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Michael Chekhov

1891 - 1955

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Mikhail Aleksandrovich Chekhov (Russian: Михаил Александрович Чехов; 29 August 1891 – 30 September 1955), known as Michael Chekhov, was an American actor, director, author and theatre practitioner. He was a nephew of the playwright Anton Chekhov and a student of Konstantin Stanislavski. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Chekhov has received more than 389,838 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Michael Chekhov is the 616th most popular actor (down from 569th in 2019), the 354th most popular biography from Russia (down from 313th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Russian Actor.

Michael Chekhov is most famous for his acting technique, which was developed in the early 20th century. He believed that the actor should be fully aware of the environment and context of the play to achieve a believable performance.

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Among actors, Michael Chekhov ranks 616 out of 9,996Before him are Carrie-Anne Moss, Totò, Gong Li, Udo Kier, Kabir Bedi, and Mr. T. After him are Robert Knepper, Karlheinz Böhm, Lance Henriksen, Charles Laughton, Marlène Jobert, and Marcheline Bertrand.

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Among people born in 1891, Michael Chekhov ranks 33Before him are Edward Bernays, Fumimaro Konoe, Osip Mandelstam, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Frank Costello, and Alexander Wienerberger. After him are Pier Luigi Nervi, Cole Porter, Hans Reichenbach, Max Amann, Otto Rasch, and Bronislava Nijinska. Among people deceased in 1955, Michael Chekhov ranks 33Before him are John Mott, Cordell Hull, Leonid Govorov, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, Mammad Amin Rasulzadeh, and Alexander Wienerberger. After him are Mihály Károlyi, Yves Tanguy, Garegin Nzhdeh, Rodolphe Seeldrayers, Princess Clémentine of Belgium, and Alexandros Papagos.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Michael Chekhov ranks 354 out of 3,262Before him are Naum Gabo (1890), Nikolai Rubinstein (1835), Karl Bryullov (1799), Alexander Danilovich Menshikov (1673), Yury of Moscow (1281), and Andrey Bogolyubsky (1111). After him are Princess Louise of Prussia (1808), Anton Arensky (1861), Yakov Yurovsky (1878), Léon Theremin (1896), Galina Ulanova (1910), and Dmitry Pavlov (1897).

Among ACTORS In Russia

Among actors born in Russia, Michael Chekhov ranks 4Before him are Yul Brynner (1920), Armin Mueller-Stahl (1930), and Lila Kedrova (1918). After him are Yuri Nikulin (1921), Leonid Kuravlyov (1936), Olga Knipper (1868), Sacha Guitry (1885), Vyacheslav Tikhonov (1928), Yevgeny Leonov (1926), Andrei Mironov (1941), and Lyubov Orlova (1902).

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