Serbedzija, Rade 1946–

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SERBEDZIJA, Rade 1946–

(Rade Sherbedgia)

PERSONAL

Surname is sometimes transliterated "Serbedgia" or "Serbedjija"; born July 27, 1946, in Bunic kraj Korenice, Yugoslavia (now Croatia); married Ivanka Cerovac (divorced, 1987); married Lenka Udovicki (a director), June 30, 1991; children: Lucija (an actress), Danilo, Nina, Milica Alma, Vanja. Education: Trained at the Academy for Dramatic Arts, Zagreb, Yugoslavia (now Croatia), c. 1965.

Addresses: Agent—Scott Harris, Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401; Dallas Smith, Peters, Fraser & Dunlop, Drury House, 34–43 Russell St., London WC2B 5HA, England. Manager—Vera Mihailovich, Tavel Entertainment, 9171 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 406, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Actor. Founding member of Ulysses Project (theatre group) and Wake Up World (artists group). Acting teacher at the University of Zagreb and University of Novi Sad, prior to 1992; poet and songwriter; performer at poetry readings.

Awards, Honors: Pasinetti Award, Venice International Film Festival, best actor, 1994, for Before the Rain; Film Award, New Zealand Film and Television Awards, best foreign performer, 1996, for Broken English; two Golden Arena awards, Pula Film Festival, best actor.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Crne ptice (also known as Black Birds), 1967.

Iluzija (also known as Illusion), 1967.

Gravitacija ili fantasticna mladost cinovnika Borisa Horvata, 1968.

Osveta, 1968.

Niko, Sedmina—Pozdravi mariju (also known as Funeral Fest, Burial Lunch), 1969.

Dio e con noi (also known as Crime of Defeat, The Fifth Day of Peace, God with Us, The Last Five Days of Peace, and Die im Dreck krepieren), 1969.

Idu dani (also known as Passing Days), 1970.

Jouzek, Rdece klasje (also known as Red Wheat and Crveno klasje), 1971.

Vlatko, Putovanje na mjesto nesrece (also known as The Scene of the Crash), 1971.

U gori raste zelen bar (also known as The Pine Tree in the Mountain and There Grows a Green Pine in the Woods), 1971.

Rade, Zvezde su oci ratnika (also known as The Stars Are the Eyes of the Warriors), 1972.

Poslijepodne jednog fazana, 1972.

Davor, Zivjeti od ljubavi (also known as To Live on Love), 1973.

Ivan, Begunec, 1973.

Joco, Predstava Hamleta u Mrdusi Donjoj (also known as Acting Hamlet in the Village of Mrdusa Donja), 1974.

Lucio, Nocturno, 1974.

Miso and Major Baratz, Uziska Republica (also known as Guns of War, 67 Days: The Republic of Uzhitze, and Uzicka Republika), 1974.

Lado, Hajka (also known as Manhunt), 1977.

Bravo maestro, 1978.

Tomo, Usijanje (also known as Burning), 1979.

Novinar (also known as Journalist), 1979.

Povratak (also known as The Return), 1979.

Zivi bili pa vidjeli (also known as That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles), 1979.

Gospodjica, 1980.

Abdulah, Banovic strahinja (also known as The Falcon and Der Falke), 1981.

Dr. Grujic, Variola vera, 1981.

Captain Mitrovic, 13. Jul (also known as Trinaesti jul), 1982.

Ugo, Kiklop, 1982.

Panco Vila, Zadah tela (also known as Body Scent), 1983.

Noc poslije smrti, 1983.

Intelektualac, U raljama zivota (also known as In the Jaws of Life), 1984.

Lelin otac, Pejzazi u magli, 1984.

Professor Misel Babic, Una, 1984.

Harmonikas, Zivot je lep, 1985.

Kresimir Horvat, Horvatov izbor (also known as Vucjak), 1986.

Tomislav K. Burbonski, Vecernja zvona, 1986.

Valent, San o ruzi (also known as Dreaming the Rose), 1986.

Miss, 1986.

Dusan, Die Verliebten (also known as Days to Remember), Metropolis Films, 1987.

Raka, Hudodelci, 1987.

Osudjeni, 1987.

Captain Ivan, Hanna's War, Cannon, 1988.

Emile, Manifesto (also known as A Night of Love), Cannon, 1988.

Covjek koji je volio sprovode, 1989.

Karneval, andjeo i prah, 1990.

