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
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
Ricardo Alberto Darín is an Argentine actor and film director considered as one of the best and most prolific actors of Argentine cinema. Considered one of the greatest and most acclaimed movie stars of his country, he played a number of parts in TV series for several years where he became popular as a young leading actor, his most prominent roles as a film actor include Nine Queens, El hijo de la novia, Luna de Avellaneda, The Aura and La señal, his directorial debut. He starred in the Academy Award winning film for Best Foreign Picture The Secret in Their Eyes. In 2011, the Konex Foundation bestowed upon him their Diamond Award, one of the most prestigious awards in Argentina, for being the most important personality in entertainment in the last decade in his country. In 2015, he received the Goya Award for Best Actor for the film Truman. Darín was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on January 26, 1957, to actor Ricardo Darín Sr. and actress Renée Roxana. His family is of Italian and Syrian-Lebanese origin, has held strong ties to the Argentine showbusiness community.
His parents divorced in 1969 when he was 12 years old, his father died of cancer on January 5, 1989. Darín was ten years old. By the age of sixteen he had achieved a stable position in Television in Argentina, in TV shows such as Alta Comedia and Estación Retiro, under the patronage of Alberto Migré, Argentina's major TV producer at the time. During the 1980s, while still collaborating with Migré, Darín was acclaimed as one of the galancitos, a group of young actors that adapted popular TV programs into theater productions; the galancitos were popular all over Argentina. In 1987, Darín starred in the television show Estrellita mía, with Andrea Del Boca, two years in the show Rebelde, with Grecia Colmenares, he switched to comedy in the early 1990s, which led to his greatest television success co-starring in the remake of the 1970s TV show Mi cuñado, alongside Luis Brandoni. Despite his success on television, Darín never left theater and continued to perform in productions such as La extraña pareja, Sugar, Algo en común and Art.
He debuted as theater director in 1990, with the production Pájaros in the nait, starring Adrián Suar, Diego Torres and Leonardo Sbaraglia. He started his film career by appearing in movies aimed for young audiences, such as He nacido en la ribera, Así es la vida, La rabona and Los éxitos del amor, La carpa del amor, La discoteca del amor and La canción de Buenos Aires, he shifted to more mature roles, which permitted him to appear in movies such as El desquite, Revancha de un amigo and La Rosales. The critics first noted and praised Darín for his role in the movie Perdido por perdido, directed by the newcomer Alberto Lecchi, he appeared in Eduardo Mignogna's The Lighthouse, starred in Juan José Campanella's Same Love, Same Rain, which brought him further critical acclaim. But his success on film was established by his role as Marcos, a con artist in the midst of Argentina's financial crisis, in the 2000 movie Nine Queens, in which he starred alongside Gastón Pauls. After the success of Nine Queens, Darín played a minor role in Mignona's La fuga, in 2001.
In that same year, he co-starred alongside Norma Aleandro and Héctor Alterio. The movie was a commercial and critical success, resulting in its nomination for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and its winning the Silver Condor Award for Best Film. Darín starred in the comedy film Samy y yo, with Angie Cepeda, in 2002, he starred with Cecilia Roth in Kamchatka, a drama, Argentina's official submission for the 2002 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but it was not nominated by the Academy. In 2004 he co-starred with actress Mercedes Morán in the movie Moon of Avellaneda, in which he played a man trying to save his childhood club from bankruptcy. In 2005 he portrayed a taxidermist with photographic memory who unknowingly gets himself involved in a crime scheme in the movie The Aura; this last performance earned him an Argentine Film Critics Association Silver Condor Award for Best Actor and a Clarín Award for Best Actor. In 2006 he and Juan José Campanella were awarded Spanish citizenship by certificate of naturalization, a special concession given by the Kingdom of Spain to people of particular merit.
