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Vasiliy Shukshin (I) (1929–1974)

Vasili Shukshin, one of Russian cinema's notable figures who rebelled against the Soviet reality since his father was executed under the dictatorship of Joseph Stalin, was a popular actor, director and writer, and died under mysterious circumstances at age 45. He was born Vasili Makarovich Shukshin into a peasant family on July 25, 1929, in the ... See full bio »

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The Red Snowball Tree
The Red Snowball Tree Yegor Prokudin
Vash syn i brat
Pechki-lavochki Ivan Rastorguyev
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 1976 Proshu slova
Feda, dramaturg
 1975 They Fought for Their Country
Piotr Lopakhin
 1974 The Red Snowball Tree
Yegor Prokudin
 1972 Dauriya
Vasili Ulybin
 1972 Pechki-lavochki
Ivan Rastorguyev
 1971 Derzhis za oblaka
Légügyi parancsnok (as Vaszilij Suksin)
 1970 U ozera
 1970 The Great Battle (TV Series)
Gen. Konev
- Liberation (1970) ... Gen. Konev
 1968 Tri dnya Viktora Chernyshova
 1967 Zhurnalist (as V. Shukshin)
 1967 The Commissar
The Commandant
 1963 My, dvoye muzhchin
Mikhail Gorlov
 1962 Kogda derevya byli bolshimi
Chairman of the Kolkhoz
 1962 Alyonka (as V. Shukshin)
 1961 Komandirovka
 1960 Prostaya istoriya
Ivan Lykov
 1959 Zolotoy eshelon
 1959 The Two Fedors
Great Fyodor
 1957 And Quiet Flows the Don
Cameo (uncredited)
 1956 The Killers (Short)
Ole Andreson
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Film writer: his script for the project "Stepan Razin" about a Russian hero who defended poor people and fought against the Moscow government. The film was banned during production. The script was censored by the Soviet government. See more »

Alternate Names:

Wassili Schukschin | V. Shukshin | Vaszilij Suksin

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Father of Mariya Shukshina and Olga Shukshina.


Virtually all of Shukshin's books and films take place in the Altay Region of Russia, where he was born and spent his childhood.

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