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Mikhail Nikolayevich Baryshnikov (Russian: Михаи́л Никола́евич Бары́шников, Latvian: Mihails Barišņikovs; born January 27, 1948),[1] nicknamed "Misha" (Russian diminutive of the name "Mikhail"), is a Soviet
and American dancer, choreographer, and actor.[2] He is often cited alongside Vaslav Nijinsky, Rudolf Nureyev
Rudolf Nureyev
and Vladimir Vasiliev as one of the greatest ballet dancers in history. After a promising start in the Mariinsky Ballet
in Leningrad, Mikhail Baryshnikov defected to Canada
in 1974 for more opportunities in western dance. After freelancing with many companies, he joined the New York City Ballet
as a principal dancer to learn George Balanchine's style of movement. He then danced with the American Ballet
Theatre, where he later became artistic director. Mikhail Baryshnikov
Mikhail Baryshnikov
has spearheaded many of his own artistic projects and has been associated in particular with promoting modern dance, premiering dozens of new works, including many of his own.[citation needed] His success as a dramatic actor on stage, cinema and television has helped him become probably the most widely recognized contemporary ballet dancer. In 1977, he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
and a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
nomination for his work as "Yuri Kopeikine" in the film The Turning Point. He also had a significant role in the last season of the television series Sex and the City
Sex and the City
and starred in the movie White Nights with Gregory Hines.


1 Early life 2 Defection
to Canada 3 Principal dancer with the American Ballet
Theatre 4 Principal dancer with the New York City Ballet 5 On stage as a dancer 6 Artistic director of the American Ballet
Theatre 7 Citizenship 8 Reputation as a dancer 9 Film
and television 10 On stage as an actor 11 Personal life 12 Repertory as a dancer 13 Awards 14 Filmography

