Luis Tosar

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Luis Tosar
Luis Tosar at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival on February 15th 2011.
BornLuis López Tosar
(1971-10-13) 13 October 1971 (age 42)
Lugo, Galiza
Nationality[Galiza]
OccupationActor, Film producer, Musician
Years active1994-present
Website
www.luistosar.com
 
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Luis Tosar
Luis Tosar at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival on February 15th 2011.
BornLuis López Tosar
(1971-10-13) 13 October 1971 (age 42)
Lugo, Galiza
Nationality[Galiza]
OccupationActor, Film producer, Musician
Years active1994-present
Website
www.luistosar.com

Luis Tosar (born 13 October 1971) is a Spanish actor and musician. He is one of the most recognizable and versatile actors in Spain,[1] best known for the movies Celda 211 (Cell 211), Te doy mis ojos (Take My Eyes), Mientras duermes (Sleep Tight), También la lluvia (Even The Rain) and Los lunes al sol (Mondays in the Sun). He has a music group called The Ellas.[2]

Early Life and Career[edit]

Born in Lugo, Galicia, Spain on 13 October 1971. He began his career playing theater and shorts, but he became famous in Galicia by his performance in 1998 TV Series Mareas Vivas (Galicia Television).[3] Critically acclaimed for his supporting role in the unemployment drama Mondays in the Sun, abusive husband in Take My Eyes, an executive producer in Even the Rain, doorman in Sleep Tight. His most acclaim has to be from his 2009 hit Cell 211 which stars Tosar as Malamadre, a prisoner that instigates a riot and befriends an undercover prison guard in the process.[4] His only major role in an American film was Michael Mann's Miami Vice (2006), starring Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx.[5] Besides that he has appeared in other English films The Limits of Control and Mr. Nice.

Filmography[edit]

Awards[edit]

Luis Tosar has won 3 Goya Awards considered as the Spanish equivalent of the Academy Awards. He has also won the Málaga Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 Málaga Spanish Film Festival.

Mientras duermes (Sleep Tight) (2011)[edit]

Celda 211 (Cell 211) (2009)[edit]

Te doy mis ojos (Take My Eyes) (2003)[edit]

Los lunes al sol (Mondays in the Sun) (2002)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "10 Actors to Look Out for in an Increasingly Global Business". The Hollywood Reporter. www.luistosar.com. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Music". www.luistosar.com. www.luistosar.com. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Filmography". www.luistosar.com. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Bender, Austin. "The Greatest Actor You’ve Probably Never Heard Of". http://the-artifice.com/. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Reeling: the Movie Review Show's review of Miami Vice
  6. ^ "Luis Tosar Filmography". FANDANGO. FANDANGO. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  7. ^ Os produtores de 'Galaicus' esperan iniciar a rodaxe en 2012
  8. ^ "Awards for Luis Tosar". IMDB. IMDB. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 

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