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Alexander Godunov (1949–1995)


He was born on Sakhalin Island at the far eastern end of the former Soviet Union and began studying dance at age 9 in the Riga State Ballet School. He later said his mother put him there to prevent his becoming "a hooligan". One of his classmates and friends at the school was Mikhail Baryshnikov. After graduating he toured with the Moscow ... See full bio »

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Known For

Die Hard
Die Hard Karl
(1988)
Witness
Witness Daniel Hochleitner
(1985)
The Money Pit
The Money Pit Max Beissart, the Maestro
(1986)
The Zone
The Zone Lothar Krasna
(1995)

Filmography

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 1995 The Zone
Lothar Krasna
 1994 North
Amish Dad
 1991 The Runestone
Sigvaldson, The Clockmaker
 1988 Die Hard
Karl
 1978 31 iyunya (TV Movie)
Lamison / Bob Taylor (as Aleksandr Godunov)
 1970 Carmen Syuta
Jose (as Aleksandr Godunov)
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Other Works:

leading roles in "Swan Lake, " "Giselle, " "Raymonda, " "La Bayadere, " See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Aleksandr Godunov

Height:

6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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Personal Quote:

On Mikhail Baryshnikov firing him from the American Ballet Theatre in 1982: He threw me away like a potato peel. See more »

Trivia:

He danced as a principal with the ABT for almost three years until longtime friend and rival Mikhail Baryshnikov booted him out. He was making $5,500 a week at the time. After that, their relationship was pretty much severed. He remarked that it reminded him "of Russian behavior. Nobody prepared me...it smells like Russia." See more »

Trademark:

His long, blonde hair.

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Sagittarius

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