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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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 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:

"Don Quixote, " "Spartacus, " Petit's "Carmen, " Limon's "Moor's Pavane" 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 his film offers after Die Hard (1988): Producers said things like, "You will play the guy who comes in with a long coat and machine gun and kills everybody in the room. And use that same expression on your face you used in Die Hard." See more »

Trivia:

After having two supporting roles in big blockbuster hits "Witness" and "Die Hard," Godunov seemed destined for stardom. But he turned down just about every other role that came his way. Most of the work either pigeonholed him as a ballet dancer or as a villain like in "Die Hard." He mostly was reduced to appearing in direct-to-video clunkers. He seemed to be making something of a comeback up ... See more »

Trademark:

His long, blonde hair.

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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