Jorge Perugorría

Jorge Perugorría

  • Highest Rated: 83% Viva (2016)
  • Lowest Rated: 40% 7 Days in Havana (2012)
  • Birthday: Aug 13, 1965
  • Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
  • In 1994, Cuban actor Jorge Perugorria landed one of the most prestigious roles imaginable in his native country, with a lead in the penultimate work of celebrated director Tomás Gutiérrez Alea. Although the film -- a gentle and thoughtful comedy-drama entitled Strawberry and Chocolate (1994) -- did not officially mark Perugorria's debut (several minor-league efforts had preceded it), it did catapult Perugorria from obscurity to instant stardom, thanks to his accomplished turn as Diego, a homosexual, bohemian iconoclast who falls hard for a heterosexual Communist (Vladimir Cruz). The effort also paved the way for extensive additional film work by Perugorria, in Cuba and around the globe. At this point, Perugorria -- a Havana native who grew up in the Wajay District and spent his early years as an actor doing Cuban nationalist theater -- moved squarely into features and maintained a prolific output; after a second collaboration with the late Alea (on Guantanamera), he quickly extended his reach into features produced in other Spanish-speaking countries. Efforts included the Mexican-Spanish co-production Edipo Alcalde (1996), the Spanish-Italian-French co-production Bambola (1996), and the Spanish-French effort Volaverunt (1999) as Francisco de Goya. Perugorria received a great deal of international attention when he teamed up with another top-tiered Cuban director, Humberto Solas, for a lead as a Cuban exile searching for information on his parentage in the 2001 arthouse hit Honey for Oshun. In the years that followed, Perugorria signed for a role that poised him for even greater global acclaim and recognition, as Joaquin in Steven Soderbergh's massive, ambitious three-hour Che Guevara biopic Che.


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No Score Yet Kimura Actor 2017
83% Viva Angel $0.2M 2016
No Score Yet Vientos de La Habana Mario Conde 2016
No Score Yet Vestido De Novia Actor 2015
No Score Yet Amor Crónico Actor Director 2014
63% Retour à Ithaque (Return to Ithaca) Actor 2014
No Score Yet Bámbola Actor 2013
No Score Yet Cachito Actor 2013
No Score Yet Se Vende Actor 2013
No Score Yet Clara No Es Nombre De Mujer Actor 2012
40% 7 Days in Havana Actor 2012
No Score Yet Scent of Oak Actor 2012
No Score Yet Hostias Actor 2012
No Score Yet Edificio Royal Actor 2012
No Score Yet Boleto al paraiso (Ticket to Paradise) Actor 2010
No Score Yet Afinidades Director Actor 2010
67% Che: Part One (The Argentine) Joaquin $1.6M 2009
79% Che: Part Two (Guerrilla) Joaquin $2.1M 2008
No Score Yet Oscar: The Color of Destiny (Oscar. Una pasion surrealista) Actor 2008
No Score Yet El Cuerno de la Abundancia (Horn of Plenty) Bernardo 2008
No Score Yet La Mala Actor 2008
No Score Yet La Noche de los Inocentes (Night of the Innocents) Actor 2007
No Score Yet El Corazón de la tierra (The Heart of the Earth) Actor 2007
No Score Yet Barrio Cuba Actor 2007
No Score Yet Caribe Actor 2006
43% Reinas (Queens) Cesar $26.7M 2006
No Score Yet Hormigas en la Boca Actor 2006
No Score Yet Rosa de Francia Actor 2006
No Score Yet Hormigas en la boca (Ants in the Mouth) Actor 2005
No Score Yet Caribe Actor 2004
No Score Yet Habana Abierta Director 2003
No Score Yet Honey for Oshun Roberto 2001
No Score Yet Great Day in Havana Actor 2000
No Score Yet Estorvo (Turbulence) I 2000
No Score Yet Tierra del Fuego Julius Popper 2000
No Score Yet Waiting List Ciego 1999
No Score Yet Doña Bárbara Santos Luzardo 1999
No Score Yet Volavérunt Francisco de Goya 1999
No Score Yet By My Side Again Joao 1999
No Score Yet Clandestine Stories in Havana Actor 1998
No Score Yet Life According to Muriel Actor 1997
80% Guantanamera Mariano 1997
No Score Yet Things I Left in Havana Igor 1997
No Score Yet Oedipo Alcalde Actor 1996
No Score Yet Oedipus Mayor Edipo 1996
No Score Yet Oedipus Mayor Edipo 1996
No Score Yet Dile a Laura Que La Quiero Jorge 1995
81% Strawberry and Chocolate (Fresa y Chocolate) Diego 1994
No Score Yet Vertical Love Actor 1973


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