Date of Birth: 01/25/1957
Place of birth: Moscow
Born January 25, 1957. Father - Rostockiy Stanislav I. (1922-2001), film director, People`s Artist of USSR, laureate of Lenin and State prizes. Mother - Menshikov, Nina E. (1928 born.), Actress, People`s Artist of Russia, laureate of the USSR State Prize. Wife - Rostockiy Albertovna Marianne (1963 born.), Teacher, film critic, Ph.D., member of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia. The daughter - Olga (1989 born.).
"Son of the famous filmmakers" - This is the beginning almost every publication about him. What does it mean? How many of them, celebrities of children who died in the wilds of prestigious gatherings. Talented, but flashed for a moment, unable to withstand competition with the names of their parents. Talent - many, but the ability and desire to go to the same area of ??their own way, often deliberately emphasized "not his father," and the will to do it - not at all. And it is not always known and popular parent can boast that he once said: "Ah! so you are his father? "
Andrew Rostockiy not bathed in the glory of the parent. About his childhood and youth joked: "I have the situation was like in a school essay:" Pushkin was born in the village with his grandmother, while his parents were in St. Petersburg. " He believes that it is very much indebted to Tatiana Grigorievna grandmother - my mother`s mother, who took the boy to him. She loved Andryusha to oblivion, is pleased to pamper young master, but where there is: it is necessary to keep in order a wooden house in Bogorodskoye. At most teenage son. And Andrew helped his grandmother: chopped wood, carried water, repairing, repaired, built - in short, all men work on it so on his uncle a little older. And in his spare time, my grandmother read to him by Pushkin, his idol, whose biography she knew by day, minute by minute. She brought up her grandson so that the XIX century for him forever became dearer and closer XX-th. Romanticism, generosity, dignity, notions of honor - is not only a noble father`s genes (grandfather Andrew was the actual state councilor, lawyer, for refusing to participate in political prisoners processes was exiled from St. Petersburg to the city Alapaevsk, grandfather graduated from the medical faculty of Moscow University, participated in the First world war II), it is also a spiritual atmosphere created by this quiet, modest, hard-working, kind, intelligent woman of the camp.
Andrew graduated from the English special school. Caring parents about school progress the young man is over a failed attempt to prove to my mother that two plus three - five. More in no one delved into lessons, and you can learn what is interesting. First of all English - the ability to make it enjoyable, as well as history and literature. However, the literature teacher, was not always pleased with his progress. How! It has your opinion, which, moreover, is not entirely coincide with what was written in the textbooks. At mark Andrew paid little attention, early feeling that "mnogoznanie mind does not teach." He received a good education in the humanities precisely because he studied intelligently, not crammed into school all in a row, and soaked up the right. Autonomy and here played a role, his idol was the Lermontov - poet, demonic, rigid, and can be tragic. He was close to Lermontov`s romanticism, his attitude towards women.
Parents believed that due to their personal qualities Andrew can become a diplomat or a perfect surgery: there was a strong medical tradition in the family. With his "thinking hands" had other stable and reliable prospects. About career in movies afraid to think: even if the talent, the result may be the most pitiable. But ... The first time Andrew came to the set with my mother - she starred in the movie "The farm in the desert" B. Buneeva and then was surprised how accurate tips makes it a 10-year-old son, the boy who starred in the film. Then, at age 14, he went with his father to the shooting of the film "The Dawns Here Are Quiet", and there enthusiastically participated in the process, helping the director, props, pyrotechnics. It was then decided to work by anyone, but only in the movies. He realized that this was his way of life.
On Directing Department in its 16 years Andrew dared to go. Finishing 9th grade, learned that VGIK SF Bondarchuk announces an additional set of boys in an acting workshop. To show I chose "Architects" Kedrina "Yegorushka" Tsvetaeva and prose Victor Koneckogo. When Bondarchuk called Rostockiy Sr. to announce that his son liked, he snapped: "If you doubt it, then it is better not to spoil the life of a child!" Andrew was appointed an auditor and by continuing to go to school, could attend classes on specialty and at University. The fate was to be decided after the 1st year. And she decided. At this time he was invited to Ilya Frazee in the movie "This is what we do not pass", and Bondarchuk confirmed the role of Corporal Kochetygova in the film "They Fought for Their Country" (1975).
His first role in film was his first trick. This memorable scene in the movie: tank runs into the trench, which is a fighter, and is set in place, leveled trench with the ground: a hero Andrew throws him a Molotov cocktail and dies. After LOPAKHIN battle (actor V. Shukshin) mourns his death. After exactly a quarter century, Andrew will meet with such characters in the television movie "My War" (120 episodes, directed by A. Aravin, 2000, was shown on the channel TVC), in which veterans will talk about the realities of war, and the actor will act as moderator.
