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Goran Višnjić is a Actor and Co-Producer Croate born on 9 september 1972 at Šibenik (Croatie)

Goran Višnjić

Goran Višnjić
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Nationality Croatie
Birth 9 september 1972 (51 years) at Šibenik (Croatie)

Goran Višnjić (/ˈvɪʃnjɪtʃ/ VISH-nyich; [ˈʋiʃɲitɕ]; born September 9, 1972) is a Croatian American actor who has appeared in American and British films and television productions. He is best known in the United States for his role as Dr. Luka Kovač on the NBC television series ER. He is the son-in-law of Croatian film director and former head of Croatian Radiotelevision (1991–95), Antun Vrdoljak.

Credited as Goran Visnjic in his English-language work, he adopted the simplified spelling of his name when he came to the United States in the late 1990s.


Višnjić has been active in the American and European animal rights movements, and appeared in photographs alongside his dog Bugsy in PETA's first Eastern European anti-fur campaign. He is currently a representative for both the International Fund for Animal Welfare and an Animal Friends Croatia as well as providing assistance to a number of small animal-rescue organizations in California. He has supported a number of medical institutions in Croatia through the donation of money and equipment. He recently appeared on the nationally-broadcast American benefit program Stand Up to Cancer. He also served as one of the faces of ER on NBC's long-running The More You Know campaign, appearing in public service announcements discussing topics such as family time and tolerance.

His wife, Eva Višnjić (born Ivana Eva Vrdoljak), is an artist and sculptor, and the daughter of film director Antun Vrdoljak, who served as a controversial head of Croatian Radiotelevision from 1991–95. The couple has two adopted children — son Tin (2007) and daughter Vivien Sofia (2009) — and one biological son, Vigo Leo (2011). They reside in Los Angeles, California and also have a home on the Croatian island of Hvar. Višnjić acknowledged paternity of a daughter, Lana Lourdes Rupić, whom he fathered in 2006, from an affair with a Croatian woman, Mirela Rupić.

Best films

Ice Age (2002)
Elektra (2005)
Practical Magic (1998)
Beginners (2011)

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Filmography of Goran Višnjić (24 films)

