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Luis Llosa

Peruvian film director
The basics
Occupation Film director
Country Peru
Date of birth Lima
Authority IMDB id ISNI id VIAF id Library of congress id
The details

Luis Llosa (born 1951) is a Peruvian film director. He is best known for Sniper, The Specialist, and Anaconda.


Luis Llosa was originally a film critic. He is known for his early Peruvian work, English-language exploitation films made for producer Roger Corman, and bigger-budget American films. His most well-known film, Anaconda, stars Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Jon Voight, and Eric Stoltz. Anaconda was nominated for multiple Razzie Awards, including worst director, but it grossed $136 million worldwide and became a cult film.

He founded Iguana Productions, which produces Peruvian films and telenovelas such as Escándalo, Torbellino and Latin Lover.

Personal life

Llosa was born in 1951 in Lima, Peru. He is the cousin of the Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa, and his niece is film director Claudia Llosa.


  • Hour of the Assassin (1987)
  • Crime Zone (1989)
  • Sniper (1993)
  • Eight Hundred Leagues Down the Amazon (1993)
  • Fire on the Amazon (1993)
  • The Specialist (1994)
  • Anaconda (1997)
  • The Feast of the Goat (2005)

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