Sergei Vladimirovich Bodrov (born June 28, 1948) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated Russian film director, screenwriter, and producer. Bodrov was born in Khabarovsk, Russian SFSR, USSR (now Russia). His son, actor Sergei Bodrov, Jr. was killed in an avalanche in the mountains of the North Caucasus on September 20, 2002 while shooting his film which was tentatively titled The Messenger. Bodrov's grandmother was ethnic Buryat which influenced his decision to film the movie Mongol. Bodrov currently has an apartment in Los Angeles and a ranch in Arizona. He is married to American film consultant Carolyn Cavallaro.