Sergei Eisenstein Biography
(Russian Film Director Best Known for His Film 'Battleship Potemkin')
Birthday: January 22, 1898 (Aquarius)
Born In: Riga, Latvia
Sergei Eisenstein was a renowned Soviet filmmaker and film theorist who was a pioneer in the theory and practice of montage. He is known for movies such as `Battleship Potemkin’, and `Alexander Nevsky’. Eisenstein was born in Riga, Latvia, which at the time was a part of the Russian Empire. He was of Jewish descent. He initially wanted to pursue a career in the plastic arts and he studied at the School of Fine Arts. He also served in the Red Army for some time. He soon developed an interest in Kabuki theatre of Japan, which inspired him to pursue a career in filmmaking. In 1923, he made his first short film `Glumov`s Diary`. Two years later, he made his first silent feature film `Strike`. Throughout his career, he made several movies such as `Battleship Potemkin`, `Romance sentimentale`, and `Alexander Nevsky`. He received several honors; he was the recipient of the Stalin Prize twice, and also received the Order of Lenin and Order of the Badge of Honor.