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Oleg Aleksandrovich Strizhenov (Russian: Олег Александрович Стриженов; b. 10 August 1929 in Blagoveshchensk in the Russian Far East) was a Soviet and Russian film actor and a People's Artist of the Soviet Union.
He starred or appeared in more than 31 major films between 1951 and 2000 (with a break between 1987 and 2000), including films such as "Gadfly", "The Forty-first", Khozhdenie za tri morya ("The Journey Beyond Three Seas", also known as "The Traveler"), in which he played Afanasy Nikitin; "The Captain's Daughter", "The Queen of Spades", "Ne podsuden", "Gospodin Velikyi Novgorod", "The Young Peter the Great," "Karl Marxs: The Early Years," and others.
Education, Career, and Family
Strizhenov completed the B. V. Shukin Higher Theater School in 1953 and from 1953 he was actor in the Russian Theater of Drama in Tallinn (in Estonia); From 1954-1955, he acted at the Pushkin Theater in Leningrad, and in 1957 he was at the Screen Actors Theater and Studio in Moscow. From 1966 to 1976 he acted at the Moscow Artists' and Actors' Theater.
Oleg Strizhenov has a Bacon number of 3 (Three Degrees of Separation from Kevin Bacon). Strizhenov was in Gospodin velikiy Novgorod (1984) with Alexander Kuznetsov, who was in Space Cowboys (2000) with Blair Brown, who was in Loverboy (2005) with Kevin Bacon.
Oleg's brother, Gleb, was also an actor and a Distinguished Artist of the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic (1974). Gleb died in 1985. Oleg is the father of the Russian actor, writer, producer, and director Aleksandr Strizhenov.
For his performance in The Queen of Spades (Pikovaia Dama)(1960), Strizhenov received the Large Pushkin Gold Medal and was named Laureate and winner of the Gold Medal of the Irina Arkhipova Fund Musical. He was voted best actor of the year in 1970 for his role as the pilot Egorov in "Nepodsuden". He was named a People's Artist of the Soviet Union in 1988.
He was also awarded:
- Medal "For Valiant Labour in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945" (1945)
- Order of Merit for the Fatherland;
- 2nd class (19 October 2004) - For outstanding achievements in the field of cinema and many years of creative activity
- 3rd class (30 July 1999) - For outstanding contribution to the development of national cinema
- Honoured Artist of the RSFSR (1964)
- People's Artist of the RSFSR (1969)
- Sporting Honour (1951)
- Ovod (1955)
- The Forty-first (1956)
- Mexican (1956)
- Journey Beyond Three Seas (1957)
- The Queen of Spades (1960)
- Optimistic Tragedy (1963)
- The Captivating Star of Happiness (1975)
- "The Soviet movie heartthrob Oleg Strizhenov turns 80" The Voice of Russia. Retrieved 2014-2-4.
- Олег Стриженов (Советский Экран)