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Aleksandr Gordon (I) (1931–2020)

Aleksandr Gordon was born on December 26, 1931 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR [now Russia]. He was a director and writer, known for The Killers (1956), The Fight in the Blizzard (1978) and Ransom (1986). He was previously married to Marina Tarkovskaya. He died on December 7, 2020. See full bio »


(age 88)

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Known For

The Killers Director
Ransom Director
Double Passing Director


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 1969-1992 Fuse (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Masquerade (1990)
- Come again? (1989)
 1990 Soccer Player
 1986 Ransom
 1973 Behind the Wheel, Korobkin (Documentary short)
 1970 The Theft
 1967 Sergey Lazo
 1959 There Will Be No Leave Today (TV Movie) (as A. Gordon)
 1956 The Killers (Short) (as A. Gordon)
Hide Hide Show Show Writer (3 credits)
 1994 Andrei Tarkovsky's Taiga Summer (TV Movie documentary)
 1959 There Will Be No Leave Today (TV Movie) (screenplay - as A. Gordon)
 1956 The Killers (Short) (screenplay - as A. Gordon)
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 1959 There Will Be No Leave Today (TV Movie)
Military Engineer (uncredited)
 1956 The Killers (Short)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Author of the book "Tucherez, or the Incredible is Likely", (a "tucherez" is a kind of skyscraper), a fantasy conversation between two filmmakers, Segei Eisenstein and Andrei Tarkovsky, with episodes from Gordon's own life, and anecdotes from other filmmakers, and about the state of our mysterious complex world and the future ... See more »

Alternate Names:

A. Gordon | Aleksandr W. Gordon


Marina Tarkovskaya  (his death)  (2 children)

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Personal Quote:

[on Mikhail Vartanov's film Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992)] "...this film is a gift, a treasure for the soul. Here the art of cinema reveals its very best qualities..."


Unlike the common English given name "Gordon", his family name is pronounced with the accent on the last syllable and a long O: "gor-DOAN". See more »


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