Luis Llosa

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Luis Llosa
Born1951 (age 66–67)
Lima, Peru
NationalityPeruvian
OccupationFilm director and producer
Known forAnaconda

Luis Llosa Urquidi (born 1951) is a Peruvian film director. He is best known for Sniper, The Specialist, and Anaconda.

Career[edit]

Luis Llosa was originally a film critic.[1] He is known for his early Peruvian work, English-language exploitation films made for producer Roger Corman, and bigger-budget American films.[2] His most well-known film, Anaconda, stars Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Jon Voight, and Eric Stoltz. Anaconda was nominated for multiple Razzie Awards, including worst director,[3] but it grossed $136 million worldwide[4] and became a cult film.[5]

He founded Iguana Productions, which produces Peruvian films and telenovelas such as Escándalo, Torbellino and Latin Lover.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Llosa was born in 1951 in Lima, Peru.[7] He is the cousin of the Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa,[8] and his niece is a film director Claudia Llosa.[9]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kellner, Elena (1993-01-28). "ENTERTAINMENT: Singer Guerra Back in Groove After Surgery". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-02-14.
  2. ^ Middents, Jeffrey (2009). "Roger Corman Dis/covers Peru". In Ruétalo, Victoria; Tierney, Dolores. Latsploitation, Latin America, and Exploitation Cinema. Routledge. pp. 55–69. ISBN 9781135848774.
  3. ^ "1997 Archive". Razzies.com. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  4. ^ "Anaconda". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  5. ^ Tobias, Scott (2011-11-10). "Anaconda". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  6. ^ Chauvin, Lucien (2001-03-21). "Llosa fast becoming Peruvian go-to guy". Variety. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  7. ^ Estrada, Javier (2006-03-03). "La dictadura de Trujillo se metía hasta en las alcobas". El Mundo (in Spanish). Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  8. ^ "Llosas in town to feast on the 'Goat'". Variety. 2006-02-11. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  9. ^ "Foreign pics play Oscar-nom bingo". Variety. 2009-10-05. Retrieved 2014-02-13.

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