That same year, he starred in the Spanish film The Education of Fairies, alongside Bebe and Irène Jacob. In 2007 he appeared in the movie XXY, where he plays the troubled father of an intersex teenage daughter; that same year, he starred and debuted as a film director in the movie La señal, a project Eduardo Magnogna left unfinished after his death. In 2009 he starred with Soledad Villamil and Guillermo Francella in The Secret in Their Eyes, a movie by Juan José Campanella; the movie won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and was the second biggest box-office hit in the history of Argentine cinema. His performance as Benjamín Espósito earned Darín a second Silver Condor Award for Best Actor and his first nomination for the Goya Award in that same category. In 2009 he appeared in the Spanish movie El baile de la Victoria, which earned him a nomination for the Goya Award, this time as Best Actor in a Supporting Role. In 2010 he starred in Pablo Trapero's Carancho, with Martina Gusmán, where he played the role of an
Emilio Gutiérrez Caba
Emilio Gutiérrez Caba is a Spanish film and television actor. Caba is the son of actors Emilio Gutierrez and Irene Caba Alba and brother of the actresses Irene Gutiérrez Caba and Julia Gutiérrez Caba, he began acting while at university. Caba's professional theatre debut was in 1962, he began his cinema career in 1963. He has won two Goya Awards as Best Supporting Actor for his roles in La comunidad and El cielo abierto. La torre de Suso El cielo abierto Y decirte por ejemplo, te quiero. La comunidad. Goya en Burdeos. La primera noche de mi vida. Werther. Las bicicletas son para el verano. La colmena. Naked Therapy Cristina Guzmán Los chicos del Preu. Nueve cartas a Berta. La caza. Como dos gotas de agua Emilio Gutiérrez Caba on IMDb
José María Sacristán Turiégano, better known as José Sacristán, is a Spanish film and television actor. At Gijón International Film Festival in 2015, he received the Nacho Martinez Award, he has directed three films: Yo me bajo en la próxima, ¿y usted? Cara de acelga Soldados de plomo Velvet, Antena 3/Netflix, 2014-2016 Morocco: Love in Times of War The Bar Perdiendo el Norte Magical Girl El muerto y ser feliz Madrid, 1987 Cosas que hacen que la vida valga la pena Roma Fumata blanca La marcha verde Ja me maaten Martín 7000 Días Juntos Convivencia Todos a la cárcel Madregilda El pájaro de la felicidad Historias de la puta mili Un lugar en el mundo El vuelo de la paloma El viaje a ninguna parte A la pálida luz de la luna La vaquilla La noche más hermosa Epílogo Soldados de plomo La colmena Navajeros Operación Ogro Miedo a salir de noche Mis relaciones con Ana ¡Arriba Hazaña! Un hombre llamado flor de otoño Solos en la madrugada El diputado Oro rojo Reina Zanahoria Asignatura pendiente Hasta que el matrimonio nos separe Ellas los prefieren...locas Las largas vacaciones del 36 El secreto inconfesable de un chico bien La mujer es cosa de hombres Lo verde empieza en los Pirineos No quiero perder la honra Los nuevos españoles Mi mujer es muy decente, dentro de lo que cabe Vida conyugal sana Sex o no sex El abuelo tiene un plan Señora doctor Las estrellas están verdes El padre de la criatura París Bien Vale una Moza Guapo heredero busca esposa Vente a Alemania, Pepe Vente a ligar al Oeste No desearás a la mujer del vecino Las ibéricas F.
C. Españolas en París The Man Who Wanted to Kill Himself El apartamento de la tentación Pierna creciente, falda menguante Cateto a babor The Complete Idiot Don Erre que Erre Una señora llamada Andrés El ángel Sangre en el ruedo The Troublemaker Soltera y madre en la vida Relaciones casi públicas ¡Cómo está el servicio! Operation Mata Hari Sor Citroën La ciudad no es para mí José Sacristán on IMDb
Andrés Pajares Martín is a Spanish actor, director and comedian, in theater and television. He started as a comedian in 1968, during his early career he mixed regular shows with theater performances both as a comedian and as an actor. Although he entered the world of films as an extra in the late 1960s, it was not until the end of the 1970s when he reached popularity, he is known as an actor for movies like ¡Ay Carmela!, for which he received a Goya Award for Best Actor in 1991, his eleven movies with Fernando Esteso directed by Mariano Ozores and produced between 1979 and 1984. With more than forty films in his career, he has directed three movies, two of them written by him, wrote the script for another movie. In television, he is known for the series ¡Ay, Señor, Señor! which were broadcast during 1994 and 1995. During all his time he continued creating humoristic shows for television and theaters, has received numerous awards for his accomplishments in the entertainment industry. Bwana A Decent Adultery The Sailor with Golden Fists Won Goya Award for Best Actor 1991: ¡Ay Carmela!
