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Anton Yelchin – Hollywood star from Russia

Anton Yelchin
Anton Yelchin is an American actor of Russian origin, whose parents went to America when he was only 6 months.
According to the magazine Hollywood Life, Yelchin became the brightest young actor in 2005. Anton was one of People Magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People 2009.
According to legend, Anthony Hopkins, Anton’s partner on the television series «Huff», presented him with a book on acting by Stanislavsky with the caption “Reading it is no longer necessary for you!”
Anton was born on March 11, 1989 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg, Russia) into the family of figure skaters.
Since early childhood Anton has decided to become an actor. Yelchin began acting at age 10. He made his debut appearing as Robbie Edelstein in the medical drama “ER”. Anton, like most child actors, dreamed of playing Harry Potter. But only native Englishman could play the role.

Yelchin is best known for starring as Pavel Chekov in “Star Trek Into Darkness” (2013), Ian in “Only Lovers Left Alive” (2013), Odd Thomas in “Odd Thomas” (2013), Charlie Brewster in “Fright Night” (2011), Kyle Reese in Terminator Salvation (2009), Bobby Garfield opposite Anthony Hopkins in Hearts in Atlantis (2001), and as Tommy opposite Robin Williams in House of D (2004).
Yelchin also starred in The Beaver (2011), You and I (2011), Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (2010), Middle of Nowhere (2008), Charlie Bartlett (2007), Jack (2004) and many others.
Nick Cassavetes’s film “Alpha Dog” is based on real events: the kidnapping and murder of a student by his comrades – carefree teenagers who have a lot of free time and money. The real killer was arrested. In the crime thriller starred Justin Timberlake, Bruce Willis, Sharon Stone. Yelchin played the kidnapped student.

Anton loves reading and is also fond of playing chess. Yelchin enjoys playing the guitar, it gives him a “sense of satisfaction”. He also writes music and performs with a band.
Anton died on June 19, 2016. He was only 27 years old.

Anton Yelchin – Hollywood star from Russia