The first major role as Andrew did not go unnoticed - in the film AI Freza he played a high school student, defending the independence of opinion, fighting for her love. The well-known historian of children`s cinema KK Paramonov said then that the undoubted success of the film has become a live individual character is a young man on the background of standardized, painted pupils and teachers of youth cinema of those years.
Modern heroes Rostotsky subsequently appeared in the films "On the edge of the world" (Vladimir fingers, directed by R. Nakhapetov, 1975), "alternate aerodrome" (Mitya Solovyov, director I. Gurin, 1976), "Vasily and Vasilisa" (Peter, director I. Poplavskaja, 1981), "True Lieutenant Klimov" (Pavel Klimov, director A. Dashkevich, 1981), "The Wedding present" (Andrew A. director Igishev, 1982), "Attention! All posts "(Viktor Koltsov, director I. Ascension, 1985)," Breakthrough "(Dmitry Martynov, directed by D. Svetozarov, 1986)," Where is your son? "(Viktor Koltsov, director I. Ascension, 1986)," Interception "(Ensign Bahteev, director Tarasov, 1986)," Black ocean "(Galaktionov, director Solov`ev, 1997), and others.
His characters - a personality, strong-willed, independent, purposeful, trying to live the high ideals and spiritual values. They are often thought of in the Soviet cinema as role models, examples to which young people should aspire. Yet the actor managed to avoid sketchy, superficial positivity. The audience loved him motivated blue-eyed beauties, whose thoughts are not with deeds. He is also more expensive were more complex characters. Lermontov`s spirit felt it in the script remarkable playwright E. Grigoryeva "Silver Lake" (director B. Buneev, 1989), although the plot of this modern product repeating Pushkin`s "Eugene Onegin" and the script was originally named "Tatiana". But Andrew found in the character of the hero pechorinsky drama: internal dissatisfaction with reality gave rise to intolerance, youthful cruelty, isolation, the hero created himself through the suffering of others.
In the space of historic proportions is most realized acting talent AS Rostotsky. The role in the television movie Nikolka Turbine Basov "Days of Turbin" (1976) opened a gallery of characters who have devoted their lives to serving the Fatherland, lofty and noble, considering the main value of freedom and ready to give his life for her. Andrew played a lieutenant in the film Hubenko Yu Boretskiy "Mr schoolboy" (1985), Lieutenant Kareltsova V. Novak in the film "The Crimea is not always summer" (1987), the Prince in "The Enchanted Wanderer" (director I. Poplavskaja, 1990) Count Nikolai Sheremetev in "Countess Sheremetev" (directed by T. Pavlyuchenko, 1993). His heroes are: Arkady Gaidar in the films "The End of the emperor Taiga" (directed by V. Saruhanov, 1977), "I remain with you" (director I. Ascension, 1981) and "Summer to remember" (directed by Yuri Kuzmenko, 1987) Ivan Kaliayev - "Special will not" (director B. Bobrowski, 1978) and "Nikolai Podvoisky" (directed by Yu Boretsky, 1987), Vsevolod Sibirtsev - "Vladivostok 1918-th" (directed by A. Gavrilov, 1982) Oleko Dundich - "The First Horse" (directed by V. Lyubomudrov, 1983). In 1983 came the film "Invincible" (directed by Yu Boretsky) of the founder of Sambo Kharlampiev Anatolia, which caused a wave of enthusiasm in this kind of combat.
Star role the actor was Denis Davydov in the movie "A squadron of hussars volatile" (directors H. Hubov, Stepanov, 1980). And since then, many viewers for this image is associated with Andrew Rostotsky. Rostockiy was invited into the picture as an actor, typologically corresponding appearance of the officer at the time. Andrew even then rode well and knew how to handle knives. But he came to the crew with firm confidence to play a major role. His perseverance impressed N. Hubova. In addition, Andrew was "fast learning system." French, dancing, fundamentals of playing the guitar - all this in addition to the extra lessons in fencing and riding part of his work on the role. The last point put the wonderful makeup artist Vladimir Grazhdankin. After watching the movie "A squadron of hussars volatile" French filmmaker Christian Jacques - director "Fanfan la Tulipe" he called his Russian Gerard Philippe. Polish press wrote: "Andrew Rostockiy in Russian cinema is the same as Daniel Olbrychski in Poland." Film critic Yuri Tyurin noted that Rostockiy "playing with some cheerful temperament, excitedly ... Personality Davydova, charming and courageous, disclosed in saber combat, in a horse race, in a friendly feast, in the recitation of poems, even melancholy, seizures blues. This character with the uncircumcised wings, a fair and sensitive, stubborn and proud. "
A special place in a series of historical characters Rostotsky takes the role of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II, whom he played in 6 films: "Europe was dancing the waltz" (director O. Vavra, Czechoslovakia, 1988), "Illegal People" (director G. Panfilov, 1988) "Memories of her husband" (directed by V. Lansky, 1989), "Split" (directed by S. Kolosov, 1991), "Dreams" (director K. Shakhnazarov, 1993), "The Life and death of Peter Stolypin" (directed by V. Hotulev, 2001). Even in a weak Rostockiy trying to find the strength, he wrote: "First of all I would like to explain the behavior of our supposedly weak-willed and hypocritical monarch of his love for his wife, children and a desire to keep the family together even at the cost of losing the crown. Perhaps his only real, masculine act was when he announced to the emperor, without the knowledge of which no gun could not in Europe, shoot, man, capable to break the hands shaft halberd, his father, whom he loved and respected that his wife would be once she - Alice of Hesse, and insisted. "
