Branko Lustig

Croatian film producer (1932-2019)

Branko Lustig (10 June 1932 – 14 November 2019) was a Croatian movie producer. He was best known for winning Academy Awards for Best Picture for Schindler's List and Gladiator. He is the only Croatian to win two Academy Awards.

Branko Lustig
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Lustig at the LAMOTH 2nd Annual Dinner in 2009
Born(1932-06-10)10 June 1932
Died14 November 2019(2019-11-14) (aged 87)
OccupationFilm producer
Years active1955–2019
Mirjana Lustig (m. 1970)

He was a Holocaust survivor and was imprisoned at the Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen camps during World War II as a child.[1]

Lusting died in Zagreb, Croatia of heart failure on 14 November 2019 at the age of 87.[2]


  1. Branko: Return to Auschwitz,, 15 April 2013.
  2. ""Schindler's List" Producer Branko Lustig Dies at 87". The New York Times. 14 November 2019.

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