Eduardo Noriega - Rotten Tomatoes

Eduardo Noriega

Highest Rated:   93% Transsiberian (2008)
Lowest Rated:   20% Nuestros amantes (2016)
Birthday:  
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.

Photos

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
33% Beauty And The Beast (La belle et la bête)
  • Perducas
2016
20% Nuestros amantes
  • Carlos
2016
60% 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
35% 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 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
  • Actor
1949
No Score Yet Tycoon
  • Emilio
1947
No Score Yet Riffraff
  • Felice
1947
No Score Yet Hasta Que Perdio Jalisco
  • Actor
1945

Quotes from Eduardo Noriega's Characters