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Old Jan 15th 2016, 02:20 PM
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Default Fall of a star

Vasiliy Stepanov is a Russian actor, star of action-themed TV shows and films


He became fairy well known on TV in mid-2000s, but real fame came in 2010, when he partnered with legendary filmmaker Fedor Bondarchuk

in ''Inhabited Island''

a science fiction action picture based on a book by the brothers Strugatsky.

The film was a huge success, Bondarchuk received awards, including a ''Nika'' (Russian Oscar, not his first or last)

and made a huge fortune in theater ticket sales.

Stepanov, as the lead star, got his big share of the profits too, and the accolades. He became a sex icon for millions of young women in Russia, Russian Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise, always walking around with beautiful and glamorous actresses


And it all went to the poor boy's head

His life went downhill, he began partying far too often, too much, too hard, throwing away his new wealth on alcohol, women, some say narcotics too...

After awhile, because of this questionable lifestyle, nobody was offering him roles anymore. Our acting industry in Russia is, in many ways, tightly regulated, government sees that celebrities have an influence on youth, and so always pressures them to at least present a respectable image in public. Those who behave in amoral ways suffer professionally for it. Stepanov was no exception. Made a drunk spectacle of himself at far too many events, and then a heavy lid was slammed on his career...

He lost all his money now, and most of his good looks too. Just celebrated his 30th birthday... at his parents grimy little Khrushchev-era apartment, where he now pathetically lives with them, off their bloody pensions, like a leech


He says he has now even applied to the police for a job, but they would not have him lol ''Even''... still the arrogant bastard. He thinks police do not have professional standards either?

His fiancee, actress Darya Yegorova

has, of course, dumped him like a sack of garbage and left to look for better prospects elsewhere. I cannot blame the girl, she is only 24 or 25, has plenty of own talent, a promising career ahead of her, and getting stuck to a loser... who needs that?

And thus a star burned bright for a short time but then went and destroyed himself...
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Old Jan 15th 2016, 06:21 PM
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He is not the first and likely not the last to suffer from stardom. Hollywood history is filled with people with similar stories to this fellow.
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He is not the first and likely not the last to suffer from stardom. Hollywood history is filled with people with similar stories to this fellow.
Just crazy to me... He had a great chance, got to live a life others dream of... only to squander it all... How horrible he must feel about that... And worse for his poor parents...
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Just crazy to me... He had a great chance, got to live a life others dream of... only to squander it all... How horrible he must feel about that... And worse for his poor parents...
Many people here in Canada worry that Justin Beiber might be falling into this category all too soon.
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