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Goran Visnjic

Birth Name:
Birth Place:
Sibenik, Yugoslavia
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Made film debut at age 16 before serving in Croatian and Yugoslavian armies
  • At 21 played the lead in Shakespeare's Hamlet at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival and won three national Best Actor Awards and an Orlando (which is comparable to a Tony Award)
  • Appeared in commercials for Tuborg beer
  • Had a breakthrough role as Risto Bavic in 1997's Welcome to Sarajevo
  • Featured in Madonna's 1998 video "The Power of Good-bye
  • " Named People magazine's Sexiest Import in 1999 and one of TV's Sexiest Men by TV GUIDE in 2005
  • Worked with PETA and Animal Friends Croatia on PETA's first anti-fur campaign in eastern Europe

Awards

  • 2000Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated

Relationships

  • Josko Visnjic--Brother
  • Lana Lourdes Visnjic-Rupic--Daughter
  • Mirela Rupic--Ex-significant Other
  • Zeljko Visnjic--Father
  • Tin Visnjic--Son
  • Vigo Leo Visnjic--Son
  • Ivana Visnjic--Wife