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Birthday of Gojko Mitic

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Baku, June 13 AZERTAC 

Gojko Mitic is a Serbian actor, director, author, stuntman. Gojko is well-known for his roles of Indians.

He was born on June 13, 1940, in the family of a Serbian farmer, Kingdom of Yugoslavia. From his childhood, Gojko loved sports, was passionate about football and gymnastics. He dreamt of becoming a sports trainer.

From 1960, he worked as a stuntman in the cinema. His debut in the cinema began with the English movie Lancelot and the Queen.

At the beginning of 1960s Red Westerns featuring Native Americans became popular in Europe. It was at this time that the actor moved to Berlin where he worked for DEFA studios. In 1965 Gojko played the part of an Indian chief in the movie "The Sons of Great Mother Bear". The film was a big success. The next movie was "Chingachgook, the Big Snake", adaptation of the novel by Cooper.

Clear silhouette, great body, courage and nobility, proud glance, excellent body management and acting talent made Gojko favorite of millions of viewers. In 1980s and 1990s some movies with Gojko were taken to the USA.

Gojko has also worked in theater, tried his hand at directing of children's movies and sports program hosting. He lives in Berlin.

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