Tribute to Oleg Vidov

Sunday, June 18  at  7 pm

St. Francis College, Founders Hall, 
180 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201

The Light That Transcends Boundaries

A Dedication to Oleg Vidov

A special memorial event dedicated to the well-known actor will be held on June 18 at 7 p.m. at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201.

Oleg Borisovich Vidov (born June 11, 1943 at Filimonki, Leninsky District, Moscow Region, USSR; died May 15, 2017 at Westlake Village, Los Angeles, California, USA) was a Soviet and American stage and movie actor, director, screenwriter, producer, entrepreneur. Meritorious Actor of the Russian Federation (1974).

He was well known among audiences of various generations thanks to his movies, from “Gentlemen of Fortune” to “Red Heat”.

He was always trying to play virtuous roles with the main focus on morality. Through his roles, Oleg Vidov taught us to be decent humans, and he always remained a positive, radiant person.

Such images and roles don’t exist on-screen anymore. He was one of the last actors raised by the real Soviet cinema at its point of climax. 

Oleg was pure, kind, wholesome, and noble; his real image truly reflected his movie roles. He is a major figure in filmmaking, and we will always revisit his image and roles. He became a real classic, while being one of the most handsome actors of the Soviet cinema. Nowadays, his movies continue to bring us the light he was gifting us within his lifetime.

​FILMOGRAPHY

1961 — My Friend, Kol’ka! — An episodic role

1962 — The End of the World — Vania, deceased son of Matriona

1963 — If You Are Right… — Alexiy’s brother

1963 — Walking the Streets of Moscow — Guy on a bike

1963 — In the Line of Duty — Polar explorer

1964 — An Easy Life — Theatre patron buying an ice cream

1964 — The Blizzard — Vladimir Nikolaevich, ensign

1964 — I Am Twenty — Smoking passer-by (uncredited)

1964 — An Ordinary Miracle — Bear

1966 — The Tale of Tsar Saltan — Prince Gvidon, son of Tsar Saltan

1967 — Grooms of Zarechye (short film) — Mishka Chernyshev, collective farm’s driver

1967 — Rode kappe / Hagbard and Signe (Denmark, Sweden, Iceland) — Prince Hagbard (English/Russian)

1968 — Love, No Love / Ima ljubavi, nema ljubavi (Yugoslavia)

1968 — Don’t Name the Cause of Death / Uzrok smrti ne pominjati (Yugoslavia, GDR) — SS man

1969 — Battle of Neretva (Yugoslavia, USA, FRG, Italy) — Nikola, Yugoslavian guerilla officer

1970 — Waterloo (Italy, USSR) — Tomlinson

1970 — Mission in Kabul — Skazkin, diplomatic courier

1971 — Gentlemen of Fortune — Vladimir Nikolaevich Slavin, police lieutenant

1971 — Lion’s Grave — Masheka, blacksmith, gentleman of the road, protector of the poor and the oppressed

1972 — Take the Fall — Party host

1972 — The Train Only Stops for Two Minutes — Igor Pavlovich Maksimov, neurologist

1972 — Tecumseh (GDR) — Elliot

1973 — The Headless Horseman (USSR, Cuba) — Maurice Gerald, poor mustanger in the USA and rich baronet in Ireland, his motherland.

1974 — Moscow, My Love (USSR, Japan) — Volodya, Moscow sculptor, love interest of Yuriko (Japanese ballerina)

1975 — The Ivanovs — Nikolay Ossintsev

1975 — Poison / Pokoj, rci, jad (Yugoslavia) — Gavriil

1977 — The Legend of Thyl — Admiral De Lume

1977 — Rudin — Sergey Pavlovich Volyntsev, retired staff captain, Alexandra Lipina’s brother

1977 — Transsiberian Express — Andrey, Chadiarov’s liaison

1978 — Artyom — Viktor Danilovich Kholmyansky

1978 — Blood and Sweat — Lieutenata Rochal

1978 — No Distinctive Marks (USSR, Poland, GDR) — Mikhail Sladkopevtsev, aka Anatole Novozhilov, exiled socialist-revolutionary on the run

1979 — Die Fledermaus — Alfred, Rosalinde Eisenstein’s admirer, student

1980 — Virtuous Martha — Lieutenant, captain Urbina’s nephew

1981 — The Scream of Silence — Pavel Kolchin, forester

1982 — Urgent… Confidential… Gubcheka — Staff captain Petrov

1983 — The Demidovs — Nefyodov

1983 — The Youth Orchestra / Orkestar jedne mladosti (Yugoslavia) — Brauske

1985 — The Secret of the Black Dragon (Yugoslavia, Netherlands, FRG, Finland, USA) — Ivan

1985 — In Prison / U zatvoru (Yugoslavia) — Slobodan

1987 — Vuk Karadžić (Yugoslavia) — Count Prozorovsky

1988 — Red Heat (USA) — Yuri Ogarkov, Soviet policeman, Ivan Danko’s partner

1990 — Wild Orchid (USA) — Otto Munch

1992 — Three Days in August (Russia, USA) — General Valsov

1993 — The Ice Runner (USA) — Soviet Prosecutor

1993 — Prisoner of Time (USA) — Alexander Jadov

1994 — Love Affair (USA) — Businessman

1995 — The Immortals (USA) — Junkyard owner

1995 — My Antonia (English/Russian) (USA)

1996 — 2090 (USA) — Tony

1996 — The First Blow (Hong Kong) — Russian general

1999 — Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies (USA) — Osip Kuchka

1999—2006 — The West Wing (USA) — Lipecki

2000 — Thirteen Days (USA) — Valerian Alexandrovich Zorin, USSR Ambassador with the UN and the UN Security Council

2005—2006 — Alias (USA) — Laborer

2006 — Enchanted Neighborhood — Fraser

2007 — Say It in Russian (USA) — Drunk Russian

2008 — Player 5150 (USA) — Russian official

2011 — Criminal Minds (USA) — Driver

2011 — Tango Changes Everything — Uncle Oleg

2013 — American Seagull (USA) — Nina's grandpa

2014 — 6 Days Dark (Canada, Serbia) — Sergey Nikolaevich

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