Branko Lustig was born on June 10, 1932 in Osijek, Croatia, Yugoslavia. He is a producer and production manager, known for Gladiator (2000), Schindler's List (1993) and The Saint (1997).
Lustig, a Croatian Jewish survivor of Auschwitz, made a cameo appearance in Schindler's List (1993) as the maitre'de of an exclusive SS popular nightclub.
Was a great supporter of his country Croatia during the Homeland War (Domovinski Rat) and was even planing to make a movie based on it.
Is a very good friend with Steven Spielberg.
Branko Lustig is the honorary president of the Jewish Film Festival in Zagreb.
Established Six Point Films, a Los Angeles-based production company, with producer Phil Blazer.
At the age of 78, Lustig returned to Auschwitz - where he was once a prisoner - to celebrate his bar mitzvah. Because of his imprisonment in the extermination camp, he missed his rite of passage as a 13-year-old boy.