Armen Dzhigarkhanyan

Armen Dzhigarkhanyan

Armen Dzigarkhanyan (Արմեն Ջիգարխանյան, Армен Джигарханян, b. October 3 1935, Yerevan, Soviet Armenia) is one of the most popular Armenian actors working in Russia.

He starred in dozens of Soviet films (such as The Elusive Avengers and many others) and provided the voice for many Soyuzmultfilm cartoon characters. He founded his own theater in Moscow.

Dzigarkhanyan worked as assistant cameraman at Armenfilm studios in 1953-1954. He began his acting career in 1955 at the Russian Stanislavsky Theater in Yerevan, and in 1967 moved to the Lenkom Theatre in Moscow.

In 1969 he joined the Mayakovsky Academic Theater. Dzhigarkhanyan was awarded the Armenian Republican State Prize in 1975 for Triangle and again in 1979 for Snow in Mourning. He appeared as a chief gangster in the 1979 TV series The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed, playing opposite Vladimir Vysotsky's police investigator.

In 1981 he plays a leading role as nazi Max Richard in an international Cast (Claude Jade, Alain Delon and Curd Jurgens) in Russian-French Movie Teheran 43.

Dzigarkhanyan was given the title of People's Artist of the USSR in 1985.

He has filmed in more than 170 films(imdb).

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