Ljubisa Samardzic

BirthDay:

19 Nov 1936

BirthPlace:

Skopje, Macedonia, Yugoslavia

Bio:

Ljubisa Samardzic was born into a miner's family. His acting talent was discovered very early and he won a scholarship with respected director Bojan Stupica. After graduating Belgrade Drama Arts Academy and playing a few theater roles, Ljubisa Samardzic was given the part in Igre na skelama (1961). After that experience, he decided to quit theater and try his luck in movies. In a few years he got the leading roles in some of the most popular or influential movies ever made in former Yugoslavia and soon became one of the movie icons in that country, together with 'Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic', Milena Dravic and Boris Dvornik. In the 1980s and during the break-up of Yugoslavia his acting star began to fade but he managed to switch careers by founding his own movie production company together with his son Dragan Samardzic. The company not only survived the harsh times of UN sanctions against rump Yugoslavia, but managed to produce few successful movies that became popular in many of the former Yugoslav republics. Ljubisa Samardzic now lives and works in Belgrade, is married and has two children and two grandchildren.
Filmography

Actor ( 125 credits )

Vecer na 8. katu (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Miris kise na Balkanu (2010)  Cuvar groblja (1 episode, 2011)
Robna kuca (2009)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009)
Jesen stize, dunjo moja (2009)  Marijin otac (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Partizanski film (2009) Himself
Pale Moon (2008) Deda
Black Horses (2007) Deda
Mikrofon je vas (2006)
Vecernja skola: Povratak upisanih (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Ruzica Sokic - filmska ostvarenja (2004) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Goose Feather (2004) Marijin otac
Crna hronika (2004)  Komesar (unknown episodes)
Yu (2003)
Bora Todorovic - filmska ostvarenja (2003) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Viza za buducnost (2002)  Milan Golijanin (164 episodes, 2002-2008)
Obecana zemlja (2002)
Natasha (2001) Tosa (Natasin otac)
Wheels (1998) Vlasnik hotela
The Hornet (1998) Profesor Lane Sekularac
Blues za Saro (1998) Milivoj
Jugofilm (1997) Bora
Premeditated Murder (1995) Vidosav
Magarece godine (1994) Jovo 'Skandal'
Say Why Have You Left Me (1993) Rade
Three Tickets to Hollywood (1993) Limijer
Policajac sa Petlovog Brda (1993)  Bosko Simic (12 episodes, 1993-1994)
The Policeman from the Cock's Hill (1992) Bosko Simic
The Little One (1991) Zika Ajkula
Noc u kuci moje majke (1991) Sreten
Seobe II (1989) Trifun Isakovic
Poltron (1989) Miodrag Krtalic
Iskusavanje djavola (1989) Postar Djoka
Uros blesavi (1989) Uros
Metla bez drske (1989) (3 episodes, 1993)
Rodjaci iz Lazina (1989)  Uros
Kuca pored pruge (1988) Stanisa
Vanbracna putovanja (1988) Kapetan Tadic
Na putu za Katangu (1987) Tosa Palidrvce
Zivela svoboda (1987) Komandant
Guardian Angel (1987) Dragan
Lager Nis (1987) Kole kockar
Bolji zivot (1987)  Ljubomir Zavisic (11 episodes, 1987-1991)
I to se zove sreca (1987)  Baca (4 episodes, 1987)
Dobrovoljci (1986) Kelner
Protestni album (1986) Pasa
Razvod na odredjeno vreme (1986) Sinisa Pantic
Bal na vodi (1985) Glenn's father
Anticasanova (1985) Stipe
Zivot je lep (1985) Valentino, kelner
Nije lako sa muskarcima (1985) Ivan Sekulovic
Orkestar jedne mladosti (1985)
Jaguarov skok (1984) Bogdan
