Eldar Alexandrovich Ryazanov (Russian: Эльда́р Алекса́ндрович Ряза́нов; 18 November 1927 – 30 November 2015) was a Russian movie director and screenwriter. He was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1984. He was born in present day Samara, Russia.
He was known for his movies; Carnival Night (1955), Hussar Ballad (1962), Beware of the Car (1966), The Irony of Fate (1975), Office Romance (1977), The Garage (1979), A Cruel Romance (1984), and Promised Heaven (1991).
Ryazanov suffered a stroke in 2014. He was rushed to a hospital in Moscow for breathing problems on 21 November, 2015. Ryazanov died there eight days later on the night of 30 November from respiratory and heart failure at the age of 88.
- "Умер Эльдар Рязанов" (in Russian). Lenta.ru. 30 November 2015. Retrieved 29 November 2015.