Gojko Mitic is one of the most famous and most loved actors in East Germany and in the other countries in Eastern Europe. He was born on 13 June, 1940 in the little village of Stojkovce near Leskovac in the former Yugoslavia (now Serbia). He spent his childhood there but when he grew up, he went to Belgrad where he studied in the Sports School. In the 1960s in Belgrad there were a lot of foreign productions shooting. Gojko appeared in many of them. He was chosen for a stuntman in some films. One day he went to an addition for the leading role of Tokei-Into in the film from East Germany „Sons of the Great Bear“. He was chosen and this was the beginning of his great career in East Germany. The film was an enormous success. He continued starring in leading roles in adventure films where he always played an Indian: „Chingachgook, die Grosse Schlange“, „Spur des Falken“, „Osceola“, „Ulzana“, „Severino“, „Blutsbruder“ etc…They all achieved success, but Gojko was always dubbed because of his accent. These films showed the life of the Indians, their suffering and adventures. Gojko was often called The most famous Indian in Eastern Europe. He became an attractive man among the women because of his glamour. He had a love affair with the popular German actress Renate Blume but they split up . In the 1980s Mitic was still very popular, he acted in a lot of movies proving that he is good not only as an Indian. He made the popular TV series „Archiv des Todes“. After the end of GDR he was still famous – being one of the vivid memories from the former East Germany. In recent years he acted in films and worked in the theatre. His movies became popular even in the USA.
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