Maturanti (Pazi sta radis) (1984) Profesor Plavsic
Secerna vodica (1983) Fotograf
Timocka buna (1983) Lazar ... ucitelj
Medeni mjesec (1983) Rajko
Moj tata na odredjeno vreme (1982) Sinisa Pantic
Smrt gospodina Goluze (1982) Goluza
Dvije polovine srca (1982) Otac
Savamala (1982) Lampas
Kraljevski voz (1981) Tole
Siroko je lisce (1981) Marko
Visoki napon (1981) Ivo Goreta
Visitors from the Arkana Galaxy (1981) Toni
Neka druga zena (1981) Gvozden
Rad na odredjeno vreme (1980) Sinisa Pantic
Avanture Borivoja Surdilovica (1980) Borivoje Surdilovic - Surda
Vruc vetar (1980)  Borivoje Surdilovic 'Surda' (10 episodes, 1980)
Partizanska eskadrila (1979) Zare
Bosko Buha (1978) Milun
Round Trip (1978) Sava
The Tiger (1978) Sorga 'Tigar'
Arrive Before Daybreak (1978) Kosta
Lude godine (1977) Dr. Lazovic
Special Education (1977) Milicioner Cane
Beloved Love (1977) Vojislav Voja Trajkovic
Bele trave (1976)
Povratak otpisanih (1976)  Spanac (3 episodes, 1978)
Cast mi je pozvati vas (1976)  Smoki (1 episode, 1976)
Glorious Dust (1975)
Hajdúk (1975)
Naivko (1975) Buzga Mirocki
Massacre at Noon (1975)
Doktor Mladen (1975) Stanisa
Acting Hamlet in the Village of Mrdusa Donja (1974) Macak
Valter brani Sarajevo (1974)  Zis (4 episodes, 1974)
Bombasi (1973) Kovac
The Battle of Sutjeska (1973) Stanojlo ... topdzija s konjem
Dimitrije Tucovic (1973)  Dimitrije Tucovic (7 episodes, 1974)
Deveto cudo na istoku (1972)
Obraz uz obraz (1972)  Smoki (1 episode, 1972)
Gradjani sela Luga (1972)  Vidoje (9 episodes, 1972)
Walter Defends Sarajevo (1972) Zis
In Love, Every Pleasure Has Its Pain (1971) Zilio (as Smoki Samardzic)
Kuda idu divlje svinje (1971)  Crni Rok (10 episodes, 1971)
Ceo zivot za godinu dana (1971)  Cakan Jankovic / ... (33 episodes, 1971)
Zarki (1970)
The Cyclists (1970) Vitomir
I'm Poor But Angry (1970) Sava Kekic
X + YY: Formel des Bösen (1970) (as Luba Samardy)
The Battle on the River Neretva (1969) Novak
Murder Commited in a Sly and Cruel Manner and from Low Motives (1969) Himself (uncredited)
Operacija Beograd (1968) Jasa (voice) (uncredited)
Goli covjek (1968) Spiro
U raskoraku (1968)
Sirota Marija (1968) Vojislav
Noon (1968) Ljubisa
Noz (1967) Markov pomocnik
Bokseri idu u raj (1967) Reum
The Demolition Squad (1967) Sarac
The Morning (1967) Mali
Smoki (1967)  Smoki (6 episodes, 1967)
The Dream (1966) Mali
The Climber (1966) Ivan Stojanovic
Inspektor (1966) Borivoje Jovanovic
Orlovi rano lete (1966) Nikoletina Bursac (as Ljubisa Samardzic-Smoki)
Do Not Come Back Along the Same Road (1965) Abdul
The Girl (1965) Partisan
Lito vilovito (1964) Vice
Dani (1963) Dragan
A Sand Castle (1963) Smoki
Desant na Drvar (1963) Milan
Prekobrojna (1962) Mikajlo
Kozara (1962) Mitar
Igre na skelama (1961) Gvardijan

Producer ( 12 credits )

Jesen stize, dunjo moja (2009) producer (13 episodes, 2009-2010)
Pale Moon (2008) producer
Black Horses (2007) producer
Goose Feather (2004) producer
Bare Ground (2003) producer
Natasha (2001) producer
Sky Hook (2000) producer
Wheels (1998) producer
The Hornet (1998) producer
Premeditated Murder (1995) producer
Say Why Have You Left Me (1993) producer
Boulevard of the Revolution (1992) producer

Director ( 9 credits )

The Scent of Rain in the Balkans (2011)
Miris kise na Balkanu (2010) (14 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jesen stize, dunjo moja (2009) (13 episodes, 2009-2010)
Pale Moon (2008)
Black Horses (2007)
Goose Feather (2004)
Bare Ground (2003)
Natasha (2001)
Sky Hook (2000)