Aleksandr Gavrilovich Abdúlov was a notable Soviet/Russian actor. Aleksandr Abdulov went to school from 1960 to 1970 and upon graduating wanted to become a sportsman. However, Abdulov's father encouraged his son to act, and, in 1974 Aleksandr Abdulov starred in About Vitya, about Masha and the Sea Force. In 1975 he graduated from the GITIS and was hired by Lenkom Theater director Mark Zakharov. Aleksandr Abdulov appeared in several films in the 1970s. In 1977 he appeared in the TV version of the film The Twelve Chairs by Mark Zakharov. In 1978 he became a celebrity after he appeared in An Ordinary Miracle and in 1979 Abdulov appeared in The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed with Vladimir Vysotskiy. That year he also appeared in Do not part with the Loved Ones and in The Very Same Munchhausen. During the early 1980s he was considered a sex symbol and in 1982 he appeared in Look for a Woman, Magicians and The Woman in White. In 1983 he appeared in the film The House that Swift Built as Dr. Simpson. In 1984 Abdulov appeared in The Formula of Love. The following year he appeared in Searching for Captain Grant. He also appeared in The Most Charming and Attractive and Naval Cadets, Charge!.