Rade Serbedzija

BirthDay:

27 Jul 1946

BirthPlace:

Bunic, Croatia, Yugoslavia

Bio:

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), Dreaming the Rose (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. He lives in London.
Filmography

Actor ( 160 credits )

Man of God (2018) St. Nektarios
Tesla (2017) Professor Petrov (rumored)
Untitled Nikola Tesla Project (2017)
The Porcupine (2016) Stoyo Petkanov
The Liberation of Skopje (2016) Gjorgjija
The Five (2016)  Jakob Marosi (6 episodes, 2016)
Prvaci sveta (2016)  Stari Dane Stukalo (12 episodes, 2016)
The Executrix (2016) Arthur
Sparrows (2015) Tomislav
Tekken: Kazuya's Revenge (2014) The Minister
Cry of the Butterfly (2014) Ray
The Legend of Hercules (2014) Chiron
The Double (2013) Frightening Old Man
Balkan Is Not Dead (2013) Ikonomo
Red Widow (2013)  Andrei Petrov (8 episodes, 2013)
Vecer na 8. katu (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Zdravo drustvo (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
The Fourth State (2012) Onjegin
Taken 2 (2012) Murad Krasniqi (as Rade Sherbedgia)
The Third Half (2012) Don Rafael
Redemption Street (2012) Glavni tuzilac
Shun Li and the Poet (2011) Bepi, il poeta (as Rade Sherbedgia)
In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011) Nebojsa
5 Days of War (2011) Col. Alexandr Demidov (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Zmajeva ostrica (2011) Director of Universe
X-Men: First Class (2011) Russian General (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Tatanka (2011) Vinko
Studio 45 (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) Gregorovitch
72 days (2010) Mane Paripovic
An Early Frost (2010) Stari Vasa Ladacki
Lonesdale (2010)
Downton Abbey (2010)  Kuragin (1 episode, 2015)
Exkluziv Tabloid (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Middle Men (2009) Nikita Sokoloff
Thick as Thieves (2009) Nicky / Victor (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Quarantine (2008) Yuri Ivanov (as Rade Sherbedgia)
The Eye (2008) Simon McCullough
My Own Worst Enemy (2008)  Yuri Volkalov (2 episodes, 2008)
Say It in Russian (2007) Raf Larin (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Battle in Seattle (2007) Dr. Maric (as Rade Sherbedzija)
Fugitive Pieces (2007) Athos Roussos (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Love Life (2007) Arie (as Rade Sherbedgia)
L... Like Love (2007) Big Daddy
True Miracle (2007) Toma
Shooter (2007) Michael Sandor (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Hermano (2007) Carlos Avileda
Balkanski sindrom (2007) Old Alen
Moonlight (2007)  Josef (1 episode, 2007)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Moscow Zero (2006) Sergey
The Elder Son (2006) Max
Go West (2005) Ljubo
Short Order (2005) Paulo (as Rade Sherbedgia)
The Fog (2005) Captain William Blake (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Batman Begins (2005) Homeless Man (as Rade Sherbedgia)
The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam (2005) Imam Muaffak (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Surface (2005)  Dr. Aleksander Cirko (6 episodes, 2005)
The Fever (2004) Diplomat
The Great Water (2004) Old Lem (voice)
EuroTrip (2004) Tibor (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Ilaria Alpi - Il più crudele dei giorni (2003) Miran Hrovatin
Quicksand (2003) Oleg Butraskaya (as Rade Sherbedgia)
The Professional (2003) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
The Quiet American (2002) Inspector Vigot (as Rade Sherbedgia)
CSI: Miami (2002)  Alexander Sharova (3 episodes, 2009)
MI-5 (2002)  Viktor Schvitkoy (uncredited) (1 episode, 2003)
Autograph (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Na stanici u Puli (2001) Himself
24 (2001)  Dmitri Gredenko (8 episodes, 2007)
