Luis López Tosar is a Spanish actor and musician. He is one of the most recognizable and versatile actors in Spain, best known for the movies Cell 211, Take My Eyes, Sleep Tight, Even the Rain and Mondays in the Sun, he has a music group called "Di Elas". Born in Lugo, Spain on 13 October 1971, he began his career playing theater and shorts, but he became famous in Galicia by his performance in 1998 TV Series Mareas Vivas. Critically acclaimed for his supporting role in the unemployment drama Mondays in the Sun, abusive husband in Take My Eyes, an executive producer in Even the Rain, doorman in Sleep Tight, his most acclaimed performance has to be from his 2009 hit Cell 211 which stars Tosar as Malamadre, a prisoner that instigates a riot and befriends an undercover prison guard in the process, his only major role in an American film was Michael Mann's Miami Vice, starring Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx. Besides that he has appeared in other English films The Limits of Mr. Nice. In 2012 he dubbed George Washington for the videogame Assassin's Creed III.
On 17 November 2018 he received a star in Almeria Walk of Fame for the films El Toro. 1998 Atilano Presidente by Santiago Aguilar & Luis Guridi 1999 Flores de otro mundo by Icíar Bollaín Celos by Vicente Aranda 2000 El corazón del guerrero by Daniel Monzón Sé quien eres by Patricia Ferreira Leo by José Luis Borau La comunidad by Álex de la Iglesia Besos para todos by Jaime Chávarri El váter susurra by Rafael Calvo 2001 Lena by Gonzalo Tapia Sin noticias de Dios by Agustín Díaz Yanes Un asunto pendiente by José Manuel Quiroga 2002 Semana santa by Pepe Danquart Los lunes al sol by Fernando León de Aranoa Trece campanadas by Xavier Villaverde 2003 El lápiz del carpintero by Antón Reixa El regalo de Silvia by Dionisio Pérez Te doy mis ojos by Icíar Bollaín La flaqueza del bolchevique by Manuel Martín Cuenca La vida que te espera by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón 2004 Inconscientes by Joaquín Oristrell 2005 La noche del Hermano Aupa Etxebeste! by Asier Altuna & Telmo Esnal 2006 Miami Vice by Michael Mann Cargo by Clive Gordon Hotel Tívoli by Antón Reixa 2007 Las vidas de Celia by Antonio Chavarrías.
Casual Day by Max Lemcke 2008 La noche que dejó de llover by Alfonso Zarauza 2009 Celda 211 by Daniel Monzón The Limits of Control by Jim Jarmusch 2010 Even the Rain by Icíar Bollaín 18 Meals 2011 Crebinsky by Enrique Otero Sleep Tight 2012 Galaicus Operation E 2013 Que pena tu Familia A Gun in Each Hand 2014 A Night in Old Mexico El Niño Shrew's Nest by Álex de la Iglesia 2015 Retribution by Dani de la Torre Ma Ma 2016 Cien años de perdón by Daniel Calparsoro 1898, Our Last Men in the Philippines 2018 Yucatán by Daniel Monzón Gun City by Dani de la Torre Luis Tosar has won 3 Goya Awards considered as the Spanish equivalent of the Academy Awards. He has won the Málaga Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 Málaga Spanish Film Festival. 2012 Gaudí Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role 2010 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain Best Actor 2010 Fotogramas de Plata Best Movie Actor 2010 Goya Awards Best Actor 2010 Premios ACE Cinema - Best Actor 2010 Seattle International Film Festival Best Actor 2010 Spanish Actors Union Lead Performance, Male 2005 Cartagena Film Festival Best Actor 2004 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain Best Actor for: Take My Eyes and The Weakness of the Bolshevik 2004 Copenhagen International Film Festival Best Actor 2004 Fotogramas de Plata Best Movie Actor 2004 Goya Awards Best Actor 2003 San Sebastián International Film Festival Best Actor 2004 Seattle International Film Festival Best Actor 2004 Spanish Actors Union Lead Performance, Male 2004 Turia Awards Best Actor 2003 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain Best Supporting Actor 2003 Goya Awards Best Supporting Actor 2003 Sant Jordi Awards Best Spanish Actor 2003 Spanish Actors Union Supporting Performance, Male Luis Tosar on IMDb
