Eduardo Noriega

Highest Rated: 93% Transsiberian (2008)
Lowest Rated: 20% Nuestros amantes (2016)
Birthday: Aug 1, 1973
Birthplace: Santander, Cantabria, Spain
Handsome Spanish actor Eduardo Noriega has drawn praise for his work with such directors as Alejandro Amenábar and Guillermo del Toro, and his killer combination of good looks and solid acting skills has found him playing complex characters that are often simultaneously sympathetic, mysterious, and menacing. Born the youngest of seven brothers in Santander, Cantabria, Spain, Noriega went on to study music harmony and choral singing at Santander University. Though stage studies initially came secondary to music studies, his skills as an actor were undeniable, and Noriega was soon honing his natural skills at Madrid's School of Dramatic Art. Early work with such burgeoning filmmakers as Mateo Gil and the aforementioned Amenábar eventually found the trio teaming for the 1996 thriller Tesis -- which offered Noriega his breakout role and Amenábar his feature directorial debut. A harrowing look at the effects of violence in the modern media, Tesis swept the Goya Awards in 1997, winning its young director the Best New Director award in addition to landing Best Film and Best Screenplay. Success would continue to follow the trio with the release of the metaphysical thriller Abre los Ojos the following year. A surreal study in vanity and questionable reality, the film found Noriega stepping into the lead as a young playboy whose life is turned inside out after a disfiguring accident. If the subsequent lack of success at that year's Goya Awards (the film was nominated in ten categories but took home none) initially proved somewhat disheartening, the international praise and exposure that Abre los Ojos drew offered all involved noteworthy international exposure. The film drew such a following that it was remade in 2001 under the title Vanilla Sky by director Cameron Crowe and featured mega-star Tom Cruise essaying the role originated by Noriega. In the years that followed, director Amenábar went on to achieve stateside success with The Others, while Noriega continued to appear in such Spanish features as The Yellow Fountain, Nobody Knows Anybody (directed by Gil), and Burning Money. He played a living, breathing ghost in director del Toro's masterfully haunting thriller The Devil's Backbone in 2001. Cast as a "prince without a kingdom" whose hallowed soul drives him to commit horrible acts against the young inhabitants of a Spanish orphanage, Noriega delivered a textured performance that offered a fitting catalyst for the film's supernatural menace. He remained in the Spanish Civil War era for the 2001 drama Visionarios and fought in a more modern battle when he played a soldier in the 2002 war drama Guerreros. Later that year, Noriega essayed the lead in the Memento-esque amnesia drama Novo. Though the actor continued to essay strong leading roles, the earlier success of Tesis and Abre los Ojos continued to elude him into the early 2000s.

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CREDIT
No Score Yet Llueven vacas Fernando 2017
No Score Yet Perfect Strangers Actor 2017
33% Beauty And The Beast (La belle et la bête) Perducas 2016
20% Nuestros amantes Carlos 2016
61% The Last Stand Gabriel Cortez $12.1M 2013
No Score Yet Presentimientos Actor 2013
No Score Yet Una Pistola En Cada Mano Actor 2012
75% Blackthorn Eduardo Apocada $0.2M 2011
No Score Yet Gigola Tony 2011
No Score Yet For the Good of Others Diego 2010
No Score Yet Agnosia Carles 2010
No Score Yet Little Indi Sergi 2009
93% Transsiberian Carlos $2.1M 2008
34% Vantage Point Enrique $72.3M 2008
No Score Yet Che Che Guevara 2008
No Score Yet Canciones de Amor en Lolita's Club Actor 2007
71% The Method (El Metodo) Carlos 2007
No Score Yet Alatriste Duque de Guadalmedina 2006
50% Novo Graham 2005
No Score Yet My Angel (Mon Ange) Romain 2005
No Score Yet El Lobo (Wolf) Txema 2004
No Score Yet Where is Madame Catherine? Gerard 2003
No Score Yet Cha Cha Cha! Actor 2002
No Score Yet Warriors Lt. Alonso 2002
92% The Devil's Backbone (El Espinazo del diablo) Jacinto 2001
77% Burnt Money Angela 2001
No Score Yet Visionaries Joshe 2001
No Score Yet Serenade Felipe 2000
No Score Yet Nadie Conoce a Nadie Simón Cárdenas 1999
85% Open Your Eyes (Abre los Ojos) Cesar 1999
No Score Yet The Yellow Fountain Sergio 1999
No Score Yet Cha Cha Cha Antonio 1998
No Score Yet Historias del Kronen (Stories from the Kronen) Joven pelea 1 1996
71% Thesis Bosco Herranz 1996
No Score Yet Question of Luck Julio 1996
No Score Yet Luna Actor 1995
No Score Yet Don't Panic Actor 1989
No Score Yet Gaby: A True Story Bureaucrat 1987
No Score Yet Perseguido Por La Ley Actor 1986
No Score Yet High Risk General 1981
43% Zorro, the Gay Blade Don Francisco 1981
90% The In-Laws Senator Jesus Braunschweiger 1979
No Score Yet Island of Lost Souls Actor 1974
No Score Yet Tarzan and the Valley of Gold Talmadge 1966
80% Geronimo Col. Morales 1962
No Score Yet Los Hermanos del Hierro Actor 1961
No Score Yet Pier 5, Havana Fernando Ricardo 1959
No Score Yet The Last of the Fast Guns Cordoba 1958
No Score Yet The Sun Also Rises Mr. Braddock 1957
No Score Yet The Living Idol Manuel 1957
No Score Yet Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer Squire Boone 1956
No Score Yet Magnificent Matador Miguel 1955
No Score Yet The Far Horizons Cameahwait 1955
No Score Yet Seven Cities of Gold Sergeant 1955
No Score Yet Hell's Island Inspector Pena 1955
No Score Yet Captain Scarlett Count Villiers 1953
No Score Yet Plunder of the Sun Raul Cornejo 1953
No Score Yet Genial Detective Peter Perez Actor 1952
No Score Yet El Paso Nacho Vaquez 1949
No Score Yet Tycoon Emilio 1947
No Score Yet Riffraff Felice 1947
No Score Yet Hasta Que Perdio Jalisco Actor 1945

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