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Eldar Ryazanov (1927–2015)

Eldar Aleksandrovich Ryazanov was born on November 18, 1927 in Samara, Russia. He graduated with honors from the Soviet State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in 1950, as a film director. He was making documentaries for five years. In 1955 Ryazanov came to work at the Mosfilm Studios under the direction of Ivan Pyrev, who produced Ryazanov's ... See full bio »


(age 88) in Moscow, Russia

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 2000 Tikhie omuty
 1993 Predskazaniye
 1987 Chetyre vechera s Vladimirom Vysotskim (TV Series documentary)
 1981 Say a Word for the Poor Hussar (TV Movie)
 1980 The Garage
 1975 The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath! (TV Mini Series) (2 episodes)
- Part 2 (1975)
- Part 1 (1975)
 1961 Absolutely Seriously (Short) (segment "Kak sozdavalsya Robinzon")
 1961 Sovershenno seryozno. Kak sozdavalsya Robinzon. Film 1 (Short) (as E. Ryazanov, directed by)
 1956 Spring Voices
 1955 V Dalnevostochnyh moryah (Documentary short)
 1955 Ostrov Sakhalin (Documentary)
 1953 Not Far from Krasnodar (Documentary short)
 1953 Tvoi knizhki (Short)
 1951 Doroga imeni Oktyabrya (Documentary short)
 1951 Na pervenstvo mira po shakhmatam (Documentary short)
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Alternate Names:

Eldar Rjasanow | E. Ryazanov


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Personal Quote:

"U prirody net plohoy pogody" (nature doesn't have bad weather)


Terminated his membership in the Union of Cinematographers of Russia headed by Nikita Mikhalkov. See more »


In all the movies he directed he plays a small part (like Alfred Hitchcock). Often this part lasts just a couple of seconds long, but it has to be there.

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