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Rade Šerbedžija is a Actor and Co-Producer Croate born on 27 july 1946 at Bunić (Croatie)

Rade Šerbedžija

Rade Šerbedžija
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Nationality Croatie
Birth 27 july 1946 (77 years) at Bunić (Croatie)
Awards Sterija Award for Achievement in Acting

Rade Šerbedžija ([rǎːde ʃerbědʒija]; born 27 July 1946), occasionally credited as Rade Sherbedgia in some English language productions, is a Croatian actor, director and musician of Serbian ethnicity. He is known for his portrayals of imposing figures on both sides of the law. He was one of the most popular Yugoslav actors in the 1970s and 1980s. He is internationally known mainly for his supporting roles in Hollywood films such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, X-Men: First Class, The Saint and Mission: Impossible II and for his role as main villain Murad in Taken 2, and for his recurring role as former Soviet Army General Dmitri Gredenko in Season 6 of TV action series 24.


Šerbedžija was married to Ivanka Cerovac, but they divorced in 1987. They have a son, film director Danilo Šerbedžija (b. 1971) and a daughter, actress Lucija (b. 1973). Šerbedžija met his second wife, Lenka Udovički, the sister of Serbian politician Kori Udovički, in Subotica in 1990 and they married in 1991.

With his current wife, he has three daughters: Nina, Vanja, and Mimi. Nina is now attending college and the younger two are in high school. The girls grew up in London during their early years, then moved to California due to their father's acting career.

His parents left Vinkovci for Belgrade in 1991. His mother died in 1997, while his father still lives in Belgrade.

In 1992, while at a club in Belgrade, an intoxicated youth swore at him, calling him "Serb traitor", then shot his gun in the air. The youth himself was from Lika, as was Šerbedžija. He then took his wife and at the time, only daughter Nina, and left Zagreb and Belgrade, and settled in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Šerbedžija has called himself "Yugo-nostalgic", and in 2011, said that times were better in Socialist Yugoslavia than now.

He has homes in London, Hollywood, California, Zagreb, and Belgrade, while he currently lives in Rijeka (as of January 2011).

Best films

Taken 2 (2012)
The Saint (1997)
Stigmata (1999)
The Fog (2005)
The Quiet American (2002)

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Filmography of Rade Šerbedžija (91 films)

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Proud Mary
Proud Mary (2018)
, 1h28
Directed by Babak Najafi
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Taraji P. Henson, Billy Brown, Jahi Di'Allo Winston, Neal McDonough, Danny Glover, Margaret Avery
Roles Luka
Rating50% 2.510862.510862.510862.510862.51086
Mary Goodwin est une tueuse à gages professionnelle et solitaire qui travaille pour la mafia de Boston. Mais sa vie est chamboulée lorsqu'elle rencontre, lors d'un contrat qui se déroule mal, un adolescent nommé Danny.
The Guardian Angel, 1h42
Directed by Arto Halonen
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Pilou Asbæk, Josh Lucas, Rade Šerbedžija, Christopher Fulford, Cyron Melville, Pamela Tola
Roles Dr. Max Dabrowski
Rating54% 2.7026452.7026452.7026452.7026452.702645
En 1951, à Copenhague, l'inspecteur Olsen est chargé d'enquêter sur une étrange affaire. Lors d'un braquage, avant de fuir, un jeune homme, Palle Hardrup, a abattu deux personnes. Alors qu'il déclare avoir agi seul, des témoins affirment qu'il semblait en transe au moment des faits.
The Promise, 2h14
Directed by Terry George
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Actors Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, James Cromwell, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Jean Reno
Roles Stephan
Rating61% 3.050993.050993.050993.050993.05099
En 1915, dans les derniers jours de l'Empire ottoman, un étudiant en médecine arménien, fiancé à une jeune femme de son village, fait la rencontre d'un journaliste américain et de son amie et tombe éperdument amoureux de cette dernière. Ils essayent tous trois de survivre au génocide arménien.
Sparrows (2015)

