Gojko Mitić

Gojko Mitić (Serbian Cyrillic: Гојко Митић; born June 13, 1940 in Strojkovce near Leskovac, Morava Banovina, Kingdom of Yugoslavia) is a Serbian director, actor, stuntman, and author. He lives in Berlin.[1]

Gojko Mitić
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Mitić in 1969
Gojko Mitić

(1940-06-13) June 13, 1940 (age 80)
Occupationactor, stuntman, director


Mitić is known for a numerous series of Red Westerns from the GDR DEFA Studios, featuring Native Americans as the heroes, rather than white settlers as in John Ford's Westerns. Beginning with The Sons of Great Bear (1966), he starred in 12 films of this type between 1966 and 1984. He contributed to the popular image of Native Americans in German-speaking countries.

In an attempt to move away from his fame based on these Westerns, Mitić, in his later career, did increasingly seek to appear in other genres, on film, on television and on stage. Among other roles, he played Spartacus on stage and presented several TV-shows.

He also played Karl May's Winnetou in seasons at the "Karl-May-Festspiele" until 2006 in Bad Segeberg near Hamburg, Germany. In one episode, he played a role at the German television program Schloss Einstein.

Awards and honorsEdit

In 1998, Bulgarian punk rock & ska group Hipodil composed a song, Bate Goiko, dedicated to Gojko Mitić. In 2010, he received the Brothers Karić Award in Serbia. Asteroid 147595 Gojkomitić, discovered by André Knöfel and Gerhard Lehmann in 2004, was named in his honor.[1] The official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 27 January 2013 (M.P.C. 82401).[2]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 147595 Gojkomitic (2004 GE20)" (2019-01-02 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  2. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 15 August 2019.

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