Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Awards are accolades given by the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists to recognize outstanding performances in film and prime time television. The statuette given, a nude male figure holding both a mask of comedy and a mask of tragedy, is called "The Actor", it is 16 inches tall, weighs over 12 pounds, is cast in solid bronze, produced by the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, California. SAG Awards have been one of the major awards events in Hollywood since 1995. Nominations for the awards come from two committees, one for film and one for television, each numbering 2100 members of the union, randomly selected anew each year, with the full membership available to vote for the winners, it is considered an indicator of success at the Academy Awards. The awards have been telecast since 1998 on TNT, since 2007 have been simulcast on TBS; the inaugural SAG Awards aired live on February 25, 1995 from Universal Studios' Stage 12. The second SAG awards aired live from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, while subsequent awards have been held at the Shrine Auditorium.
On December 4, 2017, it was announced that the award show would have its first host in its twenty-four year history with actress Kristen Bell presiding over the ceremony. 1995: 1st Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 1994 1996: 2nd Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 1995 1997: 3rd Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 1996 1998: 4th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 1997 1999: 5th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 1998 2000: 6th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 1999 2001: 7th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2000 2002: 8th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2001 2003: 9th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2002 2004: 10th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2003 2005: 11th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2004 2006: 12th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2005 2007: 13th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2006 2008: 14th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2007 2009: 15th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2008 2010: 16th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2009 2011: 17th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2010 2012: 18th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2011 2013: 19th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2012 2014: 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2013 2015: 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2014 2016: 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2015 2017: 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2016 2018: 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2017 2019: 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2018 Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Motion Picture Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award Note: Winners are indicated in bold type.
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Bogotá Bogotá, Distrito Capital, abbreviated Bogotá, D. C. and known as Santafé/Santa Fé de Bogotá between 1991 and 2000, is the capital and largest city of Colombia, administered as the Capital District, although erroneously thought of as part of Cundinamarca. Bogotá is a territorial entity of the first order, with the same administrative status as the departments of Colombia, it is the political, economic and industrial center of the country. Bogotá was founded as the capital of the New Kingdom of Granada on August 6, 1538, by Spanish conquistador Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada after a harsh expedition into the Andes conquering the Muisca; the Muisca were the indigenous inhabitants of the region and called the settlement where Bogotá was founded Bacatá, which in the Chibcha language means "The Lady of the Andes." Further, the word'Andes' in the Aymara language means "shining mountain," thus rendering the full lexical signification of Bogotá as "The Lady of the shining mountain." After the Battle of Boyacá on August 7, 1819, Bogotá became the capital of the independent nation of Gran Colombia.
Since the Viceroyalty of New Granada's independence from the Spanish Empire and during the formation of present-day Colombia, Bogotá has remained the capital of this territory. The city is located in the center of Colombia, on a high plateau known as the Bogotá savanna, part of the Altiplano Cundiboyacense located in the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes, it is the third-highest capital in South America and in the world after Quito and La Paz, at an average of 2,640 metres above sea level. Subdivided into 20 localities, Bogotá has an area of 1,587 square kilometres and a cool climate, constant through the year; the city is home to central offices of the executive branch, the legislative branch and the judicial branch of the Colombian government. Bogotá stands out for its economic strength and associated financial maturity, its attractiveness to global companies and the quality of human capital, it is the financial and commercial heart of Colombia, with the most business activity of any city in the country.
The capital hosts the main financial market in Colombia and the Andean natural region, is the leading destination for new foreign direct investment projects coming into Latin America and Colombia. It has the highest nominal GDP in the country, responsible for a quarter of the nation's total; the city's airport, El Dorado International Airport, named after the mythical El Dorado, handles the largest cargo volume in Latin America, is third in number of people. Bogotá is home to the largest number of universities and research centers in the country, is an important cultural center, with many theaters and museums, of which the Museo del Oro is the most important. Bogotá ranks 52nd on the Global Cities Index 2014, is considered a global city type "Alpha −" by GaWC; the area of modern Bogotá was first populated by groups of indigenous people who migrated south based on the relation with the other Chibcha languages. The civilisation built by the Muisca, who settled in the valleys and fertile highlands of and surrounding the Altiplano Cundiboyacense, was one of the four great civilisations in the Americas.
