Ljubiša Samardžić

Ljubiša Samardžić

Samardžić at the Battle of Neretva premiere in Sarajevo in November 1969.
Born (1936-11-19) 19 November 1936
Skopje, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Spouse(s) Mirjana Samardžić (1960-present)

Ljubiša Samardžić (Serbian Cyrillic: Љубиша Самарџић, born 19 November 1936) is a Serbian actor and director, who is best known as Šurda in the Vruć vetar TV series.

Early life

Born to the family of a coal miner, his acting talent was discovered very early and he won a scholarship with respected director Bojan Stupica. Samardžić was educated at the Belgrade Drama Arts Academy. 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.


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 1960. Nicknamed Smoki,[2] he has been credited as Ljubisa Samardjic, Luba Samardy, Ljubisa Samardzic-Smoki, and Smoki Samardì.

Selected filmography

Selected acting roles:

He has been directing films since 2000, including:


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