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Goran Visnjic

Lowest Rated:   10% Asthma (2015)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
82% Never Here
  • S
2017
10% Asthma
  • Ragen
2015
No Score Yet Midnight Sun
  • Muktuk
2014
35% The Counselor
  • Banker
$14.7M 2013
14% K-11
  • Raymond Saxx Jr.
2013
No Score Yet Dark Hearts
  • Armand
2012
86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Armansky
$102.6M 2011
84% 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
10% Elektra
  • Mark Miller
$24.1M 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
$176.4M 2002
82% The Deep End
  • Alek Spera
$8.4M 2001
45% Committed
  • Neil
2000
20% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
84% Timeless
2016
  • Garcia Flynn
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Syfy Presents Live From Comic-Con
2016
  • Guest
  • 2016
76% Extant
2014-2015
  • John Watts John Woods
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Crossing Lines
2013
  • Marco Costante
  • 2013
21% Red Widow
2013
  • Nicholae Schiller
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
76% Pan Am
2011-2012
  • Niko Lonza
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Leverage
2008-2012
  • Actor
  • 2010
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Dr. Luka Kovac Luka Kovac
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Voice
  • Narrator
  • 2003
No Score Yet Crossing Lines
  • Actor

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