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Never Here
Never Here (2016)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Mireille Enos, Goran Višnjić, Vincent Piazza, Nina Arianda, Sam Shepard
Roles S
Rating43% 2.168452.168452.168452.168452.16845
Des événements troublants amènent un artiste qui photographie des étrangers à soupçonner que quelqu'un l'observe. Les frontières se confondent entre le réel et l'imaginaire, le crime et l'art, l'observateur et l'observé.
Midnight Sun
Directed by Roger Spottiswoode
Genres Adventure
Actors Dakota Goyo, Goran Višnjić, Bridget Moynahan, Linda Kash, Kendra Timmins
Roles Muktuk
Rating60% 3.0433553.0433553.0433553.0433553.043355
Set amongst the ice fields of Northern Canada a young boy (Dakota Goyo) defies nature to reunite an abandoned polar bear cub with its mother.
The Counselor, 1h57
Directed by Ridley Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about films, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Snuff films in fiction, Films about television, Children's films, Gangster films
Actors Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Dean Norris
Roles Banker
Rating53% 2.6992352.6992352.6992352.6992352.699235
A man, known only as "The Counselor", and his girlfriend Laura are talking sexily in bed. Meanwhile, somewhere in Mexico, cocaine is packaged in barrels and concealed in a sewage truck, driven across the border and stored at a sewage treatment plant.
K-11 (2013)
, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Goran Višnjić, Portia Doubleday, Kate del Castillo, Jason Mewes, D. B. Sweeney, Tom Lister, Jr.
Roles Raymond Saxx
Rating51% 2.566282.566282.566282.566282.56628
Raymond Saxx Jr. is a powerful record producer who wakes from a drug-induced blackout to find himself locked up and classified "K-11". Plunged into a nightmarish world ruled by a transsexual diva named Mousey, Raymond is truly a fish out of water. Complicating matters are a troubled but kind young transsexual girl named Butterfly, a predatory child molester named Detroit, and the ruthless Sheriff's Deputy, Lt. Johnson. Ray's struggle to contact the outside world and regain his freedom seems impossible, but he must learn to navigate this new power structure if he is ever going to survive and be in control of his life again.
Beginners (2011)
, 1h44
Directed by Mike Mills
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent, Goran Višnjić, Lou Taylor Pucci, Mary Page Keller
Roles Andy
Rating71% 3.598053.598053.598053.598053.59805
The film is structured as a series of interconnected flashbacks. Following the death of his father Hal, Oliver reflects on their relationship following the death of Oliver's mother, Georgia. Shortly after her death, Hal came out to his son and began exploring life as an openly gay man. He becomes active in the gay community, finds love and becomes more honest with himself and with his son. As a result, Oliver and Hal become closer during this time. Shortly after Hal's death, Oliver meets Anna, a French actress, at a party. Inspired by his father's attitude towards the end of his life and their relationship, Oliver decides to pursue a romance with her.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 2h38
Directed by David Fincher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Serial killer films, Rape and revenge films
Actors Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Yorick van Wageningen, Stellan Skarsgård, Steven Berkoff
Roles Dragan Armansky
Rating77% 3.8970653.8970653.8970653.8970653.897065
In Stockholm, Sweden, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, co-owner of Millennium magazine, has lost a libel case brought against him by businessman Hans-Erik Wennerström. Lisbeth Salander, a brilliant but troubled investigator and hacker, compiles an extensive background check on Blomkvist for business magnate Henrik Vanger, who has a special task for him. In exchange for the promise of damning information about Wennerström, Blomkvist agrees to investigate the disappearance and assumed murder of Henrik's grandniece, Harriet, 40 years ago. After moving to the Vanger family's compound, Blomkvist uncovers a notebook containing a list of names and numbers that no one has been able to decipher.
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler, 1h35
Directed by John Kent Harrison
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography
Themes Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Anna Paquin, Marcia Gay Harden, Goran Višnjić, Nathaniel Parker, Steve Speirs, Paul Freeman
Roles Stefan
Rating71% 3.5987353.5987353.5987353.5987353.598735
Irena Sendler (née Krzyżanowska) is a Catholic social worker who has sympathized with the Jews since her childhood, when her physician father died of typhus contracted while treating poor Jewish patients. When she initially proposes saving Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto, her idea is met with skepticism by fellow workers, her parish priest, and even her own mother Janina.
Helen (2009)
, 2h
Directed by Sandra Nettelbeck
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Ashley Judd, Goran Višnjić, Lauren Lee Smith, Alberta Watson, Alexia Fast, Leah Cairns
Roles David
Rating62% 3.104173.104173.104173.104173.10417
Belle, brillante, mariée à David, mère d’une adorable jeune adolescente et professeur de musique, Helen semble avoir la vie parfaite. Elle semble… en effet, car en réalité elle camouffle un lourd secret depuis plusieurs années. Elle souffre d’une dépression profonde qui l’empêche de vivre sa vie. Même si sa famille et ses amis tentent de la sortir de l’abîme, personne ne comprend vraiment sa souffrance, elle trouve alors refuge auprès de l’un de ses élèves. Il est clair que la seule personne capable de sauver Helen, c’est… elle-même.
Elektra (2005)
, 1h33
