Critically acclaimed Argentine actor Leonardo Sbaraglia began acting in Buenos Aires when he was a teenager. Widely considered one of the greatest actors of his generation, Sbaraglia first appeared in the 1986 drama "Night of the Pencils" and since been refining his craft. After several TV appearances, he was cast in a supporting role in the festival-favorite drama "Don't Die Without Telling Me Where You're Going", starring Dario Grandinetti. The same year Sbaraglia made his first film with writer and director Marcelo Piñeyro, the road comedy "Wild Horses". Continuing their collaboration, Sbaraglia starred in Piñeyro's crime dramas "Ashes from Paradise" and "Burnt Money", earning a Best Actor nomination for his role as El Nene. Moving to Spain, Sbaraglia won the Best New Actor Goya Award for the thriller "Intact", directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo in 2001. The following year he starred in the award-winning family drama "En la ciudad sin límites", directed by Antonio Hernández and costarring Geraldine Chaplin. In 2003 he worked with actress Paz Vega on Vicente Aranda's adaptation of the Prosper Mérimée novel "Carmen". Besides quality award-winning films, Sbaraglia also appeared on the crime comedy series "At the Edge of the Law", playing Alex Villar. Opposite German actor Daniel Brühl in "Salvador (Puig Antich)", the biopic about the anarchist and criminal Salvador Puig, earned him another Goya nomination and the film won several international film awards. Working with Piñeyro in 2009, Sbaraglia was nominated for a Best Actor award for the drama "Las viudas de los jueves".