Today is the anniversary of the death of the famous artist. 20 years ago, Yuri Nikulin died after complications of a surgery. Journalists remembered about the recording of the conversation, which took place in 1981.
Today, August 21, exactly 20 years since that day, how not to become a famous actor and circus artist Yuri Nikulin. He died from complications after heart surgery. The Director of the Circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard was happy to talk about his life and met with young professionals. He was one of the invited guests to the seminar of the faculty of journalism, where he answered questions from the freshmen. One former student found a recording made 36 years ago.
Yuri admitted that for a long time the audience accepted him solely in the image of the alcoholic. He told me that sometimes he had to conform to this type. However, for his career Nikulin managed to do real paintings.
“There are movies in which I starred, but not looking. Sometimes I feel some disappointment that played on the screen. The annoyance: here we could have played better, more interesting! If the circus can again be wrong and to fix it, and here – sad to see, especially if unsuccessful role. “To be in a bad movie is like spitting into eternity,” as said Ranevskaya. Yet, when I watch movies where filmed – sadness: which was slender, young, mobile, and now is not the same…” said the legendary artist.
Yuri believed that each person has a different sense of humor when he performed at the circus arena, it was interesting to observe the audience.
“Mom was against it: “the Circus is rude. Here’s the theater!..” Some can not stand to be laughed at. When I asked, “Why did you come here?”, I replied, “have a good life going.” Joke. I dreamed about the stage. Since the war. I wanted to sing jazz. Put the plate, sang Utesov, Shulzhenko. In General, this whole doctrine was to be funny, to swim in the laws of laughter. I’m 25 years – you’ll never guess where will be funny…” – said Nikulin.
At the time, Yuri did not find students who could pass on their experience and skill. The man believed he wasn’t cut out for teaching. He said the future of the newspaper “Komsomolskaya Pravda”, he was satisfied, as has been his career and destiny.
“Life is good. I am satisfied, – said Nikulin students. – When did the circus, not thinking about ranks and awards, just honestly wanted to work. I married. Wife – the Golden man. Smart woman – advice. In the movie, I was also lucky. And somehow it all came together”.