People’s Artist of the USSR, Laureate of the State Prize of the USSR,
Otar V. Megvinetukhutsesy
Artist and Artistic Director of the Theatre named after K. Mardzhanishvili (Tbilisi, Georgia).
He graduated from the Rustaveli Theatre School (teachers D. Aleksidze, A. Vasadze, A. Khorava) in 1954 and was admitted to the troupe of the Theatre named after K. Mardzhanishvili. The first important role was played in 1955 in the performance Exile by V. Pshavela (Chonta). From 1967 to 1975. — Artist of the Dramatic Theatre in the city of Rustavi. In 1975 he returned to the Theatre named after K. Mardzhanishvili, and in 1996 became artistic director of this theatre.
In his repertoire: The Lower Depths (Satin), Much Ado About Nothing (Benedict),"Cyrano de Bergerac (Cyrano), A hundred years in a birch grove (Nicholas I), Hello to Everyone (Pirosmani), Man of La Mancha (Don Quixote), Indictment (Tevdariani) by N. Dumbadze, Oedipus the King (Oedipus), Provincial History (Leo) by L. Roseby, Night of the Iguana (Shannon), Othello (Othello), Khaki Adzba (Udshush Emha) by L. Kiacheli, Romulus the Great (Romulus), King Lear (Lear).
In 2001 he was invited to the Moscow Art Theatre to perform the role of King Creon in the performance Antigona, this is his first role in the Russian theatre and in Russian language.
Twice winner of the State Prize of the Georgian SSR.
Laureate International Film Festival in Tokyo for Best Actor in the film Get Thee Out directed by D. Astrachan (1991).
In 2001 won the Theatre Award Seagull (nomination The best dramatic role) for his role in the performance of the Moscow Art Theatre Antigona and the prize Idol.
Acted in such films as: Fatima, Nice People, Who is to saddle the horse?, The Entreaty, Tariel Golua, Right hand of the great master; A Necklace for My Beloved, Looking for an Antique City; Autumn Sun, Stealing the Moon, The Tree of Desire, Coast, Hello to Everyone, Brother, Arena of furious, Whirlwind; Khareba and Gogi, Turandot ; Spiral, White Flags, Get Thee Out, Woman in the sea, Katka and Shiz; Gypsy Island, Budulai, Whom No-one Waits For, Lullaby, Griboyedov Waltz; Shadows of the Past; Dear M; Antimoz Iverieli; Stuck in the Middle.