Ljubiša Samardžić

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Ljubiša Samardžić
S.Kragujevic, Ljubisa Samardzic, Bitka na Neretvi, premijera (crop).jpg
Samardžić at the Battle of Neretva premiere in Sarajevo in November 1969.
Born (1936-11-19)19 November 1936
Skopje, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Died 8 September 2017(2017-09-08) (aged 80)
Belgrade, Serbia
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.

Early life[edit]

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).

Samardžić was a member of the Central Committee of Yugoslav Communist Party in late 1980s.[citation needed]


In the 1960s, he established himself as one of the most recognisable and popular stars of former Yugoslav cinema.[1]

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.

He has been married to Mirjana Samardžić since 1966.[2] Nicknamed Smoki,[3] he has been credited as Ljubisa Samardjic, Luba Samardy, Ljubisa Samardzic-Smoki, and Smoki Samardì.

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