Tuesday, June 15, 2010

RIP Bekim Fehmiu

World-renowned actor, Bekim Fehmiu, committed suicide at his residence in Zvezdara, on the outskirts of Belgrade today June 15, 2010. His motives are unknown at this time.

Interior Minister Ivica Dacic, has said he believed that Fehmiu committed suicide because the bullet came from a gun registered in his name.

Bekim Fehmiu was 74-year-old and is recognized as one of the most popular actors in the former Yugoslavia. He was born on June 1, 1936 in Sarajevo and attended the Faculty of Dramatic Works from 1956 until 1960.

Among his most famous films was 1969's “The Adventurers” starring Charles Aznavour and Candice Bergen, “The Executioner” (1975), “Salon Kitty” (1976) and his only Euro-western “The Deserter” (1971) directed by Burt Kennedy and also starring John Huston and Richard Crenna. He worked extensively in Italy with Dino De Laurentis.

He was married to actress Branka Petric and had two sons Hedon and Uliks, who is also an actor.

Fehmiu published his autobiography in 2001 which he had written in 1985 entitled 'Blistavo i strašno' ("Brilliant and Terrifying")

Born: 6/1/1936, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Died: 6/15/2010, Zvezdara, Serbia

Bekim Fehmiu's western - actor:
The Deserter - 1971 (Captain Victor Kaleb)


  1. Bekim was an extraordinary actor and a person whom I respect since childhood. I wish this video was in English, but regardless, I think the energy Bekim is bringing, it really doesn't need translation:
    Thank you, Tom, for posting this.

  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cPzmOFksCA

    Bekim's visit to Albania, 1972

  3. Bekim Fehmiu was an Albanian from Kosovo!


  4. Where can I buy a copy of the deserter from?

  5. Indimenticabile Bekim, con tanto affetto, ovunque tu sia.