The name Muisca Confederation has been given to a loose egalitarian society of various chiefs who lived in small settlements of maximum 100 bohíos. The agriculture and salt-based society of the people was rich in goldworking and mummification; the religion of the Muisca consisted of various gods related to natural phenomena as the Sun and his wife, the Moon. Their complex luni-solar calendar, deciphered by Manuel Izquierdo based on work by Duquesne, followed three different sets of years, where the sidereal and synodic months were represented, their astronomical knowledge is represented in one of the few extant landmarks of the architecture of the Muisca in El Infiernito outside Villa de Leyva to the north of Bogotá. The first populations inhabiting the present-day Metropolitan Area of Bogotá, were hunter-gatherer people in the late Pleistocene; the oldest dated evidence thus far has been discovered in El Abra, north of Zipaquirá. Dated excavations in a rock shelter southwest of the city in Soacha provided ages of ~11,000 BP.
Since around 0 AD, the Muisca domesticated part of their meat diet. The people inhabiting the Bogotá savanna in the late 15th century were the Muisca, speaking Muysccubun, a member of the Chibcha language family. Muisca means "person", making "Muisca people", how they are called, a tautology. At the arrival of the conquerors, the population was estimated to be half a million indigenous people on the Bogotá savanna of up to two million in the Muisca Confederation, they occupied the highland and mild climate flanks between the Sumapaz Mountains to the southwest and Cocuy's snowy peak to the northeast, covering an approximate area of 25,000 km2, comprising Bogotá's high plain, the current Boyacá department portion and a small Santander region. Trade was the most important activity of the Muisca with other Chibcha-speaking neighbours, such as the Guane, Lache and U'wa and with Cariban groups as the Muzo or "Emerald People", their knowledge of salt pro
Silver Bear for Best Actress
The Silver Bear for Best Actress is the Berlin International Film Festival's award for achievement in performance by an actress. It is selected by the jury of the festival for films in the official competition slate; the award was first presented in 1956, can be for lead or supporting roles. The award was not presented in 1969, 1970, 1973, 1974. Sachiko Hidari won the award for two films in the 1964 competition. In 2011, the award was given to the entire female cast of A Separation. Shirley MacLaine is the only actress. ‡ - indicates the performance was nominated for an Academy Award. Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress Volpi Cup for Best Actress 2011 winner at screendaily.com, accessed 6-27-2015 2012 winner at indiewire.com, accessed 6-27-2015 2013 winner at deadline.com, accessed 6-27-2015 2014 winner at english.cntv.cn, accessed 6-27-2015 2015 winner at deadline.com, accessed 6-27-2015 Berlinale website Berlin Film Festival at IMDb 2010 winner at hollywoodreporter.com, accessed 6-27-2015
Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada is a Guatemalan-born American actor. He has played lead film roles in the comedy-drama Inside Llewyn Davis, for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination, the crime drama A Most Violent Year, the science fiction thriller Ex Machina. In 2006, he portrayed husband of Mary, in The Nativity Story, he portrayed José Ramos-Horta, former president of East Timor and co-recipient of the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize, in the Australian film Balibo, for which he won the AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. He has appeared in the Star Wars sequel trilogy as X-wing pilot Poe Dameron, in X-Men: Apocalypse as the titular mutant supervillain Apocalypse, he headlined the 2015 HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero as politician Nick Wasicsko, which earned him the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film. In 2016, Time named Isaac one of the 100 most influential people in the world on the annual Time 100 list. In 2017 Isaac was described as the "best dang actor of his generation" by Vanity Fair.
Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala to a Guatemalan mother, María Eugenia Estrada, a Cuban father, Óscar Gonzalo Hernández-Cano, a pulmonologist. His sister is climate scientist Nicole Hernandez-Hammer. Isaac's family settled in the U. S. when he was five months old, he was raised in Miami, Florida. He has described his evangelical Protestant upbringing as "very Christian." He has French and Jewish origins: "My grandfather was French in Guatemala. Isaac is Jewish from my father side. I am a big mix of many things."Isaac caused trouble at his private grade school, Westminster Christian, when growing up. "I set off a fire extinguisher in the gym, defaced a mural, just stupid stuff", he said in an interview. He liked to make kids laugh. At one point, his teacher had to screen off his desk from the rest of the class with a piece of cardboard, he was expelled. Isaac's entry into professional acting began at the Area Stage Company, Miami Beach, when Artistic Director John Rodaz cast him in a play.
He acted in Miami-based City Theatre's Summer Shorts short play festival in 2000–2001. While in Miami, he sang vocals for ska-punk band The Blinking Underdogs. Other band members included Nick Speck, Bill Sommer, Alan Mills, Keith Cooper, Matt LaPlant; the band enjoyed some success, opening for The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Isaac spent his musical years living a "straight edge" lifestyle. Isaac put music to the side after being accepted into the acting program of New York's prestigious Juilliard School in 2001. While a student there, he worked on one of his first films, All About the Benjamins, he was part of the Drama Division's Group 34. Isaac made his acting debut in the 1996 crime drama Illtown, credited as "Pool Boy". Next, he appeared in 2002's All About the Benjamins and made an appearance on the television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent four years later. Isaac garnered recognition in his first major film role in 2006 as Joseph in the biblical epic The Nativity Story, opposite Keisha Castle-Hughes.
He appeared as Romeo in the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park performances of Romeo and Juliet and as Proteus in Two Gentlemen of Verona. Isaac was awarded the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Supporting Actor of 2009, for his role as José Ramos-Horta in Balibo, he had a small role in Part Two of the Che Guevara biopic Che. Isaac played King John in the 2010 film Robin Hood, he portrayed a security guard in the Madonna-directed film W. E. and starred in the crime drama Drive, both of which were released in September 2011. He had a role as a musician in 10 Years, he performed his own song "Never Had" in the film. "Never Had" and "You Ain't Goin Nowhere" were included in the movie's soundtrack. In 2013, Isaac starred in the dramatic comedy film Inside Llewyn Davis and directed by the Coen brothers, where he played a talented yet unsuccessful folk singer in Greenwich Village in 1961; the film won the Grand Prix at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. For the role of Llewyn, Isaac was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy at the 2014 Golden Globes.
He co-starred with Jessica Chastain in J. C. Chandor's film A Most Violent Year, replacing actor Javier Bardem. In 2015, Isaac portrayed Nathan Hamlet Bateman in the science fiction film Ex Machina and starred in the 6-episode HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero, receiving universal critical acclaim and winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his performance as politician Nick Wasicsko. Isaac co-starred in the epic space opera film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, released on December 18, 2015, playing Poe Dameron, an X-wing pilot, he reprised the role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, released on December 15, 2017. He is set to reprise his role again in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the last film in the sequel trilogy. Isaac played X-Men villain Apocalypse in the film X-Men: Apocalypse, released on May 27, 2016; that year, he played the lead role in the historical drama The Promise, with co-star Christian Bale, in a story about the Armenian Genocide. In 2016, he was the narrator for the Nike ad "Unlimited You" created by Wieden+Kennedy.
