Sunday, May 28, 2017

RIP Dragomir Stanojevic

Dragomir Stanojevic, alias Bata Kameni, the most famous Serbian stuntman died on May 24, 2017 in Belgrade, Serbia. He ws 75. Dragomir appeared in more than 500 films and TV series. After he finished his elementary and secondary schooling in Belgrade, he ended up attending a stunt academy in Paris, France. During his career he lived in Paris, Munich and Berlin. Dragomir/Bata's life often exhibited risk – injuries did not count, but he said it was certainly more than 450 times he broke bones by performing various stunts. He was married to Vesna Stanojevic and had two sons Marka and Uroša who spent several years in USA, where he studied. He won numerous awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award that was given to him at the Film Festival in Nis, and an award for outstanding contribution to the Yugoslav film industry from the Yugoslav Film Archive along with many others. Dragomir appeared in three Eu-ro-westerns: “Apaches Last Battle” (1964) [stunts], “Treasure of the Aztecs” (1965) [stunts], “Ballad of a Gunman” 1967 as Wheeler.

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