Biography of Ivan Zhidkov

Ivan Zhidkov's childhood

Ivan Alekseevich Zhidkov was born in August 1983 in Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg). Vanya grew up frail and sickly boy; the actor later recalled that at the age of twelve he looked like a nine-year-old. This was the cause of many offenses and ridicule from peers, everyone considered him small, and the girls did not pay attention to him at all. Ivan studied at a simple school, performance was not bad.
Usually, future actors start their creative paths with drama circles and theater studios as early as school age, but Zhidkov had no such experience. Ivan's family also didn’t have any connections in the artistic environment, therefore, when after school the guy decided to enroll in a theater school, he had to start from scratch. The competition at that time was huge, but the Sverdlovsk guy managed to outperform the competitors, successfully passed the entrance tests and was enrolled in the Moscow Art Theater School. During the distribution of the young man came to the workshop workshop theater director Evgeny Kamenkovich.

Ivan Zhidkov in the theater: "Snuffbox" and Moscow Art Theater. Chekhov

Ivan Zhidkov stood out among his classmates a great actor's talent. The promising student was admired by Oleg Tabakov; having got acquainted with Zhidkov, he after a while took him to his famous “Snuffbox”. Tabakov often compared Zhidkov with Sergey Bezrukov. Theatrical debut of Ivan Zhidkov took place on the “Tabakerka” stage.
Actor Ivan Zhidkov works in the theater and in the cinemaActor Ivan Zhidkov works in the theater and in the cinema
The first role - Peter in the play "The Last." In 2004, after graduating from the Moscow Art Theater School-Studio Zhidkov came to work at the “Snuffbox”. For three years, the young actor shone in a variety of productions of the Tabakov Theater. Among the most successful works of Ivan is worth noting the role of the missionary Kiziveter in the production of “Sunday. Super, Private James Hennessy in Biloxi Blues, Syracuseurs in Batch Box. After a while, Ivan Zhidkov began to work in parallel on another famous Moscow stage - the Chekhov Moscow Art Theater. The spectators of the Chekhov's theater, he fell in love with the plays "U", where the young actor played the role of Dmitry, and "White Guard", in which Zhidkov unmatched the role of Nikolka Turbina.For this role, Zhidkov received his first theatrical award - a victory in the Moscow Debuts theater festival.

Entreprise

In 2007, Ivan Zhidkov decided to leave the repertory theaters. At that time, the actor had already managed to “light up” in cinema, and for some time he decided that his film career was more preferable to him than the theatrical stage. However, soon Ivan changed his position. In an interview, Zhidkov noted that it is quite difficult for him to work in a repertoire theater - for this he needs a “certain temperament”. Despite the fact that the actor didn’t have a relationship with the repertoire theater, Zhidkov left both groups without any quarrels and misunderstandings.
With Oleg Tabakov after leaving “Tabakerka” Ivan remained warm, friendly relations. Tabakov did not offend Zhidkov’s decision, although he did not hide the fact that he regretted leaving. Then Ivan declared: “I can’t say that for me the cinema is more important than the theater, everything is relative and depends on the roles. I appreciate my profession, I love working in the theater and in the cinema. I left the regime, the state theater, which imposes certain obligations on the actor ... "
Daughter.Ivan Zhidkov
By that time, Ivan Zhidkov was already married to actress Tatyana Arntgolts. Zhidkov and Arntgolts together participated in a number of entrepreneurial performances. The most vivid entrepreneurial works of the actor were the roles of Gordon Whitehouse in the play “Don't Wake the Sleeping Dog” based on the work by J. Priestly “Dangerous Turn” and Glory staged in “Five Evenings” based on the play by A. Volodin.

