|Born||Vladimir Pavlovich Basov
July 28, 1923
Urazovo, Belgorod Oblast, Soviet Union
|Died||September 17, 1987
Moscow, Soviet Union
|Occupation||Actor, film director, screenwriter|
Vladimir Pavlovich Basov (Russian: Владимир Павлович Басов, 28 July 1923 – 17 September 1987) was a Soviet actor, film director and screenwriter. Vladimir Basov was named People's Artist of the USSR in 1983.
Vladimir Basov was born in the Urazovo village, Belgorod Oblast to Pavel Basov (Basultainen) and Alexandra Basova. His father was a Tartu alumnus of Finnish ethnicity who joined Bolsheviks during the revolution. «Basov» was his party alias later adopted as a family name. He served as an officer and political commissar up till his death in 1931. Vladimir's mother Alexandra Ivanovna was a daughter of Russian Orthodox priest from Pokrovsk. She met Pavel during the Civil war; he was on a runaway and asked for shelter. During the 1920s she taught peasant children Russian language and literature. According to Vladimir Basov Jr., his father had Russian, Finnish and Georgian roots.
In 1941 Vladimir Basov joined the Great Patriotic War. He served in the Red Army as an artillery officer, mortar battery commander, then staff officer in the 28th Special Artillery Division in the rank of Kapitan. He was awarded the Medal for Battle Merit in 1943 and the Order of the Red Star in 1945 for displaying outstanding heroism during the capture of a Nazi military base. He was wounded in action, but continued serving until the war ended.
In 1947 Basov entered VGIK. He studied direction under Sergei Yutkevich and Mikhail Romm and graduated in 1952 to work on the Mosfilm studio. As a director Basov made 18 films and one teleplay. Among his most acclaimed pictures is the TV adaption of Mikhail Bulgakov's play The Days of the Turbins and a big-screen spy thriller The Shield and the Sword (1968) which he also co-wrote. He is credited with writing screenplays to most of his movies.
In 1963 his friend Georgiy Daneliya offered a small part in the upcoming film Walking the Streets of Moscow. Basov quickly turned into one of the most beloved Soviet comedy actors. He usually portrayed episodic, but distinguishing characters running some shady businesses, such as the lonely official in Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears. Among his bigger roles is Viktor Myshlaevski in The Days of the Turbins (1976), Huck Finn's father in Hopelessly Lost (1973), Duremar in The Adventures of Buratino (1975), Pyotr Luzhin in Crime and Punishment (1969), Artur Arturovich in The Flight (1970), Stump in The Adventures of Elektronic (1979). He also voiced a number of popular animated toons.
His busy schedule mixed with heavy drinking resulted in serious health problems during the 1980s. In 1983 he survived a stroke that led to complete paralysis of half of his body, yet he continued working. Basov died after the second stroke in 1987. He was buried on the Kuntsevo Cemetery.
A member of the Communist Party since 1948.
|1954||Courage School||Школа мужества||Poruchik (uncredited)||Also director|
|1955||The Crash of the Emirate||Крушение эмирата||Colonel (uncredited)||Also director|
|1957||It Happened at the Mine Number Eight||Случай на шахте восемь||Uncredited||Also director|
|1961||The Fight on a Way||Битва в пути||Broadcaster's voice||Also director|
|1963||Walking the Streets of Moscow||Я шагаю по Москве||Floor polisher|
|The Silence||Тишина||Driver||Also director|
|1964||The Blizzard||Метель||Uncredited||Also director|
|1965||Thirty Three||Тридцать три||Museum's director|
|Operation Y and Shurik's Other Adventures||Операция «Ы» и другие приключения Шурика||The strict policeman|
|1968||The Shield and the Sword||Щит и меч||Bruno||Also director|
|1969||Crime and Punishment||Преступление и наказание||Pyotr Petrovitch Luzhin|
|1970||The Flight||Бег||Artur Arturovich, the Cockroach Tsar|
|1972||As Ilf and Petrov Rode a Tram||Ехали в трамвае Ильф и Петров||Tramway passenger / The head of department|
|Back to Life||Возвращение к жизни||Guitarist||Also director|
|Dangerous Corner||Опасный поворот||Charles Trevor Stanton||Also director|
|1973||Big School-Break||Большая перемена||Photographer|
|Hopelessly Lost||Совсем пропащий||Huck's father|
|1974||100% Nylon||Нейлон 100 %||Kireev the lawyer||Also director|
|1975||The Adventures of Buratino||Приключения Буратино||Duremar|
|Vasilisa Mikulishna (animation)||Василиса Микулишна||Prince Vladimir||Voice only|
|1976||The Days of the Turbins||Дни Турбиных||Viktor Myshlayevsky||Also director|
|Sentimental Romance||Сентиментальный роман||Father|
|1977||About the Little Red Riding Hood||Про Красную Шапочку||Thin Wolf|
|Mimino||Мимино||Sinitsyn, the opera singer|
|Domestic Circumstances||По семейным обстоятельствам||Edward Bubukin|
|The Miracle Voice of Gelsomino||Волшебный голос Джельсомино||King Giacomon||Vocal by Oleg Anofriyev|
|1978||A Dog Was Walking Down the Piano||Шла собака по роялю||Gromov|
|The New Adventures of Captain Vrungel||Новые приключения капитана Врунгеля||Block Silent|
|Last Bride of Zmey Gorynych (animation)||Последняя невеста Змея Горыныча||Zmey Gorynych||Voice only|
|1979||Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears||Москва слезам не верит||Anton Kruglov||Best Foreign Language Film of 1980|
|The Adventures of Elektronic||Приключения Электроника||Stump the chief gangster|
|The Adventures of Prince Florisel||Клуб самоубийц, или Приключения титулованной особы||Inspector Trenton|
|1980||Teheran 43||Тегеран-43||Taxi driver||Soviet-French-Swiss-Spanish production|
|1981||Unpaid Vacation||Отпуск за свой счёт||Yevdokimov||USSR-Hungary production|
|Be My Husband||Будьте моим мужем||Camper|
|Past Day Facts||Факты минувшего дня||Petr Danilovich||Also director|
|Silva||Сильва||Oberleutnant von Rohnsdorff|
|1982||The Story of Voyages||Сказка странствий||Lawyer|
|Look for a Woman||Ищите женщину||Jacque-Pierre Antoine|
|The Trust That Has Burst||Трест, который лопнул||Fake John Morgan|
|Chertyonok № 13 (animation)||Чертёнок № 13||Teacher||Voice only|
|1984||Time and the Conways||Время и семья Конвей||Ernest Beevers||Also director|
|1985||A Boatswain and a Parrot (animation)||Боцман и попугай||Film director||Voice only|
|1986||Seven Cries in the Ocean||Семь криков в океане||Director only|
- Bodanova L. I., Vladimir Basov. In Direction, in Life and Love. Moscow, 2014. ISBN 978-5-227-05104-2 p. 3-8
- Vladimir Basov: Everything About My Mother Karavan Istoriy, October, 2011. (in Russian)
- Basov Vladimir Pavlovich, born 1923 National Act of Bravery During the Great Patriotic War 1941-1944, online archive by the Ministry of Defence. (in Russian)
- «The movie is too optimistic». How Walking the Streets of Moscow was made Argumenty i Fakty, 11/04/2014. (in Russian)
- Basov Vladimir Pavlovich (1923-1987) Celebrity Tombs
- "The 53rd Academy Awards (1981) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2013-06-15.
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