Luis Tosar

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Luis Tosar
Luis Tosar at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival on February 15th 2011.
Born Luis López Tosar
(1971-10-13) 13 October 1971 (age 42)
Lugo, Galiza
Nationality [Galiza]
Occupation Actor, Film producer, Musician
Years active 1994-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]

  • 2012 Gaudí Awards
    • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Millor Interpretació Masculina Principal)[8]

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

  • 2010 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain
    • Best Actor (Mejor Actor)
  • 2010 Fotogramas de Plata
    • Best Movie Actor (Mejor Actor de Cine)
  • 2010 Goya Awards
    • Best Actor (Mejor Actor Principal)
  • 2010 Premios ACE
    • Cinema - Best Actor
  • 2010 Seattle International Film Festival
    • Best Actor
  • 2010 Spanish Actors Union
    • Lead Performance, Male (Protagonista Cine - Categoría Masculina)

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

  • 2005 Cartagena Film Festival
    • Best Actor (Mejor Actor)
  • 2004 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain
  • 2004 Copenhagen International Film Festival
    • Best Actor
  • 2004 Fotogramas de Plata
    • Best Movie Actor (Mejor Actor de Cine)
  • 2004 Goya Awards
    • Best Actor (Mejor Actor Principal)
  • 2003 San Sebastián International Film Festival
    • Best Actor
  • 2004 Seattle International Film Festival
    • Best Actor
  • 2004 Spanish Actors Union
    • Lead Performance, Male (Protagonista Cine - Categoría Masculina)
  • 2004 Turia Awards
    • Best Actor

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

  • 2003 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain
    • Best Supporting Actor (Mejor Actor Secundario)
  • 2003 Goya Awards
    • Best Supporting Actor (Mejor Actor de Reparto)
  • 2003 Sant Jordi Awards
    • Best Spanish Actor (Mejor Actor Español)
  • 2003 Spanish Actors Union
    • Supporting Performance, Male (Secundario Cine - Categoría Masculina)

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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