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Wagner Moura, who plays Colombian drug lord and trafficker Pablo Escobar, is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu purple belt.

The actor, who stars in the hit Netflix original series, Narcos, has been training in the martial art for many years, according to Jiu-Jitsu Times.

Moura is a well-known and acclaimed actor in Brazil, and has received a Golden Globe nod for his role in Narcos. He has even appeared on the cover of GQ Brazil.He's also known in the US for his role in Elite Squad and Elysium.


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