Michael Chekov

  1. Gregory Gaye,  The Purple Heart, 1943.     Anton Chekhov’s nephew, Konstantin Staislavski’s sudent and future teacher of everyone  from  Ingrid Bergman and Elia Kazan to  Marilyn Monroe and Jack Nicholson … tested for Russian news correspondent Peter Voroshevski in writer-producer Daryl F Zanuck’s bitter anti-Japanese propaganda.
  2. Charles Laughton, The Arch of Triumph, 1947.    Chekhov made few films. But not this one. He must have read Erich Maria Remarque’s  novel and the laughable script. With the Nazi nasty supposedly beefed up for him, Laughton was the same as in 1934’s Les Miserables. Absurd.

 Birth year: 1891Death year: 1955Other name: Casting Calls:  2