In November 2016, the first episode of the podcast series Homecoming was released. It is a six—episode psychological thriller from Gimlet Media, co-starring Catherine Keener and David Schwimmer. In July 2017, Isaac starred as Prince Hamlet in The Public Theater production of Hamlet alongside Keegan-Michael Key, Ritchie Coster, Gayle Rankin, Ro
Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem is a Spanish actor. Bardem won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the psychopathic assassin Anton Chigurh in the 2007 Coen Brothers film No Country for Old Men, he has received critical acclaim for roles in films such as Jamón, jamón, Carne trémula, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Boca a boca, Los lunes al sol, Mar adentro, Skyfall, for which he received both a BAFTA and a SAG nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Bardem has won a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA, five Goya Awards, two European Film Awards, a Prize for Best Actor at Cannes and two Volpi Cups at Venice for his work, he is the first Spanish actor to be nominated for an Oscar, as well as the first Spaniard to win one, for Best Supporting Actor in No Country for Old Men, 2008. He received his third Academy Award nomination, second Best Actor nomination, for the film Biutiful. Bardem was born in the Canary Islands, Spain, his mother, Pilar Bardem, is an actress, his father, José Carlos Encinas Doussinague, was a businessman involved in environmental work.
The two separated shortly after his birth and his mother raised him alone. Bardem comes from a long line of filmmakers and actors dating back to the earliest days of Spanish cinema. Both his older brother and sister, Carlos and Mónica, are actors, he comes from a political background, as his uncle Juan Antonio was imprisoned by Franco for his anti-fascist films. Bardem was brought up in the Roman Catholic faith by his grandmother; as a child, he spent time on film sets. At age six, he made his first film appearance, in Fernando Fernán Gómez's El Pícaro, he played rugby for the junior Spanish National Team. Though he grew up in a family full of actors, Bardem did not see himself going into the family business. Painting was his first love, he went on to study painting for four years at Madrid's Escuela de Artes y Oficios. In need of money he took acting jobs to support his painting, but he says he was a bad painter and abandoned that career pursuit. In 1989, for the Spanish comedy show El Día Por Delante, he had to wear a Superman costume for a comedic sketch, a job that made him question whether he wanted to be an actor at all.
Bardem has confessed to having worked as a stripper during his struggling acting career. Bardem came to notice in a small role in his first major motion picture, The Ages of Lulu, when he was 20, in which he appeared along with his mother, Pilar Bardem. Bigas Luna, the director of Lulu, was sufficiently impressed to give him the leading male role in his next film, Jamón Jamón in 1992, in which Bardem played a would-be underwear model and bullfighter; the film, which starred a teenaged Penélope Cruz, was a major international success. He starred again in Luna's next film Golden Balls. Bardem's talent did not go unnoticed in the English-speaking world. In 1997, John Malkovich was the first to approach him a 27-year-old, for a role in English, but the Spanish actor turned down the offer because his English was still poor, his first English-speaking role came that same year, in with director Álex de la Iglesia's Perdita Durango, playing a santería-practicing bank robber. After starring in about two dozen films in his native country, he gained international recognition in Julian Schnabel's Before Night Falls in 2000, portraying Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas.
He received praise from his idol Al Pacino. For that role, he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor, the first for a Spaniard. After, he turned down the role of Danny Witwer in Minority Report which went to Colin Farrell. Instead, in 2002, Bardem starred in The Dancer Upstairs. Malkovich had Bardem in mind for the role of the detective's assistant, but the movie's taking so long to obtain financing gave Bardem time to learn English and take on the lead role of the detective. "I will always be grateful to him because he gave me my first chance to work in English", has said Bardem of Malkovich. Bardem won Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival for his role in Mar Adentro, released in the United States as The Sea Inside, in which he portrayed the quadriplegic turned assisted suicide activist Ramón Sampedro, he made his Hollywood debut in a brief appearance as a crime lord who summons Tom Cruise's hitman to do the dirty work of dispatching witnesses in the crime drama Collateral.