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Fernando Casado Arambillet, best known as Fernando Rey, was a Spanish film and television actor, who worked in both Europe and the United States. A suave, international actor best known for his roles in the films of surrealist director Luis Buñuel and as a drug lord in The French Connection, he appeared in more than 150 films over half a century; the debonair Rey was described by French Connection producer Philip D'Antoni as "the last of the Continental guys". He achieved his greatest fame after he turned 50: "Perhaps it is a pity that my success came so late in life", he told the Los Angeles Times. "It might have been better to have been successful, like El Cordobés in the bullring. Your life is all before you to enjoy it." Rey was born in A Coruña, the son of Captain Casado Veiga. He studied architecture, but the Spanish Civil War interrupted his university studies which led him to his success. In 1936, Rey began his career in films as an extra, sometimes getting credited, it was that he chose his stage name, Fernando Rey.
He kept his first name, but took his mother's second surname, Rey, a short surname with a clear meaning. In 1944, his first speaking role was the Duke of Alba in José López Rubio's Eugenia de Montijo. Four years he acted the part of Felipe I el Hermoso, King of Spain, in the Spanish cinema blockbuster Locura de amor; this was the start of a prolific career in film, radio and television. Rey was a great dubbing actor in Spanish television, his voice was considered intense and personal, he became the narrator of important Spanish movies including Luis García Berlanga's Bienvenido Mr. Marshall, Ladislao Vajda's Marcelino Pan y Vino, the 1992 re-dubbed version of Orson Welles' Don Quixote. In fact, Rey acted in four different film versions of Don Quixote in different roles, if one counts the Welles version, his brilliant performance in the role of a demotivated and doubtful actor in Juan Antonio Bardem's Cómicos, while showing him for the first time in a successful lead part, paradoxically, as he saw himself as the real incarnation of the role, plunged him in a professional depression, of which he did not emerge until his collaboration with Luis Buñuel several years later.
However, in the short term, Buñuel's disconcerting public remark on Rey's performance in another of Bardem's film, Sonatas, "I love how this actor plays a corpse", could only increase Rey's apprehensions. Rey became Buñuel's preferred actor and closest friend. Rey's first international performance was in The Night Heaven Fell a 1958 French-Italian film directed by Roger Vadim, where he acted alongside Stephen Boyd, Marina Vlady and Brigitte Bardot, he had played in an American TV series, It happens in Spain, the story of the exploits of a private detective, operating out in Spain, who helps distressed American tourists. In 1959, Rey co-starred with Steve Reeves and Christine Kaufmann in the Italian sword and sandal film The Last Days of Pompeii. In 1961 Rey played in a European Western, The Savage Guns, as the popularity of that genre increased during that decade appeared in some other movies, including the political The Price of Power, the bizarre cult classic Compañeros, two sequels of The Magnificent Seven, namely Return of the Seven and Guns of the Magnificent Seven.
It was his work with Orson Welles and Luis Buñuel during the 1960s and 1970s that made Rey internationally prominent. For Welles, Rey performed in Chimes at Midnight and The Immortal Story. Rey played memorably the French villain. Friedkin intended to cast Francisco Rabal as Charnier, but could not remember his name after seeing him in Luis Buñuel's Belle de jour. Rey was hired. Rey's English and French were not perfect, but Friedkin discovered that Rabal spoke neither of them, opted to keep Rey, who reprised the role in the less successful sequel, French Connection II. Along 1970s and 1980s Rey played in many international co-productions, some of his appearances being cameos; these films include Lewis Gilbert's The Adventurers, Mauro Bolognini's Drama of the Rich, Vincente Minnelli's A Matter of Time, Valerio Zurlini's The Desert of the Tartars, Robert Altman's Quintet, J. Lee Thompson's Caboblanco and Frank Perry's Monsignor. One of Rey's greater successes in these years was Elisa, vida mía, a 1977 Spanish drama film written and directed by Carlos Saura.
On his work in Stuart Rosenberg's Voyage of the Damned, Rey once said: "I played president Brú. They paid me a lot of money for less than six hours of shooting, in the Barcelona Stock Exchange building, with James Mason. I got more money than Orson Welles, who played a great role...". In years, Rey preferred to work in Spain, with successes as Francisco Regueiro's Padre Nuestro, José Luis Cuerda's El bosque animado and Jaime de Armiñán's