Wagner Moura

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Wagner Moura
Wagner Moura at Lisbon Film Festival 2019.jpg
Moura in 2019
Born
Wagner Maniçoba de Moura

(1976-06-27) 27 June 1976 (age 46)
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Alma materFederal University of Bahia
OccupationActor
Years active1996–present
Spouse(s)
Sandra Delgado
(m. 2001)
Children3

Wagner Maniçoba de Moura (Portuguese pronunciation: ['vagneɾ mani'sɔbɐ dʒi 'mowɾɐ]; born 27 June 1976) is a Brazilian actor, director, filmmaker, musician, and journalist. Besides being a well-established and acclaimed actor in Brazil, he has achieved international fame for roles in Elite Squad (2007), its sequel: Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010) and Elysium (2013) as Spider. He received a Golden Globe nomination for his role as Pablo Escobar in the first two seasons of the Netflix series Narcos (2015–2016).

Career[edit]

Moura's biggest international project so far is the original series created by Netflix, Narcos, where he played the antagonist Pablo Escobar for the first two seasons.[1] His portrayal of Escobar led to a Golden Globe award nomination in 2016.[2] He would later return to Narcos: Mexico to direct two episodes of the third season.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Of Italian, Portuguese and Spanish origin, Moura's native language is Portuguese, but he also fluently speaks English and Spanish. For his portrayal of Pablo Escobar in Narcos, Moura went back to college to take Spanish for foreigners, to perfect his pronunciation as someone who speaks Spanish as a first language. Moura had to gain over 18 kilograms (40 pounds) to play the role of Pablo Escobar; after production of the second season of Narcos, Moura decided to lose the weight through an all-vegan diet.[4]

Moura practices Transcendental Meditation, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Pop Killer Short film
1999 Rádio Gogó Replay Short film
2000 Woman on Top Rafi
2001 Behind the Sun Matheus
2002 The Three Marias Jesuíno Cruz
2003 God Is Brazilian Taoca
2003 The Man of the Year Suel
2003 Carandiru Zico
2003 The Middle of the World Romão
2004 Nina Blind Man
2005 Lower City Naldinho
2005 A Máquina TV Host
2007 Ó Paí, Ó Boca
2007 Saneamento Básico Joaquim
2007 Tropa de Elite Captain Roberto Nascimento
2008 Romance Pedro
2008 Blackout Marcelo
2009 They Killed Sister Dorothy Narrator (Brazilian version)
2010 Elite Squad: The Enemy Within Lieutenant Colonel Roberto Nascimento
2010 VIPs Marcelo da Rocha
2011 O Homem do Futuro João (Zero)
2013 Father's Chair Theo
2013 Elysium Spider
2013 Serra Pelada Lindo Rico
2013 Futuro Beach Donato
2014 Rio, I Love You Gui Segment "Inútil Paisagem"
2014 Trash José Angelo
2017 Vidas Cinzas Himself Short-film
2019 Marighella Director
2019 Wasp Network Juan Pablo Roque
2020 Sergio Sérgio Vieira de Mello Also producer
2022 The Gray Man Laszlo Sosa
2022 Puss in Boots: The Last Wish Big Bad Wolf Post-production[5]
2023 Civil War Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003–2004 Sexo Frágil Edu / Magali 20 episodes
2003 Carga Pesada Pedrinho Episode: "Carga Perecível"
2004 Programa Novo Magali 1 episode
2005 A Lua Me Disse Gustavo Bogari Telenovela
2006 JK Juscelino Kubitschek (ages 18–43)
2007 Paraíso Tropical Olavo Novaes Telenovela
2013 A Menina Sem Qualidades Alex's Father Mini-series
2015–2016 Narcos Pablo Escobar 20 episodes
2018 Narcos: Mexico Cameo; 1 episode
2022 Shining Girls Dan Velasquez

Theater[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Cuida bem de mim
1996 A Casa de Eros
1999 Abismos de Rosas
2000 A Máquina Antônio
2002 Os Solitários
2005 Dilúvio em Tempos de Secas
2005 O Que diz Molero?
2008 Hamlet Hamlet

