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Creator / Anton Yelchin

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"I think you can always find interesting, complex and fascinating characters to play in different kinds of movies. It's in your hands."

Anton Viktorovich Yelchin (Russian: Анто́н Ви́кторович Ельчи́н; March 11, 1989 – June 19, 2016) was a Russian-born Jewish American film and television actor, best known for playing Pavel Chekov in the Star Trek reboot films. His parents, champion figure skaters, fled the former Soviet Union when he was 6 months old. Immediately sucking at figure skating, Anton found a calling in acting, in which his parents supported him. He played mostly in intense dramas, and developed his career playing cute little boys, and then complex young men coming of age.

He was born with cystic fibrosis, an illness he struggled with his whole life, yet managed to keep secret while building a prolific acting career and pursuing other artistic endeavors like music and photography. However, tragedy struck when he died in an auto-related incident on June 19, 2016, at the age of 27.note 

A documentary chronicling his life and career, Love, Antosha, premiered in 2019.

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