Sergei Fedorovich Bondarchuk – actor, film director, screenwriter, People’s Artist of the USSR.
Sergey was born in a small village of Belozyorka in the Kherson region of Ukraine on September 25, 1920. Childhood in the biography of Sergei Bondarchuk was held in Yeisk and Taganrog. There he became interested in acting. Later he began to play in the dramatic theater of Taganrog. Sergey decided to elect his career as an actor. His father, an engineer by profession, was against such a choice of profession.
From 1938 to 1941, Sergei Bondarchuk studied in the biography of the theatrical school in Rostov. When the Great Patriotic War began, education had to be interrupted. Sergei went to the front.
Higher education in the biography of Sergei Bondarchuk was received at the All-Russian State University of Cinematography Gerasimov. VGIK Bondarchuk graduated in 1948, studied at the actor’s faculty.
The debut in the movie in the biography of Bondarchuk
took place in 1948. During filming, Sergei met his future wife – Inna Makarova. In the same year they were married. And in 1950 the daughter was born in the family – Natalia. In 1959, Bondarchuk married for the second time, on the actress, People’s Artiste Irina Skobtseva. Together the couple lived for 35 years, raised two children: daughter Alena and son Fyodor.
Great success came to Sergei Bondarchuk after the film “Taras Shevchenko.” In 1952, Bondarchuk in the biography received the title of People’s Artist of the USSR. As a director made his debut in 1959, shooting the film “The Fate of Man.” Among the famous director’s works Bondarchuk: “War and Peace”, “Waterloo”, “They fought for their Motherland”, “Red Bells”, “Boris Godunov” and many others. In his works, the director often took pictures of his wife and children. For all his life Sergey Bondarchuk has played in more than 30 films.
Sergey Bondarchuk also taught in his biography. He was the director of the director’s and actor’s
workshops, and since 1974 – a professor at VGIK. The authority, Sergey Bondarchuk’s influence on cinematography in the USSR were enormous. Since 1971, he served as secretary of the board in the Union of Cinematographers.
The last directorial work of Sergei “Quiet Flows the Don” was never completed before his death. The final editing of the painting was completed by his son Fyodor Bondarchuk. Sergei Bondarchuk died of myocardial infarction on October 20, 1994 in Moscow.