Lautaro Murúa (Spanish pronunciation: [lauˈtaɾo muˈɾu.a]; 29 December 1926 in Tacna, Chile – 3 December 1995 in Madrid) was a Chilean-Argentine actor, film director, and screenwriter. He is one of the best[citation needed] known actors in the cinema of Argentina.

Lautaro Murúa
Lautaro Murúa in 1958
Born(1926-12-29)December 29, 1926
DiedDecember 3, 1995(1995-12-03) (aged 68)

Born in Chile, Murúa moved to Argentina at the beginning of the fifties. He studied architecture and fine arts before entering the film industry. He worked primarily as an actor and appeared in over 80 films between 1949 and his death in 1995 although he also directed a handful of important films such as Shunko, Alias Gardelito and La Raulito, all with stories usually revolving around social topics.

As an actor, Murúa participated in the 1960s film industry revival, acting in the movies of Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, Rodolfo Kuhn, Manuel Antín and David José Kohon.

He left to live in Spain for political reasons in the 1970s, and then he returned to Argentina to film several movies until sickness set in and he died in Spain in 1995.


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