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Kuno Becker

With seventeen leading role performances, Kuno Becker is one of Mexico's most recognized young stars in the international film market. Kuno made a lasting impression on audiences for his portrayal of Santiago Munez in the Goal! trilogy, from executive producers, Mark Huffam and Lawrence Bender and directors Jaume Collet-Serra and Danny Cannon, for which he won the prestigious Imagen Award for best actor, in 2006.

Becker's additional feature film projects have drawn attention from the film industry and media. These include Spoken Word, a Luminarias films' production, starring opposite Ruben Blades and Miguel Sandoval, and directed by Victor Núñez and Nomad, a historic epic set in 18th century Kazakhstan. The film co-stars Jay Hernandez and Jason Scott Lee. Becker also starred in the independent film ESL, for writer/director Youssef Delara, and alongside Macaulay Culkin and Eliza Dushku in Sex and Breakfast, by writer/director Miles Brandman.

Kuno also ventured into theater recently, producing and starring in Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman, for which we won the 2008 best actor award by the Mexico Theater Critics.

Becker made his big-screen debut in 2003 with acclaimed writer/director Antonio Serrano's Lucia, Lucia opposite Cecilia Roth. The film continued the extraordinary new wave of Mexican cinema as the follow-up project to Sexo, Pudor y Lágrimas. That same year, he also starred in Academy Award winner writer/director Christopher Hampton's Imagining Argentina, working with Antonio Banderas, Emma Thompson and Rubén Blades. Becker has won Mexico's prestigious Heraldo Award (1999), as well as the Califas de Oro Award, given to the best young actors in Mexico. He has twice been named Best Young Actor by Eres magazine, was a 2006 People's Choice Award nominee for his work on Goal!, and has graced the covers of numerous magazines. Born and raised in Mexico City, Becker studied the violin at the Mozarteum of Salzburg, Austria from the age of six, and went on to become an accomplished violinist. At 17, he decided to change routes and become an actor. He later graduated from Televisa's prestigious Center for Artistic Education in Mexico.

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Kuno Becker Facts

Birth Name Eduardo Kuno Becker paz
BirthdayJanuary 14, 1978 (44)
BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Kuno Becker compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Goal! The Dream Begins
From Prada To Nada
Dallas: The Complete Third Season
Goal II: Living the Dream
From Mexico With Love
Cinco De Mayo: La Batalla
Sex and Breakfast
Lucia, Lucia
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