Died actor Vladimir Tolokonnikov played Sharikov in heart of a Dog

© RIA Novosti / Andrey to Lukauskiene in fotoboeken Vladimir Tolokonnikov. Archival photoDied actor Vladimir Tolokonnikov played Sharikov in heart of a Dog© RIA Novosti / Andrey to Lukauskiene the image Bank

The theatre and cinema actor Vladimir Tolokonnikov, who played ball in the movie «heart of a Dog», has died on 75-m to year of life.

The artist died in Moscow, where he recently returned after shooting in Gelendzhik, on Sunday night. «His son wrote to me about it today at four in the morning (01.00 GMT),» — told RIA Novosti the representative of Theatre of a name of Lermontov in Alma-ATA, where long worked Tolokonnikov.

On Monday, the theater will be a memorable farewell. Will bury the actor on Troekurov cemetery in Moscow.

Cause of death Tolokonnikova is not yet known. According to his colleagues in the theater, in recent months he was seriously ill.

Balls and Hottabych

Vladimir Tolokonnikov was born 25 Jun 1943 in Alma-ATA. School years engaged in Amateur performance. The first place of work was the Theatre of young spectators in Kuibyshev (now Samara), where the actor came after the army.

In 1973 Tolokonnikov he graduated from the acting Department of the Yaroslavl theatre school, then returned to his native city and became an actor, Republican Academic Russian drama theatre named after Lermontov. On this stage he played more than three hundred roles, firs in «the Cherry orchard», Luke in «the day», Cardinal Wolsey in «king’s games» and many others.

Movie Tolokonnikov debuted in 1981 in the Thriller «the Last crossing». But fame, he received only seven years later, after the film by Vladimir Bortko «the heart of a Dog», which acted as Polygraph Polygraphovich Sharikov.

The actor then repeatedly poyavlyatsya on the silver screen. His works include «Cloud-Paradise», «Dream idiot», «the Sky in diamonds», «the One who is softer», «faster», «Black sheep» role in the television series.

The role of Sharikova brought Tolokonnikova state prize of the RSFSR behalf of the Vasilyev brothers, and the film «Hottabych» — MTV movie awards-2007 in the nomination «Best Comedy role».

The actor was awarded the title of honored artist of the Kazakh SSR. In 2009 he was awarded the Russian order of Friendship.

Tolokonnikov was married, raised two sons, one of whom also became an actor.

«He was a stranger to the pathos and swagger»

Colleagues time for theater remember the actor with great warmth.

«Hard to believe that we, colleagues and friends of Vladimir Alexeevich’ll never hear behind the scenes, in the dressing room with his distinctive laughter, jokes, anecdotes. And that he will never appear on stage in «the Family portrait with a stranger» — play, which seemed to never die…» — it is told in the message on the page of theatre of a name of Lermontov in Facebook.

Actors appreciate human qualities Tolokonnikova. «He was a stranger to the pathos, arrogance, complacency… Vladimir Alexeyevich was a very reckless man, and readily gave consent to participate in the flash mob at the Alma-ATA airport, leaving passengers in the costume of the Mayor from the play Revizor. Although theoretically could have refused, having referred to employment», they say.

According to their memories, «with a truly resounding popularity and people’s love to bowl as a star passed Vladimir Alekseevich, rather it is characterized by cardiac redundancy». Colleagues say that he was an example for young people, and has never failed native theatre.

As for the star role Tolokonnikova, it is, according to colleagues of the actor who immortalized him.

«However, Vladimir Alekseevich is not loved when he was associated with negative, yet incredibly charming character,» remember the artists.

Director Vladimir Bortko has also shared his impressions from work with Tolokonnikova.

«He remembered me in our joint work, even though it was thirty years ago, but it proved to be quite successful. And this success is largely connected with him. I in life was lucky that I met a fellow actor. I would like to say that it was very large and nice person,» he said in an interview to RT channel.

«I’m sorry. The best people go,» — said Bortko.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev expressed his condolences to the relatives of the actor.

«He possessed a unique artistic gift that allowed him to play dozens of memorable roles in theater and film, winning the sincere love of millions of people» — the telegram says.

According to Medvedev, the audience loved Tolokonnikova «for the amazing talent transformation, identity and charm». Colleagues and well-known Directors, said Medvedev appreciated the actor’s professionalism, ability to organically enter into a way to accurately convey the author’s intent and the character of the hero.

«So the picture with his participation was included in the Golden Fund of Russian cinema. They will always look and reconsider, finding in them new facets of art by recognized masters, which, undoubtedly, belonged to Vladimir Tolokonnikov,» — said the Prime Minister.

© Film Studio «Lenfilm»Actor Vladimir Tolokonnikov in the movie «heart of a Dog»Died actor Vladimir Tolokonnikov played Sharikov in heart of a Dog© film Studio «Lenfilm»Actor Vladimir Tolokonnikov in the movie «heart of a Dog»

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