Rade Serbedzija

Actor, Professor of acting
An artist in exile who has appeared in over 40 films, Rade Serbedzija was among the top actors in the former Yugoslavia, as well as an esteemed acting teacher at the Universities of Zagreb and Novi Sad, before being ... Read more »
Born: 07/26/1946 in Croatia


Actor (70)

Downton Abbey 2015 (Tv Show)


Im Jahr des Hundes 2014 (Movie)


Tekken 2: Kazuya's Revenge 2014 (Movie)


The Legend of Hercules 2014 (Movie)

Chiron (Actor)

Red Widow 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)


Taken 2 2012 (Movie)

Murad Krasniqi (Actor)

The Fourth State 2012 (Movie)


5 Days of War 2011 (Movie)

Demidov (Actor)

In the Land of Blood and Honey 2011 (Movie)

Nebojsa (Actor)

Tatanka 2011 (Movie)


X-Men: First Class 2011 (Movie)

Russian General (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 2010 (Movie)

Gregorivitch (Actor)

Li and the Poet 2010 (Movie)


Middle Men 2010 (Movie)

Nikita Sokoloff (Actor)

CSI: Miami 2009 (Tv Show)


Say It in Russian 2009 (Movie)

Raf Larin (Actor)

Battle in Seattle 2008 (Movie)

Dr. Maric (Actor)

Fugitive Pieces 2008 (Movie)

Athos (Actor)

My Own Worst Enemy 2008 (Tv Show)


Quarantine 2008 (Movie)

Yuri Ivanov (Actor)

Short Order 2008 (Movie)

Paulo (Actor)

The Eye 2008 (Movie)

Simon McCullough (Actor)

24 2007 (Tv Show)


Fallen 2007 (Tv Show)


Hermano 2007 (Movie)


Liebesleben 2007 (Movie)


Moscow Zero 2007 (Movie)

Sergei (Actor)

Shooter 2007 (Movie)

Michael Sandor (Actor)

The Code 2007 (Movie)

Nicky/Victor (Actor)

Batman Begins 2005 (Movie)

Homeless Man (Actor)

Surface 2005 (Tv Show)


The Elder Son 2005 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

The Fog 2005 (Movie)

Captain Blake (Actor)

The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam 2005 (Movie)

Imam Muaffak (Actor)

MI-5 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)


The Quiet American 2002 (Movie)

Inspector Vigot (Actor)

Quicksand 2001 (Movie)


Rodgers & Hammerstein's "South Pacific" 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)


Mission: Impossible 2 2000 (Movie)

Doctor Nekhorvich (Actor)

Snatch 2000 (Movie)

Boris the Blade (Actor)

Space Cowboys 2000 (Movie)

General Vostov (Actor)

Eyes Wide Shut 1999 (Movie)

Milich (Actor)

Il Dolce rumore della vita 1999 (Movie)

Bruno Maier (Actor)

Je li jiasno, prijatelju? 1999 (Movie)

Politician (Actor)

Prague Duet 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


Stigmata 1999 (Movie)

Marion Petrocelli (Actor)

Mare Largo 1998 (Movie)


Mighty Joe Young 1998 (Movie)

Strasser (Actor)

Polish Wedding 1998 (Movie)

Roman (Actor)

The Truce 1998 (Movie)

The Greek (Actor)

Broken English 1997 (Movie)

Ivan (Actor)

The Saint 1997 (Movie)

Ivan Tretiak (Actor)

Two Deaths 1996 (Movie)

Colonel George Lapadus (Actor)

Before the Rain 1995 (Movie)

Aleksandar (Actor)

Belma 1995 (Movie)

Josip Papac (Actor)

Contessa Dora 1992 (Movie)

Carlo Armano (Actor)

Manifesto 1989 (Movie)

Emile (Actor)

Hanna's War 1988 (Movie)

Captain Ivan (Actor)

Hudodelci 1986 (Movie)

Raka (Actor)

Die Verliebten 1985 (Movie)

Dusan (Actor)

Horvatov Izbor 1985 (Movie)


San o Ruzi 1985 (Movie)


Vecernja Zvona 1985 (Movie)

Tomislav (Actor)

Zivot Je Lep 1985 (Movie)


Kiklop 1981 (Movie)


Variola Vera 1981 (Movie)


Novinar 1978 (Movie)


Usijanje 1978 (Movie)


Uziska Republica 1973 (Movie)

Major Baratz (Actor)

The Fever (TV Show)



An artist in exile who has appeared in over 40 films, Rade Serbedzija was among the top actors in the former Yugoslavia, as well as an esteemed acting teacher at the Universities of Zagreb and Novi Sad, before being forced to flee in 1992. He has since become more proficient in English and has begun to make inroads in British and Hollywood films. To date, the actor has made his greatest mark playing the war photographer in Micho Manchevski's Oscar-nominated Macedonian feature "Before the Rain" (1994) and as the rich villainous Russian oligarch in Philip Noyce's "The Saint" (1997).


Lucija Serebedzija

appeared in "The Saint"

Lenka Udovicki

married in 1990 niece of the president of Bolivia


Academy for Dramatic Arts




Co-starred in a remake of the classic horror film "The Fog"


Co-starred as Professor Vigot in "The Quiet American"


Co-starred in the made-for-television drama "South Pacific"


Cast as Dr. Nekhorvich in John Woo's "Mission Impossible," which starred Tom Cruise


Cast as Milich in the feature "Eyes Wide Shut," directed by Stanley Kubrick


Co-starred in the drama thriller "Stigmata"


Co-starred in the feature "Mighty Joe Young"


First Hollywood feature, "The Saint"


Had featured role in the Oscar-nominated foreign film "Before the Rain"


Made British stage debut, "Smoke"; made London stage debut, "Brecht in Hollywood"


Forced to flee Serbia


Played Fascist captain in "Hanna's War"


Became star in Yugoslavia after performance as Hamlet on the Dubrovnik stage


Had early film role, "Uziska Republica"

Cast opposite Glenn Close in TV version of "South Pacific"

Bonus Trivia


Serbedzija is one of the founding members of Wake Up World, a non-political platform for artists to raise awareness of the crisis in the former Yugoslavia


"Rade was THE film star of Yugoslavia before the country fell apart, and I saw him in dozens of films and plays when I was growing up . . . He's one of the sweetest people I've ever worked with. Rade has a big heart and there's a lot of suffering in his face--he's an odd combination of the old-fashioned romantic and something sort of beastly, and I think that's the essence of his appeal. And he's a fantastic, classically-trained actor--his Hamlet is legendary in Yugoslavia." --Milcho Manchevski in LOS ANGELES TIMES, February 26, 1995.


"Yugoslavian communism was different from Russian Communism--they were poor and we were not. We were happy people who lived well, and I had a wonderful life with everything I needed. The state cared about the people and no one died in the streets as they do here. We had a safe country and you could sleep in the park without fear of being robbed. So I was sorry to see communism go, and I was even more sorry to see what took its place. Unfortunately, the West chose to overlook the fact that war would inevitably come to Yugoslavia with the fall of communism." --Rade Serbedzija in LOS ANGELES TIMES, February 26, 1995.


"When I lost my native country, I also lost my audience and my language, so the only choices left to me are to learn a new language and become an international actor, or stop with my profession." --Serbedzija in LOS ANGELES TIMES, February 26, 1995.