Boris Dvornik (April 16, 1939 - March 24, 2008) was a Croatian actor. Events 1178 BC - A Solar eclipse may have marked the return of Odysseus, legendary King of Ithaca, to his kingdom Year 1939 ( MCMXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1401 - Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus. 1603 - James VI of Scotland 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Croatia (Hrvatska ˈxȓvatska officially the Republic of Croatia ( Republika Hrvatska) is a southern Central European country at the crossroads between
Born in Split to the family of a carpenter, Boris Dvornik discovered acting talent at an early age, while performing in children's plays. Split (Spalatum Ancient Greek: Aspálathos, Ασπάλαθος Spalato is the largest and most important Dalmatian city the second-largest A carpenter (builder is a skilled craftsman who performs carpentry - a wide range of Woodworking that includes constructing buildings, After studying to become an electrician, he began to pursue a full-time acting career. He studied at the National Acting School in Novi Sad, Serbia and later enrolled at the Drama Arts Academy of the University of Zagreb. Novi Sad ( Cyrillic: Нови Сад 'nɔviː 'saːd; Hungarian: Újvidék Slovak Serbia (Србија Srbija) officially the Republic of Serbia (Република Србија Republika Srbija) is a Landlocked Country The University of Zagreb (Sveučilište u Zagrebu Universitas Studiorum Zagrabiensis is the oldest Croatian University in continuous operation and also the oldest
As a freshman, he was cast in the starring role of the 1960 Holocaust drama The Ninth Circle. The Holocaust (from the Greek el ''ὁλόκαυστον'' (el-Latn holókauston holos, "completely" and kaustos, "burnt" also known as The Ninth Circle (Croatian Deveti krug / Девети круг) is a 1960 Yugoslavian film directed by France Štiglic A year later, he showed his versatility by appearing in the popular comedy Martin u oblacima. This established Boris Dvornik as a big star of former Yugoslav cinema, comparable to Ljubiša Samardžić, Milena Dravić and Velimir "Bata" Živojinović (with whom he later developed a close friendship). Ljubiša Samardžić (Љубиша Самарџић (born November 19, 1936) is a Serbian actor and director Milena Dravić (Милена Дравић (born October 5, 1940) is a Serbian actress Velimir "Bata" Živojinović ( Serbian Cyrillic: Велимир "Бата" Живојиновић (born June 5, 1933) is a
The zenith of Dvornik's popularity came in the 1970s with the role of Roko Prč in the cult series Naše malo misto. In the 1980s, after receiving acclaim as of one of the most renowned and prolific actors of the former Yugoslavia, Boris Dvornik mostly worked with the Croatian National Theatre in his native city of Split.
Over the years Dvornik developed a close friendship with Antun Vrdoljak. Antun Vrdoljak (born 4 June, 1931) is a Croatian actor screenwriter Film director and Politician. He talked him into getting involved in politics and in the 1992 elections Dvornik, as candidate of HDZ, was elected in the Split constituency. The second free multi-party elections for Croatian Parliament were held on August 2nd 1992 in conjunction with the 1992 presidential election. The Croatian Democratic Union (Hrvatska demokratska zajednica HDZ is the main Center-right Political party in Croatia. He soon realised that he had not got a taste for politics and resigned his seat one month later.
In more recent years, Dvornik's career was affected by aftermath of a stroke and alcoholism, which manifested in a series of incidents, the most notorious being assault on a poll observer during the 2005 presidential elections. Alcoholism is a term with multiple and sometimes conflicting definitions The fourth presidential elections in Croatia took place in two rounds in January 2005.
Dvornik's two sons - Dino Dvornik and Dean Dvornik - are renowned pop musicians. Miljenko "Dino" Dvornik ( August 20, 1964 in Split, SR Croatia, Yugoslavia, died September 7, 2008
Boris Dvornik suffered a heart attack and died in the city he was born in, Split, on March the 24th 2008.