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Also Known As: Goran ViNji Died:
Born: September 9, 1972 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Croatia Profession: actor

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Tall, with dark matinee idol looks, Croatian actor Goran Visnjic garnered much attention with his first major English-language role in Michael Winterbottom's "Welcome to Sarajevo" (1997). Drawing on his own experiences, he delivered a strong supporting turn as Risto, the driver and translator for a British news team covering the war in the former Yugoslavia.

Tall, with dark matinee idol looks, Croatian actor Goran Visnjic garnered much attention with his first major English-language role in Michael Winterbottom's "Welcome to Sarajevo" (1997). Drawing on his own experiences, he delivered a strong supporting turn as Risto, the driver and translator for a British news team covering the war in the former Yugoslavia.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Counselor, The (2013)
2.
 K-11 (2013)
3.
 Dark Hearts (2011)
5.
 Beginners (2011)
7.
 Helen (2009)
8.
 Elektra (2005) Mark Miller
9.
 Close Your Eyes (2004) Dr Michael Strother
10.
 Ice Age (2002) Voice Of Soto The Saber-Tooth Tiger
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Served in both the Yugoslavian and Croatian armies
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Joined the Croatian National Theater in Zagreb
1994:
Played the title role in a production if "Hamlet"
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Acted in several Croatian-language features
1995:
Made U.S. television debut in Alistair MacLean's "Night Watch"
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Featured in a European TV commercial for Tuborg beer
1997:
American film debut, "The Peacemaker"
1997:
Landed breakthrough role in "Welcome to Sarajevo"
1998:
Cast opposite Nicole Kidman in "Practical Magic"
1999:
Portrayed pediatrician Dr. Luka Kovac on the NBC medical drama "ER"
2000:
Played a lusty artist interested in a married Heather Graham in the comedy "Committed"
2001:
Had supporting role as a blackmailer in "The Deep End"
2002:
Provided voice of the character Soto in the animated feature "Ice Age"
2004:
First starring role in a feature, "Close Your Eyes"
2004:
Starred as titular gladiator in the USA Network remake of "Spartacus"
2005:
Cast opposite Jennifer Garner in the "Daredevil" spin-off "Elektra"
2009:
Played Ashley Judd's husband in "Helen"
2009:
Co-starred in the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of "The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler" (CBS)
2009:
Appeared alongside Carla Gugino in a segment of the upcoming film "New York, I Love You"
2010:
Cast in the role of Samson in the miniseries "The Deep," which aired on BBC One
2011:
Cast in a four-episode arc on the 1960s-set airline drama "Pan Am" (ABC)
2011:
Joined the cast of David Fincher directed "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," based on the novel by Stieg Larsson
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Education

Academy of Dramatic Arts: -

Notes

His name is pronounced GOR-an VISH-nick.

"It's an amazing part. A whole school. It's so complex, you can explore all of life in that one role."---Visnjic on the role of "Hamlet" to USA Today November 28, 1997

"... I could never give up living by the sea in Croatia. It's in my genes."---Visnjic to New York Post, November 25, 1997.

Trained as a paratrooper in the Croatian army at age 18, and volunteered to stay on for an additional three months during the war with Yugoslavia

in 1999, named People magazine's Sexiest Import

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wife:
Ivana Visnjic. Sculptor. Married c. 1999.

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brother:
Luka Visnjic.

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