My favorite actors from Spain.

by CZJFan87 | created - 20 Jul 2013 | updated - 11 Jun 2014 | Public

1. Javier Bardem

Actor | Skyfall

Javier Bardem is the youngest member of a family of actors that has been making films since the early days of Spanish cinema.

He was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, to actress Pilar Bardem (María del Pilar Bardem Muñoz) and businessman José Carlos Encinas Doussinague. His maternal ...

"Mar adentro", "Los lunes al sol", "Carne trémula", "No Country for Old Men", "Antes de que anochezca", "Skyfall", "Vicky Cristina Barcelona", "Entre las piernas"...

2. Luis Tosar

Actor | Celda 211

Luis Tosar was born on October 13, 1971 in Lugo, Galicia, Spain as Luis López Tosar. He is an actor, known for Cell 211 (2009), Sleep Tight (2011) and Take My Eyes (2003).

"Celda 211", "Te doy mis ojos, "Los lunes al sol", "Operación E", "También la lluvia"...

3. Fernando Fernán Gómez

Actor | Todo sobre mi madre

Spanish actor and director of cinema and theater. Son of the actress Carola Fernán Gómez. When he was three years old he comes back to Spain from Argentina. He has written comedies, novels and poem books. He plays a wide repertoire of roles from comedy to drama.

"La colmena", "La lengua de las mariposas", "El abuelo", "Belle Epoque", "Domingo de carnaval", "Alas de juventud", "Soldados de plomo"...

4. José Sancho

Actor | Carne trémula

José Sancho was born on November 11, 1944 in Manises, Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain as José Asunción Martínez Sancho. He was an actor, known for Live Flesh (1997), Talk to Her (2002) and Cuéntame (2001). He was married to Reyes Monforte and María Jiménez. He died on March 3, 2013 in ...

"Cuéntame (TV)", "Carne trémula", "23-F (TV)", "Curro Jiménez (TV)", "Hispania (TV)", "¡Ay Carmela!"...

5. Francisco Rabal

Actor | Goya en Burdeos

Francisco Rabal -- Paco to everyone -- was born in the mining camp where his father worked. His mother owned a small mill. At the age of six, with the Civil War breaking out, the family emigrated to Madrid and he started working as a street salesman and later in a chocolate factory, which later led...

"Goya en Burdeos", "Truhanes (TV)", "Los santos inocentes", "Viridiana", "Lázaro de Tormes"...

6. Lluís Homar

Actor | Los abrazos rotos

Lluís Homar was born on April 20, 1957 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Lluís Homar Toboso. He is an actor, known for Broken Embraces (2009), Eva (2011) and Bad Education (2004).

"23-F (TV)", "Pájaros de papel", "Hispania (TV)", "Gran Hotel (TV)", Los abrazos rotos", "Eva", "La celestina", "La mala educación", "El pájaro de la felicidad"...

7. Arturo Fernández

Actor | Truhanes

Arturo Fernández was born on February 21, 1930 in Gijón, Asturias, Spain as Arturo Fernández Rodríguez. He is an actor, known for Truhanes (1983), La casa de los líos (1996) and Los cuervos (1961). He was previously married to Isabel Sensat.

"La casa de los líos (TV)", "Truhanes (TV)", "Cristina Guzmán", "Las chicas de la Cruz Roja"...

8. Fele Martínez

Actor | Tesis

Fele Martínez was born on February 22, 1975 in Alicante, Spain as Rafael Martínez. He is an actor and director, known for Thesis (1996), Bad Education (2004) and Open Your Eyes (1997).

"Tesis", "Gran Hotel (TV)", "Tuno negro", "La mala educación", "Los amantes del círculo polar"...

9. Juan José Ballesta

Actor | El Bola

Juan José Ballesta was only nine when he debuted in the TV series Querido maestro (1997) but his real break came when director Achero Mañas gave him the title role in his sensitive Truffaut-like tale of two youths El Bola (2000). The film garnered lots of awards, of which young Juan José got a ...

"El bola", "Planta 4ª", "Compañeros (TV)", "Hispania (TV)", "7 Vírgenes"...

10. Paco León

Actor | Kiki, el amor se hace

Paco León was born on October 4, 1974 in Seville, Seville, Andalucía, Spain as Francisco León Barrios. He is an actor and writer, known for Kiki, Love to Love (2016), Carmina or Blow Up (2012) and Carmina y amén. (2014).

"Aída (TV)", "Homo Zapping (TV)"

11. Antonio Banderas

Actor | The Mask of Zorro

Antonio Banderas, one of Spain's most famous faces, was a soccer player until breaking his foot at the age of fourteen; he is now an international film star known for playing Zorro in the eponymous film series.

He was born José Antonio Domínguez Banderas on August 10, 1960, in Málaga, Andalusia, ...

"The Mask of Zorro", "Take The Lead", "Interview With the Vampire", "Desperado", "House of Spirits", "The Legend of Zorro", "Two Much", "Spy Kids", "Átame", "Philadelphia", "The Code", "Mambo Kings"...

12. Alfredo Landa

Actor | El crack

He abandoned his studies of law for the universitary theater. His debut in cinema was in 1962. During the 60's and 70's he participates mainly in not very good comedies. But in the 80's he has revealed as one of the best spanish actors with films like The Holy Innocents (1984) or El bosque animado ...

