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Nikolai Kryuchkov was born Afanasevich (December 24 in 1910) January 6 in 1911 in Moscow, in a working class family from the Red Presnya.
graduated from trade schools (factory school). Until 1930 he worked as an engraver-recuperator at the factory "Trekhgornij factory." Nicholas studied acting at the Moscow Central Theatre of Working Youth (TRAM), until 1933, he played in the theater.
In autumn 1931 the young actor said film director Boris Barnet, who invited Kryuchkov try yourself in a movie. In the movie "Outskirts" actor was to play a small role Senka cobbler. The film was released in 1933 and has had great success with the audience. In 1934, the director once again invited Kryuchkov for a role in his next film — "very blue sea." After that, the actor noticed was a lot of offers from which he refused.
In mid-1938 invited Kryuchkov major role in his new film "Tractor". After the film, the hero Kryuchkov — Klim Bright — has become one of the most popular personalities in the Soviet pre-war cinema. Since it literally took an example of the daily life of millions of young people. After the resounding success of "Tractoristov 'invitation to appear on Kryuchkov fell in abundance.
From the first days of the war was to ask the actor to the front. However, the commissar had persuaded him to stay. "While shooting a movie, you will bring to the Motherland is not less good than at the front," — he said the actor. And hooks plunged into work. It was filmed several films, including great popularity, "Man of our city." In the postwar years, despite the limited number of recording movies, Kryuchkov was sitting without work.
Among his success a lot of "iconic" pictures of the time.
He was a "living legend" of the Soviet cinema, and every director is honored to invite him myself if only for a little, but the role in his next film. On numerous Union Film Festival Kryuchkov was an honorary member of the jury, often represented by the Soviet cinema abroad.
Nikolai Kryuchkov died 13 April in 1994. He was buried in the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow.