Actor of theater and cinema, film director, politician. Honored Artist of the RSFSR (09/05/1985). People's Artist of the Russian Federation (11.04.1994). He studied at the physics and mathematics school, intending to enroll in a technical college. He started acting in films as a schoolboy ("They Won't Go", 1965). He graduated from the acting faculty of the theater school named after B.V. Shchukin (workshop A.I. Borisov). In 1972-1980 - actor of the Moscow Academic Theater named after V.V. Mayakovsky. In 1979–1981 he studied at the Higher Courses of Scriptwriters and Directors, in the workshop of G. N. Danelia and E. A. Ryazanov. He was an actor and director of the film studio them. M. Gorky. Since 1994 - the host of TV programs "Kinescope", "Parade of Stars", "Parade of Festivals". Until 2000 - Vice-President of the Russian Film Actors Guild. From December 16, 2001 - deputy of the Moscow City Duma, chairman of the commission on culture. A member of the political council of the Moscow organization of the United Russia party. Director of the Central House of Artists. And about. Chairman of the Russian Union of Cinematographers, Chairman of the Eurasian Teleforum.