Oleg Menshikov at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival
8 November 1960|
Serpukhov, Moscow Oblast, RSFSR, USSR
Oleg Evgenyevich Menshikov PAR (Russian: Оле́г Евге́ньевич Ме́ньшиков; born 8 November 1960) is a Russian entertainer. He is a film and theatre actor, singer and director. He started his film career in the early 1980s playing in the comedy Pokrovskie vorota and in Nikita Mikhalkov's Rodnya.
In 1993, Menshikov collaborated again with Mikhalkov in their most famous film, Burnt by the Sun. Portraying a manipulative and suicidal NKVD agent during Joseph Stalin's Great Purge, Menshikov's performance brought him to the attention of a wide international audience. The film won the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
In 1997 he was the President of the Jury at the 20th Moscow International Film Festival.
Menshikov played the hero of Mikhalkov's 1998 The Barber of Siberia, with Julia Ormond playing his lover. He appeared as Erast Fandorin in the 2005 film The Councillor of State. He filled the role of Ostap Bender in the 2006 Russian mini-series based on The Little Golden Calf.
- Order of Honour (Russia)
- Ordre des Palmes Académiques (France)
- People's Artist of Russia
- State Prize of the Russian Federation 1995, 1997, 1999
- 1981 Family Relations (Родня) as Kirill
- 1982 The Pokrovsky Gate (Покровские ворота) as Kostik Romin
- 1986 Along the main street with orchestra (По главной улице с оркестром) as Fedor Korolykov
- 1987 Moonzund (Моонзунд) as Sergey Artenev
- 1993 Dyuba-Dyuba (Дюба-Дюба) as Andrey Pletnev
- 1994 Burnt by the Sun (Утомлённые солнцем) as Dimitri Arsentev (Mitya)
- 1996 Prisoner of the Mountains (Кавказский пленник) as Sasha
- 1998 The Barber of Siberia (Сибирский цирюльник) as Andrei Tolstoi
- 1999 East/West (Восток - Запад) as Alexey Golovin
- 2003 Prime Suspect 6 (Главный подозреваемый 6: Последний свидетель) TV as Milan Lukic
- 2005 The State Counsellor (Статский советник) as Erast Fandorin
- 2010 Burnt by the Sun 2: Exodus (Утомлённые солнцем 2: Предстояние) as Dmitriy Arsentev (Mitya), Colonel of the People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs
- 2011 Burnt by the Sun 2: Citadel (Утомлённые солнцем 2: Цитадель) as Dmitriy Arsentev (Mitya), Colonel of the People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs
- 2013 Legend № 17 (Легенда №17) as Anatoly Tarasov
- "20th Moscow International Film Festival (1997)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-03-22.