2 March 1972|
Zagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
René Bitorajac (pronounced [reněː bitorǎːjat͡s]; born 2 March 1972) is a Croatian actor. He appeared in a number of Croatian and Bosnian films since the 1980s. Most notably, he starred in the 2001 Academy Award-winning Bosnian film No Man's Land. He is also known for starring in popular Croatian television sitcoms Bitange i princeze (2005–2009) and Naša mala klinika (2007–2008).
In 2009, he won the Golden Arena for Best Actor at the 56th Pula Film Festival for his role in the 2009 film Metastases, in which he portrayed the character of a sociopathic football hooligan named Krpa. He again won the Golden Arena for Best Actor in 2012 for his role of Dr. Babić in the same year's film Cannibal Vegetarian and, still in 2012, he has been awarded as "Best actor" at the Fantastic film festival in Austin, Texas, USA, 2013 Best actor Bruxelles and Paris Mediteraneo film festival (Cannibal Vegetarian).
- Visitors from the Galaxy (Gosti iz galaksije, 1981)
- How the War Started on My Island (Kako je počeo rat na mom otoku, 1996)
- No Man's Land (Ničija zemlja, 2001)
- Cheese and Jam (Kajmak i marmelada, 2003)
- Witnesses (Svjedoci, 2003)
- Long Dark Night (Duga mračna noć, 2004)
- Obituary for Escobar (Čitulja za Eskobara, 2008)
- Metastases (Metastaze, 2009)
- Vegetarian Cannibal (Ljudožder vegetarijanac, 2012)
- Zg80 (2016)
- "No Man's Land (2001)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 15 May 2010.
- "Festival igranog filma u Puli - Žiri za Metastaze, kritika za kenjca, publika za anđele" (in Croatian). Pula Film Festival. Archived from the original on 18 May 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2010.