25 December 1971
|Died||25 February 2010 (aged 38)|
|Resting place||Troyekurovskoye Cemetery, Moscow|
|Citizenship|| Soviet Union, |
Vladislav Borisovich Galkin (Russian: Владисла́в Бори́сович Га́лкин; 25 December 1971 – 25 February 2010) was a highly popular Russian actor who starred in fifty seven films including several TV serials, such as Spetsnaz (2002), The Master and Margarita (2005–2006) and Dikari (2006).
Galkin studied acting at the Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute from 1988 to 1992, then studied film directing at the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography in the 1990 where his teacher was Vladimir Khotinenko.
On 27 February 2010, Galkin was found dead in his apartment, and the cause of death was said to be cardiac arrest. However, according to his family and friends, he was murdered based on evidence indicating the presence of other people in his room just before his death and the disappearance of $130,000 from his apartment. The police dismissed this version. Galkin's death was mourned by many who demanded finding those responsible for his death.
Colleagues have said Galkin was suffering from a drinking problem. In 2009, he was charged with hooliganism using a weapon and non-life-threatening violence against a law enforcement official, after an attack on a police lieutenant at a bar in July. In December, he was convicted to a suspended sentence of 14 months.
For millions of viewers, especially those outside Russia, Galkin is remembered as the poet Ivan Bezdomny (Homeless) in Vladimir Bortko's much lauded film version of Mikhail Bulgakov's epic novel The Master and Margarita. In the Bortko film series, the character Bezdomny witnesses the death of his friend. When he tries to tip off the authorities to the improbable sequence of events, their reaction is to lock him up in a mental hospital. Subsequent events vindicate Bezdomny, and he eventually comes to be at peace with the suffering he was caused, in part thanks to his increased understanding gained in visits from the Master.
- The Rifleman of the Voroshilov Regiment (1999) as Alexey Podberyozkin, local policeman
- Truckers (2001) as Alexander "Sashok" Korovin, truck driver
- In August of 1944 (2001) as Senior Lieutenant Yevgeny Tamantsev
- Spetsnaz (2002) as Senior Lieutenant 'Yakut' Urmanov
- 72 Meters (2004) as Senior Warrant Officer Mikhaylov
- The Fall of the Empire (2005) as Nikitin, chief of counterintelligence
- The Master and Margarita (2005) as Ivan Bezdomny, poet
- Dikari (2006) as Chorny, mechanic and leader-production
- Harris M. Lentz III (2011). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2010. Vol. 17. McFarland. p. 146. ISBN 978-0-786-48649-6.
- Владислав Галкин. Биография. rbc.ru. 15 June 2013
- У столиці Росії помер відомий актор Владислав Галкін. radiosvoboda.org (27 February 2010)
- Влад Галкин оставил записку, Life.ru, 27 February 2010
- "Actor Galkin Found Dead at 38". themoscowtimes.com. 10 March 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2018.