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Name: Oleg Yankovsky  
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Date of Birth: 23rd February 1944
Place of Birth: Soviet Union
Profession: Actor
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Oleg I. Yankovsky

Oleg Ivanovich Yankovsky (Russian: Олег Иванович Янковский; b. Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, February 23, 1944) is a Russian actor who has excelled in psychologically sophisticated roles of modern intellectuals. In 1991, he became, together with Alla Pugacheva, the last person to be named a People's Artist of the USSR.

Born into a noble family of Belarusian stock, Oleg Yankovsky formed an ambition to emulate his brother Rostislav and joined the Saratov Drama Theatre in 1965. His film career was launched two years later, when he was cast in two movies about the WWII.

During his remarkably fruitful screen career, Yankovsky appeared in many film adaptations of Russian classics, notably My Sweet and Tender Beast (1977) and The Kreutzer Sonata (1987). A leading actor of Mark Zakharov's Lencom Theatre since 1975, he starred in the TV versions of the theatre's productions, An Ordinary Miracle (1978) and The Very Same Munchausen (1979) being the most notable. For his role in Roman Balayan's Flights in Dreams and Reality (1984) Yankovsky was awarded the USSR State Prize. He has been better known abroad for his parts in Tarkovsky's movies The Mirror (Tarkovsky's father) and Nostalghia (Tarkovsky's alter ego).

Final shot of Nostalghia.

Since 1993, Yankovsky has been running the Kinotavr Film Festival in Sochi. His slew of awards continued with several Nike Awards from the Russian Film Academy for his directorial debut Come Look At Me (2001) and Valery Todorovsky's Lyubovnik (2002). As of 2005, Yankovsky was playing in the TV adaptation of Doctor Zhivago, directed by his son Filipp.

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