14.1 Film
Appearances 14.2 Film
Choreographer 14.3 Television Appearances

15 See also 16 External links 17 References

Early life[edit] Mikhail Baryshnikov
Mikhail Baryshnikov
was born in Riga, then Latvian SSR, Soviet
Union, now Latvia.[3] His parents were Russians: Alexandra (a dressmaker; née Kiselyova) and Nikolay Baryshnikov (an engineer). His mother committed suicide, when he was in his early teens.[4] He began his ballet studies in Riga
in 1960, at the age of 11. In 1964, he entered the Vaganova School, in what was then in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). Baryshnikov soon won the top prize in the junior division of the Varna International Ballet
Competition. He joined the Mariinsky Ballet, which was then called the Kirov Ballet, in 1967, dancing the "Peasant" pas de deux in Giselle. Recognizing Mikhail Baryshnikov's talent, in particular the strength of his stage presence and purity of his classical technique, several Soviet
choreographers, including Oleg Vinogradov, Konstantin Sergeyev, Igor Tchernichov, and Leonid Jakobson, choreographed ballets for him. Baryshnikov made signature roles of Jakobson's 1969 virtuosic Vestris along with an intensely emotional Albrecht in Giselle.[5] While still in the Soviet
Union, he was called by New York Times
New York Times
critic Clive Barnes "the most perfect dancer I have ever seen." Defection
to Canada[edit] On June 29, 1974, while on tour in Canada
with the Mariinsky Ballet, Mikhail Baryshnikov
Mikhail Baryshnikov
defected, requesting political asylum in Toronto, and joined the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.[6][7] He also announced to the dance world he would not go back to the USSR. He later stated that Christina Berlin, an American friend of his, helped engineer his defection during his 1970 tour of London. His first televised performance after coming out of temporary seclusion in Canada
was with the National Ballet
of Canada
in La Sylphide. He then went on to the United States.[8] In December 1975, he and his dance partner Natalia Makarova featured prominently in an episode of the BBC
television series Arena. Principal dancer with the American Ballet
Theatre[edit] From 1974 to 1978, Mikhail Baryshnikov
Mikhail Baryshnikov
was a principal dancer with the American Ballet
Theatre (ABT), where he partnered with Gelsey Kirkland.[9] Principal dancer with the New York City Ballet[edit] Mikhail Baryshnikov
Mikhail Baryshnikov
performed with the New York City Ballet
as a principal dancer for 15 months from 1978 to 1979.[10] On July 8, 1978, he made his debut with George Balanchine's and Lincoln Kirstein's company at Saratoga Springs, appearing as Franz in Coppélia. On Oct. 12, 1979, Mr. Baryshnikov danced the role of the Poet in Mr. Balanchine's ballet, “La Sonnambula” with the City Ballet
at the Kennedy Center in Washington. This was Mikhail Baryshnikov's last performance with New York City Ballet
due to a tendinitis and other injuries. His tenure there coincided with a period of ill health for him that followed an earlier heart attack and culminated in successful heart surgery in June 1979. Mikhail Baryshnikov
Mikhail Baryshnikov
left the company because he was going to leave anyway to become artistic director of American Ballet
Theater on 1 September 1980, and now needed time off because of his injuries.[10] The parting was, by all accounts, a friendly one. On stage as a dancer[edit] Mikhail Baryshnikov
Mikhail Baryshnikov
worked with George Balanchine
George Balanchine
and as a regular guest artist with the Royal Ballet. Mikhail Baryshnikov
Mikhail Baryshnikov
also toured with ballet and modern dance companies around the world for fifteen months. Several roles were created for him, including roles Opus 19: The Dreamer (1979), by Jerome Robbins, Rhapsody (1980), by Frederick Ashton, and Other Dances with Natalia Makarova by Jerome Robbins. Artistic director of the American Ballet
Theatre[edit] Mikhail Baryshnikov
Mikhail Baryshnikov
returned to ABT in September 1980 as an artistic director, a position he held for nearly a decade. He still performed as a dancer as well.[10] In 1989, he quit in anger after they fired his right-hand man Charles France. Citizenship[edit] On July 3, 1986, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States.[11] From 1990 to 2002, Baryshnikov was artistic director of the White Oak Dance Project, a touring company he co-founded with Mark Morris. In 2003, he won the Prix Benois de la Danse for lifetime achievement. In 2005 he launched the Baryshnikov Arts Center
Baryshnikov Arts Center
in New York. In 2012, Baryshnikov received the Vilcek Prize in Dance.[12] On April 27, 2017, Baryshnikov was granted citizenship by the Republic of Latvia
for extraordinary merits.[13] The application to the Latvian parliament along with a letter from Baryshnikov in which he expressed his wish to become a citizen of what today constitutes his native country was submitted on December 21, 2016. He stated that the decision was based on memories of his first 16 years living in Latvia, which provided the basis for the rest of his life. "It was there that my exposure to the arts led me to discover my future destiny as a performer. Riga
still serves as a place where I find artistic inspiration," Baryshnikov wrote in the letter to the Latvian parliament.[14] Reputation as a dancer[edit] Baryshnikov's talent was obvious from his youth, but being 5 ft 5in (165 cm) tall,[15] maybe 5 ft 6in (168 cm),[16] thus, shorter than most dancers, he could not tower over a ballerina en pointe and was therefore relegated to secondary parts. More frustrating to him, the Soviet
dance world hewed closely to 19th-century traditions and deliberately shunned the creative choreographers of the West, whose work Baryshnikov glimpsed in occasional tours and films. Mikhail Baryshnikov's main goal in leaving the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
was to work with these innovators. In the first two years after his defection, he danced for no fewer than 13 different choreographers, including Jerome Robbins, Glen Tetley, Alvin Ailey, and Twyla Tharp. "It doesn't matter if every ballet is a success or not," he told New York Times dance critic Anna Kisselgoff in 1976, "The new experience gives me a lot." He cited his fascination with the ways Ailey mixed classical and modern technique and his initial discomfort when Tharp insisted he incorporate eccentric personal gestures in the dance. In 1978, he abandoned his freelance career to spend 18 months as a principal of the New York City Ballet, run by the legendary George Balanchine. "Mr. B," as he was known, rarely welcomed guest artists and had refused to work with both Nureyev and Makarova. Baryshnikov's decision to devote his full attentions to the New York company stunned the dance world. Balanchine never created a new work for Baryshnikov, though he did coach the young dancer in his distinctive style, and Baryshnikov triumphed in such signature roles as Apollo, The Prodigal Son, and Rubies. Jerome Robbins
Jerome Robbins
did, however, create Opus 19/The Dreamer for Baryshnikov and NYCB favorite Patricia McBride.[17][18] In 1980, he became Artistic Director of American Ballet
Theatre and his role changed from performer to director. However, in 1989, he left when the company went behind his back and fired his second-in-command Charles France. Nevertheless, Mikhail Baryshnikov's fascination with the new has stood him in good stead. As he observed, "It doesn't matter how high you lift your leg. The technique is about transparency, simplicity and making an earnest attempt.”[19] The White Oak Project was formed to create original work for older dancers. In a run ending just short of his 60th birthday in 2007, he appeared in a production of four short plays by Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett
staged by avant-garde director JoAnne Akalaitis. Mikhail Baryshnikov
Mikhail Baryshnikov
was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1999.[20] In 2000, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.[21] He has received three Honorary Degrees: on May 11, 2006, from New York University; on September 28, 2007, from Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University; and on May 23, 2008, from Montclair State University. For the duration of the 2006 Summer, Mikhail Baryshnikov
Mikhail Baryshnikov
went on tour with Hell's Kitchen Dance, which was sponsored by the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Featuring works by Baryshnikov Arts Center
Baryshnikov Arts Center
residents Azsure Barton and Benjamin Millepied, the company toured the United States and Brazil. In late August 2007, Baryshnikov performed Mats Ek's Place (original Swedish title, Ställe) with Ana Laguna
Ana Laguna
at Dansens Hus in Stockholm. Mikhail Baryshnikov
Mikhail Baryshnikov
has performed in Israel
three times: in 1996, when he appeared with the White Oak Dance Project at the Roman amphitheater in Caesarea; in 2010, when he performed with Ana Laguna; and in 2011, when he starred in nine performances of "In Paris" at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv. In an interview to Haaretz
newspaper in 2011, he expressed his opposition to artistic boycotts of Israel
and described the enthusiasm of Israeli contemporary dance as astounding.[22] Film
and television[edit]

