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Alexander Godunov (1949–1995)


He was born on Sakhalin Island at the far eastern end of the former Soviet Union and began studying dance at age 9 in the Riga State Ballet School. He later said his mother put him there to prevent his becoming "a hooligan". One of his classmates and friends at the school was Mikhail Baryshnikov. After graduating he toured with the Moscow ... See full bio »

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Known For

Die Hard Karl
(1988)
Witness Daniel Hochleitner
(1985)
The Money Pit Max Beissart
(1986)
(1992)

Filmography

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 1995 The Zone
Lothar Krasna
 1994 North
Amish Dad
 1992 Waxwork II: Lost in Time
Scarabis
 1991 The Runestone
Sigvaldson, The Clockmaker
 1988 Die Hard
Karl
 1986 The Money Pit
Max Beissart
 1985 Witness
Daniel Hochleitner
 1978 31 iyunya (TV Movie)
Lamison / Bob Taylor (as Aleksandr Godunov)
 1975 Anna Karenina
Vronsky
 1970 Carmen Syuta
Jose (as Aleksandr Godunov)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

leading roles in "Swan Lake, " "Giselle, " "Raymonda, " "La Bayadere, " See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Aleksandr Godunov

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

I push my feelings inward. I keep them inside of me. See more »

Trivia:

After having two supporting roles in big blockbuster hits "Witness" and "Die Hard," Godunov seemed destined for stardom. But he turned down just about every other role that came his way. Most of the work either pigeonholed him as a ballet dancer or as a villain like in "Die Hard." He mostly was reduced to appearing in direct-to-video clunkers. He seemed to be making something of a comeback up ... See more »

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Muscular dancer physique See more »

Nickname:

Sasha

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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