Stefan Kapicic recently appeared in the film ‘Deadpool’. Read more about the ‘Big Miracle’ actor, including his net worth and movies.
Who is Stefan Kapicic?
Stefan Kapicic was born on 1st December 1978. He is a Serbian actor best known for his role of Colossus in Deadpool in 2016. Kapicic was born in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany, to parents Slobodanka “Beba” Zugic who is a Montenegrin actress, and Dragan Kapicic, a retired Serbian basketball player. His father used to play basketball for Saturn Koln during that time. When Stefan Kapicic was three years of age, the family relocated to Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia. His grandfather bought him his first comic book when he was just six years old, which sparked his “ongoing love” for his role in ‘Deadpool’. Kapicic studied acting at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. He can speak Serbian, Croatian, English, German and Russian languages. In December 2015, Kapicic got engaged to Croatian actress Ivana Horvat. They later got married in 2017.
Career in movies
Kapicic portrayed the role of his own father in the film, ‘Bicemo prvaci sveta’ in 2015 which can be translated as ‘We Will Be the World Champions’. The film revolved around the Yugoslavian national basketball team which won the 1970 FIBA World Championship. ‘We Will Be the World Champions’ garnered critical acclaim and instant fame for the actor. By 2015, Kapicic had bagged more than 80 roles in television, film, and theater. He managed to make it to the second round of a secret casting process for the X-Man Colossus in the superhero film, ‘Deadpool’. He learnt what the production was only after he passed that round. Working with first-time director Tim Miller in Los Angeles, Kapicic had done 120 takes during his third call of auditions, stretching the session to an additional eight hours beyond its intended four-hour duration. He later flew back to Dubrovnik, Croatia to perform his role in ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Kapicic calls himself a “comic book geek”. He considered Deadpool one of his favorite characters, was ver delighted when he learned that he had won the role, taking over from Daniel Cudmore, who had played the role in the X-Men films. Kapicic was selected for the role because Miller wanted his version of Colossus, who is Russian in the comics, to have a Russian accent. The 6-foot-4 Kapicic portrayed the 7-and-a-half-foot tall character of Colossus through a combination of his voice work and motion capture, thereby completing the filming in mid-December 2015, i.e. just eight weeks before the film’s February 12, 2016 release date. Stefan Kapicic will also be seen in the upcoming movie, ‘Deadpool 2’. Deadpool 2 is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Deadpool, distributed by 20th Century Fox. In 2008, he appeared in the Serbian drama film, ‘Tears for Sale’. Tears for Sale, also known internationally as Charleston & Vendetta or also as Funeral Brides is a Serbian drama film. The story is about two sisters that grew up in a small Serbian village in the beginning of the 1930s. The village is torn up by wars and years long blood oath. There are no men left in the village. What happens next is very emotionally heart-wrenching and very beautifully portrayed.
Net worth of Stefan Kapicic
Stefan Kapicic has a net worth of $300,000 dollars.
In an interview with the ‘Deadpool’ actor
The role of Colossus was his dream role in the movie, ‘Deadpool’ and the actor Kapicic is even more excited to play a better version of his earlier role in the upcoming Deadpool 2. Kapicic was recently interviewed about his role and here are the best parts of the interview: The interviewer asked Kapicic whether he always wanted to be an actor or whether he just landed at the job accidentally to which he replied, “Well you know, I think I’ve realized my childhood dream now by being part of the Marvel universe. I’ve always loved acting and during my career I’ve done so many things, like television, movies, theater etc, but to be a part of this was something I really dreamed of ever since I was a kid. Growing up with Marvel comics and now I actually get to be a superhero, it’s an unbelievable feeling.” The audition process for the role of Colossus was very interesting and here is what we got to know from the actor. He said that initially the process of audition was very hush hush. he did not know what he was auditioning for. He self-taped himself as if he were going for
a theatre performances in Dubrovnik and Montenegro but he didn’t know what it was all about. A comic book geek he thought, this could only be Wade Wilson. So he soon realized that it could be Deadpool! It helped him a lot because that time he was thinking who was in the movie and he thought that it could be Colossus and that helped him a lot because then he thought about what could he do to get closer to the Colossus character. Fifteen days after that they called him and said he got the role. He was so happy and overjoyed and it was tough for him to put his feelings to words. It was once in a lifetime happiness and opportunity for him.