Leonardo Sbaraglia

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Leonardo Sbaraglia
Born Leonardo Máximo Sbaraglia
(1970-06-30) June 30, 1970 (age 44)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Other names Leo Sbaraglia
Occupation Actor
Years active 1986 – present
Spouse(s) Guadalupe Martín

Leonardo Máximo Sbaraglia (Spanish pronunciation: [leoˈnarðo (e)sβaˈɾaɣlja]; Buenos Aires, June 30, 1970) is a prominent Argentine actor, with extensive credits in both Argentina and Spain. He has also worked in Mexico, and was cast in his first English-language role in Red Lights.

Biography[edit]

Leonardo Sbaraglia was born in Buenos Aires. His mother, Roxana Randon, is a local actress and theater coach. He started his acting career at the age of 16 in the film La Noche de los lápices (Night of the Pencils), a political documentary drama directed by Héctor Olivera.[1]

In 1987, he gained popularity among Argentine youth for his role in the TV series Clave de sol. In the following years, he starred in TV and film productions as well as in the theater (e.g., in La Soledad de los Campos de Algodon, Closer).

In 1993, he worked for the first time together with Argentine director Marcelo Piñeyro in Tango feroz: la leyenda de Tanguito. They came together again for Caballos salvajes (1995), for which Leonardo Sbaraglia earned the Jury Prize for Best Acting at the Huelva International Film Festival, and later for Cenizas del paraíso (1997) and an acclaimed performance in Plata quemada (2000).

Sbaraglia went to Spain in 1998.[2] He starred with Eusebio Poncela in Intacto (Intact), a 2001 thriller directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, and received a Goya Award for Best New Actor. Other starring roles of his include Deseo (Desire) (2002), a Gerardo Vera film in which he plays at the sides of Leonor Watling and Cecilia Roth, and Carmen (2003), an adaptation of Prosper Mérimée's classic by director Vicente Aranda.

Sbaraglia worked again in 2005 with director Antonio Hernández, with whom he had already shot En la ciudad sin límites in 2002. This and his contribution to Sebastián Borensztein's mini TV series Tiempofinal (2000) after their production of El Garante, for which he earned the Martín Fierro Award for best performance by an actor; Hernández and Piñeyro are the only directors with whom Sbaraglia has worked with more than once. He was nominated for the Goya Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2007 for his role of Jesús Irurre in the film Salvador (Puig Antich) in which he starred with German actor Daniel Brühl. The City of Huelva awarded Sbaraglia an honorary award (Premio Honorífico) in 2005.[3]

Sbaraglia returned to Argentina in 2008,[2] and starred in Marcelo Piñeyro's Las viudas de los jueves (Thursday Widows) in a role nominated for an Argentine Film Critics Association Silver Condor Award. He was cast with Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver, and Cillian Murphy in Red Lights, directed by Rodrigo Cortés.

Sbaraglia married the Argentine sculptor Guadalupe Martín in 2001, and in the winter of 2006, their daughter Julia was born.[4][5]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Title English title (where applicable) Year Role
Noche de los lápices, LaLa Noche de los lápices Night of the Pencils 1986 Daniel
Copyright 1993
Tango feroz: la leyenda de Tanguito Wild Tango 1993 Pedro
Fuego gris Grey Fire 1994
Fotos del alma Pictures of the Soul 1995
No te mueras sin decirme adónde vas Don't Die Without Telling Me Where You're Going 1995 Pablo
Caballos salvajes Wild Horses 1995 Pedro
Carlos Monzón, el segundo juicio 1996
Besos en la frente 1996 Sebastián Miguez
Cenizas del paraíso Ashes from Paradise 1997 Pedro Makantasis
Bajamar Low Tide 1998
Vendado y frío 1998
Plata quemada Burnt Money 2000 El Nene
Intacto Intact 2001 Tomás
En la ciudad sin límites City of No Limits, TheThe City of No Limits 2002 Victor
Nowhere 2002 Paolo Brandi
Deseo Desire 2002 Pablo
Utopía 2003 Adrián
Carmen 2003 José
Cleopatra 2003 Carlos
Puta y la ballena, LaLa puta y la ballena Whore and the Whale, TheThe Whore and the Whale 2004 Emilio
Mitad negada, LaLa mitad negada 2005
Oculto Hidden, TheThe Hidden 2005 Alex
Salvador (Puig Antich) 2006 Jesús
De bares Drink Up 2006
Concursante Contestant, TheThe Contestant 2007 Martín Circo Martín
Rey de la montaña, ElEl rey de la montaña King of the Hill 2007 Quim
Violanchelo Love, Pain and Vice Versa 2008 Dr Marquez
Santos 2008 Arturo Antares
Diario de una ninfómana Diary of a Sex Addict 2008 Jaime
La viudas de los jueves Thursday Widows 2009 Ronnie
El corredor nocturno Night Runner 2009 Lopez
Sin retorno Sin retorno 2010 Federico Samaniego
El campo In The Open 2011 Santiago
Vaquero Vaquero 2011 Alonso
Red Lights 2012 Leonardo Palladino
Restos 2012 Daniel
Wild Tales 2014

Television[edit]

  • En terapia (2012–present)
  • Dos lunas (2013)
  • Lo que el tiempo nos dejó (2010)
  • Impostores (2009)
  • Epitafios (2009)
  • Al filo de la ley (2005)
  • Tiempo final (2000)
  • La argentina de tato (1999)
  • Bajamar, la costa del silencio (1998)
  • Casablanca (1998)
  • El garante (1997)
  • De poeta y de loco (1996)
  • Cartas de amor en cassette (1993)
  • Alta comedia (1991)
  • El gordo y el flaco (1991)
  • Amores (1991)
  • Atreverse (1990)
  • Clave de Sol (1987)

Awards[edit]

International Emmy Awards

Year Category Series Award
2010 Best Performance by an Actor Epitafios 2 Nominee

Goya Awards

Year Category Film Award
2006 Best Actor Salvador (Puig Antich) Nominee
2001 Best Actor Intacto Winner

Premios Sur

Year Category Film Award
2010 Best Actor Sin retorno Nominee
2009 Best Actor Las viudas de los jueves Nominee

Silver Condor Awards

Year Category Film Award
2009 Best Actor Las viudas de los jueves Nominee
2004 Best Actor En la ciudad sin límites Nominee
2001 Best Actor Plata quemada Nominee

Screamfest Festival Trophy Awards

Year 'Category Film Award
2008 Best Actor El rey de la montaña Winner

Martín Fierro Awards

Year Category Film Award
1997 Best Actor in a Drama Series El garante Winner
1997 Best Supporting Actor En terapia Winner

Huelva International Film Festival

Year Category Film Award
1995 Best Actor Wild Horses Winner

References[edit]

  1. ^ Interview in the Spanish TV show Caiga Quien Caiga, broadcast on December 2, 2005.
  2. ^ a b ¿Se acuerdan de mí? Ciudad.com.ar (Spanish)
  3. ^ Premios del Segundo Semestre del 2005 Cine Para Leer (Spanish)
  4. ^ Tiene idea de vivir en Buenos Aires Diario Perfil (Spanish)
  5. ^ El gaucho castizo De Cine 21 (Spanish)

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