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Occupation  Actor
Years active  1941-2013

Name  Donatas Banionis
Role  Actor
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Born  28 April 1924 (1924-04-28) Kaunas, Lithuania
Died  September 4, 2014, Vilnius, Lithuania
Spouse  Ona Banioniene (m. 1948–2008)
Children  Raimundas Banionis, Egidijus Banionis
Parents  Ona Banioniene, Juozas Banionis
Movies  Solaris, Dead Season, Nobody Wanted to Die, Beware of the Car, Goya or the Hard Way to Enlight
Similar People  Raimundas Banionis, Vytautas Zalakevicius, Andrei Tarkovsky, Stanislaw Lem, G Kosinzew

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Donatas Banionis (28 April 1924 – 4 September 2014) was a Lithuanian actor. He is best known for his performance in the lead role of Tarkovsky's Solaris as Kris Kelvin. He was born in Kaunas, Lithuania.


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Banionis began his career with some films in Lithuanian, but he would later play mainly in Russian language films (although his voice was dubbed by Russian actors). He has also worked outside the USSR like in the title role Francisco Goya of the USSR-GDR coproduction Goya or the Hard Way to Enlightenment (1971), directed by Konrad Wolf and in the title role as Ludwig van Beethoven in the 1976 DEFA-production Beethoven - Tage aus einem Leben. Aside from films, he was a popular stage actor in Panevėžys, where he acted since the age of 17, and which was frequented by Donatas' fans from all over the former Soviet Union. His first teacher was Juozas Miltinis. He acted in Vilnius, in the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre.

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Vladimir Putin once stated that Banionis' play in the 1968 Soviet spy film Dead Season was the reason why he joined the KGB. Banionis died on 4 September 2014 from a stroke. He was 90 years old.

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Selected filmography

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  • Marytė (1947) as Peter
  • Nobody Wanted to Die (1966) as Vaitkus
  • Beware of the Car (1966) as pastor
  • Dead Season (1968) as Ladeinikov
  • The Red Tent (1969) as Adalberto Mariano
  • Goya or the Hard Way to Enlightenment (1971) as Goya
  • King Lear (1971) as Duke of Albany
  • Solaris (1972) as Kris Kelvin
  • Armed and Dangerous (1977) as Gabriel Conroy
  • Mama, I'm Alive (1977) as Major Mauris
  • Faktas (1981) as Colonel Titel
  • Cry of the Dolphin (1987) as Bar-Mattai
  • Anastasia (2006) as father
  • Attack on Leningrad (2009) as Toivo
  • Tadas Blinda. Start (2011) as Mikhail Muravyov

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