One of the foremost Russian actors, People’s Artist of Russia Stanislav Lyubshin turned 75 yesterday.
Stanislav Lyubshin was born on 6 April 1933 in Moscow. In 1959 he graduated from Shchepkin Drama School and filmed from then on. After his role of a Soviet secret agent in the film Shchit i mech (The Shield and the Sword) (1968) Lyubshin became an actor in great demand.
The 1970s were true heyday of Stanislav Lyubshin’s talent. Apart from the above-mentioned work the actor played a whole range of remarkable roles in such outstanding films as biopic series Moya zhizn (My Life) (1972) after Anton Chekhov’s works, Pechki-lavochki (Happy Go Lucky) (1972) directed and written by Vasili Shukshin, drama Step (The Steppe) (1977) directed by Sergei Bondarchuk after the novel by Anton Chekhov.
Five Evenings (1979)
One of the best works in Stanislav Lyubshin’s career was his role in Nikita Mikhalkov’s Pyat vecherov (Five Evenings) (1979). In the 1980s Stanislav Lyubshin was already a recognized film star on a worldwide scale. By that time another film with his splendid work had been released, namely Rodion Nahapetov’s drama Ne strelyayte v belykh lebedey (Do Not Shoot White Swans) (1980).
Presently Stanislav Lyubshin works onstage of Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre (MKhAT).