He stars in Miloš Forman's 2006 film Goya's Ghosts opposite Natalie Portman, where he plays a twisted monk during the Spanish Inquisition. In 2007, Bardem acted in two film adaptations: the Coen Brothers' No Country for Old Men, the adaptation of the Colombian novel Love in the Time of Cholera with Giovanna Mezzogiorno by Gabriel García Márquez. In No Country for Old Men, he played Anton Chigurh. For that role, he became the first Spaniard to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, he won a Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor, the Critics' Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor, the 2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for Best Supporting Actor. Bardem's rendition of Chigurh's trademark word, "What business is it of yours where I'm from, friendo?" (in respo
Love in the Time of Cholera (film)
Love in the Time of Cholera is a 2007 film directed by Mike Newell. Based on the novel Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez, it tells the story of a love triangle between Fermina Daza and her two suitors, Florentino Ariza and Doctor Juvenal Urbino which spans 50 years, from 1880 to 1930. Producer Scott Steindorff spent over three years courting Gabriel García Márquez for the rights to the book telling him that he was Florentino and would not give up until he got the rights, it is the first filming of a García Márquez novel by a Hollywood studio, rather than by Latin American or Italian directors. It is the first English-language work of Academy Award-nominated Brazilian actress Fernanda Montenegro, who portrays Tránsito Ariza. In late 19th century Cartagena, a river port in Colombia, Florentino Ariza falls in love at first sight with Fermina Daza, they secretly correspond, she agrees to marry him, but her father discovers their relationship and sends her to stay with distant relatives.
When she returns some years Fermina agrees to marry Dr. Juvenal Urbino, her father's choice, their 50-year marriage is outwardly loving but inwardly marred by darker emotions. Fermina's marriage devastates Florentino, who vows to remain a virgin, but his self-denial is thwarted by a tryst. To help him get over Fermina, his mother throws a willing widow into his bed, he discovers that sex is a good pain reliever, one he uses to replace the opium that he had habitually smoked, he begins to record and describe each of his sexual encounters, beginning with the widow, compiles over 600 entries. A lowly clerk, he plods resolutely over many years to approach the wealth and social standing of Dr. Urbino; when the now-elderly doctor dies Florentino and impertinently resumes courting Fermina. Much of the film takes place in the walled city of Cartagena in Colombia; some screen shots showed the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range. London based animation studio VooDooDog created the title end sequence.
These sequences draw inspirations from the colors and atmosphere of South America. We put a lot of effort into the line test stage, studying time-lapse flowers footage and getting the twisting feeling of the tendrils and flowers opening before committing to the hand painting stage. I am sure no one other than fussy designers notice, but we think it was worth the effort rather than just making a straight computerised sequence. According to an interview by Colombian magazine Revista Semana, Scott Steindorff, producer of the film, showed an unreleased final edition of the film to Gabriel García Márquez in Mexico who at the end of the film is said to have exclaimed "Bravo!" with a smile on his face. The film received mixed to negative reviews from critics. On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, 25% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 110 reviews, with an average rating of 4.7/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Though beautifully filmed, the makers of Love in the Time of Cholera fail to transfer the novel's magic to the screen."
On Metacritic, the film had an average score of 44 based on 27 reviews. Time rated it "D" and described it as "a serious contender the worst movie made from a great novel... Skip the film. Doubtless it's an enormously daunting task to adapt a book at once so sweeping and internal, so swooningly romantic and philosophical, but it takes a lighter touch and a more expansive view than Newell and Harwood seem to bring."A song written for the film by Shakira and Antonio Pinto was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Song. In its opening weekend in the United States and Canada, the film ranked #10 at the box office, grossing $1.9 million in 852 theaters. Official website Love in the Time of Cholera on IMDb Love in the Time of Cholera at Rotten Tomatoes Love in the Time of Cholera at Metacritic Love in the Time of Cholera at Box Office Mojo Love in the Time of Cholera at AllMovie
Love in the Time of Cholera
Love in the Time of Cholera is a novel by Colombian Nobel prize winning author Gabriel García Márquez. The novel was first published in Spanish in 1985. Alfred A. Knopf published an English translation in 1988, an English-language movie adaptation was released in 2007; the main characters of the novel are Fermina Daza. Florentino and Fermina fall in love in their youth. A secret relationship blossoms between the two with the help of Fermina's Aunt Escolástica, they exchange several love letters. However, once Fermina's father, Lorenzo Daza, finds out about the two, he forces his daughter to stop seeing Florentino immediately; when she refuses, he and his daughter move in with his deceased wife's family in another city. Regardless of the distance and Florentino continue to communicate via telegraph. However, upon her return, Fermina realizes that her relationship with Florentino was nothing but a dream since they are strangers. A young and accomplished national hero, Dr. Juvenal Urbino, begins to court her.
