Aleksandr Kuznetsov (actor)

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Aleksandr Kuznetsov
Александр Кузнецов на 69 Берлинском кинофестивале (cropped).jpg
Aleksandr Kuznetsov attending the premiere of "Acid" at the 69th Berlin Film Festival
Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Kuznetsov

(1992-07-22) 22 July 1992 (age 27)
Years active2014–present

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Kuznetsov (also tr. Aleksandr Kuznetsov; Russian: Александр Александрович Кузнецов, born 22 July 1992) is a Russian actor. He has had prominent roles in Russian films and television.[1]

Early life[edit]

Aleksandr Kuznetsov was born on July 22, 1992, in Sevastopol, Ukraine (now Sevastopol (de jure) Ukraine (de facto) Russia). Kuznetsov felt creatively limited in Sevastopol and moved first to Kiev and then Moscow to pursue his education. In 2015, he graduated from the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS) and was invited to join several leading Moscow theaters. He chose the Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre where he started as a leading actor the same year. In addition to film and television, he has performed in numerous theater productions, including "The Rebels" (2017), directed by Aleksandr Molochnikov, and "Oh, late love" (2014), directed by D. Krimov. He also directed and starred in his own production, "The Gamblers (IGQKI)" at the Na Strastnom Theatrical Center (2015).[2][3]

In cinema, Kuznetsov is currently best known for his roles in The Scythian (The Last Warrior), directed by Rustam Mosafir, and Leto, directed by Kirill Serebrennikov, which was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Considered a fast rising star in Russian Cinema, critics have been mostly positive about his performances.[4][5][6] For his leading role in Kislota (ACID) directed by Alexander Gorchilin, Alexander received an Angela Award at the SUBTITLE Spotlight European Film Festival.[7][8]

Apart from his acting career, Kuznetsov is also the frontman of his band "Space Punk Industry." He is currently working on their first album. Aleksandr describes his music as a mix of "britpop and alternative".[9][10]

In the fall of 2018, Kuznetsov won a "New Names (in Cinema)" Award at the OK! Magazine awards ceremony (Russia).[11]

In 2019 Aleksandr has been cast in a leading role in "Mon Légionnaire". The french feature film, which will be directed by Rachel Lang, also stars french actor Louis Garrel.



Year Title Role Notes
2015 Puppet Syndrome (Sindrom Petrushki) Young Peter
2017 DOGMEAT (Sobachatina) Brother (Bratik) Short film
2018 The Last Warrior (The Scythian) Marten (Kunitsa)
2018 Spitak[12] Viktor
2018 Leto (Summer) Skeptic
2018 Why Don’t You Just Die? (Papa, sdokhni)[13] Matvey
2018 Acid (Kislota)[14] Peter
2019 Mesto! Konstantin
2019 Bratstvo (Leaving Afghanistan) Laryok
2019 Lyubi ikh vsekh Dima
2019 Great poetry (Bolshaya poeziya) Viktor
2019 Groza Kudryash
2019 The kettle (Kotyol) Sava
2020 Mon Légionnaire Vlad
2021 Heart of Parma Prince Mikhail


Year Title Role Notes
2014 Besy (TV Mini-Series) Grammar-school boy Episodes #1.1-1.4
2018 Nenastje (Bad Weather) Jan Suchilin Episodes #1.1-1.11
2018 Luchshe, chem lyudi (Better than Us) Bars
2019 Soderzhanki Kirill Somov
2019 BeHappy Psychologist

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Year Category Nominated Work Result
Sukhum International Film Festival[15] 2018 Best Actor Dogmeat Won
SUBTITLE Spotlight European Film Festival[16] 2018 Best Actor Acid Won
Chopard Talent Award at Moscow International Film Festival[17] 2019 Best Young Actor Acid Won
Kinotavr[18] 2019 Best Actor Great Poetry Won


  1. ^ "Биография на сайте Рускино".
  2. ^ "Биография на сайте МХТ им. Чехова".
  3. ^ "Статья в журнале VOGUE / октябрь'2018 "Герои нашего времени" (А.Кузнецов, А.Горчилин)".
  4. ^ ""Папа, сдохни": кровь с молотком в новой дикой комедии от продюсеров "Страны ОЗ"". Афиша. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  5. ^ ""Кислота" Александра Горчилина: самый убедительный дебют на "Кинотавре"". Афиша. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  6. ^ "'The Scythian' Review: Swordplay and Other Manly Acts Collide In Ancient Times (Fantasia 2018)". Film School Rejects. 2018-07-28. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  7. ^ "Interview for HelloMagazine Russia".
  8. ^ "GQ Russia".
  9. ^ Интервью для
  10. ^ Интервью для Buro 24/7
  11. ^ "OK! magazine awards 2018".
  12. ^ "Pomegranate Film Festival 2018 Award Winners".
  13. ^ "The Hollywood Reporter 'Why Don't You Just Die!' ('Papa, sdokhni'): Film Review".
  15. ^ "Sukhumi International Film Festival Awards".
  16. ^ "ANGELA AWARD WINNERS 2018".
  17. ^ "Торжественный ужин Chopard в честь вручения премии молодым актерам Chopard Talent Award 2019".
  18. ^ Лауреаты 30-го ОРКФ "Кинотавр"

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