"It will be a mystery to me that Shurik is so public," Alexander Demyanenko admitted. "I did not play that role, I just appeared in the required scenes." That's a basic problem for an actor. " Demyanenko was known as Shurik. He suffered from it all his life. The actor's dream was to play dramatic, profound characters. The audience greeted the actor with joy, but he was even more disappointed. However, in art, especially in cinema, the most difficult thing is to laugh. Today, Alexander Demyanenko is considered an artist who can stand next to the great comedians of the last century.