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Goran Visnjic was born on September 9, 1972 in Sibenik, Croatia, Yugoslavia. He is an actor and producer, known for ER (1994), Ice Age (2002) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011). He has been married to Eva (formerly Ivana) Vrdoljak since May 8, 1999. They have three children. Wikipedia

Quick Facts

Birth date: September 9, 1972
Birth place: Sibenik, Croatia, Yugoslavia
Height:6' 4" (1.93 m)
Profession:Actor, Producer, Soundtrack
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Goran's nickname is Sime (pronounced SHIH-meh). It was given to him by his friend, actor Sasa Buneta while he was in drama school.
2Starred in the 1999 Madonna music video 'The Power Of Goodbye'.
3In July 2013, Goran and Eva finalized the adoption of their third child, a daughter. Vivien Sofia Visnjic was born on 8-12-09.
4Goran and Ivana joined almost 10,000 others participating in the May 23, 2013 Naturalization and Oath Swearing ceremony in Los Angeles, thus becoming US Citizens. At the same time, Ivana officially changed her name to Eva.
5On 7/7/11, Goran and his wife Ivana welcomed their second son into their family. Vigo Leo Visnjic arrived earlier than expected at 8.8lbs, and 19.5in by caesarean section to a surrogate mother. The news was released through Bleu Profond 2: A Goran Visnjic website and in the 7/13/11 issue of Story magazine in Croatia.
6Tin Visnjic, Goran and Ivana's son, is named after Augustin Tin Ujevic, who is considered to be one of the greatest Croatian poets of all time.
7Daughter, Lana Lourdes Rupic, born March 21, 2007. Mother is Mirela Rupic. Goran accepted paternity in November 2007.
8His last name was derived of both Croatian and Serbian word "visnja", which means cherry. Therefore Visnjic means "of the cherry".
9Adopted a baby boy born 19 April 2007 in Los Angeles, California. They have named him Tin Visnjic.
10Ranked #1 in Croatian Internet IskonPortal Magazine's "Top 10 Sexiest Croatian Movie Stars of 2005" list. (January, 2005)
11Ranked #18 in Croatian-based monthly film magazine "Hollywood" in «Best Croatian Male Movie Stars of All Time» list. (November 2005)
12He is a huge fan of the series Stargate SG-1 (1997).
13Graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. Dated actress Lucija Serbedzija (daughter of Rade Serbedzija) for four years while they were there.
14Croatian citizen.
15On June 19, 2005 he received Croatia's highest cultural honor, the Vladimir Nazor award for "Best Realization of a Theatrical Performance
  • Film" for his performance in the Pula Film Festival award-winning
film, Duga mracna noc (2004). Each year the "Vladimir Nazor" is awarded to the nation's top artists in the areas of: literature, music, painting and sculpture, theater, film and architecture. The awards ceremony took place at the Dverce Palace in Zagreb where the Minister of Culture handed out the awards.
16Named "One of TV's Sexiest Men" in June 5-11 2005 TV Guide.
17Named as the Best Croatian actor in 2004 (for role in the movie Duga mracna noc (2004)) according to the votes of the famous Croatian newspaper "Vecernji list".
18Named as the Best Croatian actor in 2004 according to the votes of the visitors of internet magazines.
19In a full-page article titled, "Goran Visnjic Dr. Do Good" in the February 2005 issue of In Style magazine, he announced his support for, and collaboration with, the IFAW's (International Fund for Animal Welfare) efforts to save wildlife and the environment, by becoming a spokesperson for that organization's efforts to protect whales and fur bearing seals.
20May 26, 2002 - Donated 1000 pounds in prize money that he won on a Croatian quiz show, giving it to the country's theatres. At the time, he had never been on a TV quiz show.
21Wind surfs and practices kung fu.
22Appeared in an anti-fur billboard campaign for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals with his dog, Bugsy, beginning in January 2003. The ads read: "If you wouldn't wear your dog, please don't wear any fur." The campaign was PETA's first in eastern Europe.
23At age 18, he trained during peacetime for basic crowd control and as a paratrooper in the Yugoslavian People's Army (YNA). He ended up fighting in Slovenia, which proclaimed independence, when the YNA was ordered to attack this now former republic within the federation Yugoslavia. When Goran's tour of duty was done (by the time of his return, Croatia had declared its independence), the Serbian faction of the YNA was already fighting the Croatian faction in a civil war. He volunteered to join the new Croatian Army, breaking his promise to himself never to pick up a gun again.
24When word came through that he had been accepted in the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb, his brother volunteered to take his place in the Army so he could study his craft.
25Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world [2000]
26Is married to a Croatian sculptor named Ivana, daughter of film director Antun Vrdoljak.
27Hobbies are fencing, swimming, and diving.
28The youngest actor to be chosen for the coveted title role in Shakespeare's Hamlet, he portrayed the doomed Prince for 6 years from 1993 to 2000, at the internationally acclaimed Dubrovnik Summer Theatre Festival in Croatia, winning several coveted Orlando Awards (the equivalent of the Tony Award). During an episode of "ER," "Luka" demonstrated his expertise in the part of Hamlet, by reciting the, "To be or not to be," soliloquy in Croatian. In the same episode, demonstrated his skill in one of his hobbies, by "Luka" fencing with "Carter."
29Trained at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb.
30Last name is pronounced 'VISH-nyich'
31Named People magazine's Sexiest Import (1999)
32Has a large scar on his stomach from gastric ulcer surgery.
33Father was a bus driver; mother worked in a food market.
34The younger of two sons.


