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Oscar Jaenada

Oscar Jaenada is an award-winning actor in his native Spain, who is quickly becoming well known in the U.S.

In 2005, he starred in the title role of Camarón: When Flamenco Became Legend, the true story of Camarón de la Isla. Jaenada earned a number of acting honors, including Spain's prestigious Goya Award, for his portrayal of the legendary flamenco cantaor. He more recently starred in Todos Estamos Invitados, for which he won the Málaga Spanish Film Festival's Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Toulouse Cinespaña Award for Best Actor.

American film audiences have also seen Jaenada in Jim Jarmusch's thriller The Limits of Control, in which he co-starred with Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton, and Steven Soderbergh's biopic Che: Part Two, starring Benicio Del Toro.

Born and raised in Barcelona, Jaenada later moved to Madrid to pursue his acting career. He started out in the local theatre and also landed roles on television. His breakthrough came in the widely acclaimed 2003 feature November, for which he received a Goya Award nomination and won several other awards, including a Toulouse Cinespaña Award for Best Actor.

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Oscar Jaenada Facts

BirthdayMay 4, 1975 (48)
BirthplaceEsplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

Selected Filmography

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
The Losers
Pirates of the Caribbean: Four-Movie Collection
The Valdemar Legacy
After Words
The Limits of Control
Losers, The
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