Milan Kňažko

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Milan Kňažko
Minister of Culture of Slovakia
In office
30 October 1998 – 15 October 2002
DeputyMikuláš Dzurinda
Preceded byIvan Hudec
Succeeded byRudolf Chmel
1st Foreign minister of Slovakia
In office
24 June 1992 – 19 March 1993
Preceded byoffice created
Succeeded byJozef Moravčík
Personal details
Born (1945-08-28) 28 August 1945 (age 73)
Horné Plachtince, ČSR
Political party

Milan Kňažko (born 28 August 1945) is a Slovak actor and politician. He was one of the leading personalities of the movement Public against Violence in November 1989 and one of the most popular faces of the Velvet Revolution in Slovakia.


He starred in Devět kruhů pekla, which was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

He had a minor role in the 2007 horror film Hostel: Part II, where he portrayed Sasha, the leader and manager of the Elite Hunting Club.


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Devet kruhu pekla". Retrieved 2 August 2009.