Salvador del Solar

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Salvador del Solar
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Prime Minister of Peru
Assumed office
11 March 2019
PresidentMartín Vizcarra
Preceded byCésar Villanueva
Minister of Culture
In office
5 December 2016 – 12 December 2017
PresidentPedro Pablo Kuczynski
Prime MinisterFernando Zavala Lombardi
Mercedes Aráoz Fernández
Preceded byJorge Nieto Montesinos
Succeeded byAlejandro Neyra Sánchez
Personal details
Born
Salvador Alejandro Jorge del Solar Labarthe

(1970-01-05) 5 January 1970 (age 49)
Lima, Perú
Spouse(s)Ximena Bellido Denegri
ChildrenManuela del Solar Bellido
Alma materPontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
OccupationLawyer, actor, director

Salvador Alejandro Jorge del Solar Labarthe (born 1 May 1970) is a politician, lawyer, and an actor of television, theater and cinema. He is the current Prime Minister of Peru appointed by President Martín Vizcarra on 11 March 2019. He was Minister of Culture of Peru from 5 December 2016 to 27 December 2017 under President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and resigned in protest of Kuczynski's pardon of former President Alberto Fujimori.[1]

Biography[edit]

Early life and education[edit]

Salvador del Solar was born on 1 May 1970 in Lima. He is the son of Salvador del Solar Figuerola and Elvira Labarthe Flores. His great-great-grandfather, Pedro Alejandrino del Solar was President of the Council of Ministers and Vice President of Peru.[2]

He studied at the College of Santa María Marianistas de Lima. He studied at the Faculties of Arts and Law of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, where he graduated as a lawyer. During his stay at the Faculty of Law, he was founder and director of the magazine Lus et Veritas and head of internships at several chairs. Subsequently, he completed a master's degree in International Relations at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs with a specialization in Communication and Intercultural Negotiation (2002).[3]

He was selected national of the water polo team.

Acting career[edit]

He studied acting in Alberto Isola's workshop, later starting a career in the theater, which has included works such as Presas de Salón, Ojos Bonitos, Ugly Paintings, Hamlet, El Gran Teatro del Mundo and El Rey Lear, after which he traveled to Colombia to continue his career.

In 1999, with Angie Cepeda, she starred in the film Pantaleón and the Visitors of Francisco Lombardi, based on the homonymous novel by Mario Vargas Llosa; the film was a success between the public and the critics. The same year, he starred in the telenovela Pobre Diabla, again together with Angie Cepeda. The telenovela was a true success of the Peruvian productions, which led to its export to American and European countries.[4]

In 2009, he returned to Peru to participate in the series The Dwarf. Salvador returned to Peru in 2012 to be a jury member of the 16th Lima Film Festival. He also recorded for the series El Capo 2, playing the lawyer Rubén Castro.[5] In 2013, Del Solar participated in the movie The Missing Elephant by Javier Fuentes León, where he shared credits with Colombian actors Angie Cepeda and Andrés Parra. The film was released the following year. In 2014, Del Solar debuted as a film director with the film Magallanes.[6]

Politics[edit]

Following the victory over Keiko Fujimori, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski named him as the Minister of Culture. On 5 December 2016, he was appointed Minister of Culture by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. He resigned on 27 December 2017, after the pardon of Alberto Fujimori.[7][8]

Prime minister[edit]

On 11 March 2019, he was sworn in the Prime Minister of Peru by President Martín Vizcarra, replacing César Villanueva.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Directing[edit]

  • Magallanes (2015) – director

Acting[edit]

Movies[edit]

  • Doble (2017) – Federico
  • El elefante desaparecido (2014) – Edo Celeste
  • Saluda al diablo de mi parte (2012) – Moris
  • Postales a Copacabana (2009) – Felipe
  • El acuarelista (2008) – Ernesto
  • Piratas en el Callao (2005)
  • Muero por Muriel (2004)
  • El atraco (2004)
  • Bala perdida (2001)
  • El bien esquivo (2001) – Carbajal
  • Pantaleón y las visitadoras (1999) – Pantaleón Pantoja
  • A la medianoche y media (1999)
  • Coraje (1998)

Series[edit]

  • El Regreso de Lucas (2016) – Reynaldo Díaz
  • 2091 (2016) – Gorlero
  • Narcos (2015) – Padre Sobrino
  • Cumbia Ninja (2015) – Fiscal Diego Bravo
  • Socias (2010)
  • El enano (2009) – Vinnie Santamaría

Documentaries[edit]

