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Born in Lajas, Puerto Rico

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Jacobo Morales burst onto the entertainment industry at the age of fourteen and soon after, developed his writing skills in television and with La criada malcriada (1965). The first film he directed, Dios los cría (1979), is recognized as the marking point where Puerto Rico's film industry evolved. His third film, Lo que le pasó a Santiago (1989), reached an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film in 1990, being the only Academy Award recognition a Puerto Rican film has yet to reach. Morales is considered by many to be the most influential filmmaker in Puerto Rico.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Juana del Pueblo

Spouse (1)

Blanca Silvia Eró (4 September 1954 - present)

Trivia (5)

Widely considered as the most important filmmaker of his generation in Puerto Rico.
During filming and production of Linda Sara (1994) he carried a diary which was later on published in 1998 as Linda Sara el guión y su historia.
Has written seven theater plays. Six in which he has starred and directed.
In 2009 the New York International Film Festival gave tribute to this filmmaker in the Lincoln Center.
Jacobo features a nun on his films, who sometimes plays a role or just makes a cameo.

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