Branko Lustig

Film Producer

Birthday June 10, 1932

Birth Sign Gemini

Birthplace Osijek, Croatia

DEATH DATE Nov 14, 2019 (87)

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Prominent Croatian film producer who won two Academy Awards.

Before Fame

His family was imprisoned and most of them were killed in Auschwitz, but Branko was liberated and began a career in the film industry.


He became the first Croatian to be nominated for an Academy Award. He won his first Oscar for Schindler's List from 1993 and his second for Gladiator in 2001.

Family Life

He married Mirjana Lustig in 1970.

Associated With

He worked on Gladiator with Russell Crowe.