- Started acting in high school when a literary teacher made him read poetry in front of a class; soon a friend asked him to appear in some short films he was making.
- Known for his balding pate; was bald by age 26.
- Big break came in 1998 when he landed the role of Andrés on Spanish TV's Mareas Vivas.
- Best known to U.S. audiences as drug kingpin Montoya in the 2006 film version of Miami Vice.
- Has been a part of several bands, including Magical Brothers, The Ellas, and Di Elas; Di Elas released its first album in 2011.
- Ventured into directing in 2013 with the documentary Cambia de Papel.
- 2000, Goya Awards — Best New Actor: Nominee
- 2004, Goya Awards — Best Leading Actor: Winner
- 2010, Goya Awards — Best Leading Actor: Winner
- 2003, Goya Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Winner
- 2016, Goya Awards — Best Leading Actor: Nominee
- 2011, Goya Awards — Best Leading Actor: Nominee
- 2012, Goya Awards — Best Leading Actor: Nominee
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- Birth Name: Luis Tosar
- Birth Place: Lugo, Galicia, Spain
- Profession: Actor, Director, Musician
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