MISSION IMPOSSIBLE GHOST PROTOCOL
VLADIMIR MASHKOV (Anatoly Sidirov) is one of the most celebrated Russian film
and stage actors. For his artistic merits he has been awarded the elite title of
Honored Artist of the Russian Federation.
Mashkov most recently starred in THE EDGE (KRAY) a post WWII drama that was
Russia's 2011 submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscar Awards. For
his role, Mashkov received Russia's prestigious "Best Actorâ€ť Golden Eagle Award.
US audiences will be able to see Mashkov in the highly anticipated fourth
installment in the MISSION IMPOSSIBLE franchise opposite Cruise and Jeremy
Renner; the film is due for release in December, 2011.
Mashkov received great acclaim in the Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated
film THE THIEF, for which he received the Best Actor Award at the Nika Awards
(Russia's equivalent of the Oscars). Variety described Mashkov as a "handsome
thief who dominates the film with his self-assured charm."
Mashkov is best known to US audiences for playing an assassin in BEHIND ENEMY
LINES opposite Gene Hackman and Owen Wilson. He also starred opposite Jennifer
Jason Leigh in Sergey Bodrov's crime drama THE QUICKIE and DANCING AT THE BLUE
IGUANA directed by Michael Radford (IL POSTINO).
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