Quotes

#Quote
1After singing stop the war in Croatia for a couple of months we realized nobody was going to give us a hand and we had to do this on our own.
2Several years ago I saw a video of a seal hunt in Canada and was shocked. I just couldn't believe that sort of thing was still happening in the 21st century. But it was. The way seals are killed is so inhumane. They're clubbed then pulled across the ice with big hooks. I mean, I have a pretty strong stomach from being on ER all these years, but it still disgusts me. Once you see a video like that it's really hard to sit on the sidelines and say "Who cares."
3I was happy to do it when I saw the chance of helping out the local theatre scene ... I am delighted to be able to help the theatres where I grew up and learned my profession. I have never forgotten my past.
4This cute woman walked into my favourite bar in Gavella, Croatia, about 5 years ago. When I saw her I said "Uh-oh, that's it". But I was shy, so I didn't ask her out until a couple of days later, when I finally found someone who knew her phone number.
5Making my English better is a hard job, a slow job. But it's getting better. Three years ago it would have taken me a half hour to say this sentence.
6ER is a pretty big deal in Croatia. When my agent called and told me about this show, I said, 'Are we talking about the same ER?' And I thought about it for half a second and then said, 'Yes, of course!' I was watching them in Croatia when I was still at the Academy of Dramatic Arts, and now I'm working with them.
7I would really like to do theatre in my native language because that would be like so relaxed after ER ... English ... those medical words!
8The first time I came here it was 10 days, then 15 days, then three months. Now this time I have to stay to April. I'm slowly getting stuck here and I miss Europe.
9I don't understand the word 'hunk.'" - "Calgary Sun, " Jan. 30, 2000.
10"Every time I perform, I work really hard to give part of myself to the audience. Then I do an interview and I read some story that just isn't true, or someone draws a crazy conclusion about my life, and it's such a betrayal. It hasn't happened here, but in Croatia, I've had to stop reading about myself. I don't think actors mean to be secretive - they just don't want strangers looking through their kitchen window." - on why he doesn't give many interviews.
11I'm working with a dialect coach, but it's not helping. I want everyone to understand what I am talking about, like 'peritoneal lavage', you know, these medical expressions... I don't want to lose my accent, I just want it to become smaller.
12"When somebody is attacking your hometown, and you're just sitting in the basement, you feel really useless. I felt I had to do it to defend my country. That's normal." - on why he extended his military service.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceBeginners (2010)· Ewan McGregor
· Christopher Plummer
· Mélanie Laurent
· Kai Lennox
· Mary Page Keller
· Keegan Boos
2004Best ActorParis Film FestivalDoctor Sleep (2002)
2004Golden ArenaPula Film FestivalNational Competition: Best ActorDuga mracna noc (2004)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, DramaThe Deep End (2001)
2001ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesER (1994)· Anthony Edwards
· Laura Innes
· Alex Kingston
· Eriq La Salle
· Julianna Margulies
· Kellie Martin
· Paul McCrane
· Michael Michele
· Ming-Na Wen
· Erik Palladino
· Maura Tierney
· Noah Wyle
2000ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesER (1994)· Anthony Edwards
· Laura Innes
· Alex Kingston
· Eriq La Salle
· Julianna Margulies
· Kellie Martin
· Paul McCrane
· Michael Michele
· Erik Palladino
· Gloria Reuben
· Noah Wyle


