What happened to Wagner Moura: After being Pablo Escobar, he has not achieved another great success, but the streak may change with his next action movie

The actor has recently worked with one of the most interesting directors in recent years.

It was just a series about one of the biggest drug traffickers in history, but for Wagner Moura it was a very important project. The actor got into the skin of Pablo Escobar in Narcos, one of Netflix’s flagship series. Moura became one of the most popular performers during the show’s broadcast, but after his character died, he has not achieved another great success. However, the streak may change with his next action movie, one directed by one of the most interesting filmmakers in recent years.

Moura was born in Salvador (Brazil) on June 27, 1976. Due to his father’s work – he was in the army – the actor and his family traveled a lot. His interest in acting came to him at a very early age and as a teenager he began working in theater.

In addition to developing her passion for acting, Moura studied journalism and practiced as such while doing ‘castings’. After participating in a television movie in 1998 and making a short in 1999, the actor signed for the film starring Penélope Cruz. woman on top (2000). In 2013 she made her Hollywood debut with the movie Elysium. which has in its cast Matt Damon and Jodie Foster.

In the early 2000s, Moura continued working as an actor and it was in 2015 when he signed as Pablo Escobar for the series Narcos. After giving life to the drug dealer, gaining about 18 kilos of weight and getting a nomination to the Golden Globesthe actor has not achieved any success as clear as the one that gave him the role of Pablo Escobar.

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This streak may change with his new movie. Moura is one of the cast of civil war, the new film by Alex Garland. The filmmaker is known for titles like Ex Machina, Annihilation Y menu.

Details about the history of civil war, which features Cailee Spaeny and Kristen Dunst in its cast, are being kept under wraps. It is only known that she is a action movie that takes place in the not too distant future in America. At the moment, the title does not have a release date.


Wagner Moura as director, behind the scenes, of ‘Narcos: Mexico’.

Moura has not only worked in front of the cameras, he has also tested behind. In 2019 he directed Marighella, a ‘biopic’ about the Brazilian politician and guerrilla that gives its name to the film’s title. In 2021 he was also behind the scenes of two episodes of Narcos: Mexico‘spin-off’ of Narcos.

Regarding his personal life, Moura maintains a relationship with the journalist and photographer Sandra Delgado. They have three children.

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