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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:

"Don Quixote, " "Spartacus, " Petit's "Carmen, " Limon's "Moor's Pavane" 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

On his film offers after Die Hard (1988): Producers said things like, "You will play the guy who comes in with a long coat and machine gun and kills everybody in the room. And use that same expression on your face you used in Die Hard." See more »

Trivia:

He danced with the American Ballet Theater which was at the time being run by his childhood friend and former classmate Mikhail Baryshnikov until Baryshnikov forced him out in 1982. Godunov was crushed and betrayed. He eventually bounced back and started his own dance troupe (which he danced in). But many of his closest friends said, "After that, he never put himself into ballet completely." See more »

Trademark:

Piercing blue eyes See more »

Nickname:

Sasha

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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