Mikheil Gelovani

Mikheil Gelovani (მიხეილ გელოვანი, Russified as Михаи́л Гео́ргиевич Гелова́ни, Mikhail Georgievich Gelovani; January 6 1893 – December 21, 1956) was a Georgian-Soviet actor, known for his many portrayals of Joseph Stalin in cinema.wikipedia
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USSR State Prize

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His performance won him the Order of the Red Banner of Labour on 1 February 1939 and the Stalin Prize during 1941.
Mikheil Chiaureli and Mikheil Gelovani: film The Great Dawn (1938)

The Fall of Berlin (film)

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In the postwar films in which he portrayed him – The Vow, The Fall of Berlin and The Unforgettable Year 1919 – Gelovani presented the leader as "a living god".
It starred Mikheil Gelovani as Joseph Stalin.

House of Gelovani

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Mikheil Gelovani was a descendant of the old Georgian princely house of Gelovani.
The dynasty has produced a number of leading Russian and Georgian, as well as world-famous scientists and artists, including an actor Mikheil Gelovani and an engineer Archil Gelovani, a Soviet Chief Marshal of Engineering Troops.

Three Lives (film)

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In 1924, he first appeared on screen in the film Three Lives.
Mikheil Gelovani as Bakhva

The Vow (1946 film)

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In the postwar films in which he portrayed him – The Vow, The Fall of Berlin and The Unforgettable Year 1919 – Gelovani presented the leader as "a living god".
Mikheil Gelovani - Joseph Stalin

The Great Dawn

In 1938, Gelovani first portrayed Stalin in Mikheil Chiaureli's The Great Dawn.
Mikheil Gelovani as Joseph Stalin

The Unforgettable Year 1919 (film)

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In the postwar films in which he portrayed him – The Vow, The Fall of Berlin and The Unforgettable Year 1919 – Gelovani presented the leader as "a living god".
Mikheil Gelovani - Joseph Stalin

Evil Spirit (film)

Evil Spirit
Evil Spirit is a 1928 drama film, directed by Patvakan Barkhudaryan and Mikheil Gelovani and starring Hasmik, Nina Manucharyan and Mikheil Gelovani

Typecasting (acting)

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After Stalin's death in 1953, Gelovani was denied new roles in films, since he was completely identified with the character of the dead ruler.
Soviet actor Mikheil Gelovani depicted Joseph Stalin in 12 films made during the leader's lifetime - among them The Great Dawn (1938), Lenin in 1918 (1939), The Vow (1946), The Fall of Berlin (1950) and The Unforgettable Year 1919 (1952) - which reflected his cult of personality; those films were either banned or had the scenes featuring Stalin removed after the 1956 Secret Speech.

The Lights of Baku

Scenes featuring Mikheil Gelovani as Joseph Stalin were later cut after the dictator's death when his cult of personality had come under attack from the new Soviet leadership.

Valery Chkalov (film)

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Mikheil Gelovani as Joseph Stalin

Lenin in 1918

Mikheil Gelovani as Joseph Stalin (scenes deleted for reissues after Stalin's death and denunciation)

Hostile Whirlwinds

Mikheil Gelovani as Joseph Stalin (scenes later deleted)

Russification

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Mikheil Gelovani (მიხეილ გელოვანი, Russified as Михаи́л Гео́ргиевич Гелова́ни, Mikhail Georgievich Gelovani; January 6 1893 – December 21, 1956) was a Georgian-Soviet actor, known for his many portrayals of Joseph Stalin in cinema.

Georgians

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Mikheil Gelovani (მიხეილ გელოვანი, Russified as Михаи́л Гео́ргиевич Гелова́ни, Mikhail Georgievich Gelovani; January 6 1893 – December 21, 1956) was a Georgian-Soviet actor, known for his many portrayals of Joseph Stalin in cinema.

Soviet Union

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Mikheil Gelovani (მიხეილ გელოვანი, Russified as Михаи́л Гео́ргиевич Гелова́ни, Mikhail Georgievich Gelovani; January 6 1893 – December 21, 1956) was a Georgian-Soviet actor, known for his many portrayals of Joseph Stalin in cinema.

Joseph Stalin

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Mikheil Gelovani (მიხეილ გელოვანი, Russified as Михаи́л Гео́ргиевич Гелова́ни, Mikhail Georgievich Gelovani; January 6 1893 – December 21, 1956) was a Georgian-Soviet actor, known for his many portrayals of Joseph Stalin in cinema.

Batumi

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He made his stage debut in a theater in Batumi during 1913.

Tbilisi

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From 1919 to 1920, he attended the Drama Studio in Tiflis.

Rustaveli Theatre

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In the two following years, he was a member of the cast in the city's Rustaveli Theatre.