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Alexander Nevsky – Russian actor, writer

Alexander Nevsky
Alexander Nevsky (last name at birth Kuritsyn) was born on July 17, 1971 in Moscow. Alexander is a bodybuilder, screenwriter, producer, writer and actor. He has become the first successful Russian writer, producer and actor in Hollywood (thanks to “Moscow Heat” and “Treasure Raiders”).
Nevsky says about himself: he began to do sports in 1986, was an amateur boxer from 1986 to 1992, learned different martial arts and attended master-classes by Chuck Norris and Steven Seagal. Later Alexander was engaged in bodybuilding and became medalist in Moscow, was awarded by the Association of natural bodybuilding for the fight against steroids and was a judge at the World Cup «Natural Olympia» (1999).

(Nevsky’s statements were challenged by the functionaries of the Federation of Bodybuilding and leading Russian bodybuilders (including Sergey Shelestov) who stated that they had never heard of the athlete with the same name.)
In 1994 Nevsky graduated from the State Academy of Management (Moscow).
In 25 years Alexander changed his surname to Nevsky.

Alexander Kuritsyn and Alexander Nevsky

Alexander Kuritsyn and Alexander Nevsky – the Prince of Novgorod, Grand Prince of Kiev and Grand Prince of Vladimir

In 1998-1999 Alexander was the author and one of the presenters of television programs – “Under 16 and over”, “Good Morning,” “The Party Zone”.
In September 1999, he moved from Moscow to Los Angeles (California, USA). He studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.
In 2000 he played a cameo role in the movie by Eldar Ryazanov, “Still Waters”.
In 2002 he made his debut in the blockbuster by Walter Hill “Undisputed”, also starred in the thriller “Red Dragon”. Between 2003 and 2008, Alexander produced and played in six Hollywood films, the most famous of which are “Moscow Heat” and “Treasure Raiders”.

Alexander Nevsky

Alexander Nevsky in his youth

Nevsky published 5 best selling books about fitness in Russia: “How to become Russian Schwarzenegger” (1997), “Kickboxer” (1998), “Gym for Children” (1998), “Exercises for Women” (2000), “Big Encyclopedia of fitness” (2006), “Fitness in Hollywood” (2007), “The ideal body for women” (2009)
Alexander never worked as a personal trainer but inspired millions through his books and TV appearances about bodybuilding and fitness.
He was “The Biggest Bodybuilder in Russia” in 1995. His weight was 320 pounds and arms were 23″.

On October 12, 2012 for the third year in a row Alexander Nevsky had beat out the competition of more than 120 athletes and been crowned Mr. Universe 2012. The competition was organized by the World Bodybuilding Federation (WBBF) and took place in the beautiful picturesque Slovakian resort town of Brusno Kupele.

The Mr. Universe title has been won by many famous actors including former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who won it five times (with different bodybuilding federations).

2000 – “Still Waters”
2002 – “The Red Serpent”
2002 – “Undisputed”
2004 – “Moscow Heat”
2005 – “Time of Change”
2006 – “City of the future”
2007 – “Treasure Raiders” (Treasure Raiders)
2010 – “Magic Man”
2013 – “Hercules: The Beginning”
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Alexander Nevsky – Russian actor, writer