Bohdan Stupka

Kulykiv, Lviv Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine]


Bohdan Sylvestrovych Stupka (27 August 1941 – 22 July 2012) was a popular Ukrainian actor. At the 26th Moscow International Film Festival he won the award for Best Actor for his role in the film "Our Own". Stupka has played more than a hundred roles in films and over fifty in the theater. Stupka has been awarded the titles Artist of Ukraine, People's Artist of the USSR, and Hero of Ukraine (Order of the State, 2011), as well as a number of film awards. Later in his career he became the Minister of Culture of Ukraine.