Actor Antonio de la Torre will be rewarded with the Malaga Sur Award of the 18th Malaga Film Festival. The first role he played was in The Worst Years of Our Lives (1994) by Emilio Martínez Lázaro.
He is one of the regular actors in Spanish short films, including the first short by filmmaker Daniel Sánchez Arévalo, (Prophylaxis or Physics II) who later called him to play one of the lead roles in his first film, Dark Blue Almost Black (2006), by which he won the Goya for Best Supporting Actor in 2007. Another of his usual directors is Álex de la Iglesia: Antonio was the principal protagonist in the film the Last Circus role, with which he earned a Goya nomination.
In 2009 he starred the second film by Sánchez Arévalo, Gordos (Fats), a comedy about the excesses and deficiencies of life and our insecurities. De la Torre had to fatten 33 kilos to give life to his character. For this role he was rewarded with his second Goya nomination. In the following years he participated in several films, most notably The Island Inside (2009), Lope (2010) and Cousins (2011), again with Daniel Sánchez Arévalo.
He has also worked on two films directed by Pedro Almodóvar: Back and I’m So Excited and on Manuel Martín Cuenca’s Half of Oscar and Cannibal. In 2012, he was nominated twice for the Goya as best actor and cast actor for his roles in Group 7 and Invader.
He has also worked in two foreign productions, United Passions with Gerard Depardieu and directed by Frédéric Auburtin and Jim Loach Untitled Project, directed by Jim Loach.
His recent work has been in The minimum island, by Alberto Rodriguez, Talking, by Joaquín Oristrell and Happy 140, by Gracia Querejeta.
Antonio de la Torre ‘s recommended short films:
Pene, León Siminiani, Daniel Sánchez Arévalo
Physics II, Daniel Sánchez Arévalo
Prophylaxis, Daniel Sánchez Arévalo