Sunday, June 13, 2010
Happy 70th Birthday Gojko Mitic
Gojko Mitić was born on June 13, 1940 in Leskovac, Yugoslavia. After his childhood years he moved to Belgrade where he attended their Sports School and became a physical education teacher. Foreign film companies started using Yugoslavian locations in the early 1960s. Gojko appeared in a number of these foreign films in character roles. He appeared as an Indian in two Karl May westerns. He then auditioned for the role of Tokei-Ito for an East German film production of “The Sons of Great Bear”. He was selected for the part leading to a long career starring in the DEFA Indian films. He became the most famous Indian in Eastern Europe. His career has continued since in other roles including the popular TV series “Archiv des Todes”. He still makes and occassional film and appears in theater plays. He recently finished the western “The Last Ride” with Pierre Birce uniting the East and West German Indian actors. Today we celebrate Gojko Mitic's 70th birthday.