Honored Artist of the RSFSR (02/16/1973). People's Artist of the RSFSR (11/26/1982). Despite his gentlemanly appearance, the actor was very simple: his father was a worker, a mother, an Estonian by nationality, in his youth worked as a maid in a wealthy family and spoke Russian poorly until the end of his days. As a child, Anatoly Vladimirovich survived the Leningrad blockade, leaving the last train with his sister and mother on the ice of Lake Ladoga to the mainland. He graduated from the Leningrad Mechanical Institute, in 1959 - the Moscow Art Theater School named after VI. Nemirovich-Danchenko, the course of V.Ya. Stanitsyna. In 1959-1984, 1990-1992 - actor of the Moscow Academic Theater named after Vladimir Mayakovsky, in recent years participated in performances of the Theater of the Moon. Since 1986 - head of the VGIK acting workshop, professor. In the cinema since 1958.