City of birth: Zagreb, Croatia, Yugoslavia [now Zagreb, Croatia]
Rene Bitorajac is a Croatian actor. He has appeared in a number of Croatian and Bosnian films since the 1980s. Most notably, he starred in the 2001 Academy Award-winning Bosnian film "No Man's Land". He is also known for starring in popular Croatian television sitcoms "Bitange i princeze" (2005-2010) and "Nasa mala klinika" (2004-2007). In 2009, he won the Golden Arena for Best Actor at the 56th Pula Film Festival for his role in the 2009 film "Metastases", in which he portrayed the character of a sociopathic football hooligan named Krpa. He again won the Golden Arena for Best Actor in 2012 for his role of Dr. Babic in the same year's film "Cannibal Vegetarian" and, still in 2012, he has been awarded as "Best actor" at the Fantastic film festival in Austin, Texas, USA, 2013 Best actor Bruxelles and Paris Mediteraneo film festival ("Cannibal Vegetarian").
Bitorajac also worked prominently in Croatian-language versions of animated features. He provided voice acting for Syndrome in "The Incredibles", Buck in "Home on the Range" (both 2004), Ham in "Space Chimps" (2008), Gru in the "Despicable Me" franchise (2010-present) and Red in "The Angry Birds Movie" (2016) complete with its 2019 sequel.