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Also Known As: Wagner Manicoba De Moura Died:
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He may not be well known in America, but in his native Brazil, Wagner Moura was a bona-fide star. His early roles (1999's "Radio Gogo," 2000's "Woman on Top") proved brief, but his performance as a prisoner in 2003's "Carandiru" was full of brooding promise. He landed a lead role on a popular Brazilian telenovela and continued performing on stage until landing a trifecta of career-defining roles in 2007: first as a vicious police captain in the critically-acclaimed "Elite Squad;" then as a villainous entrepreneur on the telenovela "Paradiso Tropical" (Rede Globo); and finally as the tortured title Dane in an experimental production of "Hamlet." After reprising his role as Lt. Colonel Nascimento in 2010's "Elite Squad: Enemy Within," Moura, now a father of two, broke through to American audiences as the mysterious Spider in the blockbuster "Elysium" (2013). Just as fascinating as the characters he played - he fronted the Brazilian rock band His Mother and practiced jiu-jitsu - Wagner Moura was full of surprises.

He may not be well known in America, but in his native Brazil, Wagner Moura was a bona-fide star. His early roles (1999's "Radio Gogo," 2000's "Woman on Top") proved brief, but his performance as a prisoner in 2003's "Carandiru" was full of brooding promise. He landed a lead role on a popular Brazilian telenovela and continued performing on stage until landing a trifecta of career-defining roles in 2007: first as a vicious police captain in the critically-acclaimed "Elite Squad;" then as a villainous entrepreneur on the telenovela "Paradiso Tropical" (Rede Globo); and finally as the tortured title Dane in an experimental production of "Hamlet." After reprising his role as Lt. Colonel Nascimento in 2010's "Elite Squad: Enemy Within," Moura, now a father of two, broke through to American audiences as the mysterious Spider in the blockbuster "Elysium" (2013). Just as fascinating as the characters he played - he fronted the Brazilian rock band His Mother and practiced jiu-jitsu - Wagner Moura was full of surprises.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Trash (2014)
2.
 Elysium (2013)
3.
 VIPs (2012)
4.
 Father's Chair (2012)
6.
 Elite Squad (2008)
7.
 Romance (2008)
8.
 O Pai, O (2007)
10.
 A Máquina (2006)
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1999:
Made film debut in "Radio Gogo"
2003:
Cast in "Carandiru"
2005:
Landed a role on the telenova "A Lua me Disse"
2007:
Played a police captain in "Elite Squad"
2007:
Featured on "Paradiso Tropical"
2010:
Cast in "Elite Squad: Enemy Within"
2013:
Appeared opposite Matt Damon in "Elysium"
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Education

Federal University of Bahia: -

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