57 Greatest ex-Yugoslavian actors of all time

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John Malkovich
John Gavin Malkovich was born in Christopher, Illinois, to Joe Anne (Choisser), who owned a local newspaper, and Daniel Leon Malkovich, a state conservation director. His paternal grandparents were Croatian. In 1976, Malkovich joined Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, newly founded by his friend Gary Sinise...
 
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Rade Serbedzija
Actor, Snatch
Rade Serbedzija was born in Bunic (Korenica) in 1946. Graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. Still a student, he started to play the leading roles in films and theater productions. He is remembered as an outstanding Peer Gynt, Don Juan, Georgij, Melkior, Oedipus, Hamlet, Leon and Richard III...
 
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Dragan Bjelogrlic
Dragan Bjelogrlic is a Serbian actor, director, and producer.Simultaneous to moving from Opovo to Belgrade to continue his studies, 14-year-old Bjelogrlic also debuted in movies playing a memorable role of Sava Jovanovic Sirogojno in Bosko Buha, a 1978 film that achieved sizable popularity. He followed that up in the coming years with other roles in TV series, short, and feature films...
 
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Ljubisa Samardzic
Ljubisa Samardzic was born into a miner's family. His acting talent was discovered very early and he won a scholarship with respected director Bojan Stupica. After graduating Belgrade Drama Arts Academy and playing a few theater roles, Ljubisa Samardzic was given the part in Igre na skelama. After that experience...
 
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Boris Dvornik
Boris Dvornik was born to the family of a carpenter. His acting experience started at the age of 8 when he took parts in plays for children. In his high school days he was learning to be electrician, but soon decided to pursue full-time acting career instead. After finishing National Acting School in Novi Sad he enrolled in Drama Academy in Zagreb...
 
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Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic
Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic was born on 11th of August 1934 in Belgrade, Stojkovic in Belgrade. He was one of the most prominent and respectable actors in the history of Yugoslav and Serbian cinema. He acted in 68 films during his life (debut in Covek iz hrastove sume), more than 50 TV dramas and 20 TV series. The character...
 
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Dragan Nikolic
Dragan Nikolic's movie debut was in 1964 (Pravo stanje stvari), but he started his career with role Dzimi Barka in movie When I Am Dead and Gone, directed by Zivojin Pavlovic and for this role, he was awarded with Diploma at Pula Film Festival in 1968. He appeared in more than 90 feature films. In 1985 he received the "October award" of Belgrade. He was married to Milena Dravic...
 
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Nikola Kojo
Actor, Parada
Nikola Kojo was born on September 5, 1967 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia. He is an Serbian actor and producer, known for Parada (2011), Pretty Village, Pretty Flame (1996) and We Are Not Angels (1992). He has been married to Aleksandra Djuric since 2006. They have three children. Nikola name comes from the great-grandfather...
 
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Bora Todorovic
Bora Todorovic was born in Belgrade, in the teacher's family which was first led by service to Milanovac. He had lost his father there during his childhood and then the family moved to Arandjelovac. Then followed going to Belgrade, secondary school and army service. He had not dreamed about acting but he was imperceptible bitten by this profession fever...
 
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Emir Hadzihafizbegovic
Emir Hadzihafisbegovic was born on 20th of August 1961 in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He graduated acting at the Academy of performing arts in Sarajevo in 1986. From 1989 to 1992 he worked at the Folk theater in Tuzla. The war years he spent (1992 - 1995)in the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 1996 he started to work at the National Theater of Sarajevo...
 
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Vanja Drach
Vanja Drach was born to the family of a respectable doctor in Vinkovci, Croatia. Having lost his father at the age of 11, he decided to continue with family tradition and came to Zagreb to study medicine. However, in the big city he fell in love with theater and cinema and, and after only one year in the medical school...
 
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Mija Aleksic
One of the most busy, talented and famous Serbian actors. After studying law, Mija Aleksic turned to acting, becoming a member of the Yugoslav Drama Theatre and the Yugoslav Drama Theatre in Belgrade. As of the 1950s, Aleksic added movies and - later on television - to his numerous activities.. At ease in drama, Mija Aleksic is best remembered for his talent in the register of comedy.
 
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Milorad Mandic-Manda
In the age of 21 he become a member of amateur Drama Experimental Studio in Belgrade. Six years later he graduated in Belgrade Academy of Film and Theater in class of professor Vladimir Jevtovic. After graduation he become a member of Belgrade children theater "Bosko Buha", where he worked occasionally...
 
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Branko Djuric
He is married to Slovenian actress and singer Tanja Ribic. He has two Daughters, Zala and Ela. From a previous marriage he has a son Filip. He Lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He also has a band Bombaj Stampa. He has Also received several awards including Best Actor - Valencia Film Festiva, Best Actor - Terra di Siena...
 
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Lazar Ristovski
Lazar Ristovski is a famous Serbian actor, director, producer and writer. He has appeared on stage about 4000 times, and starred in over 40 films, TV series and TV dramas, mostly in lead roles. He was born into a family of Yugoslav colonists, his father being born in Macedonia and his mother in Montenegro...
 
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Vojislav 'Voja' Brajovic
Actor, Sindjelici
Born in 1949. in Belgrade, but he spent his childhood and teenage period in a small city Valjevo, where he was a child-actor in amateur theatre company. At year 2006 was Minister of Culture in Republic of Serbia. Now he is a President's Consultant for culture. His second wife is Milica Mihajlovic, an actress. He's a proud father of Iskra Brajovic,an actress
 
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