  • Sin retorno (2008)
  • Tiempo final (2008) – Benítez
  • Decisiones (2007)

Telenovelas[edit]

  • La ley del corazón (2016)
  • Amor de madre (2015) – Esteban Bermúdez (participación especial)
  • Comando Elite (2013) – Coronel Ignacio Saravia (Brigadier General al final de la serie)
  • El Capo 2 (2012) – Rubén Castro
  • Correo de inocentes (2011) – Sergio Gaviria
  • Amar y temer (2011) como Simón "El destructor" Oviedo
  • La traición (2008) – Arturo de Linares
  • Sin Vergüenza (2007) – Julián
  • Amores de mercado (2006) – Eulalio Ocando
  • Pobre diabla (2000) – Andrés Mejía-Guzmán
  • Cosas del amor (1998) – Luis Salinas
  • Apocalipsis (1997) – Esteban Quiroga/Talí
  • Escándalo (1997) – Eduardo "Lalo" Dupont
  • Lluvia de arena (1996)
  • Malicia (1996) – Antonio
  • Los Unos y los Otros (1995)

Theater[edit]

  • El teniente de Inishmore (2010)
  • Una pulga en la oreja (2009)
  • El Hombre Almohada (2006) como Tupolski
  • El mercader de Venecia (2005)
  • Actos indecentes (2005)
  • Enrique V (2005)
  • El gran teatro del mundo (1999)
  • El rey Lear (1999) como Edmud
  • Cómo te da la gana (1998)
  • Ojos bonitos, cuadros feos (1996)
  • El dedo en el ojo (1996)
  • Séptimo Cielo (1995)
  • Hamlet (1995)
  • Las leyes de la hospitalidad (1994)
  • En algún lugar del corazón (1994)
  • Presas del salón (1993)

Awards[edit]

  • Best Actor of the Year in Television for the role of "Lalo" Dupont in the telenovela Escándalo / Revista TV +, of the newspaper El Comercio / Perú / 1997.
  • Best Telenovela Actor for his participation in the telenovela Pobre Diabla / América Televisión / Perú / 2001.
  • Best Actor Award for his participation in the film Pantaleón and the Visitatrix, at the International Film Festivals of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia / 2000; of Troia, Portugal / 2000; de Gramado, Brazil / 2000; and of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic / 2001.
  • Bulgarian TeleNovelas magazine award for Best Antagonist Actor for his participation in the telenovela Amores de Mercado / Bulgaria, 2007.

Public reception[edit]

Salvador del Solar is the first Prime Minister of Peru to be heavily involved in filmography. He is also the youngest prime minister of Peru, and is the first head of Peru to be born after the multiple coups in Peru in the mid-20th century. Additionally, del Solar is the Tallest prime minister of Peru, at a stature of 6 feet, 0 inches, overtaking the previous holder of the record, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who stood at a height of 5 feet, 11 inches.

Del Solar is generally viewed by the public as a majorly unqualified and unfit candidate for the tenure of Prime Minister in Peru.[citation needed] His term in Congress has been generally viewed as disastrous, being plagued by multiple scandals. His allegiance to the Peruvians for a Change Party is questioned, as he went against then President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's wishes and resigned in protest of his party leader's decision to pardon President Alberto Fujimori of his 25-year sentence.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b larepublica.pe https://larepublica.pe/politica/1428418-salvador-solar-nuevo-presidente-consejo-ministros-pcm. Retrieved 11 March 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Con 5 años en Colombia, Salvador del Solar quiere regresar al Perú para grabar una nueva serie". El Comercio (in Spanish). 4 December 2010. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Salvador del Solar habló sobre su rol como protagonista de la serie peruana 'El Enano'". El Comercio (in Spanish). 24 January 2010. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Salvador del Solar defiende a narcos en EE.UU". El Comercio (in Spanish). 29 September 2012. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Próxima película de Javier Fuentes León será un thriller psicológico". El Comercio (in Spanish). 28 January 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  6. ^ larepublica.pe https://larepublica.pe/tendencias/650035-tras-los-pasos-de-magallanes-salvador-del-solar-se-alista-para-debutar-como-director-de-cine-en-el-2013. Retrieved 11 March 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ Elcomercio.pe, Redacción (5 December 2016). "Salvador del Solar jura como nuevo ministro de Cultura". El Comercio (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  8. ^ larepublica.pe https://larepublica.pe/politica/1163096-salvador-del-solar-presenta-su-renuncia-al-ministerio-de-cultura. Retrieved 11 March 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)