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With Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
in Baryshnikov on Broadway, 1980

Mikhail Baryshnikov
Mikhail Baryshnikov
made his American television dancing debut in 1976, on the PBS program In Performance Live from Wolf Trap. The program is currently distributed on DVD
by Kultur Video. During the Christmas season of 1977, CBS
brought his highly acclaimed American Ballet
Theatre production of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet The Nutcracker to television, and it has remained to this day the most popular and most often shown television production of the work, at least in the U.S. In addition to Baryshnikov in the title role, Gelsey Kirkland, Alexander Minz, and many members of the American Ballet Theatre also starred. The production was videotaped in Canada. After being shown a few times by CBS, it moved to PBS, where it was shown annually every Christmas season for many years, and still is by some PBS stations. It was first released on DVD
by MGM/UA.[23] The remastered DVD
of the performance, issued by Kultur Video in 2004,[24] is a bestseller during the Christmas season. The DVD
has now been released in the UK by Digital Classics.[25] Although Tchaikovsky's ballet has been presented on TV many times in many different versions, the Baryshnikov version is one of only two to be nominated for an Emmy Award. The other one was Mark Morris' "The Hard Nut", Morris's intentionally exaggerated and satirical version of the ballet. Mikhail Baryshnikov
Mikhail Baryshnikov
also performed in two Emmy-winning television specials, one on ABC and one on CBS, in which he danced to music from Broadway and Hollywood, respectively. During the 1970s and 1980s, he appeared many times with American Ballet
Theatre on Live from Lincoln Center and Great Performances. Over the years, he has also appeared on several telecasts of the Kennedy Center Honors. Baryshnikov performed in his first film role soon after arriving in New York. He portrayed the character Yuri Kopeikine, a famous Russian womanizing ballet dancer, in the 1977 film The Turning Point, for which he received an Oscar nomination. He co-starred with Gregory Hines and Isabella Rossellini
Isabella Rossellini
in the 1985 film White Nights, choreographed by Twyla Tharp; and he was featured in the 1987 film Dancers. On television, in the last season of Sex and the City, he played a Russian artist, Aleksandr Petrovsky, who woos Carrie Bradshaw relentlessly and takes her to Paris. He co-starred in Company Business (1991) with Gene Hackman. On November 2, 2006, Mikhail Baryshnikov
Mikhail Baryshnikov
and chef Alice Waters
Alice Waters
were featured on an episode of the Sundance Channel's original series Iconoclasts. The two have a long friendship. They discussed their lifestyles, sources of inspiration, and social projects that make them unique. During the program, Alice Waters
Alice Waters
visited Baryshnikov's Arts Center in New York City. The Hell's Kitchen Dance tour brought him to Berkeley to visit Alice Waters' restaurant Chez Panisse. On July 17, 2007, the PBS News Hour with Jim Lehrer
News Hour with Jim Lehrer
featured a profile of Baryshnikov and his Arts Center. Baryshnikov appears, uncredited, in the 2014 film Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit as Interior Minister Sorokin.[26] In a continuation of his interest in modern dance, Mikhail Baryshnikov appeared in 2015 in a three-and-a-half minute commercial for the clothing designer Rag & Bone along with the street dance artist Lil Buck with both performing dance roles.[27] On stage as an actor[edit] Mikhail Baryshnikov
Mikhail Baryshnikov
is a performer in avant-garde theater. His breakthrough performance in Broadway was back in 1989 when he played Gregor Samsa in Metamorphosis, an adaption of Franz Kafka's novel by the same name. His debut earned him a Tony award.[28] In 2004, he appeared in Forbidden Christmas or The Doctor And The Patient at New York City's Lincoln Center, and in 2007 in Beckett Shorts at New York Theatre Workshop.[29] On April 11–21, 2012, Mikhail Baryshnikov
Mikhail Baryshnikov
starred in a new play directed by Dmitry Krymov, titled In Paris. The play was presented in the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, at the Broad Stage. His co-star was Anna Sinyakina. He then appeared in the stage adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Man in a Case.[30] As he said:

