Almost any actor, director or producer dreams of a career in Hollywood. Alas, it is very difficult to reach such heights. And therefore the achievements of the Kazakhstan director and producer Timur Bekmambetov are really grandiose. Starting his career as a director of commercials that turned out to be very innovative for the USSR, he went a long way from low-budget movies to multi-million blockbusters that conquered the world.
Timur was born on June 25, 1961 in Guryev. His father is a descendant of the ancient and revered dynasty of Kazakh khans, whose roots can be traced back to the 10th century. The father was the head of a large energy company, and the mother worked as a deputy editor of a regional newspaper.
At his father’s insistence, the future director entered the Moscow Power Engineering Institute. However, Bekmambetov was not too interested in energy and other technical subjects, the young man was fond of the world of art. The future film star left the institute and was immediately drafted into the army, he served near Ashgabat for two years.