Directed by Rúnar Rúnarsson
Genres Drama
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Ingvar E. Sigurðsson, Rade Šerbedžija
Roles Tomislav
Rating67% 3.393923.393923.393923.393923.39392
Ari, 16 ans, vit avec sa mère à Reykjavik lorsqu’il doit soudain retourner vivre chez son père Gunnar, dans la région isolée des fjords, au nord-ouest de l’Islande. Sa relation avec son père n’est pas des plus faciles et ses amis d’enfance semblent avoir bien changé. C’est dans cette situation difficile à laquelle il ne peut échapper qu’Ari devra s’imposer pour trouver sa voie.
Tekken 2: Kazuya's Revenge, 1h28
Directed by Wych Kaosayananda
Origin USA
Genres Action
Themes Medical-themed films, Sports films, Films set in the future, Martial arts films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films, Dystopian films, Films based on video games
Actors Kane Kosugi, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Rade Šerbedžija, Charlotte Kirk, Kelly Wenham
Roles The Minister
Rating28% 1.425961.425961.425961.425961.42596
A man with no recollection of his past wakes up in an apartment in a district outside Tekken City before he is chased by armed men and nabbed by a female assassin named Rhona Anders. He is brought to a guerrilla leader known as "The Minister", who gives him the letter "K" as his codename and has an explosive surgically implanted in his chest, should he fail his mission or attempt to leave the organization. Despite his amnesia, "K" displays exceptional skills in fighting and marksmanship. He befriends the district's local janitor, whose son killed his wife and crippled him before disappearing three years prior. After defeating an opponent in a sparring match, "K" is ordered by the Minister to kill him or the janitor; "K" declines and tells the Minister to let the janitor go, to which the Minister's henchman breaks the defeated opponent's neck.
The Double
The Double (2014)
, 1h33
Directed by Richard Ellef Ayoade
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy
Actors Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Noah Taylor, Rade Šerbedžija, Yasmin Paige
Roles Frightening Old Man (uncredited)
Rating64% 3.249923.249923.249923.249923.24992
Downtrodden Simon James (Jesse Eisenberg) has worked at his office for seven years, but he is ignored by his boss and colleagues. From his apartment he spies on a beautiful co-worker he admires, Hannah (Mia Wasikowska), who lives in the apartment opposite. He sees her throwing away art and secretly retrieves and admires it.
The Legend of Hercules, 1h39
Directed by Renny Harlin
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films based on mythology, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Dans la Grèce mythologique, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Kellan Lutz, Liam McIntyre, Roxanne McKee, Gaia Weiss, Johnathon Schaech, Scott Adkins
Roles Chiron
Rating42% 2.1069452.1069452.1069452.1069452.106945
In 1200 BC ancient Greece, King Amphitryon of Tiryns invades Argos. Amphitryon eventually fights rival King Galenus in personal combat, killing Galenus and seizing his kingdom. Queen Alcmene is disgusted by her husband's thirst for power and warmongering. She prays to Hera for guidance and Hera, wife of Zeus, tells her that she will allow Zeus to impregnate Alcemene with the savior of her people, a demi-god son to be named Hercules. The only other witness to this is Chiron, the queen's loyal adviser. Amphitryon names his new "son" Alcides, though Alcmene secretly acknowledges his true name as Hercules.
Balkan Is Not Dead, 1h40
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Actors Rade Šerbedžija
Roles Ikonomo
Rating72% 3.6210353.6210353.6210353.6210353.621035
A Macedonian family from Bitola at the turn of the twentieth century tries to survive, preserve its roots and remain together. Following their father’s death, two sisters and a brother remain alone: the older and quieter sister ELENI and the younger ANDJA and DUKO – the discontented and rather short-tempered twins. Afflicted by her father’s refusal to let her be with the man she loves – the young Turkish cadet, Kemal – Eleni has decided to dedicate her life to waiting. Her younger sister, searching for Damjan, her young fiancé – her brother’s best friend and leader of the insurgents against the Turks – falls captive to the murderous and slighted Osman, a renegade from the Sultan’s authority. Osman becomes enamoured of Andja and murders Damjan, despite or rather precisely because of the fact that Anja trades for Damjan’s freedom the only valuable thing she has – her virginity. Broken and unable to give him again what she has already given him, she spends her days in a harem as the most cared for blossom that has lost its fragrance. Duko becomes obsessed with vengeance, while Osman becomes obsessed with love. In order to get Andja to love him, he would do anything for her. To this end, he also uses his troops and his most loyal “watchdog”, Rasim, his man for the dirty jobs, the sole person who understands him entirely and who is prepared to lay down even his own life for him. Torn between her love for one Turk and her hatred for another, Eleni sets out to look for Andja. From a passive spinster, she becomes a fighter for women’s rights, advocating freedom, a more modern society and abolition of harems….
Taken 2
Taken 2 (2012)
, 1h32
Directed by Olivier Megaton
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Road movies, Chase films, Gangster films
Actors Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Rade Šerbedžija, Leland Orser, Jon Gries
Roles Murad Krasniqi
Rating62% 3.1014453.1014453.1014453.1014453.101445