"I grew up reading Chekhov's stories and plays. I have wanted to explore a Chekhov story for the stage for some time and I'm delighted to bring Man in a Case to Berkeley Rep. Both tales are about solitary men and their self-imposed restrictions. We know very little about the character in the first story, 'Man in a Case,' except that he teaches classical Greek and he's kind of eccentric and conservative. But then something happens to him that is unexpected. The second story, 'About Love,' provides an arresting contrast to the first work. At their core both stories are about love. And I think it's a romantic show in many respects that is perfect for Berkeley Rep's audience." Mikhail Baryshnikov.[31]

On April 21, 2015, The New York Times
New York Times
reported that Baryshnikov was scheduled to perform a reading of the Nobel Laureate poet Joseph Brodsky in Baryshnikov's native Riga
in 2015.[32] The performance was called “Brodsky/Baryshnikov,” was performed in the original Russian, and had its premiere in Riga
on Oct. 15, 2015. Its international tour began in Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv
in January 2016 and it was later staged in New York City in March, 2016, still in the original Russian. Mr. Baryshnikov met Mr. Brodsky in 1974, soon after the poet had been forced by the Soviet
authorities to leave his home country and had moved to the United States, and remained close to him until his (Brodsky's) death in 1996."[32] Personal life[edit] Baryshnikov has a daughter, Aleksandra 'Shura' Baryshnikova (born 1981), from his relationship with actress Jessica Lange. When Baryshnikov and Lange met, he spoke very little English; they communicated in French instead.[citation needed] He eventually learned English by watching television.[33] Baryshnikov is in a long-term relationship with former ballerina Lisa Rinehart. They have three children together: Peter (born July 7, 1989), Anna (born May 22, 1992), and Sofia (born May 24, 1994). Though he told Larry King
Larry King
in 2002 that he did not "believe in marriage in the conventional way",[33] he and Rinehart legally married in 2006.[34] Repertory as a dancer[edit]

Franz in Coppélia Albrecht in Giselle


1966 Varna International Ballet
Competition (gold medal, junior division)[35] 1969 Moscow International Ballet
Competition (gold medal)[36] 1969 Nijinsky Prize, Paris Academy of Dance, for performance in Vestris. 1977 Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for The Turning Point. 1977 Golden Globe
Golden Globe
nomination for best supporting actor, Academy of Foreign Film
Press for The Turning Point. 1978 Award from Dance magazine. 1979 D.F.A. from Yale University. 2000 Kennedy Center Honor. 2004 Jerome Robbins
Jerome Robbins
Prize. 2005 National Arts Award. 2006 George and Judy Marcus Prize for Lifetime Achievement. 2006 Honorary degree from New York University. 2007 Honorary degree from Shenandoah University Conservatory. 2008 Honorary degree from Montclair State University.

