Anatoly Nemov, actor. Honored Artist of Russia. Born in 1953 in the city of Zhytomyr (Ukraine). In 1971, after graduation, he entered the Rostov School of Arts. After serving in the army in 1974 he entered GITIS im. Lunacharsky to the acting department. Upon graduation, he worked at the Volgograd Drama Theater. Gorky, and then at the 1st Moscow Regional Drama Theater. Since 1991 - in teaching. First, at the Theater School. Shchepkina, and then at Moscow State University of Culture and Arts. He lived in Argentina.
The series "Tote" (2003), "The Return of Mukhtar" (2003), "Park of the Soviet period" (director Y. Gusman), "Tango three" (director Y. Popovich), "” Cedar pierces the sky " , the series "Native People" (2008), the series "Two Sides of One Anna" (2009), the television series "Efrosinya" (2011)
One way or another, the evening of Anatoly Nemov, held in Abu Dhabi at the residence of the Ambassador of the Russian Federation, gave not only the joy of communication, but also made it possible to learn more about the life, work and roles of the actor ....
Anatoly, since childhood you wanted to become an artist?
I decided that I would be an artist somewhere by the end of the 8th grade of high school. Something had to be done. To which my mother told me that, they say, she does not mind, but for a start it would be nice to get some profession. I thought about it. And I decided to go to study at the construction college, since my parents were builders.
The competition was terrible - two people in place, and I safely turned out to be the second. I was the happiest of mortals, because I did not go to college. After graduating from 10 classes, I decided to realize my dream. I was afraid of large metropolitan universities, but still drove into the Karpenko-Karov Kiev Institute. There in the selection committee was such a national artist of the Soviet Union Natalya Uzhviy. She listened to me reading poetry by Taras Shevchenko, and advised me to go to enter a Russian theater university, saying that I would not go to Ukraine.
And I went to Rostov-on-Don. From the first time he entered the theater school, despite a competition of 25 people per seat. After the first course, I received a summons to the army, and I went to serve in the Red Banner Turkestan Military District. There I was discovered by a song and dance ensemble, in which I safely completed my army service. And after the army he decided for himself "if you fall, so off the horse" and went to act in Moscow.
Who did you study with?
The system of admission to all Moscow theatrical universities was such - it was possible to submit documents to all theatrical schools at once, and begin to pass there the first rounds. If everything went well, then by the third, final round, it was necessary to decide which university to go to - GITIS, VGIK, Pike, Sliver or the Moscow Art Theater School.
I arrived early in the morning in army uniform from Ashgabat directly to Red Square, since I knew nothing more in Moscow, and then went to Sobinovsky Lane, Building 4, where GITIS is located. By the way, I asked the road from several people standing at the building of the Moscow Conservatory, one of which was the famous actor Mikhail Gluzsky. In general, I entered GITIS at the acting department. Yuri Stoyanov, Tatyana Dogileva, Viktor Sukhorukov, all three of Russia's national artists were on the same course with me. To date, 24 of our 25 fellow students are left, Gennady Zalogin is dead. Of these, three folk artists and 11 honored artists of Russia, including your humble servant.
Where did you work then?
For many years I served in the Moscow Regional Drama Theater, then went on to teach at the school named after Schepkina. During perestroika, when everything collapsed, I worked at the Moscow University of Culture and Arts and at the same time at the Vernissage theater on Begovaya. Now this theater is no longer there.
I’m sure that learning the acting profession is impossible. A theater teacher is generally some kind of incident. There can be no such profession. This is either a director or an actor. To teach acting is impossible. But to be honest, I’ve been a terrible idler since childhood, and I always wanted to work a little and earn a lot. Therefore, I chose acting and miscalculated. A lot of work - no earnings. Well, my wife knows this well.
What was the turning point in your biography, and how did you end up in Argentina?
Meeting with my wife. Amid a noisy ball, by chance .... I, among many actors, diplomats, and other secular characters, was invited to open a new hotel in Moscow, it was called Belgrade. At this reception, I met her, my future wife. She is from Argentina, an employee of the embassy of this country. Thanks to her work, we live in Ukraine, now in Russia, then in Argentina. Now they are here in the United Arab Emirates.
What roles do you like most to play?
Various. The negative and positive hero are completely special characters, interesting in their own way. An actor is a diagnosis. And it’s impossible for me not to play anyone. I love theater - this is a colossal energy exchange with the audience: the more I take from the audience, the more I give it to him. The theater enriches: it is momentary, it is here and now. We learn from each other on stage, every day. Without this, I can’t imagine myself.
Fate drove me to the cinema for a long time. I played small episodes, nothing serious. In Argentina, I accidentally met with Yuri Popovich, who studied at GITIS for a course younger. He was about to shoot his three-man tango series there. It was a joint project of the Argentinean Tele-F studio and the Rossiya channel. From that moment, my friendship with television began. Then there was the series "Relatives", well, off we go ... My last work was in the series "Efrosinya", which now also goes on the channel "Russia". Honestly, I have not yet seen what happened there. I need to see.
Anatoly, how do you feel about the word "star", and are there any undoubted movie or theater stars among the current actors?
I do not like this word. It came to us from American cinema, and, in general, is not peculiar to the Russian character. Although, of course, the absolute star of the modern Russian screen is Sergey Bezrukov. You can love or not love him, but the fact that his face flickers more often than others is a fact. There are a couple of actors - Konstantin Khabensky and Mikhail Porechenkov. Here, perhaps, this trio can be safely called the "stars" of Russian cinema.
I have more faith in the genius of directors. For example, Yuri German has been making a picture for the twelfth year based on the novel of the Strugatsky brothers "It is difficult to be God," and still has not finished this work. So something does not suit him. And that means the result should be amazing.
Is there a role you could not play?
Today I am in such a "consistency", in such a state that I can play everything. Actor is a dependent profession. And when we say that we will not play this or that character, we are a little cunning. I wouldn’t refuse anything, I’m interested in trying everything.
Would you wish your children an acting destiny?
I will not impede this choice, but I would not wish. This is a difficult, painful profession, requiring the renunciation of a lot, if not everything. An actor must be born. It needs to live. I still do not see acting inclinations in my children, and thank God.
Thank you for the interview. We will be waiting for your new work.
During the creative meeting, Anatoly Nemov read poetry, sang songs to the guitar, joked and complimented the ladies present. The actor was beautiful and interesting in all his roles. The culmination of the evening was the recitation of the poem by A. S. Pushkin "Count Nulin." That was great. Bravo!
The editors thank the wife of the ambassador of the Russian Federation to the UAE, Evgenia Andreeva, for organizing a creative meeting with Anatoly Nemov.