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Goran Visnjic

Goran Visnjic captured Hollywood's attention when he made his American debut in the critically acclaimed motion picture Welcome to Sarajevo, directed by Michael Winterbottom. He stars as Dr. Luka Kovac in NBC's long running drama E.R. Visnjic recently starred as the title role in USA Film's Spartacus.

Visnjic received rave reviews for his performance in Fox Searchlight's The Deep End, opposite Tilda Swinton. His other film credits include the psychological thriller Close Your Eyes, the voice of Soto in Fox's animated hit Ice Age, Miramax's Committed opposite Heather Graham, Practical Magic with Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock, and The Peacemaker alongside George Clooney.

Visnjic grew up in Croatia, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. He decided to become an actor at an early age, and later attended the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. There he won three national Best Actor awards, including the Orlando (the Croatian equivalent of a Tony Award), for his portrayal of Hamlet at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. Other theatre credits include Les Fourberies de Scapin, Le Ecole Des Femmes, Miss Julie, Ivanov, The Brothers Karamazov and Le Baruffe Chizotte.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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Goran Visnjic Facts

BirthdaySeptember 9, 1972 (51)
BirthplaceSibenik, Croatia
Height6' 4" (1m93)  How tall is Goran Visnjic compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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