Uncommon sense of humor Oleg Tabakov: 4 amusing stories told by his friends
• uncommon sense of humor Oleg Tabakov: 4 amusing stories told by his friends
Russian pet, theater and cinema maestro Oleg Tabakov is known not only for its spectacular and theatrical movies of, but also an extraordinary sense of humor, from which "suffered" many well-known artists.
We publish an article from the "Cultural" online magazine about how Oleg Tabakov, Mikhail Kozakov brought to hysterics on the scene, and other tricks.
Actor, director Oleg Tabakov
Actor Igor Kvasha recalls that as a young man, Oleg Tabakov loved delicious and plentiful food. His friends knew that he had in the fridge always has food stocks for the week ahead. And they are often arranged "raids" on his home. Several people were holding the owner's hands, and the other at this time fumbled on the bedside table and cabinets, consuming everything edible.
Galina Volchek, Igor Kvasha and Oleg Tabakov
Oleg Efremov, Mikhail Kazakov and Oleg Tabakov
One of them had to pay for it. When Oleg Efremov ill, friends brought him honey, biscuits, fruit and other edibles. Oleg Tabakov came to see him and ate everything he found. Efremov was indignant and chased the robber, and he calmly spoke: "Thank you! Tomorrow still'll come, "and left. Tabakov has always been a real foodie and advised friends to what restaurants need to go more often, and what better to get round.
Elena Proklova, Oleg Tabakov and Oleg Yefremov in the film "Shine, shine, my star", 1970
M. Kazakov calls the most ridiculous case in the theater at the time of the play by Albee's "Ballad of a sad pub". In this performance, the Cossacks played the narrator-author and Tabakov - boy hunchback. In one scene, he ran around the stage by the narrator. At this time he uttered a serious dramatic monologue. When tobacco was next to him, he said quietly: "Such a narrator - hell on the cheek!". Cossacks could barely keep from laughing, and after the show asked Tabakov more such jokes are not repeated. He vowed that he will not utter another word in this scene.
And he kept his word: the next time Kozakov ran past, he did not utter a word, but stuck out his tongue cheek. In Kazakov and the other actors were on stage, hysterics.
Oleg Tabakov and Mikhail Kozakov in "The Shot" 1966
Oleg Tabakov and Mikhail Kazakov
Once the actors of the theater "Contemporary" arrived in Riga on the summer tour. Many came with their wives and children. One evening, they went to the all-night restaurant. The men were in tuxedos, ladies in evening dresses, sons Tabakov and Evstigneev - in suits and white shirts. Porter blocked their way and said that the children in the night show entry is prohibited. No one wanted to take the children to the hotel and miss the show. Tabakov was not taken aback: he went to the porter, and said in his ear: "Shame on you! Why offend people! They have the same rights as the rest of us! It's Lilliputians! ". Porter was embarrassed, blushed, and missed the "midgets".
Oleg Tabakov and Evgeny Evstigneev in the film "Young-Green" 1962
Not always draws Tabakova went away with it. Repeatedly he tried to play Evgeny Evstigneev, but he did not lose vigilance and, as a rule, prevented all attempts to make fun of themselves. But once Tabakov is still managed.
On the film "Continuation of the legend," where he played Evstigneev wise experience of the Bolsheviks, and tobaccos - the young, romantically-minded young man, in one scene, the characters had to shake hands when meeting. Before shooting Tabakov somewhere got hold of petrolatum and scooped his hand. When he held out his hand Evstigneev, and the eyebrow does not lead. The actor kept his head and began to improvise: he raised his hand and smeared, representing a surge of tenderness, stroked Tabakova several times on the cheek and ran his hand through his hair. Watched the scene the actors burst out laughing.