Filmography[edit] Film

Yuri Kopeikine, The Turning Point, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1977[37] When I Think of Russia, 1980 Narrator, That's Dancing!, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1985 Nikolai Rodchenko, White Nights, Columbia, 1985 Anton Sergeyev, Dancers (also known as Giselle), Golan-Globus/Cannon, 1987 Pyotr Grushenko, Company Business, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Pathe, 1991 Cesar, The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez, 1991 Russian Holiday (also known as Russian Roulette--Video--1994), 1992 Le mystere Babilee, 2001


"Aurora's Wedding" and "Le corsaire" segments, The Turning Point, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1977 Additional choreography, White Nights, Columbia, 1985 "Giselle" segments, Dancers (also known as Giselle), Golan-Globus/Cannon, 1987

Television Appearances[edit] Specials

In Performance at Wolf Trap, An Evening with Mikhail Baryshnikov, PBS, 1976 Albrecht, "Giselle," Live from Lincoln Center, PBS, 1977 Title role, The Nutcracker, CBS, 1977 The 32nd Annual Tony Awards, 1978 "Theme and Variations," Live from Lincoln Center, PBS, 1978 Don Quixote, PBS, 1978 "American Ballet
Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera House," Live from Lincoln Center, 1978 "Choreography by Balanchine: Part IV," Dance in America, 1979 Baryshnikov at the White House, PBS, 1979 Bob Hope
Bob Hope
Special: Bob Hope
Bob Hope
on the Road to China, NBC, 1979 Host, IBM Presents Baryshnikov on Broadway, ABC and PBS, 1980 The Kennedy Center Honors, 1980, 1981, 1983 Walt Disney ... One Man's Dream, 1981 "An Evening with American Ballet
Theatre," Live from Lincoln Center, 1981 The American Film
Institute Salute to Fred Astaire, 1981 Host, Baryshnikov in Hollywood, CBS, 1982 Dance in America: Baryshnikov by Tharp with American Ballet
Theatre, PBS, 1984 Basilio, Don Quixote, 1984 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1985 The American Film
Institute Salute to Gene Kelly, CBS, 1985 The 50th Presidential Inaugural Gala, ABC, 1985 "Live from Lincoln Center," Great Performances, PBS, 1985 Liberty Weekend, ABC, 1986 The 58th Annual Academy Awards
Academy Awards
Presentation, ABC, 1986 "Celebrating Gershwin," Great Performances, PBS, 1987 "Dance in America: David Gordon's Made in U.S.A.," Great Performances, PBS, 1987 All-Star Gala at Ford's Theater, ABC, 1987 Poet, "La sonnambula," "Balanchine and Cunningham: An Evening at American Ballet
Theatre," Great Performances, PBS, 1988 The Presidential Inaugural Gala, CBS, 1989 From the Heart ... The First International Very Special
Arts Festival, NBC, 1989 Dancer, "Who Cares?" and "Apollo," "Dance in America: Baryshnikov DancesBalanchine with American Ballet
Theatre," Great Performances, PBS, 1989 American Tribute to Vaclav Havel and a Celebration of Democracy in Czechoslovakia, PBS, 1990 The Nicholas Brothers: We Sing and We Dance, Arts and Entertainment, 1992 Dancer, "Zoetrope," "Great Performances' 20th Anniversary Special," Great Performances, PBS, 1992 "Martha Graham: The Dancer
Revealed," American Masters, PBS, 1994 Interviewee, "Danny Kaye: A Legacy of Laughter," American Masters, PBS, 1996 53rd Presidential Inaugural Gala, CBS, 1997 Honoree, The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 2000 Merce Cunningham: A Lifetime of Dance (documentary), PBS, 2001 (In archive footage) Bourne to Dance (documentary), Channel 4, 2001

Also appeared in "Prodigal Son," "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," "Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux," and "Other Dances," all Dance in America, PBS; Baryshnikov: The Dancer
and the Dance, PBS; and Carmen, on French television. Series

The Magic of Dance, 1982 Host, Stories from My Childhood (also known as Mikhail Baryshnikov's Stories from My Childhood), 1997

Television Work Series

Producer, Stories from My Childhood (also known as Mikhail Baryshnikov's Stories from My Childhood), 1997

Television Artistic Director Specials

Dance in America: Baryshnikov by Tharp with the American Ballet Theatre, PBS, 1984

