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Iván Darvas in the movie Tizedes meg a többiek
|Born||Iván Darvas |
June 14, 1925 (1925-06-14) Beje, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia)
|Died||June 3, 2007 (aged 81) |
Budapest , Hungary
|Spouse(s)||Irén Morocza (1972-2007)|
Iván Darvas (born Szilárd Darvas 14 June 1925, Beje (Slovak: Behynce, German: Behintz; now in the Revúca District, Banská Bystrica Region) – Budapest, Hungary 3 June 2007) was a Hungarian actor.
Born as Szilárd Darvas, his father was János Darvas, and his mother was a Russian woman, Antonina Evdokimova. He spent his childhood in Prague, where his father worked as a journalist. He went to a German-language school, so he spoke Hungarian, Russian and German well. At home they spoke Hungarian, which he thought, was a secret language they understand only.
1972 he married Irén Morocza, they had two children.
He did not finish the Acting Academy, but he got a role in 1946, Darvas contracted with the Artists theatre. He changed his nave there, because at that time there was a humorist called the same way. Played in the Madach Theatre between 1949–1956. From 1957–1959 he spent time in prison for political reasons and had to work as a labourer between 1959–1963. From 1963 he spent some time in the Miskolc National Theatre and the Attila Jozsef theatre. From 1965-85 he was a member of the Vigszinhaz, and from 1990 was a freelance artist. He was Also a member of parliament from then, in the Free Liberals' Alliance.
He carefully recreated stage characters' inner worlds and struggles. He used subtle irony and intellectual wit. He acted in numerous significant Hungarian films. One of his best appearenve was in the movie Liliomfi in 1954.
The international audience could see him in these movies: Drama of the Lark (1963), Love (1971), Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999), Jakob the Liar (1999), Beresina, or the Last Days of Switzerland (1999).
- Kossuth Prize (1978),
- Jászai Mari-prize (1955, 1967),
- Significant artist award (1969),
- Excellent artist award (1975).
- Erzsébet Prize (1989)
- Raszkolnyikov (Dostoyevsky–Ackland: Crime and Punishment);
- Tuzenbach, Versinyin (Chekhov: Three Sisters);
- Baron (Gorky: Éjjeli menedékhely);
- Popriscsin (Gogol–Lunean–Coggio–Czimer J.: Madman's diary);
- Larry Slade (O'Neill: Eljő a jeges);
- Don Quixote (Wasserman–Leigh: Man of La Mancha);
- Firsz (Chekhov: Cseresznyéskert);
- Martin Dysart (Shaffer: Equus);
- A nagybőgős (Süsskind: A nagybőgő).
- Ir. Gerskovics A.: D. I. Gogol az Diary of a madman(1979).