Jorge Perugorría

Jorge Perugorría

Highest Rated: 81% Strawberry and Chocolate (1994)

Lowest Rated: 40% 7 Days in Havana (2012)

Birthday: Aug 13, 1965

Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

One of Cuba's greatest cultural exports, Jorge Perugorria caught worldwide attention with his first feature film, "Strawberry and Chocolate" (1993), and went onto become a fixture of Spanish-language cinema both as an actor and director. Born in Wajay, Havana in 1965, Perugorria studied civil engineering before switching his attention to the theater world where he spent the next decade treading the boards in various productions. Perugorria made an instant impression when he made the leap into cinema, delivering a captivating performance as Diego, a gay bohemian who falls in love with a straight communist, in the Oscar-nominated "Strawberry and Chocolate" (1993). Two years later, Perugorria teamed up with Tomas Gutierrez Alea once again on the director's final film, the ensemble comedy, "Guantanamera" (1995) and from then on, never left the big screen. Showcasing his versatility, Perugorria played young mayor Edipo in modern Greek tragedy "Oedipo alcalde" (1996), sadist Furio in controversial erotic melodrama "Bambola" (1996) and Spanish painter Francisco Goya in the lavish "Volaverunt" (1999), and before the turn of the century had also added interweaving drama "Clandestine Stories in Havana" (1997), immigrant tale "Things I Left in Havana" (1997), and sex farce "Amor vertical" (1997) to his resume. After playing a wealthy man convinced he's being stalked in existential drama "Turbulence" (2000), 19th Century explorer Julius Popper in historical epic "Tierra del fuego" (2000) and a Cuban exile searching for his true parentage in touching drama "Honey for Oshun" (2001), Perugorria took the director's chair for "Habana abierta" (2003), a documentary about the Cuban band of the same name. The weighty roles continued to pour in, including a German farmer who falls in love with a former slave in "Scent of Oak" (2004), a murderous senator in "Hormigas en la boca" (2005) and a human trafficker in "Una rosa de Francia" (2006), while Steven Soderbergh then utilized his talents to play real-life revolutionary Juan Vitalo Acuna in his two-part biopic "Che" (2008). Perugorria then reunited with his first co-star Vladimir Cruz to co-direct psychodrama "Afinidades" (2010) before taking full control on "Amor cronico" (2012), a part-tour diary/part fictional romance starring Cuban singer Cucu Diamantes, and black comedy "Se Vende" (2012). After landing his first recurring TV role as the titular undertaker who helps people to fake their own deaths in "Lynch" (Moviecity, 2012-), Perugorria helmed "Fatima" (2014), the story of a gay transvestite prostitute, and its 2015 sequel, played a boxer father who reconnects with his drag performer son in "Viva" (2015) and took on the role of Detective Mario Conde in the adaptation of "Vientos de cuaresma" (2016).

Highest rated movies

Strawberry and Chocolate
Viva
Guantanamera
Che: Part Two
Che: Part One
Return to Ithaca
Queens
7 Days in Havana

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Havana Kyrie Lucas (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Is Beltza Sargento Bravo (Voice) - 2017
80% 86% Viva Angel (Character) $177.1K 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet His Wedding Dress Lazaro (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wall of Words Unknown (Character),
Producer
- 2014
63% 56% Return to Ithaca Eddy (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Sale Unknown (Character),
Director
- 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amor crónico Unknown (Character),
Director
- 2012
40% 33% 7 Days in Havana Daniel (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hostias Unknown (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chronic Love Unknown (Character),
Director
- 2012
No Score Yet 43% Edificio Royal Justo (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 50% Ticket to Paradise Unknown (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 100% Affinities Néstor (Character),
Director
- 2010
68% 75% Che: Part One Joaquin (Character) $1.7M 2008
79% 66% Che: Part Two Joaquin (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Che Joaquin (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 73% Horn of Plenty Bernardito (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night of the Innocents Frank (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 58% The Heart of the Earth Alcalde (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Virgin Rose Simon (Character) - 2006
45% 60% Queens César (Character) $139.4K 2005
No Score Yet 50% Ants in the Mouth Freddy (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frutas en el café Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 23% Barrio Cuba Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Caribe Vicente Vallejo (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nowhere Pedro Riquelme (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rancour Toni (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 60% Scent of Oak Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 78% Honey for Oshun Roberto (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vajont: La diga del disonore Olmo Montaner (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 83% The Waiting List Ciego (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tierra del Fuego Julius Popper (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet By My Side Again Joao (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 51% Volaverunt Francisco Goya (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doña Bárbara Santos Luzardo (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 11% Things I Left in Havana Igor (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vertical Love Unknown (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life According to Muriel Ernesto (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Edipo alcalde Edipo (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mayor Oedipus Edipo (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bámbola Furio (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Private Affair Alejandro (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dile a Laura Que la Quiero Jorge (Character) - 1995
81% 84% Strawberry and Chocolate Diego (Character) $268.8K 1994
80% 72% Guantanamera Mariano (Character) $899.0K 1994

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lynch Lynch (Character) 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Seasons in Havana Conde (Character)