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Kusturica, Emir

Born: 1955 AD
Currently alive, at 60 years of age.
Nationality: Yugoslav
Categories: Film Director

1954 – Born on November 24th in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.

1981 – He made the successful feature debut Sjecas li se, Dolly Bell which won best first film Golden Lion in Venice Film Festival.

1986-1988 – He played bass guitar in "Zabranjeno Pusenje", a rock band from his hometown Sarajevo.

1989 – He co-wrote the screenplays "Time of the Gypsies" and "Underground".

1993-1995 – Directed the films, Underground and Arizona Dream.

         – Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival.

         – Underground, bitter surrealistic comedy about Balkan, scripted by Dusan Kovacevic, took him second Golden Palm at Cannes Film Festival.

2005 – Formerly an Atheist, he converted to Serbian Orthodox.

         – Was the Grand jury at Cannes Film Festival.