Luis Moro

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Luis Moro
Luis moro cuba.jpg
Moro at The Havana Film Festival in Cuba 2003
Born (1964-01-02) January 2, 1964 (age 50)
San Antonio de los Banos, Cuba
Other names Louie Moro
Occupation actor/producer/writer
Website
morofilms.com

Luis Moro (born January 2, 1964[1]) is a Cuban-born American actor, filmmaker, and writer. He first gained notability for co-writing, producing and acting in the film Anne B. Real, which was nominated for two Independent Spirit Award.

Career[edit]

In 1991, Moro created and hosted the Real Estate America television series, which followed the format of news magazine shows but covered topics on real estate news. Moro worked in real estate and held a show for 10 years on the local TV station Univision, but in the last eight years he worked on film and stage productions across the country.[2]

Moro received screen story by credit for his screenplay rewrites on Anne B. Real. He also co-wrote all the main hip-hop rap lyrics in the film performed by the lead character of Cynthia. After Anne B. Real, Moro produced three films, the southern drama The Unseen, Love and Suicide, a bilingual love story set in Havana, Cuba that was the first film shot by an American in Cuba since 1959,[citation needed] and Venus & Vegas, a buddy comedy set in Las Vegas.

Moro's other film projects include The Siege and King of the Ants. Moro also performs comedy. Moro co-found Laugh Cancer Away with Lockey Maisonneuve of Moving On.

Moro in a scene from Love & Suicide, 2005.

In 2008, Ben Kingsley's SBK-Pictures announced it would work with Moro to produce Whispers Like Thunder, a film about the Conley Sisters legal battle over the Wyandot National Burying Ground in Kansas. Kingsley agreed to play the role of Charles Curtis, the first and only Native American to become Vice President of the United States. The screenplay was written by Moro and Trip Brook.[3]

Political views[edit]

Moro has been active in promoting his political views on human rights. According to Vanessa Arrington of the Associated Press, "Cuban-American filmmaker Luis Moro expressed his disdain for the long-standing U.S. trade and travel restrictions against Cuba in a very public way: he made a movie there."[4][5]

Filmography[edit]

Years Films Roles
2009 Lean Like A Cholo, the flick Producer, Writer
2008 Venus & Vegas Producer
2005 The Unseen Producer
2005 Love & Suicide Producer, Writer, "Alberto"
2004 Tollbooth Consulting Producer
2003 Anne B. Real Producer, Writer, "Tommy Morrel"
2003 King of the Ants "Coach Garcia"
2001 3000 Miles to Graceland "FBI Agent"
2001 Firestorm Rising "Marcus"
1999 For The Love of The Game "Detroit Tiger"
1998 The Siege "FBI Hubbard Decoy"
1991 Real Estate America (Series) Host/Creator

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luis Moro bio Award winning Writer, Producer/Independent Spirit Award Nominee.". Official website. MoroFilms.com. Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  2. ^ Jessica Rosero Union City Reporter The Revolution Begins Within[unreliable source?]
  3. ^ Ben Kingsley's SBK announces slate-Variety Nov 17, 2008
  4. ^ "Luis Moro’s anti-Embargo film Love and Suicide about Havana". Associated Press. Havana Journal. September 17, 2008. Retrieved 2006-05-30. Moro, who left Cuba with his mother at the age of 5, says his campaign doesn’t mean he favors the Cuban government or its leader Fidel Castro. “I’m not pro-Castro. I’m anti-embargo,” he said by telephone from Los Angeles. 
  5. ^ "' See Sicko – I Am Cuban and I Approve This Message’". self published. Scribd. June 29, 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-29. [unreliable source?]

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