Yuri Yakovlev Net Worth $5 Million
Yuri Vasilyevich Yakovlev was among the most famous and critically acclaimed Soviet film actors. He was named People’s Artist of the USSR in 1976. In the present time his net worth has been said to be around $5 million dollars. – for exceptional contributions to the creation of national theatrical and cinematic artwork, many years of creative activity, 3rd group (17 October 1996); for services to the State and exceptional contribution to the creation of theatrical artwork, Order of Lenin (1988), Order of the Red Banner of Labour (1978), USSR State Prize (1979) – for his character Tikhon Ivanovich Bryukhanova in two-part movie “Love Earth” and “Destiny”, Stanislavsky State Prize of the RSFSR (1970) – for the performance of the State Academic Theatre named Eugene. Vakhtangov “Guilty Without Guilt” to the play by Alexander Ostrovsky.
Yuri Yakovlev followed his first success with regular appearances in Eldar Ryazanov’s comedies, most notably Hussar Ballad (1962), where he played Poruchik Rzhevsky. In the 1960s and 1970s Yakovlev’s career was varied and fascinating, his characters including Stiva Oblonsky in the classic Soviet version of Anna Karenina (1968) to the paranoically envious Ippolit in another of Ryazanov’s comedies, The Irony of Fate (1975). His involvement in a series of movies about World War II won him the USSR State Prize for 1979. Yuri Yakovlev enjoyed perhaps his greatest popular acclaim in Leonid Gaidai’s movie version of Mikhail Bulgakov’s egregiously amusing Ivan Vasilievich Changes His Profession (also called Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future) (1973). His movie career essentially came to a halt after Georgi Daneliya’s sci fi extravaganza Kin-dza-dza!, where he appeared alongside Yevgeny Leonov. He’s also performed on the stage of the Vakhtangov Theatre. The performer has additionally played over seventy characters onstage, including cryptic Casanova (Three Eras of Casanova), excellent court diplomat Duke Bolingbroke (Glass of Water), and tragically prodigy Prokofiev (Lessons of Master).