Vladimir Mashkov

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Vladimir Lvovich Mashkov, PAR (born November 27, 1963) is a Russian actor, known to Western audiences for his work in the 2001 film Behind Enemy Lines and 2011 film Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Mashkov has also worked as a film director, producer and writer for the 2004 Russian film Papa. Mashkov was born in Novokuznetsk, Soviet Union, now Russia. His mother was a puppet theater director and his father was an actor. Mashkov works for Oleg Tabakov's theatre as an actor and the main stage director, replacing Tabakov. He has appeared in a number of plays, including My Big Land, Biloxi Blues and The Inspector General. By the 1970s, Mashkov moved to Novosibirsk, where he was soon expelled from school. In 1990, he graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre School. Mashkov has one daughter, Maria Mashkova from his marriage with actress Yelena Shevchenko and both are now divorced. He is also an active supporter of United Russia.


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