Dragomir Mrsic

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Dragomir Mrsic
Dragomir Mrsic.jpg
Dragomir Mrsic at the 48th Guldbagge Awards.
Born (1969-10-02) 2 October 1969 (age 50)
OccupationActor, sports consultant, sports leader

Dragomir Mrsic[a] (born 2 October 1969[1]), nicknamed Gago[2] is a Swedish actor, sports consultant and sports leader.

Life and career[edit]

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.[3]

He has been trained in Taekwondo since his youth, and has a black belt. His childhood idol was Bruce Lee.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6] 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.

After a few minor acting roles, such as in the Wallander film Kuriren (2009), he got his big break out in 2010 as Mrado, in the critically acclaimed film Easy Money (2010).

In 2014, he co-starred in the Tom Cruise film, Edge of Tomorrow.[7]

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.

In his gym, "Extreme Training", he has trained sportspeople such as Martina Navratilova, Helen Alfredsson and Douglas Murray and actors such as Rooney Mara.

He is married, with two children.

Filmography[edit]

Movies[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2006 Exit Extra
2007 Gangster Dragan
Leo Gago
2009 Wallander – Kuriren Jovan
2010 Easy Money Mrado Slovovic
2012 Easy Money II: Hard to Kill
2014 Edge of Tomorrow Kuntz

TV-series[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2014 Torpederna
2017 Innan vi dör
2017 Torpederna
2017 Syrror
2017 Alex
2018 Bonusfamiljen Branco
2018 West of Liberty Pavel

Video Games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Payday 2 Dragan Bank Robber
2018 A Way Out Prison Brute Hitman The one that was big and bald.

Writing[edit]

  • Dragomir Mrsic & Majsan Boström; Extreme Training: from Fittja to Hollywood, Fitnessförlaget, 2014. ISBN 91-7363-062-4

Annotations[edit]

  1. ^ His name in his native Serbian is rendered Dragomir Mrsić (Драгомир Мрсић)[8] or Dragomir Mršić (Драгомир Мршић).[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sveriges befolkning 1980: Mrsic, Dragomir
  2. ^ Boström, Majsan. "From Hood to Hollywood". Icon. Archived from the original on 2015-03-02. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Skådespelaren Dragomir Mrsic: "Drogerna dödade mina syskon" | Nöjesbladet | Aftonbladet". Aftonbladet.se. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  4. ^ G. Golubović (2012-07-13). "Dragomir Mršić - put od zatvora do zvezde u Švedskoj". Archived from the original on 2014-04-25. Retrieved 2014-04-25.
  5. ^ Wiman, Erik (January 23, 2010). "Stjärnan dömd för grovt rån" [The star convicted of aggravated robbery]. Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved January 28, 2010.
  6. ^ Karin Thunberg. ""Jag studerade buddism i fängelset" | SvD". Svd.se. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "РТС :: Лака лова". Rts.rs. 2014-07-20. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  9. ^ "РТС :: Лака лова". Rts.rs. Retrieved 2016-11-13.

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