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tribes of Palos Verdes2017completed
You Were Never Here2017post-productionS
Timeless2016-2017TV SeriesGarcia Flynn
Crossing Lines2015TV SeriesMarco Constante
Extant2014-2015TV SeriesJohn Woods
The Journey Home2014/IIMuktuk
Asthma2014Ragen
Dark Hearts2014/IArmand
95 Decibels2013ShortENT -- Dr. Corry
The Counselor2013Banker
Red Widow2013TV SeriesNicholae Schiller
K-112012Raymond Saxx Jr.
BlackBoxTV2012TV SeriesThe Chemist
Pan Am2011-2012TV SeriesNiko Lonza
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo2011Armansky
Boston's Finest2010TV MovieAngus Martin
Leverage2010TV SeriesDamien Moreau
The Deep2010/IShortSamson
Beginners2010Andy
The Deep2010TV Mini-SeriesSamson
Tito2010TV SeriesAndrija Hebrang
Apocrypha2009ShortMan
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler2009TV MovieStefan Zgrzembski
Helen2009David Leonard
ER1999-2008TV SeriesLuka Kovac
Nasa mala klinika2006TV SeriesMan on the telephone
Duga mracna noc2005TV SeriesIvan Kolar
Elektra2005Mark Miller
Spartacus2004TV MovieSpartacus
Duga mracna noc2004Ivan Kolar - Iva
American Masters2003TV Series documentaryRobert Capa
Close Your Eyes2002Michael Strother
Ice Age2002Soto (voice)
Posljednja volja2001Bepo Stambuk
The Deep End2001Alek 'Al' Spera
Committed2000/INeil
Practical Magic1998Jimmy Angelov
Rounders1998Maurice
Tesko je reci zbogom1998TV MovieDavor
Puska za uspavljivanje1997Devetka - '9'
The Peacemaker1997Bazta Sergeant
Welcome to Sarajevo1997Risto Bavic
Olujne tisine 1895-19951997TV Mini-SeriesVladimir Vidric
Prepoznavanje1996TV MovieIvan
Vidimo se1995TV MovieMaks
Detonator II: Night Watch1995TV MovieU.N. Security Officer
Michele alla guerra1994TV MovieSoldier
Paranoja1993Short
Braca po materi1988Ustasa terrorist

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Duga mracna noc2005TV Series producer
Duga mracna noc2004producer
Posljednja volja2001co-producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ER2006TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHimself
Satirikon2016TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2014TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: On Location - Sweden and Hollywood2012Video documentaryHimself
The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Previously On: E.R.2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Searching for a Storm2009DocumentaryHimself
Stand Up to Cancer2008TV MovieHimself
The View2001-2007TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2001-2007TV SeriesHimself
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Port Town2006DocumentaryHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
Ballbreakers2005TV SeriesHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2005TV SeriesHimself
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards2005TV Special documentaryHimself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
E! News Live2003-2005TV SeriesHimself
Unscripted2005TV SeriesHimself
Today2001-2004TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Extra2003TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2003TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2001-2003TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2001-2002TV SeriesHimself
The 27th Annual People's Choice Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
The Movie Chart Show2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2001TV Special
7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
Anatomy of a Scene2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The More You Know1989TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Madonna: The Video Collection 93:991999VideoBoyfriend (segment "The Power of Good-bye") (uncredited)

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