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Jorge Perugorría

Highest Rated:   81% Viva (2016)
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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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MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
81% 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
40% 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
43% 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
66% Che: Part One (The Argentine)
  • Joaquin
$1.6M 2009
80% Che: Part Two (Guerrilla)
  • Joaquin
$2M 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
78% 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
80% Strawberry and Chocolate (Fresa y Chocolate)
  • Diego
1994
No Score Yet Vertical Love
  • Actor
1973

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