Personal Info

Known For Acting

Known Credits 6

Gender Male

Birthday 1910-05-02

Day of Death 1999-07-28 (89 years old)

Place of Birth Kyzyl, Tyva, Russia

Also Known As

  • Maxim Monguzhukovich Munzuk

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Maxim Monguzhukovich Munzuk (Russian: Макси́м Монгужу́кович Мунзу́к; 15 September 1912 (on other accounts, 2 May 1910) – 28 July 1999 in Kyzyl, Tyva, Russia) was a Tuvan actor, one of the founders of Tuva's regional theatre. He is best known for playing the title role in Akira Kurosawa's film Dersu Uzala.

Maxim Munzuk was a versatile and creative person. He was actor, director, singer, collector of musical folklore, composer, and teacher. He played a huge number of roles of the most varied characters and directed the Tuvan musical-drama theatre.

He was awarded the titles of People's Artist of the RSFSR and of the Tuvan ASSR, and was also awarded the State Prize of the Republic of Tuva.

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