Television Choreographer

The Nutcracker, CBS, 1977 "Celebrating Gershwin," Great Performances, PBS, 1987

See also[edit]

List of Eastern Bloc defectors List of Russian ballet dancers

External links[edit]

Sunday NY Times article by Anna Kisselgoff, 28 October 1979 Mikhail Baryshnikov: ‘Everything in Russia is a damn soap opera’, by Sarah Crompton, The Telegraph, 3 July 2013 Mikhail Baryshnikov
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on IMDb Mikhail Baryshnikov
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at AllMovie Mikhail Baryshnikov
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Biography (1948-) Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 West 37th Street, NYC Baryshnikov Dance Foundation Kennedy Center Honors
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biography as of 2000 Information community LJ devoted to Mikhail Baryshnikov Mikhail Baryshnikov
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entry in the Concise Encyclopædia Britannica Mikhail Baryshnikov
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entry in the Columbia Encyclopedia Mikhail Baryshnikov
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and Ana Laguna
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to Perform in Israel
(June 2010) Archival footage of Mikhail Baryshnikov
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performing Chacony in 2002 at Jacob's Pillow Archival footage of Mikhail Baryshnikov
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performing "Pergolesi" (Pergolesi/Twyla Tharp) in 1995 at Jacob's Pillow "Baryshnikov's Art in Motion" Interview with Baryshnikov in Vogue


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grants Latvian citizenship to world famous artist Mikhail Baryshnikov". saeima.lv. Retrieved 2017-04-27.  ^ " Ballet
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/ Baryshnikov, Kirkland, Charmoli: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gelsey Kirkland, Alexander Minz, Nanette Glushak, Gayle Young, George De La Pena, Rebecca Wright, Gregory Osborne, Áurea Hammerli, Sallie Wilson (II), Charles Maple, Richard Schafer, Cynthia Harvey, Hilda Morales, Clark Tippet, Eric Nesbitt, Roman L. Jasinski, Raymond Serrano, Rodney Gustafson, Kirk Peterson: Movies & TV. Amazon.com. Retrieved on September 14, 2011. ^ [1] Archived April 30, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. ^ http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/movies/will-kenneth-branagh-s-shadow-recruit-live-up-to-past-jack-ryan-movies-1.6756871 ^ http://www.elle.com/fashion/news/a26585/mikhail-baryshnikov-and-lil-buck-dance-for-rag-and-bone/ ^ "Biography for Mikhail Baryshnikov". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 2017-09-29.  ^ "Mishas Next Moves". American Theatre. February 23, 2016. Retrieved September 24, 2016.  ^ "Baryshnikov To Hit Road With 'Man In A Case'". Hartford Courant. October 11, 2013. Retrieved October 18, 2013.  ^ " Mikhail Baryshnikov
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(1997) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(1998) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(1999) Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
(2000) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(2001) Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis
(2002) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2003) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(2004) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(2005) Richard Gere
Richard Gere
(2006) Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
(2007) Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
(2008) James Franco
James Franco
(2009) Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake
(2010) Jay Leno
Jay Leno
(2011) Jason Segel
Jason Segel
(2012) Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
(2013) Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
(2014) Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt
(2015) Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
(2016) Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds
(2017) Paul Rudd
Paul Rudd

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Kennedy Center Honorees (2000s)


Mikhail Baryshnikov Chuck Berry Plácido Domingo Clint Eastwood Angela Lansbury


Julie Andrews Van Cliburn Quincy Jones Jack Nicholson Luciano Pavarotti


James Earl Jones James Levine Chita Rivera Paul Simon Elizabeth Taylor


James Brown Carol Burnett Loretta Lynn Mike Nichols Itzhak Perlman


Warren Beatty Ossie Davis
Ossie Davis
& Ruby Dee Elton John Joan Sutherland John Williams


Tony Bennett Suzanne Farrell Julie Harris Robert Redford Tina Turner


Zubin Mehta Dolly Parton Smokey Robinson Steven Spielberg Andrew Lloyd Webber


Leon Fleisher Steve Martin Diana Ross Martin Scorsese Brian Wilson


Morgan Freeman George Jones Barbra Streisand Twyla Tharp Pete Townshend
Pete Townshend
& Roger Daltrey


Mel Brooks Dave Brubeck Grace Bumbry Robert De Niro Bruce Springsteen

Complete list 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

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