Despite her initial dislike of Urbino, Fermina gives in to her father's persuasion and the security and wealth Urbino offers, they wed. Urbino is a medical doctor devoted to science, "order and progress", he is committed to the promotion of public works. He is a rational man whose life is organized and who values his importance and reputation in society, he is a herald of modernization. After Fermina's engagement and marriage, Florentino swore to stay faithful and wait for her. However, his promiscuity gets the better of him. With all the women he is with, he makes sure that Fermina will never find out. Meanwhile and Urbino grow old together, going through happy years and unhappy ones and experiencing all the reality of marriage. At an elderly age, Urbino attempts to get his pet parrot out of his mango tree, only to fall off the ladder he was standing on and die. After the funeral, Florentino proclaims his love for Fermina once again and tells her he has stayed faithful to her all these years. Hesitant at first because she is only widowed, finds his advances untoward, Fermina gives him a second chance.
They attempt a life together. Urbino proves in the end not to have been an faithful husband, confessing one affair to Fermina many years into their marriage. Though the novel seems to suggest that Urbino's love for Fermina was never as spiritually chaste as Florentino's was, it complicates Florentino's devotion by cataloging his many trysts as well as a few genuine loves. By the end of the book, Fermina comes to recognize Florentino's wisdom and maturity, their love is allowed to blossom during their old age. Lorenzo Daza – Fermina Daza's father, a mule driver, he is revealed to have been involved in some illicit businesses to build his fortune. Jeremiah de Saint-Amour – The man whose suicide is introduced as the opening to the novel. Aunt Escolástica – The woman who attempts to aid Fermina in her early romance with Florentino by delivering their letters for them, she is sent away by Lorenzo Daza for this. Tránsito Ariza – Florentino's mother. Hildebranda Sánchez – Fermina's cousin. Miss Barbara Lynch – The woman with whom Urbino confesses having had an affair, the only one during his long marriage.
Leona Cassiani – She starts out as the "personal assistant" to Uncle Leo XII at the R. C. C; the company which Florentino controls. At one point, it is revealed that the two share a deep respect even love, for each other, but will never be together, she has a maternal love for him as a result of his "charity" in rescuing her from the streets and giving her a job. Diego Samaritano – The captain of the riverboat on which Fermina and Florentino ride at the end of the novel. América Vicuña – The fourteen-year-old girl who towards the end of the novel is sent to live with Florentino, they have a sexual relationship, after being rejected by Florentino and failing her exams, she kills herself. Her suicide illustrates the selfish nature of Florentino's love for Fermina; the story occurs in an unnamed port city somewhere near the Caribbean Sea and the Magdalena River. Given that Rafael Núñez is mentioned as the "author of the national anthem", the country is Colombia. While the city remains unnamed throughout the novel and names of places suggest it is based on Cartagena with the addition of the Magdalena River, which meets the sea at the nearby city of Barranquilla.
The fictional city is divided into such sections as "The District of the Viceroys" and "The Arcade of the Scribes." The novel takes place during the half century between 1880 and 1930. The city's "steamy and sleepy streets, rat-infested sewers, old slave quarter, decaying colonial architecture, multifarious inhabitants" are mentioned variously in the text and mingle amid the lives of the characters. Locations within the story include: The house Fermina shares with her husband, Dr. Juvenal Urbino; the "transient hotel" where Florentino Ariza stays for a brief time. Ariza's office at the river company; the Arcade of the Scribes. The Magdalena River; some critics choose to consider Love in the Time of Cholera as a sentimental story about the enduring power of true love. Others criticize this opinion as being too simple. García Márquez himself said in an interview, "you have to be careful not to fall into my trap."This is manif