Russian actor / singer / songwriter / poet / cultural icon. In his 17 year career, wrote over 800 songs and poems, played in 15 theater productions (including signature roles of Galileo and Hamlet) and 28 movies (including the national blockbuster "The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed"). His sudden death at 42 caused nationwide mourning. Numerous monuments across Russia are raised in his memory. His importance for Russian culture is hard to overestimate.