|Name Alexander Khvylya||Role Film actor|
|Died October 17, 1976, Moscow, Russia|
Movies Jack Frost, Vechera na khutore bliz Dikanki, The Magic Weaver, Fire - Water - and Brass Pipes, Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors
Similar People Alexander Rou, Vsevolod Pudovkin, Mikheil Chiaureli, Aleksandr Medvedkin
Alexander Leopoldovich Khvylya (born Bressem, Russian: Александр Леопольдович Хвыля, Ukrainian: Олександр Леопольдович Хвиля, Oleksandr Leopoldovich Khvylya; 15 July 1905 – 17 October 1976) was a Soviet Russian theater and film actor who played in The Diamond Arm, The end of Chyrva Kozyr, Bohdan Khmelnytsky, and others. He was a People's Artist of the RSFSR (23 October 1963).
Khvylya was born in the Swedish colony in the village of Oleksandro-Shultyne (Yekaterinoslav Governorate, Russian Empire) to Swedish parents as Alexander Leopoldovich Bressem). Today the village is part of the Ivanopil rural community in Kostiantynivka Raion, Donetsk Oblast.
In 1922 he graduated from the Vorovsky Drama Studio. Khvylya worked in the Zankovetska Music-Drama Theater in 1924 - 1926, then in Berezil that just relocated to Kharkiv from Kiev. From 1934 and until the German aggression worked in the Kharkiv Drama Theater of Shevchenko. Later Khvylia relocated to Moscow where he worked in the State theater of a cinema-actor.