Directed by Rob S. Bowman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Martial arts, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors Jennifer Garner, Kirsten Prout, Goran Višnjić, Will Yun Lee, Terence Stamp, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Roles Mark Miller
Rating47% 2.3536152.3536152.3536152.3536152.353615
After being killed in Daredevil, Elektra Natchios (Jennifer Garner) is revived by a blind martial arts master called Stick (Terence Stamp). She is brought to his training compound to learn Kimagure, an ancient martial arts discipline that provides its practitioners with precognition as well as the ability to resurrect the dead. Elektra is soon expelled because of her inability to let go of her rage. She leaves and uses her training to become a contract killer.
Spartacus (2004)
, 2h54
Directed by Robert Dornhelm
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Action, Historical
Actors Goran Višnjić, Alan Bates, Angus Macfadyen, Rhona Mitra, Ian McNeice, James Frain
Roles Spartacus
Rating70% 3.500523.500523.500523.500523.50052
The movie starts with Varinia (Rhona Mitra), a Gaul woman and her village being attacked by the Romans. Her entire village is taken into slavery, and she is sold to Lentulus Batiatus (Ian McNeice). Spartacus (Goran Višnjić), a Thracian slave condemned to the mines, attempts to protect another slave. Spartacus is nearly crucified before Batiatus purchases the man. Spartacus and a handful of other slaves are brought to Batiatus' ludus to be trained as gladiators. Spartacus and the other slaves are brought to the Gladiators to eat, where he meets Nardo (Chris Jarman), Draba (Henry Simmons) and David (James Frain), before a fight breaks out between Draba and Gannicus (Paul Telfer), they are stopped by their trainer Cinna (Ross Kemp).
Ice Age
Ice Age (2002)
, 1h21
Directed by Carlos Saldanha, Chris Wedge
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Films about dogs, Road movies, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Chris Wedge, Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Otto Waalkes, Denis Leary, Goran Višnjić
Roles Soto (voice)
Rating74% 3.748283.748283.748283.748283.74828
A saber-toothed squirrel (known as Scrat) is trying to find a place to store his prized acorn. Eventually, as he tries to stomp it into the ground, he causes a large crack in the ground that extends for miles and miles and sets off a large avalanche. He barely escapes, but finds himself stepped on by a herd of prehistoric animals. The animals are trying to avoid the ice age by migrating south. Sid, a clumsy ground sloth left behind by his family, decides to move on by himself but is attacked by two Brontops whom he angered. Sid is soon saved by Manfred ("Manny"), an agitated mammoth who fights them off and is heading north. Not wanting to be alone and unprotected, Sid follows Manny. Meanwhile, Soto, the leader of a Smilodon pride, wants revenge on a group of humans by eating the chief's baby son, Roshan, alive. Soto leads a raid on the human camp, during which Roshan's mother is separated from the rest and jumps down a waterfall when cornered by Soto's lieutenant, Diego. For his failure, Diego is sent to find and retrieve the baby.
Doctor Sleep, 1h48
Directed by Nick Willing
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Psychologie, Serial killer films
Actors Shirley Henderson, Goran Višnjić, Fiona Shaw, Miranda Otto, Sophie Stuckey, Claire Rushbrook
Roles Michael Strother
Rating60% 3.0430053.0430053.0430053.0430053.043005
While treating a policewoman for smoking, hypnotherapist Michael Strother has a telepathic vision of a young girl floating beneath the surface of a stream. The escaped victim of a ritualistic serial killer, the girl has become mute, and Michael is called upon by Scotland Yard to unlock the secrets she holds in order to catch a man who believes he has discovered the key to immortality.
The Deep End, 1h41
Directed by Scott McGehee, David Siegel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Tilda Swinton, Goran Višnjić, Jonathan Tucker, Josh Lucas, Peter Donat, Raymond J. Barry
Roles Alek Spera
Rating64% 3.2476053.2476053.2476053.2476053.247605
Margaret Hall (Swinton) and her family live a seemingly upper middle class life in Tahoe City, California. Her husband is a pilot on the aircraft carrier USS Constellation. She is startled to discover that her son Beau (Tucker), a high school senior, has been having a sexual affair with 30-year-old Reno, Nevada night club owner Darby Reese (Lucas). Margaret visits Reese's nightclub, The Deep End, to demand that he stay away from her son. That night, Reese secretly visits Beau and the two meet in the boathouse. Beau confronts him about asking his mother for money. The two argue, eventually coming to blows. As Beau returns to the house, Reese leans on a railing, causing it to collapse, and falls into the water, impaling himself on an anchor.
The Last Will
Genres Comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Goran Višnjić, Angelica Bridges, Predrag Vušović, Ivo Gregurević, Filip Šovagović, Ljubomir Kerekeš
Roles Bepo Štambuk
Rating49% 2.4665952.4665952.4665952.4665952.466595
Bartul Burt Marinkovich, un millionnaire émigré croate, meurt et laisse inopinément ses millions de dollars non pas à sa belle jeune femme, Nicole, mais à son neveu inconnu et illégitime, Bepo Stambuk, qui vit à Bol sur l'île de Brac. C'est la revanche posthume de Marinkovich sur Nicole pour sa découverte qu'elle entretient une liaison de longue date avec son secrétaire personnel, Douglas Caine. Un jeune avocat d'origine croate nommé Elisabeth Horvath est chargé de trouver Bepo et de lui transférer son héritage, mais en même temps, Nicole et Caine engagent deux assassins pour aller à Brac et tuer l'héritier de Marinkovich. Lorsque Horvath et les deux assassins arrivent, ils découvrent indépendamment qu'il y a trois hommes à Bol nommé Bepo Stambuk, et doivent déterminer lequel est le bon.