"El crack", "cateto a babor", "Los santos inocentes", "Lleno por favor (TV)", "¡Vente a Alemania, Pepe!", "La vaquilla"...

13. Imanol Arias

Actor | El Lute (camina o revienta)

Imanol Arias began his career with a traveling theatre group in Spain performing in Euskadi (Basque Country). After minor roles on stage, he travels to Cuba to shoot Cecilia (1982) directed by Humberto Solás. In 1987 he won the Concha de Plata of the San Sebastian Film Festival for the biography of ...

"Cuéntame (TV)" "Severo Ochoa (TV)", "El lute (TV)", "Querido maestro (TV)", "Pájaros de papel", "Brigada central", "Territorio comanche", Laberinto de pasiones"...

14. Tony Leblanc

Actor | El pobre García

This actor started learning singing and dancing. Then he had very different occupations, including boxing, and even become to be the light weight amateur champion of Castilla, Spain. Later he entered the theatre in 40s, acting in the companies of Revista of Martín and and Celia Gámez, there ...

15. Paco Tous

Actor | Los hombres de Paco

Paco Tous was born in 1964 in Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz, Andalucía, Spain. He is an actor, known for Paco's Men (2005), The Invisible Guest (2016) and Money Heist (2017).

16. Eduardo Noriega

Actor | Vantage Point

Eduardo Noriega Gómez was born in Santander, Cantabria, Spain. The youngest of 7 siblings, he had shown a very big talent for artistic activities since he was a child. He began taking piano lessons and got into the Santander Music Conservatory, where he studied for five years. His music professors ...

"Abre los ojos", "Tesis", "Homicidios (TV)"

17. Juan Diego

Actor | Cabeza de Vaca

Juan Diego was born on December 14, 1942 in Bormujos, Seville, Andalucía, Spain as Juan Diego Ruiz Montero. He is an actor and producer, known for Cabeza de Vaca (1990), Paco's Men (2005) and El triunfo (2006).

18. Javier Cámara

Actor | Hable con ella

Born in La Rioja (Spain) in 1967. Soon he moved to Madrid to graduate in Dramatic Arts. He use to work as an usher at the Fígaro Theatre in Madrid. His stage debut was in "El caballero de Olmedo" by Félix Lope de Vega back in 1991. After his great success in the TV-sitcom 7 vidas (1999), he worked ...

"Hable con ella", "La vida inesperada", "7 Vidas (Tv)"

19. Paco Martínez Soria

Actor | ¿Qué hacemos con los hijos?

Paco Martínez Soria was born on December 18, 1902 in Tarazona, Zaragoza, Spain as Francisco Martínez Soria. He was an actor and writer, known for ¿Qué hacemos con los hijos? (1967), La ciudad no es para mí (1966) and El difunto es un vivo (1956). He was married to Consuelo ...

20. Antonio Hortelano

Actor | Cosa de brujas

Antonio Hortelano was born on September 16, 1975 in Valencia, Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain as Antonio Hortelano Hontanga. He is an actor, known for The Witch Affair (2003), Compañeros (1998) and More Than a Thousand Cameras Are Working for Your Safety (2003).

21. Miguel Rellán

Actor | Vergüenza

Miguel Rellán was born on November 7, 1943 in Tetuan, Morocco as Miguel Ángel Rellán García. He is an actor, known for Vergüenza (2017), Paco y Veva (2004) and Tango (1992).

22. Javier Pereira

Actor | Stockholm

Javier Pereira was born on November 5, 1981 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain as Javier Pereira Collado. He is an actor, known for Stockholm (2013), May God Save Us (2016) and Sexo explícito (2013).

23. Jordi Rebellón

Actor | Hospital Central

Jordi Rebellón was born on February 15, 1957 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Jordi Rebellón López. He is an actor, known for Hospital Central (2000), Byron and GAL (2006).

24. Mariano Peña

Actor | Aída

Mariano Peña was born on February 1, 1960 in Huelva, Andalucía, Spain. He is an actor, known for Aída (2005), The Night of the Sunflowers (2006) and Red Eagle (2011).

25. Santiago Segura

Actor | Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley

Born in Madrid, Santiago Segura started his career by making his first short movie at the age of fourteen. After studying Arts in Madrid, he finally decided to become a filmmaker. His first short film Relatos de la medianoche (1989) was made with a budget of only 7.000 pts. (about 60 dollars).


26. Tito Valverde

Actor | El comisario

Tito Valverde was born on April 26, 1951 in Ávila, Ávila, Castilla y León, Spain as Fernando García Valverde. He is an actor, known for El comisario (1999), Todos los hombres sois iguales (1996) and Sombras en una batalla (1993). He is married to María Jesús Sirvent.

27. Francis Lorenzo

Actor | Águila Roja

Francis Lorenzo was born on January 1, 1960 in Galicia, Spain as Francisco Lorenzo Torres. He is an actor, known for Águila Roja (2009), Mis adorables vecinos (2004) and Médico de familia (1995). He is married to Jos Martínez. They have two children.

28. José Luis López Vázquez

Actor | Mi querida señorita

Spanish actor. He started his career in theatre in 1939, when he was only 17, with the support of the director Modesto Higueras and the painter José Caballero. His first works were as actor, set decorator and costume designer in non-commercial amateur theatre plays, basically at the 'Teatro de las ...

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