Stefan Kapičić

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Stefan Kapičić
Stefan Kapicic by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Kapičić at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con International
Born (1978-12-01) 1 December 1978 (age 39)
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
Residence Zagreb, Croatia
Belgrade, Serbia
Los Angeles, California, USA
Alma mater University of Belgrade
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002–present
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)[1]
Spouse(s)
Ivana Horvat (m. 2017)

Stefan Kapičić (Serbian Cyrillic: Стефан Капичић; born 1 December 1978) is a Serbian actor best known for his role of Colossus in Deadpool (2016) and Deadpool 2 (2018).

Early life[edit]

Kapičić was born 1 December 1978 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany,[2] the son of Slobodanka "Beba" Žugić, a Montenegrin actress, and Dragan Kapičić, a retired Serbian basketball player. His father played for Saturn Köln during that time. At three years of age the family returned to Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia. His grandfather bought him his first comic book when he was six years old, which sparked what he called an "ongoing love" in a 2015 interview about his role in Deadpool.[1] He studied acting at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. He speaks Croatian, Serbian, English, German and Russian.[3]

Career[edit]

Kapičić played the role of his own father in the 2015 film Bićemo prvaci sveta (We Will Be the World Champions) about the Yugoslavian national basketball team which won the 1970 FIBA World Championship.[4]

By 2015, Kapičić had accumulated more than 80 roles in television, film, and theater.[citation needed] He made it to the second round of a secret casting process for the X-Man Colossus in the superhero film Deadpool, learning what the production was only after he passed that round. Working with first-time director Tim Miller in Los Angeles, Kapičić did 120 takes during his third call of auditions, stretching the session an additional eight hours beyond its intended four-hour duration, before flying back to Dubrovnik, Croatia to perform Romeo and Juliet. Kapičić, a self-described "comic book geek" who considered Deadpool one of his favorite characters, was especially delighted when he learned he won the role, taking over from Daniel Cudmore, who had played the role in the X-Men films. Kapičić was selected because Miller wanted his version of Colossus, who is Russian in the comics, to have a Russian accent. The 6-foot-4 Kapičić portrayed the 7-and-a-half-foot tall character through a combination of voice work and motion capture, completing filming in mid-December 2015, eight weeks before the film's February 12, 2016 release date.[1]

Personal life[edit]

In December 2015, Kapičić became engaged to Croatian actress Ivana Horvat.[5] They were married in 2017.

Filmography[edit]

Stefan Kapičić at the Mayfair Hotel in Manhattan's Theater District in 2016

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006-2007 Obični ljudi Igor Nikolić Main cast (111 episodes)
2008 Vratiće se rode Dizajner Mitrović Dečanski Guest star
2008 The Unit Dragan Episode: "Sex Trade"
2008 Numb3rs Lee Hagopian Episode: "Scan Man"
2010 24 Davros' Operative Episode: "Day 8: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m."
2011 The Event Dimitri Jelavitch Episode: "Strain"
2011-2013 Larin izbor Nikša Ivanov Main cast (251 episodes)
2013 Stella Zac Guest star
2013–2014 Zora dubrovačka Rocco Sorgo Recurring cast (48 episodes)
2015 Andrija i Anđelka Tonči Guest star
2016 Prvaci sveta Dragan Kapičić Guest star
2018 Counterpart Lieber Guest star
2018 Better Call Saul Casper 2 episodes[6]

Film[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2002 Kordon
2003 Citravita Policeman in a Batman shirt Short
2003 Skoro sasvim obična priča Bane Leskovac
2004 Slobodan pad Nikola Short
2004 Ulični hodač
2004 O štetnosti duvana Ahmed Crni Arapin
2006 Ne skreći sa staze Gej Deda Mraz
2008 Čarlston za Ognjenku Arsa 'Kralj čarlstona'
2008 The Brothers Bloom German Bar Owner
2012 Big Miracle Yuri
2012 Larin izbor: Izgubljeni princ Nikša Ivanov
2013 Hitac Crni
2015 Bićemo prvaci sveta Dragan Kapičić
2016 Deadpool Piotr Rasputin / Colossus [1]
2018 Deadpool 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d McGovern, Joe (December 23, 2015). "Meet Stefan Kapičić, the Serbian actor inside the 7-and-a-half-foot tall mutant Colossus in Deadpool". Entertainment Weekly.
  2. ^ "Stefan Kapičić". Behind the Voice Actors. Retrieved February 9, 2016.
  3. ^ Abrams, Sean (February 12, 2016). "Stefan Kapičić Brings New Life to the Metallic Mutant, Colossus". Maxim.
  4. ^ "BIĆEMO PRVACI SVETA: Stefan Kapičić u ulozi svog oca Dragana!"
  5. ^ Nazor, Antonio (January 20, 2016). "EKSKLUZIVNI INTERVJU Stefan Kapičić: ‘Ostvaruju mi se snovi’". Story.
  6. ^ "'Better Call Saul' Casts 'Deadpool 2' Star Stefan Kapicic (Exclusive)". hollywoodreporter.com. May 14, 2018. Retrieved May 15, 2018.

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