At the funeral of his son Marko and associates in Tropojë, Albanian mafia head Murad Hoxha vows to seek vengeance on his son's killer. Traveling to Paris with his men, he interrogates and tortures former intelligence agent Jean-Claude Pitrel, whose business card was found at the scene of Marko's death, but finds no information. He then bribes a corrupt police official for Pitrel's files and deduces that his old friend Bryan Mills was responsible and is in Istanbul.
The Fourth State, 1h55
Directed by Dennis Gansel
Genres Thriller
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists
Actors Moritz Bleibtreu, Kasia Smutniak, Max Riemelt, Rade Šerbedžija, Stipe Erceg, Mark Ivanir
Roles Onjegin
Rating60% 3.047333.047333.047333.047333.04733
The film opens with a man leaving his Moscow apartment building. On his way out he notices strange activity in the basement, but ignores it. As he leaves, the entire apartment building is destroyed in an explosion.
The Fourth State, 1h55
Directed by Dennis Gansel
Origin German
Genres Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Moritz Bleibtreu, Rade Šerbedžija, Kasia Smutniak, Mark Ivanir, Max Riemelt, Stipe Erceg
Roles Onjegin
Rating60% 3.047333.047333.047333.047333.04733
Le journaliste Paul Jensen laisse Berlin pour Moscou où il a trouvé un poste dans un tabloïd russe. Il rencontre Katja, une jeune Moscovite mystérieuse qui lui propose de diriger une rubrique dans son propre magazine. Il s'ensuit une série d'évènements étranges dans sa vie. Il est accusé de terrorisme et tombe dans un dangereux engrenage.
The Third Half, 1h53
Directed by Darko Mitrevski
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Sports films, Association football films, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Rade Šerbedžija, Richard Sammel, Toni Mihajlovski, Meto Jovanovski
Roles Don Rafael
Rating73% 3.69783.69783.69783.69783.6978
The Third Half depicts the history of 7,148 Macedonian Jews who were deported to the gas chambers of Treblinka by the Bulgarian administrative and military authorities, who were cooperating with the Nazi regime. In 1941, a young Eastern Orthodox man, Kosta, and a wealthy young Jewish woman, Rebecca, fall in love, despite her father's effort to keep them apart. With the war raging around their borders, the Macedonians remain cocooned in their world of patriotic pleasures, primarily concerned about getting the beleaguered Macedonia Football Club on a winning streak. Their manager hires the legendary German-Jewish coach Rudolph Spitz to turn them into champions. But when the Nazi occupation begins and they start deporting Jews, Kosta and his teammates realize that the carefree days of their youth are over. As the Nazis try to sabotage the outcome of the championship game, and Spitz's life is threatened, Kosta and his teammates rise to the challenge to protect their coach, with all of Macedonia cheering them on.
In the Land of Blood and Honey, 2h7
Directed by Angelina Jolie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes Psychologie, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Political films
Actors Goran Kostić, Zana Marjanović, Rade Šerbedžija, Nikola Đuričko, Branko Đurić, Vanessa Glodjo
Roles Nebojša
Rating47% 2.3525152.3525152.3525152.3525152.352515
In the 1990s, in the wreckage of Sarajevo during the wrath of the Bosnian War, Danijel is a soldier fighting for the Bosnian Serbs. In a prisoner camp led by his strict father, the ruthless Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) general Nebojša, he finds Ajla, his former love, who is a Bosniak and therefore a prisoner. The Bosnian Serb policy against Bosniaks, and the secrecy of their relationship before the war, may endanger the lives of the former lovers.
Shun Li and the Poet, 1h40
Directed by Andrea Segre
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about immigration, Films about racism, La précarité
Actors Rade Šerbedžija, Zhao Tao, Marco Paolini, Roberto Citran, Giuseppe Battiston
Roles Bepi, the Poet
Rating71% 3.5934653.5934653.5934653.5934653.593465
Shun Li (Zhao Tao) has been working in a textile workshop in the outskirts of Rome for eight years trying to obtain the documents to bring her son to Italy. She is suddenly transferred to Chioggia, a small island town situated in the Venetian lagoon to work as a bartender in a tavern. Bepi (Rade Šerbedžija), a fisherman of Slavic origin, nicknamed by friends as "the Poet", has been visiting the little inn for years. Their meeting is a poetic escape from loneliness, a silent dialogue between different cultures. It is a journey into the heart of a deep lagoon, known to be a mother and birthplace of identity. But the friendship between Shun Li and Bepi disturbs both communities, Chinese and Chioggia, which hinders this new journey, which perhaps is simply still too scary.
X-Men: First Class, 2h12
Directed by Matthew Vaughn
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Superhero films, Political films, Alternate history films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, Oliver Platt
Roles Russian General
Rating76% 3.8466053.8466053.8466053.8466053.846605
In 1944, in a German concentration camp in occupied Poland, Nazi scientist Dr. Klaus Schmidt witnesses a young Erik Lensherr bend a metal gate with his mind when the child is separated from his mother. In his office, Schmidt orders Lensherr to move a coin on his desk, and kills the boy's mother when Lensherr cannot. In grief and anger, Lensherr's magnetic power manifests, killing two guards and destroying the room. Meanwhile, at a mansion in Westchester County, New York, child telepath Charles Xavier meets young shapeshifter Raven, whose natural form is blue-skinned and scaly. Overjoyed to meet someone else "different", he invites her to live with his family as his foster sister.