People’s Artist of the Russian Federation
Vladimir L. Mashkov
He graduated from The Moscow Art Theatre School in 1990 (class of O. Tabakov), and in the same year he was invited to the Moscow Tabakov Theatre. His previous work consisted of: Sailor's Silence (Abram Schwarz), The Inspector (Governor of a town), The Myth about the Philanderer (Philanderer), Mechanical Piano (Platonov), Jokes (Ivanovich, Ugarov).
He staged at the Moscow Tabakov such performances as: The Hour of Triumph on local Time, Bumbarash, The Mortal trick.
At Satiricon Theatre he staged The Beggars' Opera. At the Moscow Art Theatre — «¹ 13».
His film work includes: Limita and Mum D. Yevstigneyev's, Evenings near Moscow V. Todorovsky, The American Daughter K. Shakhnazarov, Two moon, three sun R. Balajan, The Thief P. Chuhray, The Russian Revolt A. Proshkin, The Oligarch P. Lungin, and also several American films (one of them is Behind Enemy Lines). He is the director of film the Orphan Kazan.
He has premiums: Crystal Turandot and K. S. Stanislavsky's premium. Prizes for films: Silver George for the best male role (The Quickie) the Prize for the best male role (Thief), the premium Gold Oven in a category the Best Actor (The Thief), premium Nika in a category the Best male role (The Thief); the Prize for the best male role at the film-festival Kinotavr(Limita), a prize the Dark-blue sail at the film-festival of Russian cinema in San-Rafael (Limita), the prize the Silver Star MKF, Young stars of Europe in Geneva (Limita)
Oleg Tabakov about Vladimir Mashkov:
Volodya entered life and theatre, when he already knew disadvantages of both live and theatre. He started hard; he was expelled from the School, than he came back. But his desire to act overcame everything. When he played old man Abram Schwarz in the Galich's play, it became clear, that the Actor appeared. He makes his director's steps consistently and successfully, but I regret, that he is not enough occupied with actor's work. This is a loss both for the art and for him. He has very important roles not played by him and abilities of his actor's talent not realized by him. I see him as Zilov Vampilov's The Duck hunting, I see him in role of Sateen in The Lower Depth. He should play these. And all prizes and awards for direction — will not escape anywhere. And also I would like to say that Volodja Mashkov is not the same as his fans depict him. I see the latent tenderness behind his hardness. And this is the most important in him.