In the early 1990s, it seemed, his light romantic heroes have no place on the screen. Cinema demanded change roles. And there was a part of modern oriental killers in the lyrical "Eastern" A. Karpykova "Whoever softer" (1996), the premiere of which film historian KM Isayev noted: "He plays with enthusiasm; the impression that this role, he was waiting for all my life. " Its Ramadan, greedy, treacherous, cruel, but full of oriental dignity, could repeat the phrase of Nietzsche`s Zarathustra: "Worst of all small thoughts. Indeed, it is better to commit evil than to think small! "
In 1987, at the studio Gorky Rostockiy offered to try his hand at directing. As a literary basis for his short film "The Adventurer" he chose the novel A. Green "Blue Cascade Tellurium." In 1989 teleobedinenii "Screen" withdrew his version of "Deerslayer" F. Cooper. In 1991 he told the audience about the work in the movie he created the stunt group, putting the film "Men`s Company" based on the real facts of his biography. The dramaturgy of the film was inspired by his painting American director Richard Rush "Stunt Man". It was demonstrated in Moscow cinemas the film "Men`s Company" for a week rental came in second place after the US rating "A real movie hero." The critics wrote: "The picture came out surprisingly bright and clean on the ominous black background of the national cinema. What is important, it has a healthy sense of humor and vivid full-fledged characters, real men, with whom you want to be friends. "
It so happened that almost all hobbies Rostotsky eventually became a professional occupation. Having started to act in films, he decided to learn everything that should make him a hero: to ride, to fence, to fight, to overcome unimaginable obstacles. Since 1970 A. Rostockiy professionally engaged in stunts in the movie. Not only did he himself worked without a backup, but also in the films "And on stones trees grow", "The one who is more gentle," and the other served as a director stunt scenes and fights. Possessing all the skills of stunt work in film, the greatest preference he gave the horse tricks (candidate master Eventing - this title was obtained during his military service in a separate cavalry regiment), as well as various types of martial arts. In 1998 he won the horse race for the prize named Benedict Erofeev "Moscow-Petushki" at the Central Moscow Hippodrome (distance 400 meters). He was one of the best specialists in the scenic historical fencing weapons. Since 1994, he taught stage combat and fencing at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, and in 2000 began to lead the Institute, and classes in acting. In 2001 he was appointed chief director of equestrian theater "Stuntman" (artistic director - Mukhtarbek Cantemirs). In 2000-2001 he starred in the films "Rescuers" (director O. Fomin), "Truckers" (directed by Yuri Kuzmenko), "Drongo" (directed by Z. Roizman), "Duel for fatalists" (director Oleg Fomin).
A. Rostockiy - Honored Artist of Russia, Honorary filmmaker Russia, winner of the Lenin Komsomol, the KGB, Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR, was awarded a silver medal Dovzhenko, honorary badge of the Komsomol "Labor Valor" medal "In commemoration of the 850th anniversary of Moscow". He was a member of the jury of the Moscow International Festival of stunt "Prometheus-2000", the chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Festival "Golden Fang", a member of the Russian Union of Cinematographers.
The study of Russian history, especially the history of the army and the Russian officers, the love of martial arts weapons and determined its activity on TV. Since 1995, A. Rostockiy participated in the creation of historical and journalistic programs about the Russian and the Russian army in 1995-1996, chief director of programs "Aty-Baty ...", since 1998 - the leading military history magazine "I see the goal" ( TV channel "Culture"). The same as starred in the television movies "Right on the battlefield" (1999), "Weapons of Power" (2000) and "Sniper" (2000). Since February 2001, he was the presenter of the program "I serve Russia" on the ORT channel.
Father - an avid fisherman - instilled his passion to his son. But Andrew and this occupation was almost a profession: in 1998 he was on the television program "World of Fishing". He played for "Spartak" team competitions on fishing. His passion for travel in extreme conditions, he also sent a professional track. Prior to this basic law of "Operating Instructions Life" - "to anticipate, as far as possible - be avoided, if necessary - to act" - has always been the principle of his work on the set. Since 1997, Andrew was Rostockiy Instructor transnational school survival