Lazar Ristovski

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Not to be confused with Laza Ristovski, the musician.
Lazar Ristovski
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Lazar Ristovski Portret
Born Lazar Ristovski
(1952-10-26) October 26, 1952 (age 64)
Other names Laza

Lazar "Laza" Ristovski (Serbian Cyrillic: Лазар Ристовски, born on 26 October 1952) is a Serbian actor, director, producer and writer of Macedonian descent. He has appeared on stage about 4000 times, and starred in over 40 films, TV series and TV dramas, mostly in lead roles.

Biography[edit]

He was born on 26 October 1952, in Ravno Selo village, part of Vrbas, SR Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia (modern Serbia), into a family of Yugoslav colonists, his father being born in Macedonia and was from Gugjakovo and his mother in Montenegro. He graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts of the University of Belgrade as an actor.

In 1999 The White Suit an auteur film by Ristovski (director, writer, lead actor, and producer) was at the Cannes Film Festival in the Critics Week program.[citation needed] The White Suit was the Yugoslav entry for the Oscar Awards.[citation needed]

Lazar Ristovski is the sole owner of Zillion Film Company[1]

In 2006, he made a small appearance in the James Bond film Casino Royale. He played Caruso in the 2004 movie King of Thieves. He starred as Đorđe in the award-winning 2009 film St. George Shoots the Dragon.

Ristovski has achieved his "Hollywood dream" by acting in the indie movie Along the Roadside. He most recently played Russian President-elect and former Army General Arkady Fedorov in Pierce Brosnan's movie The November Man which came out in 2014.

Selected filmography[edit]

  • Hajka (1977) - Ivan
  • Kvar (1978) - psihijatar Savic
  • Svetozar Markovic (1980) - Svetozar Markovic
  • Igmanski marš (1983) - Josip Broz Tito
  • Zadarski memento (1984) - Krsevan Stipcevic
  • Jazol (1985) - Nikola
  • The Way Steel Was Tempered (1988) - Leo
  • The Bizarre Country (1988) - Putnik
  • Granica (1990) - Topic
  • Hajde da se volimo 3 (1990) - Miloje
  • The Original of the Forgery (1991) - Pavle
  • Tito and Me (1992) - Raja
  • Vizantijsko plavo (1993) - Arandjel
  • Underground (1995) - Crni (Blacky) / Actor playing Blacky
  • Do koske (1997) - Kovac
  • Balkanska pravila (1997) - Matori
  • Cabaret Balkan (1998) - The Boxer Who Takes the Train
  • The Second Wife (1998) - Fosco
  • Goodbye, 20th Century! (1998) - Santa Claus
  • Belo odelo (1999) - Savo / Vuko Tiodorovic
  • Boomerang (2001) - Bobi
  • Mali svet (2003) - Stariji vodnik Ras
  • King of Thieves (2004) - Caruso
  • Falling in the Paradise (2004) - Ljubisa Kundacina
  • San zimske noci (2004) - Lazar
  • Dobro ustimani mrtvaci (2005) - Ruzdija Kucuk
  • Krojaceva tajna (2006) - Pukovnik
  • Sutra ujutru (2006) - Zdravko
  • Optimisti (2006) - Profesor Gavrilo / Simon / Pokojni Ratomir / Gazda Pera / Aleksa Pantic
  • Casino Royale (2006) - Kaminofsky
  • S. O. S. - Spasite nase duse (2007) - Gvozden
  • Sonetàula (2008) - Egidio Malune
  • St. George Shoots the Dragon (2009) - Djordje Dzandar
  • Djavolja varos (2009) - Rajko Zoric
  • Medeni mesec (2009) - Verin stric
  • Beli lavovi (2011) - Dile
  • The Priest's Children (2013) - Biskup
  • Along the Roadside (2013) - Milutin
  • The November Man (2014) - Arkady Federov
  • We Will Be the World Champions (2015) - Tito
  • Za kralja i otadzbinu (2015)
  • On the Other Side (2016) - Zarko
  • Dnevnik masinovodje (2016) - Ilija
  • Train Driver's Diary (2016) - Ilija

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