Biography of Alexander DyachenkoAlexander Stanislavovich Dyachenko - one of the main "macho" of the national cinema, musician and producer.
Actor Alexander Dyachenko
The actor, who has excellent appearance and intelligent, penetrating eyes, in addition to the main activity, devotes a lot of time to musical creativity, in particular, to the project "Antigo". According to the “Russian Banderas”, as it is often called in the media, his heart is divided in two - one half belongs to the hypocrisy, the other to music.
Childhood and youthAlexander was born on June 12, 1965 in an ordinary Leningrad family who lived on Bestuzhevskaya Street. From early childhood, he was a big boy - at seven he looked nine. And his mother is small, only 156 centimeters, he went to a tall father, a Ukrainian by nationality, originally from Poltava.
Hometown of Alexander Dyachenko - Leningrad
After graduation, he followed in the footsteps of his father, who has a technical education, and entered the electrotechnical institute. The choice of the university was influenced by the fact that his friends were going there. As the artist later noted, it is sometimes not so important for him where to go, but it is important - with whom, what people will be around.
His alma mater, whose abbreviation - LETI - was decoded jokingly as “Leningrad Dance and Dance Institute”, was famous not only for its high level of education, but also for its creative traditions, and even for the fact that it was KVN that originated in its walls. Frequent guests at the school were students of the theater institute.Alexander participated in jointly held skits, discos, and later noted that, apparently, it was then that the “acting bacillus” infected him.
Creative wayAfter receiving an engineering degree, for some time he worked in a number of foreign firms. And in 1990 there was a chance meeting, which turned out to be fateful for Alexander. He met the director Vladimir Popov, who was looking for a contender for the main role in his film “Defender” and, upon seeing the textured appearance of Dyachenko, invited him to the tests. According to the plot of the film, filmed on “Belarusfilm” in 1991, his character returned home from Afghanistan, and everything changed around, turned into a desert, as if in no way resembling a homeland.
Alexander Dyachenko in his youth and now
Young Alexander Dyachenko and Sergey Bodrov
In 1994, he became acquainted with the leadership of the Bulls city basketball team and the White Socks baseball players, who invited him to take up sports management. He gladly became an agent of Russian hockey players playing in NHL clubs, since from childhood he loved this game, helped them in solving various problematic issues.
He began to be invited to cooperate with other companies that invest in players, but in 1998 he left the sports field - the desire to do acting eventually won.He served in the Chicago Theater, completed a post-training session in Los Angeles, starred in Hollywood (mostly as Russian bad guys, Croats and Macedonians), became a member of the SAG actors union.
Alexander Dyachenko in the movies: fragments
"Brother 2": the first prominent role of Alexander Dyachenko
In 2002, he played the dangerous Colonel Galiyev in a film about the feat of Soviet intelligence officers “The Star” with Igor Petrenko, Alexei Panin,Artem Semakin, in 2003, appeared in the series on the novel by Valentin Pikul “Bayazet” with Alexei Serebryakov, Olga Budina, Viktor Solovyov. The actor called his role of Esaul Vatnin in this TV show one of the few works that he is really proud of.
In 2003, Dyachenko was immediately involved in three films released on the screen - “White Gold”, “Barbarian” and “Stilet”, playing leading roles in them. In 2004, fans could see their favorite artist in four projects, including “Female intuition”, where he first embodied the romantic hero on the screen, and “Icon Hunters”, where he starred with Dmitry Dyuzhev, Andrey Smolyakov and Svetlana Khodchenkova.
Shot from the series "Two Sisters"
A shot from the TV series "The District"
Alexander Dyachenko in the film "Ash"
Musical creativityDespite the great employment and success in the cinema, the actor continues to make music.
His musical career began earlier cinematographic. Having settled in Chicago, where the creative atmosphere reigned and continues to reign, major festivals of jazz, blues, hip-hop are held, the musician, brought up on the traditions of the St. Petersburg school of rock, inspired in it.
Alexander Dyachenko's group is called Antigo
The actor wrote the music for Masha Ozerenko’s short film “There was nothing” (2005), where he also played the main role.
He created joint compositions with a rock band from his native St. Petersburg “Splin”, with a group of Nike Borzov, with the Novosibirsk group “Litmus”.
Antigo - Give Me Tomorrow
The debut composition of the group was called "Matt World". In 2013, they presented an English single "Give Me Tomorrow" and a video for it, shot in Kiev, as well as the song "Forest" included in Bi-2 album "Odd Warrior 3".
In 2014, "Antigo" pleased its fans with the new work "Live Life" and a video shot in Tallinn. Can not leave anyone indifferent to the composition of the group in 2015 - “Young”, “Angels”, as well as “Mom”, where the last thoughts of a soldier hit by a bullet were voiced.
The personal life of Alexander DyachenkoThe star of the film “Brother-2” carefully protects its privacy from representatives of the media. Once he mentioned in an interview that he was married in the United States, but soon divorced. The affair with Margarita Drobyazko attributed to him, his partner in the show “Ice Age” (2007) was not confirmed.
“Ice Age”: Alexander Dyachenko and Margarita Drobyazko
The web often contains information about the wife Dyachenko, but at the moment the actor is not married.
He does not love his birthday since the days of pioneer childhood, when he was formally congratulated on this date at solemn rulers in pioneer camps. He considers it a rather sad event.
Alexander calls his mother “his main tenderness,” and he loves women for perfection, emphasizing that, in his opinion, they are kinder, more sensitive, more mobile and smarter than men. His ideal of a woman is Romy Schneider, who shook him by playing in the movie “Old Gun”.
Personal interview with Alexander Dyachenko
In the evening he likes to swim, take a walk, sometimes smoke a hookah, drink a glass of wine.
Alexander Dyachenko nowThe actor could be seen in the first two seasons of the TV series “Major” in the role of oligarch, father of the main character Igor. In November 2016, the project, which received the epithet “phenomenal” among critics, was officially extended for the third season.
In the TV series "Major" Alexander Dyachenko played the father of the protagonist