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19 November 1936|
Skopje, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
|Died||8 September 2017
|Spouse(s)||Mirjana Samardžić (1966–2017)|
Ljubiša Samardžić (Serbian Cyrillic: Љубиша Самарџић; 19 November 1936 – 8 September 2017) was a Serbian actor and director, best known as Šurda in the Vruć vetar TV series, and Inspector Boško Simić in the comedy crime series Policajac sa Petlovog brda (The Policeman from Petlovo Brdo) and film of the same name.
Born to the family of a coal miner, originally from Krivošije clan. His acting talent was discovered very early and he won a scholarship with respected director Bojan Stupica. Samardžić was educated at the Belgrade Academy of Arts. After graduation, he obtained a role in Igre na skelama (1961).
In the 1960s, he established himself as one of the most recognisable and popular stars of former Yugoslav cinema.
In the 1990s, he and his son Dragan Samardžić founded a film production company. Despite break-up of Yugoslavia and UN sanctions against Serbia, the company made many popular and commercial successful films.
In August 1995, he received Life Achievement Award "Pavle Vujisić" for his roles in Yugoslav cinematography.
- The Climber (1966)
- Battle of Neretva (1969)
- In Love, Every Pleasure Has Its Pain (1971)
- Walter Defends Sarajevo (1972)
- Acting Hamlet in the Village of Mrdusa Donja (1973)
- Battle of Sutjeska (1973)
- The Tiger (1978)
- Three Tickets to Hollywood (1993)
- Premeditated Murder (1995)
- Yu (2003)
- Nataša (2001)
- "Belgrade: 38th FEST officially opened". February 20, 2010.
- Ljubiša and Mirjana Samardžić (Serbian)
- ""Ljubisa Samardzic," playing in Belgrade and Novi Sad" (in Serbian). Blic.rs.
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