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Wagner Moura is a Actor and Co-Producer Brésilien born on 27 june 1976 at Salvador (Bresil)

Wagner Moura

Wagner Moura
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Birth name Wagner Maniçoba de Moura
Nationality Bresil
Birth 27 june 1976 (43 years) at Salvador (Bresil)

Wagner Maniçoba de Moura ([ˈvaɡneɾ ˈmo-ɾa]; born June 27, 1976) is a Brazilian film, television and stage actor. Besides being a well-established and acclaimed actor in Brazil, he has achieved widespread international fame for his portrayal of Captain (later Colonel) Roberto Nascimento, protagonist of the highly successful 2007 film Elite Squad and its sequel, Elite Squad: The Enemy Within. He also gained recognition globally playing "Spider" in the 2013 sci-fi film Elysium. He is currently playing the lead role of Pablo Escobar in the Netflix series Narcos.


Since 2001, Moura is married to journalist and photographer Sandra Delgado, with whom he has three sons: Bem, Salvador and José. He practices Transcendental Meditation.

Best films

Elysium (2013)
The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Usually with

Heitor Dhalia
Heitor Dhalia
(3 films)
Lázaro Ramos
Lázaro Ramos
(8 films)
José Padilha
José Padilha
(3 films)
Milhem Cortaz
Milhem Cortaz
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Wagner Moura (22 films)

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The Magnificent Seven, 2h13
Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Crime, Western
Actors Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent d’Onofrio, Jason Momoa, Luke Grimes
Roles Vasquez
Rating68% 3.4424153.4424153.4424153.4424153.442415
Le film commence en 1879 quelque part dans l'Ouest américain. Bart Bogue terrorise les habitants de Rose Creek pour les faire fuir, racheter la ville et exploiter la mine d'or qui se trouve dans son périmètre. Bogue et ses hommes vont jusqu'à abattre quelques habitants pour faire plier les autres. Il se retire ensuite à Sacramento, laissant trois semaines aux villageois pour se décider. Emma Cullen, dont le mari a été abattu par Bogue, rencontre le chasseur de primes Sam Chisolm et le supplie de les aider. Très vite, Chisolm recrute une équipe d'hommes violents : l'aventurier Josh Farraday, l'ex-sniper confédéré Goodnight Robicheaux, le chasseur d'Indiens Jack Horne, le lanceur de couteaux chinois Billy Rocks, le bandit mexicain Manuel Vasquez et le guerrier indien Red Harvest.
Trash (2014)
, 1h53
Directed by Stephen Daldry
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Adventure, Crime
Actors Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Selton Mello, Leandro Firmino
Roles José Angelo
Rating71% 3.5985953.5985953.5985953.5985953.598595
Trash follows three Brazilian street teenagers; Raphael, Gardo, and Rat (Jun-Jun) who spend their time picking through litter in the hope of finding useful waste. One day they discover a wallet whose contents will bring them into conflict with the brutal local police force as they find themselves unlikely whistleblowers in a city rife with corruption. Rather than turn the wallet over to the authorities for a reward, the kids seek the knowledge of a priest, Father Juilliard (Martin Sheen) and an NGO-worker, Olivia (Rooney Mara).
Futuro Beach, 1h46
Directed by Karim Aïnouz
Origin German
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Wagner Moura, Clemens Schick, Sabine Timoteo, Emily Cox
Roles Donato
Rating61% 3.0527953.0527953.0527953.0527953.052795
In the film, shot in Fortaleza and Berlin, Wagner Moura plays the lifeguard Donato, who works at Praia do Futuro. When a German tourist loses his life in a drowning, Donato feels the loss of the tourist was his fault and begins a journey to escape from his present self. Whenever he drifts away, his younger brother, Ayrton (Jesuita Barbosa), brings him back.
Elysium (2013)
, 1h49
Directed by Neill Blomkamp
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Space adventure films, Films about immigration, Films about computing, Medical-themed films, Transport films, Dans l'espace, Aviation films, Films set in the future, Films about cancer, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Robot films
Actors Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, Alice Braga
Roles Spider
Rating65% 3.298613.298613.298613.298613.29861
In 2154, Earth is overpopulated and polluted. Most of the earth's citizens live in poverty, on the edge of starvation, and with little technology and medical care. The rich and powerful live on Elysium — a gigantic, terraformed space habitat located in Earth's orbit. Elysium is technologically advanced; such technology includes Med-Bays: medical machines that can cure all diseases, reverse the aging process and regenerate new body parts. A long-running feud exists between the wealthy residents of Elysium and the citizens of Earth, who want Elysian technology to cure their medical ailments.
Father’s Chair, 1h36
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama
Actors Wagner Moura, Lima Duarte, Mariana Lima
Roles Theo Gadelha
Rating67% 3.3995053.3995053.3995053.3995053.399505
Theo is a doctor that leads a good life in a wealthy Brazilian neighborhood. He always gave priority to work, leaving the family at second plan, but little by little Theo discovers that everything around him is collapsing. His mentor and father figure is dying and his wife wants to divorce him. But nothing could prepare him for the day that his 15-year-old son, Pedro, disappeared without a trace. Theo embarks on a quest that leads him through Brazil, discovering what really matters to him. Searching for his missing son, Theo finds himself.
Bald Mountain, 1h40
Directed by Heitor Dhalia
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Western
Actors Sophie Charlotte, Wagner Moura, Laura Neiva, Matheus Nachtergaele
Roles Lindo Rico
Rating69% 3.493413.493413.493413.493413.49341
The friends Juliano (Juliano Cazarré) and Joaquim (Júlio Andrade) leave Rio de Janeiro in search of the dream of gold. The year is 1978. The two arrive at the Amazon jungle as so many other thousands of men arrived. Full of dreams and illusions. But life in the camp changes everything. The obsession with wealth and power destroys them. Juliano becomes a gangster. Joaquim leaves all his values behind.
The Man from the Future, 1h46
Origin Bresil
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy
Themes Time travel films
Actors Wagner Moura, Alinne Moraes, Gabriel Braga Nunes, Maria Luísa Mendonça, Lívia de Bueno, Jean-Pierre Noher
Roles Zero
Rating70% 3.5031153.5031153.5031153.5031153.503115
In 2011, João "Zero" (Moura), a bitter but brilliant physicist, spends his days brooding over a fateful night 20 years before when he was publicly betrayed and humiliated at a college party by his girlfriend. He now heads one of the largest scientific projects in Brazil, but his eccentricities and tantrums have brought him to the verge of being fired by his former college roommate and current sponsor, Sandra.
VIPs (2011)

