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Visnjic was born in the Dalmatian coastal city of Sibenik, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia. After leaving the Croatian Army, he moved to Zagreb to study at the Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb. Originally cast as Laertes and understudy to Hamlet, he took over the role when the star dropped out of the production shortly before the first performance. During an episode of ER, he demonstrated his expertise in the part of Hamlet, by reciting an excerpt from the “To be or not to be” soliloquy in Croatian. He appeared with Jennifer Garner in the 2005 movie Elektra.
Goran Visnjic
Goran Visnjic
Goran Visnjic
Goran Visnjic
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Goran Visnjic


Produced for Hallmark Hall of Fame, the film aired on CBS on April 19, 2009. He has also supported a number of medical institutions in Croatia through the donation of money or equipment. He was ranked #18 in Croatian-based monthly film magazine Hollywood in Best Croatian Male Movie Stars of All Time list in November 2005.
Goran Visnjic
Goran Visnjic
Goran Visnjic


Goran Visnjic ( /’vi:?nji:t?/ vish-nyich; Croatian: ; born September 9, 1972) is a Croatian actor who has appeared in American and British films and television productions. His father, Zeljko Visnjic, was a bus driver, and his mother, Milka, worked in a food market. He appeared in plays throughout his childhood and made his screen debut at age 16 in the controversial Yugoslav film Braca po materi (1988), playing a young Ustasa. After leaving the Croatian Army, he moved to Zagreb to study at the Academy of Dramatic Arts.
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Goran Visnjic
Goran Visnjic
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Goran Visnjic


He appeared in plays throughout his childhood and made his screen debut at age 16 in the controversial Yugoslav film Braca po materi (1988), playing a young Ustasa. in 2004, he starred in the television miniseries Spartacus and the Croatian movie and television series Duga mracna noc. in 2008, Visnjic starred in the film Helen alongside Ashley Judd as Judd’s character’s husband David in the drama, which made its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Visnjic’s segment was directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev. Visnjic appeared in the historical drama The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler, about a young Polish woman responsible for the rescue of Jewish children in wartime Warsaw, filmed in Riga, Latvia. At the end of 2009, he was cast in the role of Samson in the Tiger Aspect television miniseries The Deep, shown on BBC One in 2010. He was also named as the Best Croatian actor in 2004 according to the votes of the visitors of internet magazines, for his role in the movie Duga mracna noc, according to the votes of Croatian newspaper Vecernji list..
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He appeared in plays throughout his childhood and made his screen debut at age 16 in the controversial Yugoslav film Braca po materi (1988), playing a young Ustasa. Visnjic appeared in the historical drama The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler, about a young Polish woman responsible for the rescue of Jewish children in wartime Warsaw, filmed in Riga, Latvia. Visnjic has also acknowledged paternity of a daughter, Lana. Visnjic was named People magazine’s Sexiest Import in 1999 and “One of TV’s Sexiest Men” in the June 5-11, 2005 TV Guide. He was ranked #18 in Croatian-based monthly film magazine Hollywood in Best Croatian Male Movie Stars of All Time list in November 2005.