Michael Chekhov

1891 - 1955

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Mikhail Aleksandrovich "Michael" Chekhov (Russian: Михаил Александрович Чехов, 29 August 1891 – 30 September 1955) was a Russian-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 329,911 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Michael Chekhov is the 569th most popular actor (up from 661st in 2019), the 314th most popular biography from Russia (up from 396th in 2019) and the 3rd 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 569 out of 10,030Before him are Scarlett Johansson, Robert Forster, La Belle Otero, Karlheinz Böhm, Dan Aykroyd, and James Brolin. After him are Rade Šerbedžija, Winona Ryder, Max Linder, Danny Aiello, R. Lee Ermey, and Adam West.

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Among people born in 1891, Michael Chekhov ranks 32Before him are Osip Mandelstam, John Howard Northrop, Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia, Fumimaro Konoe, Frank Costello, and Cole Porter. After him are Ole Kirk Christiansen, Grant Wood, Max Amann, Pier Luigi Nervi, Otto Rasch, and Alexander Wienerberger. Among people deceased in 1955, Michael Chekhov ranks 28Before him are Vasily Blokhin, Pak Hon-yong, Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria, James B. Sumner, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, and Oswald Avery. After him are Mammad Amin Rasulzadeh, Leonid Govorov, Yves Tanguy, Cordell Hull, Alexander Wienerberger, and Alexandros Papagos.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Michael Chekhov ranks 314 out of 2,688Before him are Léon Theremin (1896), Alexander Litvinenko (1962), Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia (1860), Henri Troyat (1911), Yuri Lotman (1922), and Alexandre Kojève (1902). After him are Nikita Mikhalkov (1945), Prince Paul of Yugoslavia (1893), Alfred Schnittke (1934), Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia (1875), Vladimir K. Zworykin (1888), and Dmitry of Uglich (1582).

Among ACTORS In Russia

Among actors born in Russia, Michael Chekhov ranks 3Before him are Yul Brynner (1920) and Armin Mueller-Stahl (1930). After him are Lila Kedrova (1918), Olga Knipper (1868), Yuri Nikulin (1921), Sacha Guitry (1885), Vyacheslav Tikhonov (1928), Oleg Popov (1930), George Sanders (1906), Innokenty Smoktunovsky (1925), and Yevgeny Leonov (1926).

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