Federico Luppi

Federico Luppi (born February 23, 1936 in Ramallo, Buenos Aires Province) is an Argentine film, TV, radio and theatre actor. Luppi works mostly in Argentine cinema, but also has worked in Mexico, Spain, and the United States. He has acted in almost 100 films since his debut in 1964. In 2004, he directed his first film, Pasos (Steps), made in Spain. His English-language films (and his work with international directors) include Bad Company, John Sayles' Men with Guns, Los pasos perdidos, among others. He is one of Guillermo del Toro's favorite actors, and they have worked together in 3 of del Toro's films: Cronos, The Devil's Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth. Amongst other awards he has received a Konex Merit Diploma for his acting in every edition of the Entertainment Konex awards (1981, 1991 and 2001). He was also nominated in 1996 for the Goya Awards as "Best Actor in a Leading Role" for Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead. He acquired Spanish citizenship in June 2003.


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