Poll Suggestion: Top 25 Russian Actors

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These are the top 25 Russian actors sorted by IMDb STARmeter on the date of creation of this poll.
Who is your favorite?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042429106/
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Gitte Løyche

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Sadly, Anton Yelchin  left us too soon, but I'll always remember him falling victim for vampire Mia Wasikowska in Only Lovers Left Alive and Adam's (Tom Hiddleston) indignant comment: "You drank Ian!"
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Ed,

I was not aware that Richard Marner was born in Russia.

My vote:
Rameses
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Technically Armin Mueller Stahl was too, but I left him out. He was born in occupied East Germany, prior to the occupation. His name came up in the search for Russia, which was odd. I was surprised at some of the names on the list myself.
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Considering that we're talking about STARmeter there, which is not exactly a constant, I've expected an odd mixture of actors... And it is odd, but far less then what I've expected. Quite a few geniuses and great character actors ended up being in this list, including those with Russian ethnicity and nationality. I especially like Mischa Auer, an outstanding character actor who never ceased to give a great performance. I particularly remember him being practically the best thing about Corruption (1933), where he portrays a sympathetic villain Volkov. 
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Any current (last 10 years) actors I missed Nikolay?
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Nikolay Yeriomin (Mykola Yeromin), Champion

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Ed Jones (XLIX), that's a hard and interesting question to be honest: due to nature of USSR being bit of a hodge-podge with a few countries thrown in many Russian actors were born in other countries. 

Anyhow, it depends. If we take into consideration actors who were born in Russia, there are quite a few actors around the world who were born in Russia and are now emerging to be something big, some of them are Russian, but quite a few reside in USA. 

If we take into consideration nationality... Russia always had great actors, but many of them barely have a chance to shine, because castings are hard, so most are getting bit parts while shining in theater. Not that I'm against stage plays, but it's a bit of a shame when great actors leave only shards of their greatness on the screen, considering that nowadays we can preserve performances, something that a few centuries ago was virtually impossible.  

Then there's actors of Russian descent like Sofia Vassilieva... 
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Sofia was born in the USA
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Sofia was born in the USA
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leavey-2

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My choice: Yul Brynner
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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A King with a Bump must've been Crowned too hard.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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