1935 |
Yerevan, Soviet Armenia
|Occupation||actor, theater director|
Armen Dzigarkhanyan (Armenian: Արմեն Ջիգարխանյան, Russian: Арме́н Бори́сович Джигарханя́н, born 3 October 1935) is a prominent Armenian, Soviet and later Russian actor. He has appeared in more than 170 films, according to IMDb; the figure does not include TV series, voice works and uncredited appearances.
Dzigarkhanyan worked as assistant cameraman at Armenfilm studios in 1953–1954. He began his acting career in 1955 at the Russian Stanislavsky Theater in Yerevan, and in 1967 moved to the Lenkom Theatre in Moscow.
In 1969, he joined the Mayakovsky Theater. Dzhigarkhanyan was awarded the Armenian Republican State Prize in 1975 for Triangle and again in 1979 for Snow in Mourning. He appeared as a chief gangster in the 1979 TV series The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed, playing opposite Vladimir Vysotsky's police investigator.
Dzigarkhanyan was given the title of People's Artist of the USSR in 1985.
- Hello, That's Me! (1966)
- The New Adventures of the Elusive Avengers (1968)
- The Crown of the Russian Empire, or Once Again the Elusive Avengers (1971)
- Hello, I'm Your Aunt! (1975)
- The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed (1979)
- Teheran 43 (1981)
- Once Upon a Dog (1982) — The Wolf
- Formula of Love (1984) — Count Cagliostro
- Treasure Island (1988) — John Silver
Honours and awards
- Order of Merit for the Fatherland;
- 2nd class (3 October 2010)
- 3rd class (3 October 1995) - for his great personal contribution to the development of theatrical art
- 4th class (1 December 2005) - for outstanding contribution to the development of theatrical art, and many years of creative activity
- Order of Honour (Armenia) (2010)
- Honoured Artist of Armenian SSR (1966)
- People's Artist of the RSFSR (1973)
- People's Artist of the USSR (1985)
- State Prize of the Armenian SSR, twice (1975, 1979)
- Tsarskoselskaya Art Prize (18 October 2011) - "For the original cast and writing a unique path in theatre and film"
- "Actor Armen Dzhigarkhanyan Celebrates 75th Birthday". Russkiy Mir Foundation. 4 October 2010. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
- "Jigarkhanyan, Armen". Armenian Association of Film Critics and Cinema Journalists. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
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