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Anatoly Ravikovich. What the audience loves Hobotov for?

Actors often become hostages of one, successfully played role. Vyacheslav Tikhonov, for example, in memory of the audience is always associated with Stierlitz though on the account of this outstanding master there are a lot of successful film works. Similar history occurred and with Anatoly Ravikovich who brilliantly played a role mumble - the intellectual Hobotov in the legendary television movie of Mikhail Kozakov Pokrovsk gate . More than twenty years this nickname it was tightly pasted to the talented actor.

Vladivostok is taken!

In the childhood did not even dream of actor`s career of Shreds, though visited a school theatrical circle, but it is more from - for existence of the good company and presence of the weaker sex, at that time training was separate. When the time for choice of profession came, it became clear: bad progress does not give the slightest chance to enter to the prestigious university. On the horizon lit theatrical institute, but the father of future actor was categorically against such levity of the son as considered actors, to put it mildly, dishonest . Agreed on a compromise: in the film engineering institute chosen by the father the original certificate, and in theatrical - the copy moves.

Anatoly solved on entrance examinations in fatherly the higher education institution not to go at all, and to concentrate completely on preparation of repertoire for receipt in theatrical institute. Here is how the actor today, many years later, with humour remembers this important point of life: I a toneless voice read Mayakovsky, in the fable The Wolf on a kennel represented Kutuzov, for descriptive reasons closing one eye a hand. Chose a fragment in which Taras Bulba killed the son from prose. I represent how it looked from outside when the thin Jewish boy severely questioned: Well, the sonny, you were helped by your Poles? And for singing chose On valleys and on hills - too the heroic, but tiresome song with infinite number of couplets in which capture of all cities on the way of Red army to Vladivostok is described. From the first couplet got not into that tonality.

The pianist adapted, and I again exactly so began to sing above. Around capture of Nikolaevsk - on - Cupid got already on such heights that from tension rolled up eyes to a ceiling. At last, when Vladivostok fell, looked down, but did not see the commission - it rode under a table from laughter. It appears, there long ago shouted: Let he will become silent! Take away it! but I did not hear. To institute I was admitted. When our master collected arrived and characterized everyone, spoke me that supposedly took only because long ago did not see such idiot. I seemed amusing, and he assumed, maybe, really, from me something will turn out?

Star a role of the Russian servant

in the course of preparation of this article I with big surprise found out that before emergence Pokrovsk gate Anatoly Ravikovich was practically not removed (and he at that time was 46 years old) and actually Lev Evgenyevich Hobotov`s role became a peculiar admission on the big screen. Really film directors did not seek to remove this bright actor?

In one of telecasts Anatoly Yuryevich very colourfully told about one unfortunate film epic connected with shootings of the well-known movie Sannikov`s Earth . The assistant to the director addressed the actor and began to beg tearfully to act as the Russian servant (!) . It - a star role, you with it will travel over all Soviet Union! - he set on Ravikovich. Frankly speaking, I do not know what rich imagination and the violent imagination needs to be had to present Ravikovich in similar role, but, eventually, the young man agreed though for movie tests it had to replace completely image, having recoloured hair. For cinema similar executions are not a rarity.

So, for example, the brunette Alexander Demyanenko at will of the director Leonid Gaidai turned into the blonde, and there is a lot of such examples.

Aggravating as circumstance his eyebrows which reduced all idea " served in a case with Ravikovich; paintings on is not present. Then the assistant to the director ordered to paint also them. We pozhzht to the actor of an eyebrow! - the unfortunate make-up artist begged, but the execution came true, and Ravikovich turned into the blonde. On the film platform habitual vanity reigned, and it was not even given the chance to be adjusted for a role. He shy uttered indistinctly something to the director, but that with the Caucasian temperament exclaimed: By the way, it is production! and right there addressed the operator: And well raise a chamber down! .

Movie tests took place unsuccessfully therefore other actor got a role of the Russian servant, but on it Anatoly`s adventures did not end. Shows took place in Moscow, and next day the actor had to play in native Leningrad, and the hero with a black hair color. Before departure Ravikovich came into shop and shy asked a black hair-dye, and already at the exit from department heard as one shop assistant complained to the girlfriend: You know, from these blue there is no life at all! . In a train toilet the actor began to recolour hair, at the same time completely soiled a suit and a shirt, however to St. Petersburg arrived in an image of the burning brunette.

Hobotov as

Ya already noted a mirror of the spineless intellectuals that for many audience Ravikovich - first of all Lev Evgenyevich Hobotov from Pokrovsk gate but if stars disposed in a different way, then we would never see it in this role. The matter is that there were two casts - star and usual. Andrey Mironov became the first applicant for Hobotov`s role, however Mikhail Kozakov decided to risk and chose an alternating cast where there were no sonorous names. Thus, Hobotov`s role was played by Anatoly Ravikovich.

Why to the audience the image of the spineless four-eyes - " was so fallen in love; botany not adapted for household problems of life at all? His hero, despite all eccentricity and absurdity, is in own way lyrical and gentle, is an antipode of practical and hard-working Savva Ignatyich with which it is elementary boring for the main character of a picture Margarita Pavlovna as it suits only as the strong back for providing life, but does not approach as a hobby at all. The paradoxical fact is also explained by it that the former spouse just does not want to release Hobotov: it is necessary to it even if in other quality.

Anatoly Ravikovich it is very bright and convex shows us as it is hard for person to live on light other-wordly for which there is other scale of values. When Hobotov really falls in love with Lyudochka (in brilliant execution of Elena Koreneva), at him opens second wind and life finds sense again. However artful Margarita Pavlovna does not want to lose ex-the spouse and does everything possible to destroy this union.

The movie final fantastically - is optimistical: Hobotov manages to run away from darling, let to the future, but it already and not so important. The main thing - forever to escape an eye vigilant trustees for some reason got a false idea herself ultimate truth . Hobotov`s role became business card actor, and movie Pokrovsk gate collected the whole constellation of remarkable actors, still remains to one of favourite teletapes.

Ravikovich and Mazurkevich

the Charming spouse of Anatoly Yuryevich is many years the actress Irina Mazurkevich. Despite a solid age difference (twenty one year), spouses remarkably get on with each other, and Ravikovich removed a secret of family happiness: It is impossible to look at the partner as on the person forever given you in use. It is necessary to live with consciousness that it at any time can leave if you make something not so. It gives sharpness to the relations, adds responsibility and causes feeling of gratitude to destiny for the fact that it reduced it with you. Otherwise marriage turns into boring mechanical piece.