Carmelo Gómez Celada is a Spanish actor. He was worked in the village of Sahagún until he moved for his acting studies to Salamanca, he is the recipient of two Goya Awards, for best supporting actor in El método and best leading actor in Días contados. In 2013, at the Gijón International Film Festival, he received the Nacho Martinez award. La Regenta. La cena. Elling. Carmelo Gómez on IMDb
Alfredo Landa Areta MML was a Spanish actor. He was born in Spain, he finished his pre-university studies in San Sebastián. He began university studies on Law, where he began to work with university school groups, he left university to work in the theater. After working as a dubbing actor for a short time in the 1950s, he debuted with his first considerable role in film in José María Forqué's Atraco a las tres in 1962; when Francisco Franco died in 1975, censorship began to disappear. This led to a growth of erotic comedies on Spanish cinema. Landa became the "sexually repressed" role of that trend under directors Mariano Ozores and Pedro Lazaga, he created his own trend, that some people called landismo. Afterwards, Landa changed his image, like his bandit in El Bosque animado. Landa, along with Francisco Rabal, won Best Actor award at 1984 Cannes Film Festival for his memorable performance in Los santos inocentes, he is now recognized as a great dramatic actor. After a career with more than one hundred and twenty movies, one dozen of television series, several stage successes, with a great amount of Spanish and European awards, 74-year-old Landa announced his retirement at the X Festival de Cine de Málaga while receiving a new award.
In 2008 he received the Prince of Viana Prize from the Government of Navarre for promoting his homeland, but he has received many film prizes throughout his career: Cannes Film Festival Goya Awards Fotogramas de Plata Spanish Actor's Guild TP de Oro Círculo de Escritores Cinematográficos Gold Medal of Merit in Labour. Alfredo Landa on IMDb
Juan Echanove Labanda is a Spanish actor. At Gijón International Film Festival in 2002, he received the Nacho Martinez Award. Manolete Alatriste. Bienvenido a casa Morir en San Hilario. Los Reyes Magos - voz -. Sin noticias de Dios Adiós con el corazón. Los años bárbaros Sus ojos se cerraron Siempre hay un camino a la derecha. Memorias del ángel caído Suspiros de España. La flor de mi secreto MadreGilda. Mi hermano del alma. Historias de la puta Mili,1993. Orquesta Club Virginia A solas contigo. El vuelo de la paloma Miss Caribe. Divinas palabras. Bajarse al moro. Tiempo de silencio. La noche más hermosa As director Visitando al Señor Green As actor El precio, by Arthur Miller. Cómo canta una ciudad. El verdugo, based on the film by Luis García Berlanga. El cerdo. Un paso adelante. Cuéntame cómo pasó. Hermanos de leche. Chicas de hoy en día Vísperas Turno de oficio Mucho más que dos "Juan Echanove". Es.movies.yahoo.com. Retrieved 20 July 2010. Web site of Juan Echanove Juan Echanove on IMDb
Francisco Rabal Valera, better known as Paco Rabal, was a Spanish actor and screenwriter born in Águilas, a small town in the province of Murcia, Spain. In 1936, after the Spanish Civil War broke out and his family left Murcia and moved to Madrid. Young Francisco had to work in a chocolate factory; when he was 13 years old, he left school to work as an electrician at Estudios Chamartín. Rabal got some sporadic jobs as an extra. Dámaso Alonso and other people advised him to try his luck with a career in theater. During the following years, he got some roles in theater companies such as Lope de Vega or María Guerrero, it was there. Their daughter, Teresa Rabal, is an actress. In 1947, Rabal got some regular jobs in theater, he used Francisco Rabal, as stage name. However, the people who knew him always called him Paco Rabal. "Paco Rabal" became his unofficial stage name. During the 1940s, Rabal began acting in movies as an extra, but it was not until 1950 that he was first cast in speaking roles, played romantic leads and rogues.
