Dragomir Mrsic at the 48th Guldbagge Awards.
|Occupation||Actor, sports consultant, sports leader|
Life and career
Mrsic was born in the Rasavci village near Prijedor, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia, to father Momir and mother Radojka. His father got a job in Sweden in the late 1960s. Dragomir moved with his mother and two older siblings to Sweden aged a month-and-a-half, and was brought up in Fittja, a suburb of southern Stockholm. His father worked as a chef at Grand Hôtel in the city, his mother as a cleaner at the local school. His father was a functioning alcoholic. At 14 years of age he witnessed his brother's friend's suicide by jumping. His two siblings, sister Ranka and brother Radomir "Rajko", died of drugs use.
He has been trained in Taekwondo since his youth, and has a black belt. His childhood idol was Bruce Lee. At 18 years of age, in 1987, he became the Nordic Champion in Taekwondo. In 1990, he and his friend Liam Norberg were involved in the robbery of bank Götabanken; he stood guard some hundred meters away. He was arrested and sentenced to three years and six months in prison for the robbery, and served his sentence at Hall Prison. He studied Buddhism in prison. After serving his sentence, he entered into a sports college. He then started a gym, and became a sports consultant. He was a top program trainer in the Swedish Olympics Committee from 2000 to 2004.
In January 2015, he gave his voice and likeness to a character called Dragan for the game Payday 2. He is the only person who has given their likeness to a character in the crime-themed game who has been involved in illegal activities.
He is married, with two children.
|2009||Wallander – Kuriren||Jovan|
|2010||Easy Money||Mrado Slovovic|
|2012||Easy Money II: Hard to Kill|
|2014||Edge of Tomorrow||Kuntz|
|2017||Innan vi dör|
|2018||West of Liberty||Pavel|
|2014||Payday 2||Dragan||Bank Robber|
|2018||A Way Out||Prison Brute Hitman||The one that was big and bald.|
- Dragomir Mrsic & Majsan Boström; Extreme Training: from Fittja to Hollywood, Fitnessförlaget, 2014. ISBN 91-7363-062-4
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- Brännström, Linus (6 October 2012). "Dragomir Mrsic gör storfilm med Cruise" [Dragomir Mrsic doing feature film with Cruise]. Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 10 March 2013.
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- "РТС :: Лака лова". Rts.rs. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
- Dragomir Mrsic on IMDb
- on YouTube, pronunciation demonstrated around 0:40 (non-english interview), accessed January 22, 2015.
- "Dragomir: "Försökte skydda mamma" | Nyheter | Expressen". Expressen.se. 2014-03-09. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
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- Anna Björkman (2014-07-21). "Dragomir "Gago" Mrsic: "Barnen har gjort mig väldigt soft" –". Mama.nu. Retrieved 2016-11-13.