The debut of the actor Ivan Zhidkov in the movie

When he was a student at the Moscow Art Theater School, Ivan Zhidkov played his first film role. The debut on the big screen for a young actor was the work on the military melodrama "In the constellation of the Bull" directed by Peter Todorovsky. In the picture, Zhidkov played one of the main roles - Igor's handsome city boy, who falls in love with a simple girl from the village. The same girl is loved by her fellow villager Ivan. The love triangle, which began in the harsh war years, eventually leads to a touching and piercing finale. Despite the positive and even partly enthusiastic reviews of film critics, the tape unfairly remained virtually unknown to a wide audience.
Passionate Kisses ... (Images from films with I.Zhidkov)

Ivan Zhidkov in the television series

In 2005, Ivan Zhidkov agreed to work on the fourth, and subsequently the fifth season of the TV serial “Soldiers”. In the famous television series the actor played the role of Sergeant Samsonov. The role played by Ivan, has made some fresh whiff in the development of the plot of the series. The ironic and self-confident heartbreaker and the eternal opponent of the vengeful Kudashov immediately fell in love with the audience of the Soldier.
Soon Zhidkov was invited to the shooting of the TV series “Ambulance-6” (the role of skinhead Rommel) and “Deadly Force-6” (the role of Kostya Cheremikin). In the same year, the rising star of Russian cinema played the main role of Max Vanyukhin in the magnificent multiseries drama “Children of Vanyukhin”, directed by Yuri Moroz after the novel of the same name by Grigory Ryazhsky. The company Ivan in the series consisted of actors such as Alexei Serebryakov, Alena Babenko, Oleg Korchikov.
A little later, Ivan Zhidkov gains experience in filming and in "soap operas." The role of Leni Lobov in the melodramatic series “Love is like love” (320 episodes) rejected the actor’s desire to participate in similar “soap” projects, however, Ivan did not refuse to accept any offers to work on multi-part television films.

Confession of Ivan Zhidkov

Since 2008, Ivan Zhidkov has been removed in noticeable, sometimes even iconic tapes for Russian cinema. So, it is worth noting his work in the film “The Storm Gates” (for the role of Konstantin Vetrov in “The Storm Gates” Ivan Zhidkov was awarded the medal of the Russian Defense Ministry), the adventure tape “The Network”, the melodrama “Zero kilometer” (prize for the best actor of the second plan of the film festival “Constellation-Tver”), the comedy film “The Smile of God” (the role of Alan in “The Smile of God” was recognized as the best male role of 2009; Zhidkov was awarded the prize of the film festival “Literature and Cinema”).
The extraordinary role of Maxim, played by Zhidkov in the action adventure “Black Lightning”. The friend and rival of the protagonist Dmitry, according to most viewers, is a negative character. However, Zhidkov considers his hero a stupid, sincere and slightly naive young man who goes on a slippery slope, making the wrong choice when reassessing life values.

Ivan Zhidkov now

In the early 2010s, the actor continued to climb to the top of the Russian kinolymp. Zhidkov never ceases to act in a large number of popular full-length films, TV shows.Most of his newest works are melodramatic roles. It is worth remembering the role of Vladimir Avdeev in the film “In Love and Unarmed”, Misha Shapovalov in “Let They Speak,” Andrei Shishov in “Made in the USSR”, etc.

Personal life of Ivan Zhidkov

With his future wife - actress Tatiana Arntgolts - Ivan first met by chance. Acquaintance happened at a meeting with friends. Then Tatiana was already quite a famous actress, and Ivan Zhidkov was only a rising star. Acquainted with each other, the young people were surprised to find that before that they had lived in neighboring dormitories for three years - while Ivan studied at the Moscow Art Theater School-Studio, Tatiana was finishing up Sliver. Dormitories were located literally a few meters from each other.
Actor Ivan Zhidkov with his wife Tatyana Arntgolts and daughterActor Ivan Zhidkov with his wife Tatyana Arntgolts and daughter
A real and deep feeling flashed between Ivan and Tatiana at first sight. A few months after the first meeting, at the end of 2008, the actors played a quiet wedding, and in September 2009, Tatiana presented Ivan with a daughter, Maria.

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