Goran Visnjic

Goran Visnjic

Highest Rated: 86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Lowest Rated: 10% Asthma (2015)

Birthday: Sep 9, 1972

Birthplace: Sibenik, Croatia

Perhaps Croatia's most recognizable actor, Goran Visnjic became known to an American audience in the late 1990s, thanks to his work in American films and television. The darkly handsome actor, whom Vogue dubbed "the Tom Cruise of Croatia," was born in Sibenik on September 9, 1972, to a bus driver and a food market worker. Like just about all of his compatriots, Visnjic was indelibly affected by the Bosnian War. Although he decided at an early age that he wanted to be an actor and trained at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb, his country's terrible conflict resulted in Visnjic's joining the Croatian army when he was 18. He trained as a paratrooper, ultimately extending his service by three months in order to better defend his country.After Visnjic finished his time with the military, he returned to acting. He began gaining popularity in his country when, at the age of 21, he was cast as Hamlet in a production of the play at the prestigious Dubrovnik Summer Festival. The production earned wide acclaim, and Visnjic himself was the recipient of three national Best Actor awards, including an Orlando, the Croatian equivalent of a Tony.In addition to his work on the stage (he went on to portray Hamlet six years in a row), Visnjic also began appearing in Croatian feature films, and he made his American screen debut in Michael Winterbottom's Welcome to Sarajevo (1997). In 1998, he earned greater international recognition with his role in Practical Magic; although the film itself was a disappointment, Visnjic managed to make a sizable impression on audience members in his role as Nicole Kidman's ne'er-do-well boyfriend. The following year, the actor landed a recurring role on the popular TV medical drama E.R.; his profile further ascended with his casting in a number of feature films, including Committed (2000), a road trip comedy starring Heather Graham and Luke Wilson.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Fatima Arturo 2020
83% Never Here S 2017
10% Asthma Ragen 2015
No Score Yet Midnight Sun Muktuk 2014
34% The Counselor Banker $14.7M 2013
20% K-11 Raymond Saxx Jr. 2013
No Score Yet Dark Hearts Armand 2012
86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Armansky $102.6M 2011
85% Beginners Andy $5.8M 2011
44% Helen David 2010
No Score Yet The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler Stefan 2009
No Score Yet Helen Mirren At The Bbc Actor 2008
11% Elektra Mark Miller $24.2M 2005
No Score Yet Spartacus Spartacus 2004
No Score Yet Robert Capa: In Love and War Actor 2003
46% Close Your Eyes Dr. Michael Strother 2002
77% Ice Age Soto $176.5M 2002
82% The Deep End Alek Spera $8.4M 2001
45% Committed Neil 2000
21% Practical Magic Jimmy Angelov 1998
65% Rounders Maurice 1998
80% Welcome to Sarajevo Risto 1997
No Score Yet Alistair MacLean's Night Watch U.N. Officer 1995

TV

Credit
93% Doctor Who
2006
2020
56% Dollface
2019
Colin 2019
91% Timeless
2016-2018
Garcia Flynn 2018
2017
2016
No Score Yet Syfy Presents Live From Comic-Con
2016-2017
Guest 2017
2016
77% Extant
2014-2015
John Watts John Woods 2015
2014
No Score Yet Crossing Lines
2013-2015
Marco Costante 2015
2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2014
2012
20% Red Widow
2013
Nicholae Schiller 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2013
2012
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest 2013
2012
70% Pan Am
2011-2012
Niko Lonza 2012
2011
92% Leverage
2008-2012
2010
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Dr. Luka Kovac Luka Kovac 2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1997
1995
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
Voice Narrator 2003
No Score Yet Crossing Lines

QUOTES FROM Goran Visnjic CHARACTERS

Risto says: Promise me. Don't bring her back here.

Dragan Armansky says: I'm concerned you won't like her [Salander]. She's different.

Dirch Frode says: In what way?

Dragan Armansky says: In every way.

Dragan Armansky says: She's one of the best investigator I had. But, she's different.

Dirch Frode says: And, in what way?

Dragan Armansky says: In every way.

Soto says: [About to attack Manny] Let's bring this mammoth down!

Soto says: [about to attack Manny] Let's bring this mammoth down!