Mikhail Derzhavin

People’s Artist of the RSFSR, Russian Federation State Prize LaureateMikhail S. Derzhavin was born (12) July 25, 1903 in the village Aksinino, Moscow Province.He  graduated from the school at the theater named after Eugene Vakhtangov in 1927.He worked in the Theater Eug Vakhtangov from 1924 till 1951year.As a leading artist of the Theater Vakhtangov, Derzhavin made the focus of his work to reveal the Russian character traits.He played the role of Kutuzov with great inner strength and charisma (“Fieldmarshal Kutuzov”); thinly sketched details of everyday life and gave a deep and significant way of the national hero of softness, simplicity, humanity.The best features of his contemporary Derzhavin embodied in the character of Makar Dubrava in the same play by A. Korneichuk.Mikhail S. Derzhavin died on July 30, 1951.

Stalin Prize winner (1946, for the film “The Turning Point”)
Order of Lenin (1946)
Medal “For defense of Moscow,” “For Valiant Labor in the Great Patriotic War”

Boatswain Shvach (Break, 1927)
Sekreton (Badgers, 1927)
Husband Lizaveta (Conspiracy of Feelings, 1929)
Dudykin (Tempo, 1930)
Peacock (Egor Bulychev and others, 1932)
Bernardo (Hamlet, 1932)
Carp (fist) (Aristocrats, 1935)
Leonato (Much noise about nothing, 1936)
Nicanor (Man With a Gun, 1937)
Osip (Examiner, 1939)
Kutuzov (Fieldmarshal Kutuzov, 1940)
Ragna (Cyrano de Bergerac, 1942)
Voroshilov (Oleko Dundich, 1942)
Gorlov (Front, 1942)
Tikhon (Groza, 1944)
Makar Dubrava (Makar Dubrava, 1948)
Kirov (Fortress on the Volga, 1949)

Oppenheim Family, 1938
Weekdays, 1940
The Artamonovs’ case, 1941
First printer Ivan Fedorov, 1941
Man from the taiga, 1941
Days and Nights, 1944
The Turning Point, 1945
Glinka, 1946
The Story of “Violent”, 1947
Three meetings, 1948
The Battle of Stalingrad, 1949