He starred in three films directed by Luis Buñuel - Viridiana and Belle de jour. William Friedkin thought of Rabal for the French villain of his 1971 movie The French Connection. However, he could not remember the name of "that Spanish actor". Mistakenly, his staff hired Fernando Rey. Friedkin discovered that Rabal did not speak English or French, so he decided to keep Rey. Rabal had worked with Rey in Viridiana. Rabal did, work with Friedkin in the much less successful but Academy Award-nominated cult classic Sorcerer, a remake of The Wages of Fear. Throughout his career, Rabal worked in France and Mexico with directors such as Gillo Pontecorvo, Michelangelo Antonioni, Luchino Visconti, Valerio Zurlini, Jacques Rivette, Alberto Lattuada and Silvano Agosti, it is considered that Rabal's best performances came after Francisco Franco's death in 1975. In the 1980s, Rabal starred in Los santos inocentes, winning the Award as Best Actor in Cannes Film Festival, in El Disputado Voto del Señor Cayo and in the TV series Juncal.
In 1989, he was a member of the jury at the 39th Berlin International Film Festival. In the 1999 he played the character of Francisco Goya in Carlos Saura Goya en Burdeos, winning a Goya Award as Best Actor. Francisco Rabal is the only Spanish actor to have received an honoris causa doctoral degree from the University of Murcia. Rabal's final movie was Dagon directed by Stuart Gordon; the film, released after his death in 2001, was dedicated to him. The dedication, which appeared before the end credits, read: "Dedicated to Francisco Rabal, a wonderful actor and better human being." Rabal died in 2001 from compensatory dilating emphysema, while on an airplane travelling to Bordeaux, when he was coming back from receiving an Award at Montreal Film Festival. Francisco Rabal on IMDb
Fernando Fernán Gómez
Fernando Fernández Gómez better known as Fernando Fernán-Gómez was a Spanish actor, film director, theater director and member of the Royal Spanish Academy for seven years. He was born in Argentina while his mother, Spanish actress Carola Fernán-Gómez, was making a tour in Latin America, he would use her surname for his stage name when he moved to Spain in 1924. After the Spanish Civil War he interrupted his studies to work in theater. In 1942 he began to act in movies but continued working on plays, he received awards for directing and writing. In the 1950s he began to direct movies, including the film of his novel, El viaje a ninguna parte, he received praise for his 1958 comedy La vida por delante, which led to a sequel, La vida alrededor. In 1977, he won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 27th Berlin International Film Festival for his role in The Anchorite, he won the award again at the 35th Berlin International Film Festival in 1985 for his role in Stico. and the Honorary Golden Bear at the 55th Berlin International Film Festival in 2005.
Having been much in demand during the 1970s and 1980s, the 1990s was a less active period for him, but towards the end of his life, he enjoyed something of a revival, featuring in three major projects: "Todo sobre mi madre", "Plenilunio", a starring role in the hit "La lengua de las mariposas". He married María Dolores Pradera in 1945, he married Emma Cohen in 2000. Fernando Fernán Gómez died in Madrid on 21 November 2007 from a heart failure; as he was a lifelong anarchist, his coffin was covered in a red anarchist flag. El Vendedor de Naranjas Madrid, Tebas, 1961. Madrid, Espasa-Calpe, 1986. El Viaje a Ninguna Parte Madrid, Debate, 1985. El Mal Amor Barcelona, Planeta. Historic novel. El Mar y El Tiempo Barcelona, Planeta, 1988. El Ascensor de Los Borrachos Madrid, Espasa-Calpe, 1993. La Cruz y el Lirio Dorado Madrid, Espasa-Calpe, 1998. Manicomio El mensaje El malvado Carabel La vida por delante La vida alrededor Sólo para hombres La venganza de Don Mendo Y el mundo sigue Los palomos El extraño viaje Ninette y un señor de Murcia |Ninette y un señor de Murcia Mayores con reparos Crimen imperfecto Cómo casarse en 7 días Yo la vi primero La querida Bruja, más que bruja Mi hija Hildegart Cinco tenedores Mambrú se fue a la guerra El viaje a ninguna parte El mar y el tiempo Fuera de juego Siete mil días juntos Pesadilla para un rico A Porta do Sol Lázaro de Tormes Las bicicletas son para el verano Café Gijón Fernando Fernán Gómez on IMDb Fernán Gómez: Writer, Movie-Maker, Anarchist
Spain the Kingdom of Spain, is a country located in Europe. Its continental European territory is situated on the Iberian Peninsula, its territory includes two archipelagoes: the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The African enclaves of Ceuta, Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera make Spain the only European country to have a physical border with an African country. Several small islands in the Alboran Sea are part of Spanish territory; the country's mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar. With an area of 505,990 km2, Spain is the largest country in Southern Europe, the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union, the fourth largest country in the European continent. By population, Spain is the fifth in the European Union. Spain's capital and largest city is Madrid. Modern humans first arrived in the Iberian Peninsula around 35,000 years ago. Iberian cultures along with ancient Phoenician, Greek and Carthaginian settlements developed on the peninsula until it came under Roman rule around 200 BCE, after which the region was named Hispania, based on the earlier Phoenician name Spn or Spania.
