| Jorge Perugorria|
Actor, film director
| 13 August 1965 (age 50) (1965-08-13) Wajay, Havana, Cuba|
Elsa Maria Lafuente de la Paz (m. 1985)
Mirta Rodriguez Perugorria
Andros Perugorria, Amen Perugorria, Anthuan Perugorria, Adan Perugorria
Strawberry and Chocolate, Return to Ithaca, 7 Days in Havana, Bambola, Afinidades
Vladimir Cruz, Juan Carlos Tabio, Tomas Gutierrez Alea, Laurent Cantet, Luis Alberto Garcia
Jorge Perugorría Rodríguez (aka "Pichi") (born 13 August 1965) is a Cuban actor, Film Director and Painter. He is well known for his part as Diego in Strawberry and Chocolate (original title in Spanish Fresa y chocolate (co-directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabío). He recently acted in Steven Soderbergh's Che, with Benicio del Toro. He lives in Santa Fe, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Havana, with his wife Elsa Maria fuentes de La Paz and their four children.
Jorge Perugorría Wikipedia
Perrugorría studied civil engineering until he turned to theater. He played Shakespeare with the Olga Alonso troupe, and starred in The Glass Menagerie with the Ritan Mountainer troupe. In the early 1990s, Perugorría helped found Havana’s Public Theatre, which started with Jean Genet’s The Maids. In this play, Perugorría acted the difficult part of Clara, working on a real gestural dimension for this feminine character. And that led to his first opportunity in cinema.
Indeed, Perugorría played in several TV series or short films, but his first cinema success was Fresa y Chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate), in which he played the part of Diego, a gay young man who meets a straight university student named David. The movie, subtly dealing with tolerance and sexual politics, made Perugorría recognizable as one of Cuba’s most famous actors. From that moment, he has gone on to act in nearly 50 films -showing his full frontal nudity in some as Boceto directed by Tomás Piard and Derecho de asilo by Octavio Cortázar-, the most recent being Steven Soderbergh’s Che, and also directed a few of his own.
Recently was released successfully in Havana his last film as director and actor Se vende (For sale), a black comedy about the selling of bones of dead people.
His interpretation of the Cuban police detective Conde in Four Seasons in Havana which is shown on Netflix is perfect. He plays the character of the man with an intuitive sense for clues and probabilities who is also a romantic dreamer always searching for love with the wrong women, searching for the right line for his novels, or searching for oblivion from his problems with rum and the comradeship of his friends. A natural actor who performs his roles with sincerity and truthfulness.Fresa y chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate)
1993: First Prize at the Havana Film Festival
1994: Special Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival
1995: The first Cuban film to be nominated for an Academy Award.
2003: Habana Abierta
2010: Afinidades (co-directed with Jorge Perugorría)
2015: Fatima (El parque de la fraternidad)
1993: Fresa y Chocolate (English title Strawberry and Chocolate) - directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea & Juan Carlos Tabío
1995: Guantanamera - directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea & Juan Carlos Tabío
1996: Edipo Alcalde (English title Oedipus Mayor) - directed by Jorge Ali Triana
1996: Bambola - directed by Bigas Luna
1997: Life According to Muriel - directed by Ewa Milewicz
1997: Vertical Love
1999: By My Side Again - directed by Gracia Querejeta
2000: Lista de Espera
2000: Tierra del fuego
2000: Nowhere - directed by Luis Sepúlveda
2001: Vajont - La diga del disonore - directed by Renzo Martinelli
2002: Gaijin - Ama-me Como Sou
2004: Hormigas En La Boca
2004: Csribe - directed by Esteban Ramirez
2008: Horn of Plenty - directed by Juan Carlos Tabío (2008)
2008: Che - directed by Steven Soderbergh
2010: Ticket to Paradise
2012: 7 Days in Havana
2014: Return to Ithaca
2016: Four Seasons in Havana - Netflix Original