Awards and nominations[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Awards Category Recipient Outcome
2005 Prêmio Qualidade Brasil Best Actor A Lua Me Disse Nominated
2006 Prêmio Contigo! de TV Best Actor Nominated
Prêmio Qualidade Brasil Best Actor JK Nominated
2007 Prêmio Contigo! de TV Best Actor Nominated
Prêmio Extra de Televisão Best Actor Paraíso Tropical Won
Troféu APCA Best Actor of Television Won
Prêmio Quem de Televisão Best Actor Won
Melhores do Ano Best Actor Won
2008 Troféu Imprensa Best Actor Won
Troféu Internet Best Actor Won
Prêmio Contigo! de TV Best Actor Won
2016 Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Television Series Drama Nominated
2016 Imagen Awards Best Actor – Television Nominated

Film[edit]

Year Awards Category Recipient Outcome
2002 Cine Ceará Best Actor Won
2003 Prêmio Qualidade Brasil Best Actor Nominated
2004 Cartagena Film Festival Best Actor Won
Cartagena Film Festival Best Supporting Cast Won
Troféu APCA Best Actor Won
2005 Festival de Cine Iberoamericano de Huelva Best Actor Lower City Won
2006 Prêmio Contigo! de Cinema Nacional Best Actor Nominated
Prêmio Qualidade Brasil Best Actor
A Máquina
Nominated
2007 Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro Best Actor
Lower City
Nominated
Prêmio Qualidade Brasil Best Actor Elite Squad Won[6]
2008 Prêmio Contigo! de Cinema Nacional Best Actor Nominated
Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro Best Actor Won
2009 Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro Best Actor
Romance
Nominated
2010 Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival Best Actor Won
2011 Brazilian Film Festival of Miami Best Actor Won
Prêmio Contigo! de Cinema Nacional Best Actor Elite Squad: The Enemy Within Nominated[7]
Prêmio Contigo! de Cinema Nacional Best Actor (public's choice) Won
Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro Best Actor Won
Troféu APCA Best Actor Won
CinePort Best Actor Won
2012 Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro Best Actor
VIPs
Nominated
Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro Best Actor O Homem do Futuro Nominated
Prêmio Contigo! de Cinema Nacional Best Actor Nominated
2013 Gramado Film Festival Troféu Cidade de Gramado
Won
Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival Best Actor Father's Chair Won
2014 Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro Best Actor Nominated
Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro Best Supporting Actor Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wagner Moura immersed himself in all things Pablo Escobar for 'Narcos,' now he can't wait to shed 'that energy'". Los Angeles Times. 2017-06-08. Archived from the original on 2021-11-09. Retrieved 2021-11-09.
  2. ^ "Golden Globes". www.goldenglobes.com. Archived from the original on 2018-12-10. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
  3. ^ November 05, Derek Lawrence; EDT, 2021 at 12:00 PM. "Original 'Narcos' star Wagner Moura on helping bring 'Mexico' to a close". EW.com. Archived from the original on 2021-11-08. Retrieved 2021-11-09.
  4. ^ a b De Campos Mello, Raphaela (July 9, 2012). "Meditação transcendental: a técnica de David Lynch e Wagner Moura". Casa.com (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014. Assim como Lynch, praticante há 40 anos, diversos artistas aderiram ao treinamento mental, entre eles Oprah Winfrey, Clint Eastwood, Paul McCartney e o brasileiro Wagner Moura.
  5. ^ Cordero, Rosy (March 14, 2022). "'Puss In Boots: The Last Wish' Sets Salma Hayek Pinault Return; Harvey Guillén, Florence Pugh & Olivia Colman Among New Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on March 15, 2022. Retrieved March 14, 2022.
  6. ^ "Confira os INDICADOS e GANHADORES do PRÊMIO QUALIDADE BRASIL 2007". Prêmio Arte Qualidade Brasil. Archived from the original on 2013-12-06. Retrieved 2015-12-10.
  7. ^ "Veja a lista dos vencedores do 6º Prêmio Contigo! de Cinema Nacional". G1. 12 September 2011. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2015.

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