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Biography #2 (for Goal!)Kuno Becker is one of Mexico's most recognized stars in the international Hispanic television market.
Last year was a very busy year for Kuno, as he starred in the feature film The Nomad, a historic epic set in 18th century Kazakhstan. He finished principal photography in the late fall of 2004 in Kazakhstan with Ivan Passer directing from a script by Rustam Ibragimbekov. The executive producer was Milos Forman. The film tells the story of Mansur, played by Becker, who is destined to one day unite the three warring tribes of the country. The film co-stars Jay Hernandez and Jason Scott Lee. In 2003, Kuno starred in two feature films. The first was Academy Award- winning writer/director Christopher Hampton's Imagining Argentina, alongside Antonio Banderas and Emma Thompson. Following that project, he starred in the romantic comedy Isla Bella, opposite Esai Morales and Charlotte Anaya. A release date has not yet been set.
Becker made his big screen debut in the Fox Searchlight Pictures film Lucia, Lucia (AKA La Hija de Canibal) opposite Cecilia Roth, which opened in select cities in the summer of 2003. The film continued the extraordinary new wave of Mexican cinema stars and was the follow-up project of acclaimed writer/director Antonio Sano (Sexo, Pudor y Lágrimas).
Kuno is best known on television as the brooding rich son in the hit show Soñadoras, a role that propelled him to teen heartthrob status from his adoring fans across the U.S. and Latin America.
Becker has won Mexico's prestigious Heraldo Award, as well as the Califas de Oro Award, given to the best young actors in Mexico. He twice has been named Best Young Actor by Eres magazine (Teen People of Latin America) 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.