Premios Goya: Mejor actor principal

by KSTLeo | created - 26 Jan 2015 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

Goya Awards -Spanish Cinema Academy Awards-: Best actor in a leading role

1. Javier Bardem

Actor | Skyfall

Javier Bardem belongs to a family of actors that have been working on 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 grandparents were...

X5 2022: The good boss 2011: Biutiful 2005: The sea inside 2003: Mondays in the sun 1996: Mouth to mouth

2. Mario Casas

Actor | Tres metros sobre el cielo

Personal life

Mario Casas, has 4 siblings. Born in La Coruña, although very young, at just 4 years old, he left with his family to Barcelona. Later, at the age of 18, he emigrated to the Spanish capital in an adventure in which he took his whole family with him.

His parents were very young when they ...

2021: Cross the line

3. 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 movie star known for playing Zorro in the eponymous movie series.

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

2020: Pain and glory

4. Antonio de la Torre

Actor | Balada triste de trompeta

Antonio studied journalism, but he always knew he wanted to be an actor. He worked as a sports journalist in Canal Sur Radio and Television. During this period, he often traveled to Madrid so he could assist to the Cristina Rota acting school. His first role in cinema was in Los peores años de ...

2019: The Realm

5. Javier Gutiérrez

Actor | La isla mínima

Javier Gutiérrez was born on January 17, 1971 in Luanco, Asturias, Spain. He is an actor and director, known for Marshland (2014), The Motive (2017) and Champions (2018).

X2 2018: The Motive 2015: Marshland

6. Roberto Álamo

Actor | Que Dios nos perdone

Roberto Álamo was born in 1970 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain. He is an actor, known for May God Save Us (2016), The Skin I Live In (2011) and Family United (2013).

2017: Que Dios nos perdone

7. Ricardo Darín

Actor | El secreto de sus ojos

Ricardo Darín was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on January 16, 1957. He works since he was a little boy, and has obtained with the years a remarkable evolution from soap opera gallant and tv comedies to an excellent leading figure of the most importants Argentinian movies. At the age of 10 he ...

2016: Truman

8. 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 ...

2014: Living is easy with eyes closed

9. José Sacristán

Actor | La colmena

José Sacristán was born on September 27, 1937 in Chinchón, Madrid, Spain. He is an actor and director, known for La colmena (1982), Madrid, 1987 (2011) and El diputado (1978).

2013: The dead man and being happy

10. Jose Coronado

Actor | El cuerpo

Jose Coronado was born on August 14, 1957 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain. He is an actor, known for The Body (2012), No Rest for the Wicked (2011) and Periodistas (1998).

2012: No rest for the wicked

11. Luis Tosar

Actor | Celda 211

Luis Tosar was born on October 13, 1971 in Lugo, Galicia, Spain. He is an actor and producer, known for Celda 211 (2009), Mientras duermes (2011) and Take My Eyes (2003). He has been married to María Luisa Mayol since August 10, 2015. They have two children.

X2 2010: Cell 211 2004: Take my eyes

12. Benicio Del Toro

Actor | Sicario

Benicio Del Toro emerged in the mid-1990s as one of the most watchable and charismatic character actors to come along in years. A favorite of film buffs, Del Toro gained mainstream public attention as the conflicted but basically honest Mexican policeman in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic (2000).


2009: Che: Part one

13. Alberto San Juan

Actor | Mientras duermes

Alberto San Juan was born on November 1, 1968 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain. He is an actor and writer, known for Mientras duermes (2011), Under the Stars (2007) and The Other Side of the Bed (2002).

2008: Under the stars

14. Juan Diego

Actor | Los hombres de Paco

Juan Diego was born on December 14, 1942 in Bormujos, Seville, Andalucía, Spain. He was an actor and producer, known for Los hombres de Paco (2005), Cabeza de Vaca (1991) and El triunfo (2006). He was married to Maria Ruiz. He died on April 28, 2022 in Madrid, Spain.

