Rade Serbedzija is one of the most famous actors in Croatia. He recorded more than 60 domestic films (mostly starring). He has won numerous awards at national and international festivals.
Highlights the most important:
Two gold at the Arena in Pula Film Festival .... ("Bravo Maestro", "Evening Bells")
Grand Prix, Emperor Constantine and other awards at the festival in Nis.
Premium "Dubravko Dujsin"
"Golden Lion" at the Venice film festivals and film critics award "Pazonetti" for her role in "Before the Rain"
"Angel Award" best actor in the international film festival in Monaco for the movie "Short Order"
Best Actor at the International Film Festival in Cancun for the film "Fugitive Pieces"
"Marcus Aurelius' best actor at the Rome Film Festival for the film "Fugitive Pieces "
From 1993-2003 years living in London, then moved to Los Angeles where he now lives and works. During this period he recorded more than 40 foreign films.
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.
He wrote and published four books of poetry and released four albums, as well as directed 12 plays (Balade Petrice Kerempuha, Kazu da je sova nekad bila pekareva kci, Judita, Hrvatski slavuj...).
He shot more than seventy films (Rdece klasje (1970), Zadah tela (1983), Hajka (1977), Vecernja zvona (1986), Bravo maestro (1978), Variola Vera (1982), Una (1984), Usijanje (1979), Zivot je lep (1985), Kiklop (1982), Povratak (1979), Horvatov izbor (1985), San o ruzi (1986), Kontesa Dora (1993)...), and starred in leading roles of several TV-series (Sam covjek, U registraturi (1974), Prosjaci i sinovi (1971), Bombaski proces (1978), Nikola Tesla (1977), Putovanje u Vucjak (1986)...).
He joined Vanessa Redgrave to found a theater that produced plays such as Brecht in exile, Liberation of Skopje, Smoke, Opera Sarajevo. He took part in many charity and peace initiatives. After a world famous film Before the Rain (1994) where he played the leading role, he was cast in films by prominent directors of the world (P. Noyce, J. Woo, S. Kubrick, F. Rossi...), in films such as The Saint (1997) (P. Noyce), The Truce (1997) (F. Rossi), Prague Duet (1998), Broken English (1996), Eyes Wide Shut (1999) (S. Kubrick), Polish Wedding (1998), Stigmata (1999), Mighty Joe Young (1998), Il dolce rumore della vita (1999), Open Sea (1998), Mission: Impossible II (2000), Space Cowboys (2000), Snatch (2000), and in South Pacific (2001), Hermano (2007), Quicksand (2003), currently in post-production. He starred alongside Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue, John Turturro, Tom Cruise, Glenn Close.
Rade Serbedzija became internationally famous mainly for his supporting roles in Hollywood films in the 1990's. His film career has been long both in his home country and elsewhere.