At the end of the Western Roman Empire the Germanic tribal confederations migrated from Central Europe, invaded the Iberian peninsula and established independent realms in its western provinces, including the Suebi and Vandals. The Visigoths would forcibly integrate all remaining independent territories in the peninsula, including Byzantine provinces, into the Kingdom of Toledo, which more or less unified politically and all the former Roman provinces or successor kingdoms of what was documented as Hispania. In the early eighth century the Visigothic Kingdom fell to the Moors of the Umayyad Islamic Caliphate, who arrived to rule most of the peninsula in the year 726, leaving only a handful of small Christian realms in the north and lasting up to seven centuries in the Kingdom of Granada; this led to many wars during a long reconquering period across the Iberian Peninsula, which led to the creation of the Kingdom of Leon, Kingdom of Castile, Kingdom of Aragon and Kingdom of Navarre as the main Christian kingdoms to face the invasion.
Following the Moorish conquest, Europeans began a gradual process of retaking the region known as the Reconquista, which by the late 15th century culminated in the emergence of Spain as a unified country under the Catholic Monarchs. Until Aragon had been an independent kingdom, which had expanded toward the eastern Mediterranean, incorporating Sicily and Naples, had competed with Genoa and Venice. In the early modern period, Spain became the world's first global empire and the most powerful country in the world, leaving a large cultural and linguistic legacy that includes more than 570 million Hispanophones, making Spanish the world's second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese. During the Golden Age there were many advancements in the arts, with world-famous painters such as Diego Velázquez; the most famous Spanish literary work, Don Quixote, was published during the Golden Age. Spain hosts the world's third-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Spain is a secular parliamentary democracy and a parliamentary monarchy, with King Felipe VI as head of state.
It is a major developed country and a high income country, with the world's fourteenth largest economy by nominal GDP and sixteenth largest by purchasing power parity. It is a member of the United Nations, the European Union, the Eurozone, the Council of Europe, the Organization of Ibero-American States, the Union for the Mediterranean, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Schengen Area, the World Trade Organization and many other international organisations. While not an official member, Spain has a "Permanent Invitation" to the G20 summits, participating in every summit, which makes Spain a de facto member of the group; the origins of the Roman name Hispania, from which the modern name España was derived, are uncertain due to inadequate evidence, although it is documented that the Phoenicians and Carthaginians referred to the region as Spania, therefore the most accepted etymology is a Semitic-Phoenician one.
Down the centuries there have been a number of accounts and hypotheses: The Renaissance scholar Antonio de Nebrija proposed that the word Hispania evolved from the Iberian word Hispalis, meaning "city of the western world". Jesús Luis Cunchillos argues that the root of the term span is the Phoenician word spy, meaning "to forge metals". Therefore, i-spn-ya would mean "the land where metals are forged", it may be a derivation of the Phoenician I-Shpania, meaning "island of rabbits", "land of rabbits" or "edge", a reference to Spain's location at the end of the Mediterranean. The word in question means "Hyrax" due to Phoenicians confusing the two animals. Hispania may derive from the poetic use of the term Hesperia, reflecting the Greek perception of Italy as a "western land" or "land of the setting sun" (Hesperia