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Juan Minujín
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1975, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Minujín was trained as an actor with Cristina Banegas, Alberto Ure, Pompeyo Audivert, Julio Chávez and Guillermo Angelelli. He began his career on stage in 1996. In 1997 he moved to London, where he stayed for one year to complete his training. In 2000 he joined the El Descueve theatre company, with which he toured Latin America and Europe.

In cinema he has appeared in films including El abrazo partido (Lost Embrace), Un año sin amor (A Year Without Love), Cordero de Dios (Lamb of God), Zenitrám (Zenitram), El cielo elegido (The Chosen Heaven), Vaquero (Cowboy), and Dos más dos (2+2), which was Argentina’s biggest box office hit in 2012.

He has also participated in various television productions such as the internationally awarded television series El Marginal and the sitcom Loco por Vos. Other appearances include Viudas e hijos del Rock & Roll, Trátame Bien, Tiempos Compulsivos, and the HBO production Epitafios (Epitaphs). Juan Minujín is one of the most renowned actors from Argentina and has also begun a promising international career. In 2017 Minujín was cast as young Pope Francis in the film The Two Popes (with Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins), directed by Fernando Meirelles.

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Juan Minujín with Nicolás Furtado in El Marginal, 2016. Courtesy Televisión Pública Argentina
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The Two Popes, 2017. Directed by Fernando Meirelles