Yuri Nikulin

1921 - 1997

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Yuri Vladimirovich Nikulin (Russian: Юрий Владимирович Никулин; 18 December 1921 – 21 August 1997) was a Soviet and Russian actor and clown who starred in many popular films. He is best known for his roles in Leonid Gaidai's comedies, such as The Diamond Arm and Kidnapping, Caucasian Style, although he occasionally starred in dramatic roles and performed in Moscow Circus. He was awarded the title of People's Artist of the USSR in 1973 and Hero of Socialist Labour in 1990. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yuri Nikulin has received more than 161,536 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Yuri Nikulin is the 852nd most popular actor (down from 813th in 2019), the 428th most popular biography from Russia (up from 452nd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Russian Actor.

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Among actors, Yuri Nikulin ranks 852 out of 10,030Before him are Owen Wilson, Stewart Granger, Héctor Elizondo, Carroll Baker, Lotte Lenya, and Eric Idle. After him are Lloyd Bridges, Joseph Cotten, Mario Adorf, Eric Bana, Robert Shaw, and Hervé Villechaize.

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Among people born in 1921, Yuri Nikulin ranks 88Before him are Stein Rokkan, Dirk Bogarde, Raymond Goethals, Iris Apfel, Mary Douglas, and Gene Roddenberry. After him are Chris Marker, Jean-Marie Balestre, Mary Jackson, Farida of Egypt, George Roy Hill, and Murray Bookchin. Among people deceased in 1997, Yuri Nikulin ranks 64Before him are George Wald, Charles Brenton Huggins, Fela Kuti, Friedrich Hund, Hugo Gunckel Lüer, and Alexander R. Todd. After him are Son Sen, André Franquin, Barbara, Hastings Banda, Yevgeny Khaldei, and Roland Topor.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Yuri Nikulin ranks 428 out of 2,688Before him are Vasily Dokuchaev (1846), Valery Leontiev (1949), Mikhail Alekseyev (1857), Vladimir Bekhterev (1857), Natalia Pushkina (1812), and Tsarevna Catherine Ivanovna of Russia (1691). After him are Vasily Surikov (1848), Anatoly Lyadov (1855), Mehmed I Giray (1465), Boris Nemtsov (1959), Nadezhda Mandelstam (1899), and Afanasy Nikitin (1500).

Among ACTORS In Russia

Among actors born in Russia, Yuri Nikulin ranks 6Before him are Yul Brynner (1920), Armin Mueller-Stahl (1930), Michael Chekhov (1891), Lila Kedrova (1918), and Olga Knipper (1868). After him are Sacha Guitry (1885), Vyacheslav Tikhonov (1928), Oleg Popov (1930), George Sanders (1906), Innokenty Smoktunovsky (1925), and Yevgeny Leonov (1926).

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