Leon Lučev

Leon Lučev (born 1970 in Šibenik) is a Croatian actor. He he had his feature film debut in Vinko Brešan's 1996 comedy How the War Started on My Island. Since then, he has amassed lead roles in numerous high-profile European films, including Sex, Drink and Bloodshed (2004), What Is a Man Without a Moustache? (2005), Grbavica (2006), The Melon Route (2006), Behind the Glass (2008), On the Path (2010), Silent Sonata (2011), Vegetarian Cannibal (2012), The Miner (2017) and Men Don't Cry (2017).

Leon Lučev
Leon Lučev

1970 (age 50–51)
Other namesLeo
Years active1996–present
Ivana Jelavić
(m. 2001; div. 2011)

Lučev won the Golden Arena for Best Supporting Actor at the 2008 Pula Film Festival, for his role in Will Not End Here. He was awarded the Heart of Sarajevo two times, for Buick Riviera in 2008 and The Load in 2018.[1]

Apart from his film work, he regularly performs in the Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka.[2] He provides the voice of Lightning McQueen in the Croatian dub of the Cars franchise (2006-2017) and voiced Nigel in the Croatian-language version of Finding Nemo (2003).[citation needed]

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Sex, Drink and Bloodshed Roko Vitaljic
2005 What Is a Man Without a Moustache? Don Stipan / General Ivica
2006 Grbavica Pelda
The Melon Route Seki
2008 Will Not End Here Martinov kolega
Behind the Glass Nikola Jeren
Buick Riviera Vuko
2010 On the Path Amar
2011 Silent Sonata Father
2012 Cannibal Vegetarian Ilija
2017 Men Don't Cry Valentin
The Miner Alija Basic

Awards and nominationsEdit

Award Year Category Nominated work Result
Sarajevo Film Festival 2008 Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actor Buick Riviera Won
2018 The Load Won
Pula Film Festival 2011 Best Supporting Actor Silent Sonata Won
Locarno Festival 2018 Golden Pardino - Leopards of Tomorrow I Can Barely Remember the Day Nominated


  1. ^ "Leon Lucev - Awards". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 3 June 2010.
  2. ^ Kocijan, Ivana (26 September 2017). "LEON LUČEV 'Rijeka je jedan od rijetkih normalnih gradova. Ne znam je li toga uopće svjesna'". Novi list.

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