He was born on March, 29, 1936 in Berezniki, USSR (now Perm Krai, Russia).
In 1954-1958 v student of Kazan State University, geological department.
In 1958-1959 v geologist at the Middle-Volga surveying administration.
In 1959-1961 v assistant producer at the Kazan TV studio.
In 1962-1966 v student of the State Culture Institute.
In 1966-1987 v producer at Odessa Cinema Studio.
In 1987-1993 v film producer at "Mosfilm" studio (since 1990 v film combination "Mosfilm").
Chairman of the board JSC Kinocenter (1991-1993).
From December, 1993 to December, 2003 v deputy of the State Duma of the 1st-3rd sessions.
In May, 1999 voted for impitchment of the Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
In January, 2000 v expressed his wish to stand for the President elections, garnered 0.44% of the vote.
Since 2005 - Member of Russian political party United Russia.
In June 2005, he, among 50 public figures, signed a letter in support of the conviction of former Yukos heads Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
In 2011 Govorukhin agreed to head Putin's presidential campaign.
In June 2013 Govorukhin joined the central staff of the All-Russia People's Front, led by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In March 2014 he signed a letter in support of the position of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on Russian accession of Crimea.
Was married twice.
The present wife v Galina Borissovna Govorukhina, producer.
Son by the first marriage v Sergey Stanislavovich Govorukhin, was a famous war correspondent, writer and director of documentary films.
In 2011 he survived a stroke and died several days later at the age of 50.