RICARDO DARIN (Alejandro) is a Buenos Aires-born actor, screenwriter and film
director widely considered to be one of the best and most prolific actors of
Argentine cinema. He's delivered acclaimed performances in films including
2000's Nine Queens, 2004's Luna de avellaneda, 2005's The Aura and 2007's La
senal, which also marked his feature directorial debut. In 2009, he starred in
The Secret in Their Eyes, the Academy Award-winner for Best Foreign-Language
Film, and in 2015, he received the Goya Award for Best Actor for the film,
After making his stage debut alongside his parents Ricardo Darin Sr. and Renee
Roxana at the age of 10, Darin began working in television with producer Alberto
Migre on such series as Alta Comedia and Estacion Retiro. He became known as one
of the galancitos, charming young actors who brought popular TV series to the
stage, appearing in such productions as "He nacido en la ribera," "La rabona"
and "Los exitos del amor." In 1987, Darin starred in the television series
Estrellita mia, with Andrea Del Boca, and two years later, in Rebelde, with
Grecia Colmenares. He made the leap to comedy in the early 1990s, enjoying
tremendous success co-starring in the 1993 remake of the 1970s TV show Mi cunado,
alongside Luis Brandoni.
As he built his screen career, Darin continued to perform in theatrical
productions such as "La extrana pareja," a Spanish adaptation of Neil Simon's
"The Odd Couple," "Taxi," "Sugar," "Rumores," "Algo en comun" and "Art." He
debuted as theater director in 1990, with the production "Pajaros in the nait,"
starring Adrian Suar, Diego Torres and Leonardo Sbaraglia.
Darin's early films were made largely for young audiences, but in the 1980s, he
began to move toward the more mature complex roles for which he would become
best known with titles such as El desquite (1983), La rosales (1984) and
Revancha de un amigo (1987). Darin's first real critical acclaim came for his
performance in the 1990s with Perdido por perdido (1993), directed by
then-newcomer Alberto Lecchi. Subsequently, the actor appeared in Eduardo
Mignogna's 1998 drama El faro and starred in Juan Jose Campanella's 1999
romantic comedy El mismo amor, la misma lluvia, in which he played a writer who
falls for a waitress.
It was Darin's masterful portrayal of a con artist in the midst of Argentina's
financial crisis in 2000's Nine Queens, however, that fully cemented his
reputation as a singularly gifted cinematic talent. He then reteamed with El
faro filmmaker Eduardo Mignona for the crime drama La fuga (2001). The same
year, he starred in in El Hijo de la Novia, which earned an Oscar nomination for
best foreign-language film. His string of magnificent performances continued in
titles such as
2004's Luna de avellaneda, 2005's The Aura, 2006's The Education of Fairies and
2007's La senal, the latter of which also marked his feature directorial debut.
The following year, he starred in another winning romantic comedy, Lovely
In 2009, Darin's unforgettable performance as a man haunted by his past helped
director Campanella's mesmerizing drama The Secret in Their Eyes win the Academy
Award for best foreign-language film. The same year, he starred in The Dancer
and The Thief, which was followed by 2010's Carancho, 2011's Chinese Take-out,
and 2012's White Elephant and A Gun in Each Hand. In 2013's Thesis on a
Homicide, Darin starred as a professor who believes one of his students has
committed a murder.
Among his most recent films credits are 2013's 7th Floor and Violet, as well as
2014's Wild Tales and 2015's Truman, for which he earned a Goya Award.
Additionally, Darin starred in 2016's Koblic, 2017's Black Snow and The Summit.
The winner of 5 Silver Condor Awards from the Argentine Film Critics
Association, Darin in 2011 received the Konex Foundation's Diamond Award, one of
Argentina's most prestigious honors, for being the country's most important
entertainment personality in the last decade.
In addition to EVERYBODY KNOWS, he can next be seen in An Unexpected Love, which
will open the San Sebastian Film Festival, and Terra, written and directed by
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