Friday, April 9, 2010

Remembering Jurica Dijakovic

Jurica Dijakovic was born on April 9, 1920 in Jastebarsko, Serbia. He attended acting school in Zabreb and graduated in 1946. He then appeared on stage with the Croatian National Theater in such classics as Othello and Hamlet. He began his film career with 1950's “Crveni cvet” (The Red Flower) in the role of Gordon. He would go on to appear in over 25 films and TV appearances sometimes using the alias Duro Mlinksi. Among these films was one Euro-western 1965's “Winnetou – 2. Teil” (Last of the Renegades) in the role of Clark. His last film appearance was in 1988's “Zivot sa stricem”. Jurica died on August 20, 1993 in Zagreb, Croatia. Today we celebrate what would have been Jurica Dijakovic's 90th birthday.