Georgian and Russian film actor Mikhail Gomiashvili died at the age of 62. This was reported on September 12 at the Kote Marjanishvili Tbilisi Theater.
Mikhail Gomiashvili was born in Tbilisi on March 23, 1961. His father is film actor Archil Gomiashvili, whom viewers best remember for his role as Ostap Bender in Leonid Gaidai’s comedy The Twelve Chairs. Eight-year-old Mikhail even played a small role in one of the episodes. As he himself told MK, “there is probably not a single frame in 12 Chairs where I would not stand behind the camera … I had no idea that there were other professions besides acting.”4
His mother is also a film and theater actress, Liana Manjavidze.
Gomiashvili graduated from the acting department of the Georgian State Theater Institute. Shota Rustaveli, the course of the famous Otar Ioseliani. Later he worked at the Tbilisi Academic Theater named after K. Marjanishvili and played in the performances of Temur Chkheidze.
His film career began with a role in the 1992 film The Trap. He played the main roles in the films “Georgian Grapes”, “Hostages”, “Happy End”, and one of his most famous works is the military drama of Vasily Chiginsky’s “The First After God”, where Gomiashvili played side by side with Viktor Sukhorukov, Nina Ruslanova, Vladimir Gostyukhin, and Elizaveta Boyarskaya. In 2005 the film was presented at the Venice Film Festival.
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