2007: Go away from me

15. Óscar Jaenada

Actor | The Losers

Óscar Jaenada was born on May 4, 1975 in Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He is an actor and producer, known for The Losers (2010), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) and Cantinflas (2014).

2006: Camaron

16. Eduard Fernández

Actor | El Niño

Eduard Fernández was born on August 25, 1964 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He is an actor, known for El nino (2014), Everybody Knows (2018) and Smoke & Mirrors (2016).

2002: Fausto 5.0

17. Juan Luis Galiardo

Actor | El caballero Don Quijote

Juan Luis Galiardo was born on March 2, 1940 in San Roque, Cádiz, Andalucía, Spain. He was an actor and producer, known for Don Quixote, Knight Errant (2002), El vuelo de la paloma (1989) and Familia (1996). He was married to Juana Prieto and María Elías. He died on June 22, 2012 in Madrid, Madrid,...

2001: Goodbye from the heart

18. Francisco Rabal

Actor | Átame!

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...

2000: Goya in Bordeaux

19. Fernando Fernán Gómez

Actor | El abuelo

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.

X2 1999: The grandfather 1987: Mambru went to war

20. Antonio Resines

Actor | Los Serrano

Antonio Resines was born on August 7, 1954 in Torrelavega, Cantabria, Spain. He is an actor and producer, known for Los Serrano (2003), Celda 211 (2009) and Lucky Star (1997). He was previously married to Marisol de Mateo.

1998: Lucky Star

21. Santiago Ramos

Actor | Como un relámpago

Santiago Ramos was born on August 1, 1949 in Boadilla, Salamanca, Castilla y León, Spain. He is an actor, known for Como un relámpago (1996), El techo del mundo (1995) and Thanks for the Tip (1997). He has been married to Paca Almenara since August 2005.

1997: Como un relámpago

22. Carmelo Gómez

Actor | Entre las piernas

Carmelo Gómez was born on January 2, 1962 in Sahagún, León, Castilla y León, Spain. He is an actor and writer, known for Between Your Legs (1999), Numbered Days (1994) and The Method (2005). He was previously married to Esperanza de la Vega.

1995: Running out of time

23. Juan Echanove

Actor | Madregilda

Juan Echanove was born on April 1, 1961 in Madrid, Spain. He is an actor and director, known for Madregilda (1993), Las chicas de hoy en día (1991) and The Flower of My Secret (1995). He has been married to Cuchita Lluch since May 14, 2015.

1994: Madregilda

24. 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 The Enchanted ...

X2 1993: La marrana 1988: El bosque animado

25. Fernando Guillén

Actor | Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios"

Fernando Guillén was born on November 22, 1932 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He is known for Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), Don Juan in Hell (1991) and La saga de los Rius (1976). He was married to Gemma Cuervo. He died on January 17, 2013 in Madrid, Comunidad de ...

1992: Don Juan in hell

26. Andrés Pajares

Actor | ¡Ay, Carmela!

Andrés Pajares was born on April 6, 1940 in Madrid, Spain. He is an actor and writer, known for Oh, Carmela! (1990), Makinavaja, el último choriso (1992) and Bwana (1996). He was previously married to Chonchi Alonso.

1991: ¡Ay Carmela!

27. Jorge Sanz

Actor | Belle Epoque

Jorge Sanz was born on August 26, 1969 in Madrid, Spain. He is an actor and writer, known for Belle Epoque (1992), Conan the Barbarian (1982) and If They Tell You I Fell (1989).

1990: If they tell you I felt

28. Fernando Rey

Actor | Tristana

Fernando Rey, the great Spanish movie actor primarily known in the United States for his role as "Frog One" in The French Connection (1971) and its sequel, was born Fernando Casado D'Arambillet on September 20 1917, in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, the son of Colonel Casado Veiga. Originally, the young...

1989: Winter diary

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