As fate cadets Vanya from the film "Officers": why young actor refused to film career
• As fate cadets Vanya from the film "Officers": why young actor film career declined to
"There is such a profession - to defend the motherland," - this phrase of Marshal Grechko became airborne after the screens in 1971, the film "Officers", filmed at his initiative. About the difficult fate of the actors play the main role, much has been written, but no less noteworthy is the story of Andrei Gromov, who played boy Vanya. Despite several successful film credits in the future, he did not associate life with film and reached the heights of a completely different field.
The young actor in the movie * * Yellow suitcase, 1970
Like many children actors, Andrei Gromov went to the movies quite by accident. He was a second-graders, when it came to school as an assistant director to select a few people to shoot the film "Yellow suitcase." Participants showed the director Ilya cutters. The boys were asked to read a poem or fable, but the fright Andrew forgot everything ready. He remembered only "Robin Bobbin-barabek, ate forty people ...". He was asked to read it so that at first it was scary, and then funny. He coped with the task. Although there is a legend that the artist made the boy ... his protruding ears. So Andrew got his first role.
Andrei Gromov in the movie * * Yellow suitcase, 1970
The "Yellow Suitcase" him on the set of the partners were venerable actors Tatiana Peltzer and Evgeny Lebedev. The boy was very surprised that they behaved like children: the plot, they climbed over the fence and rode on the roof of the trolleybus. In addition, they are constantly amused and encouraged the young actor that he felt relaxed. This role Gromov was successful, and when the film is not yet released in theaters, it has already been invited to the next picture - the short film "Valery, REMCO +".
Andrei Gromov in the film * Valery, REMCO + *, 1970
But the real fame came to him after filming the movie "Officers". 10-year-old actor confirmed without trial - director Vladimir Horn has seen his previous work. The boy looked so organic in the way cadets Wani Trofimova, even were rumors that the role was written specifically for Andrei Gromov. But in reality this character was and Boris Vasilyev novel on which the script was created long before the shooting, and statements of actors.
Scene from the movie * Officers * 1971
On the director was a big responsibility - besides the fact that it was his debut, the film was shot by order of the Ministry of Defense. Therefore miss with a choice of actors Horn had no right. Spectators were from the first second to believe that because Vanya grow a real officer. And there were no problems - the boy carefully carried out all its tasks.
Andrei Gromov in the film * Officers * 1971
It was the finest hour of Andrei Gromov. At school, all were proud and respected. But while he was lost in the shooting, I missed a lot of classes and far behind. He was faced with a choice - either studying or acting career. And he chose to study. When he was in the ninth grade, he was invited to the shooting - this time he was offered the prince a role in the film "The Princess and the Pea", where they played the famous actor Innocent Smoktunovski, Vladimir Zeldin, Alisa Freundlich, Alexander Kalyagin, Igor Kvasha. Despite the rare opportunity to work in such a star lineup, Andrei Gromov refused and continued his studies at the school.
The young actor in the film * Officers * 1971
One of his classmates later told that the decision of Andrew influenced heard one conversation Lanovoi and Yumatova: actors discussing the vicissitudes of his career, admitting that the role gets more frequently by chance and not as a result of the effort or talent . In Gromova since childhood was a strong-willed and independent, and he would not put up with this state of affairs.
Andrei Gromov in the film * Officers * 1971
His serious attitude to their studies came to fruition: After school, Andrew entered the MGIMO, and later a PhD in economics. In the mid-2000s. he served as senior adviser to the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the UN in New York, then returned to Moscow. Diplomatic career A. Yu Gromov and today develops very successfully. His wife found out about the actor's past international economy only two years after they met and was very surprised. The whole family, they sometimes reviewing films with the participation of the young actor Andrei Gromov.
Andrew Y. Gromov is currently in his most famous film credits