Joaquín Cosío

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Joaquín Cosío
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Cosío in the Zócalo of Mexico City, during a demonstration in support of López Obrador, 10 June 2012
Born Joaquín Cosío
1962 (age 51–52)
Nayarit, Mexico
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002–present

Joaquín Cosío (born 1962) is a Mexican actor.

Early life[edit]

Cosío was born in 1962 in the Mexican state of Nayarit, but spent most of his life in Ciudad Juárez. A literary scholar and poet, Cosío began his career with the local university as a radio script writer and a radio personality. Later on he became one of the university's professors, teaching literature and communications while also establishing a reputation as an outspoken social activist. His first poetry book, titled Talking Another Voice, was published in 1992, receiving several awards for his deep, insightful prose.[citation needed]

Early career[edit]

Cosío's training as an actor began in 1983 and has continued growing and developing ever since. In 1994, Cosío wrote his first stage play, titled Tomochic: Or the day the world ended, which was awarded the National Literature Prize.[citation needed]

Performing in over 50 plays and over 600 live performances, his stage career reached a new milestone in 1999 when he was hand selected to join the National Theater Company. This led Cosío to make the decision to move to Mexico City permanently and focus on becoming a full-time actor. He has been working non-stop ever since as one of Mexico's most respected actors of stage and screen.[citation needed] He made his film debut in 2001 in the film The Blue Room and he has since participated in over 30 feature films and several shorts.

Cosío played a multi-episode role in the HBO comedy Eastbound & Down. He played General Medrano, one of the main villains in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace, and acted alongside Benicio del Toro in Oliver Stone's gritty thriller, Savages. Cosío appeared in Robert Duvall's A Night in Old Mexico, and in Disney's 2013 film The Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer.

Awards[edit]

He has been nominated for the Mexican Academy of Film Awards, the Arieles, three times: in 2005 for his portrayal of the lovable and ruthless "Mascarita" in the Mexican box office hit Matando Cabos, in 2011 for his work in the film El Infierno for which he won his first Ariel and also the National Board of Cinema's award for Best Actor. His most recent Ariel nomination was in 2012 for his work in Pastorela.

In 2012, he became the first Mexican recipient of the MGM My Favorite Award, which was created to honor international motion picture artists and with the purpose to ensure that great accomplishments from the international film-making industry professionals are recognized.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

  • Mentir para vivir (2013) ... Joaquín Barragán
  • Eastbound & Down (2011) .... Hector
  • Sexo y otros secretos (2007) .... Vicente
  • Los Plateados (2005) .... Kamal Bashur

Voice roles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Actor Méxicano se dobla a si mismo" [Mexican Actor dubs himself]. El Blog de Velez y Huerta (in Spanish). 29 September 2008. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 

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