Birth Name: Donatas Yuosovich Banionis
Born: 28 April 1924 Died: 4 September 2014
Country of origin: Lithuania
Height: 5' 9"
Donatas Banionis is a Lithuanian and Soviet actor. He is best known in the West for his performance in the lead role of Tarkovsky's Solaris as Kris Kelvin.
Banionis began his career with some films in Lithuanian, but he would later play mainly in Russian language films. He has also worked outside the USSR like in the title role Goya of the USSR-GDR coproduction Goya - oder Der arge Weg der Erkenntnis (1971), directed by Konrad Wolf and in the title role as Beethoven in the 1976 DE