Snatch (2000) Boris the Blade (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Je li jasno prijatelju? (2000) Milan Rajic
Space Cowboys (2000) General Vostov
Mission: Impossible II (2000) Dr. Nekhorvich (as Radé Sherbedgia)
Stanley and Us (1999) Himself
Stigmata (1999) Marion Petrocelli (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Il dolce rumore della vita (1999) Bruno Maier
Eyes Wide Shut (1999) Milich (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Mighty Joe Young (1998) Andrei Strasser
Prague Duet (1998) Jiri Kolmar
Polish Wedding (1998) Roman
Open Sea (1998) François Riffaud
The Truce (1997) The Greek
The Saint (1997) Ivan Tretiak
Balkan Island: The Last Story of the Century (1997) Rusty
Broken English (1996) Ivan
Memento (1996) The Officer
Whirlpool of Passion (1996) Marko
Belma (1995) Josip Papac
The Tragic Burlesque (1995) Kosta
Two Deaths (1995) Colonel George Lapadus
Before the Rain (1994) Aleksander
Magarece godine (1994) Narrator (voice)
Kontesa Dora (1993) Karlo Armano
Deserter (1992) Pavle Trusic
Yugoslavia: Origins of a War (1992) Narrator
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Carnival, Angel and Dust (1990)
Seobe II (1989) De Ronkali
Covjek koji je volio sprovode (1989) Hinko
Le retour d'Arsène Lupin (1989)  Herlock Sholmès (1 episode, 1990)
Manifesto (1988) Emile
Hanna's War (1988) Captain Ivan
Vecernja zvona (1988)  Tomislav K. (Burbonski) (4 episodes, 1988)
Zagrljaj (1988)  Pisac (5 episodes, 1988)
Hudodelci (1987) Raka
Days to Remember (1987) Dusan
Osudjeni (1987) Rade
Miss (1986) Himself
Dreaming the Rose (1986) Valent
Vecernja zvona (1986) Tomislav K. Burbonski
Putovanje u Vucjak (1986)  Kresimir Horvat (14 episodes, 1986-1987)
Zivot je lep (1985) Vito, rodjak, harmonikas
Horvatov izbor (1985) Kresimir Horvat
Hrvatski narodni preporod (1985)  Glumac (1985) (unknown episodes)
In the Jaws of Life (1984) Intelektualac
Una (1984) Profesor Misel Babic
Pejzazi u magli (1984) Lelin otac
Zadah tela (1983) Panco Vila
Kiklop (1983)  Ugo (4 episodes, 1983)
13. jul (1982) Capt. Mitrovic
Variola Vera (1982) Doktor Grujic
Kiklop (1982) Ugo
Banovic Strahinja (1981) Abdulah
Nepokoreni grad (1981) (1 episode, 1982)
The Woman from Sarajevo (1980) Vlado Ratko
Usijanje (1979) Tomo
Povratak (1979) Police commander (Zandarski narednik)
Zivi bili pa vidjeli (1979)
Novinar (1979) Vlado Kovac
Bravo maestro (1978) Vitomir Bezjak
Sedam plus sedam (1978)  Rade (1 episode, 1980)
Hajka (1977) Lado
Nikola Tesla (1977)  Nikola Tesla (9 episodes, 1977)
Uzicka Republika (1976)  Oficir - Cetnik Major
Pesma (1975)  Mica Ranovic (6 episodes, 1975)
Guns of War (1974) Cetnicki major Kosta Parac
Acting Hamlet in the Village of Mrdusa Donja (1974) Joco / Hamlet
U registraturi (1974)  Ivica Kicmanovic (7 episodes, 1974)
Begunec (1973) Ivan
Zivjeti od ljubavi (1973) Davor
Zvezde su oci ratnika (1972) Ucitelj Rade
Obraz uz obraz (1972)  Rade (1 episode, 1974)
Poslijepodne jednog fazana (1972) Obijesni mladic
The Pine Tree in the Mountain (1971) Domobranski casnik - kicos (as Rade Serbedjija)
The Scene of the Crash (1971) Vlatko
Prosjaci i sinovi (1971)  Matan Potrka (13 episodes, 1972)
Rdece klasje (1970)
The Fifth Day of Peace (1970)
Idu dani (1970)
Sedmina (1969) Niko
Meteop (1969)
Gravitacija ili fantasticna mladost cinovnika Borisa Horvata (1968) Boris Horvat
60 Minutes (1968)  Himself - Actor (segment "Angelina") (1 episode, 2011)
Maratonci (1968) (1 episode, 1968)
Osveta (1968)
Crne ptice (1967)
Iluzija (1967) Mladic koji ubija Branka
Tesla: Beyond Imagination (0) Milutin Tesla
The Promise (0) Stephan

Producer ( 1 credit )

Go West (2005) co-producer

Writer ( 1 credit )

The Liberation of Skopje (2016) (writer)

Director ( 2 credits )

The Liberation of Skopje (2016)
The Liberation of Skopje (2015)