Timur Bekmambetov

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Birthday
25, 1961
Birthplace
Kazakhstan
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
25, 1961 (age 58)
Birthplace
Kazakhstan

About

Director, writer, and producer who has become well known as one of the minds behind films like Wanted, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Unfriended, and the 2016 reboot of the classic film Ben-Hur.

Before Fame

He graduated from Alexander Ostrovsky Theatrical and Artistic Institute with a degree in theater and cinema set design in 1987.

Trivia

He served a term in the Soviet Army which would later inspire him to write and direct his debut feature film Peshavar Waltz.

Family Life

He was born in Guryev, Soviet Union, otherwise known as what is now Kazakhstan. His parents names are Mira Bogoslavskaya and Nuruakhit Bekmambetov. He married Varvara Avdyushko.

Associated With

He directed and produced Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, a film starring Benjamin Walker and Dominic Cooper.