Dezerter (also known as Deserter), 1992.

Karlo Armano, Contessa Dora (also known as Countess Dora and Kontesa Dora), 1993.

Aleksander, Before the Rain (also known as Pred dozhdot), Gramercy, 1994.

Narrator, Magarece godine (also known as The Awkward Age, The Tough Teens, and L'age ingrat), 1994.

Colonel George Lapadus, Two Deaths, Castle Hill, 1995.

Josip Papac, Belma, 1995.

Kosta, Urnebesna tragedija (also known as Tragedie burlesque), 1995.

Ivan, Broken English, Sony Pictures Classics, 1996.

Marko, Necista krv, 1996.

The officer, Memento, 1996.

The Greek, The Truce (also known as Die Atempause, La tregua, and La treve), Miramax, 1997.

Ivan Tretiak, The Saint, Paramount, 1997.

Andrei Strasser, Mighty Joe Young (also known as Mighty Joe), Buena Vista, 1998.

Francois Riffaud, Mare largo (also known as Open Sea), Instituto Luce, 1998.

Roman, Polish Wedding, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 1998.

Bruno Maier, Il dolce rumore delle vita, Medusa Distribuzione/Primer Plano Film Group, 1999.

Marion Petrocelli, Stigmata, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1999.

Milich, Eyes Wide Shut (also known as EWS), Warner Bros., 1999.

Himself, Stanley and Us, Libra Films International, 1999.

Boris "the Blade" Yurinov, Snatch (also known as Snatch: Pigs and Diamonds), Screen Gems, 2000.

Dr. Nekhorvich, Mission: Impossible II (also known as M:I–2), Paramount, 2000.

General Vostov, Space Cowboys, Warner Bros., 2000.

Milan Rajic, Je li jasno prijatelju?, Da Film, 2000.

Oleg Butraskaya, Quicksand, First Look Home Entertainment, 2001.

Himself, Na stanci u puli, 2001.

Inspector Vigot, The Quiet American (also known as The Spy and Der Stille Amerikaner), Miramax, 2002.

Miran Hrovatin, Ilaria alpi—Il piu crudele dei giorni (also known as The Cruelest Day), Gam Films, 2002.

Carlos Avileda, Hermano, Sharada Distribuzione, 2003.

(Uncredited; in archive footage) Profesionalac, Vans, 2003.

Imam Muaffak, The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam, Guide Company Films, 2004.

Tibor, Eurotrip, DreamWorks SKG, 2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Matan Potrka, Prosjaci i sinovi, 1971.

Obraz uz obraz, 1972.

Pesma, 1975.

Ivica Kicmanovic, U registraturi, 1976.

Nikola Tesla, 1977.

Duvanski put, 1980.

Nepokoreni grad, 1981.

Stefica Cvek u raljama zivota, 1984.

Kresimir Horvat, Putovanje u vucjak, 1986.

Tomislav Kovac, Vecernja zvona, 1988.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Jiri Kolmar, Prague Duet (also known as Lies and Whispers and Eine Liebe in Prag), Romance Classics, 1997.

Emile de Becque, South Pacific (also known as Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific), ABC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Rade Sherbedgia) Himself, "Rade Sherbedgia," Autograph, 2002.

Viktor Schlivitsky (some sources cite Viktor Shvitkoy), "Blood and Money," Spooks, BBC, 2003, broadcast in the United States as MI–5, Arts and Entertainment, 2003.

Television Appearances; Other:

Mladic, Papagaj, 1970.

Obesenjak, Radiotelevizija Beograd, 1974.

Josip Broz (Tito), Bombaski proces, Televizija Zagreb, 1978.

Tuga, Radiotelevizija Beograd, 1981.

Tamburasi, Televizija Zagreb, 1982.

Stage Appearances:

The Smoke, Manchester Theatre Company, Manchester, England, 1993.

Brecht in Hollywood, Moving Theatre Company, London, 1994.

Appeared in Brecht in Exile and Liberation of Skopje, both Moving Theatre Company; also appeared in productions of Oedipus Rex and Peer Gynt.

Major Tours:

Title role, King Lear, Ulysses Project, Croatian cities, 2001.

RECORDINGS

Albums:

Recorded five albums of his own songs and poetry.

WRITINGS

Poetry and Songs:

Author of four books of poetry; also a songwriter.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

American Theatre, December, 2001, p. 66.

Los Angeles Times, February 26, 1995.

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