Origin Bresil
Genres Drama
Actors Wagner Moura, Arieta Corrêa, Milhem Cortaz, Marisol Ribeiro, Juliana Schalch
Roles Marcelo
Rating65% 3.294943.294943.294943.294943.29494
This script must be run from the command line
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, 1h55
Directed by José Padilha
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Wagner Moura, Milhem Cortaz, André Ramiro, Maria Ribeiro, Seu Jorge, Tainá Müller
Roles Tenente-Coronel Nascimento
Rating79% 3.998663.998663.998663.998663.99866
The film starts in medias res, 13 years after Baiano's death. Roberto Nascimento (Wagner Moura) is shown leaving a hospital, and a man reports this on his radio chatter. Soon after, his car is blocked and gunned down by unknown shooters.
Elite Squad, 1h55
Directed by José Padilha
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes La corruption policière, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Wagner Moura, Caio Junqueira, André Ramiro, Fernanda Machado, Maria Ribeiro, Fernanda de Freitas
Roles Capitão Nascimento
Rating80% 4.0492654.0492654.0492654.0492654.049265
Captain Roberto Nascimento (Wagner Moura) narrates the film, briefly explaining how the police and the drug lords of Rio de Janeiro cooperate with each other (policemen collect periodic bribes and drug lords are left free to operate) in the 90's.
Basic Sanitation, The Movie, 1h52
Origin Bresil
Genres Comedy
Actors Fernanda Torres, Wagner Moura, Camila Pitanga, Lázaro Ramos, Paulo José
Roles Joaquim
Rating72% 3.639543.639543.639543.639543.63954
The people of Linha Cristal, a fictitious village of Italo Brazilian descendants in Serra Gaúcha, gather to discuss the construction of a septic tank for sewage treatment. They form a commission which is responsible in ordering the budget to the town hall. The secretary of the mayor recognizes the need of the tank, but informs that there is no budget available. There is, however, R$ 10,000 available for the production of a film. This money was sent by the federal government and will be sent back if not used soon. The people of Linha Cristal have the idea of using the money to make a low budget documentary about the construction of the tank, but the film has to be fictitious. Then, they decide to make a science fiction B movie which tells the story of a monster who lives in the building site of a tank.
Lower City
Lower City (2005)
, 1h37
Directed by Sérgio Machado, Sérgio Machado
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Wagner Moura, Lázaro Ramos, Alice Braga, João Miguel, Fernanda de Freitas
Roles Naldinho
Rating65% 3.298253.298253.298253.298253.29825
Lifelong friends Deco and Naldinho share ownership of an old, rusting boat in Salvador, Brazil. A strong bond exists between the two men, transcending their racial differences. "No woman will come between us," Naldinho tells Deco, and Deco concurs: "All the women in the world couldn't come between us."
Nina (2004)
, 1h25
Directed by Heitor Dhalia
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Maria Augusta Labatut Stresser, Milhem Cortaz, Guilherme Weber, Wagner Moura, Matheus Nachtergaele, Lázaro Ramos
Roles Cego
Rating66% 3.3441953.3441953.3441953.3441953.344195
Set in today's São Paulo, the film tells the story of Nina, a poor young girl, disorderly seeking a means of survival in today's cruel society and only comes across adversity. She lives in a rented room. Her landlady Eulália, an old and decrepit reincarnation of the old miser killed by Raskólnikov on Crime and Punishment, humiliates her the entire time, violates her correspondence, confiscates the money her mother sends, locks up the refrigerator to prevent her access the food stored there, each one of them with the label "Eulália" on it, a symbol of the purchasing power, the right to consume and of the humiliation of the fellow man.