Oleg Dal was born in Moscow region, Liublino (25. 05. 1941). His father was a famous railway engineer, the mother was a school teacher. Oleg was fond of basketball but then the theatre has took all his attention. In 1959 he entered the Shchukin Higher Drama Schoo, which graduated in 1963. O. Dal worked in several theatres. The first movie role was during his student years in A. Zarkhi's "My younger brother", where he played Alik.
The next roles let Oleg Dal to open his incredible, natural gift as a born artist. He was brilliant in any kind of movie: comedy, tragedy, fairy-tales, war films... No matter what time or character Dal chose, classical writers were as close as modern ones for him. Every person became the person from the big letter. He could show the inner movements of soul with slight intonation or just a look.
Oleg Dal played two characters in the same film (Soldier and puppet theatre man) and both of them were alive and real. Not all of his films reached the people in time. "The holiday in September" by Vampilov's play got at the shelf and could be seen only in 1987. Prince Florizel is considered the one of the best works of Dal. Ironical man, who isn't afraid of anything, even the death, gets in various adventures, surprise with unusual reactions and wit comments.
Oleg Dal died in Kiev in 1981.
Eugene, Little Eugene and Katyusha 1967
An Old, Old Tale 1968
The Duel (A Bad Good Man) 1973
The Land of Sannikov 1973
Star of Fascinating Happiness 1975