About Vasili Lanovoy
January 16, 1934 - January 28, 2021
|Place of Birth||:||Moscow, RSFSR, USSR|
|Also Known As||:||Vasily Lanovoy, Vasiliy Lanovoy, Василий Лановой, В. Лановой, Vasily Semyonovich Lanovoy|
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Lanovoy came to prominence through playing bold, dashing characters, combining heroic bravado with a sensitivity typical of Russian heroes, a tendency evident in many of his early features, however, he is best known for his roles in iconic 1970s World War II-themed films. In 2000s, Lanovoy appeared primarily in the roles of Soviet-era party bosses, such as Yuri Andropov in the 2005 TV film Brezhnev. In 2013, he played the role of Cardinal Richelieu in Russian movie The Three Musketeers.