Jordi Mollà y Perales (Catalan pronunciation:. As an actor, Mollà is most recognized in the United States for his role as Diego Delgado in Blow, his debut Hollywood film. Mollà has directed three films and written two books. Bad Boys II co-star Gabrielle Union labeled Mollà as "The Tom Cruise of Spain," when praising his performance as Johnny Tapia. Mollà's artwork is represented in the Carmen De la Guerra Gallery in Madrid, PicassoMio Gallery in Madrid and Coldcreation Gallery in Barcelona. In the summer of 2002, he exhibited in ARCO Madrid at the Carmen de la Guerra Gallery, along with a number of other artists. Jordi Mollà on IMDb Jordi Mollà Artist Site Artwork by Jordi Mollà
Madrid is the capital of Spain and the largest municipality in both the Community of Madrid and Spain as a whole. The city has 3.3 million inhabitants and a metropolitan area population of 6.5 million. It is the third-largest city in the European Union, smaller than only London and Berlin, its monocentric metropolitan area is the third-largest in the EU, smaller only than those of London and Paris; the municipality covers 604.3 km2. Madrid lies on the River Manzanares in the Community of Madrid; as the capital city of Spain, seat of government, residence of the Spanish monarch, Madrid is the political and cultural centre of the country. The current mayor is Manuela Carmena from the party Ahora Madrid; the Madrid urban agglomeration has the third-largest GDP in the European Union and its influence in politics, entertainment, media, science and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities. Madrid is home to Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid. Due to its economic output, high standard of living, market size, Madrid is considered the leading economic hub of the Iberian Peninsula and of Southern Europe.
It hosts the head offices of the vast majority of major Spanish companies, such as Telefónica, IAG or Repsol. Madrid is the 10th most liveable city in the world according to Monocle magazine, in its 2017 index. Madrid houses the headquarters of the World Tourism Organization, belonging to the United Nations Organization, the Ibero-American General Secretariat, the Organization of Ibero-American States, the Public Interest Oversight Board, it hosts major international regulators and promoters of the Spanish language: the Standing Committee of the Association of Spanish Language Academies, headquarters of the Royal Spanish Academy, the Cervantes Institute and the Foundation of Urgent Spanish. Madrid organises fairs such as ARCO, SIMO TCI and the Madrid Fashion Week. While Madrid possesses modern infrastructure, it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighbourhoods and streets, its landmarks include the Royal Palace of Madrid. Cibeles Palace and Fountain have become one of the monument symbols of the city.
مجريط Majrīṭ is the first documented reference to the city. It is recorded in Andalusi Arabic during the al-Andalus period; the name Magerit was retained in Medieval Spanish. The most ancient recorded name of the city "Magerit" comes from the name of a fortress built on the Manzanares River in the 9th century AD, means "Place of abundant water" in Arabic. A wider number of theories have been formulated on possible earlier origins. According to legend, Madrid was founded by Ocno Bianor and was named "Metragirta" or "Mantua Carpetana". Others contend that the original name of the city was "Ursaria", because of the many bears that were to be found in the nearby forests, together with the strawberry tree, have been the emblem of the city since the Middle Ages, it is speculated that the origin of the current name of the city comes from the 2nd century BC. The Roman Empire established a settlement on the banks of the Manzanares river; the name of this first village was "Matrice". Following the invasions carried out by the Germanic Sueves and Vandals, as well as the Sarmatic Alans during the 5th century AD, the Roman Empire no longer had the military presence required to defend its territories on the Iberian Peninsula, as a consequence, these territories were soon occupied by the Vandals, who were in turn dispelled by the Visigoths, who ruled Hispania in the name of the Roman emperor taking control of "Matrice".
In the 8th century, the Islamic conquest of the Iberian Peninsula saw the name changed to "Mayrit", from the Arabic term ميرا Mayra and the Ibero-Roman suffix it that means'place'. The modern "Madrid" evolved from the Mozarabic "Matrit", still in the Madrilenian gentilic. Although the site of modern-day Madrid has been occupied since prehistoric times, there are archaeological remains of Carpetani settlement, Roman villas, a Visigoth basilica near the church of Santa María de la Almudena and three Visigoth necropoleis near Casa de Campo, Tetúan and Vicálvaro, the first historical document about the existence of an established settlement in Madrid dates from the Muslim age. At the second half of the 9th century, Emir Muhammad I of Córdoba built a fortress on a headland near the river Manzanares, as one of the many fortresses he ordered to be built on the border between Al-Andalus and the kingdoms of León and Castile, with the objective of protecting Toledo from the Christian invasions and as a starting point for Muslim offensives.
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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
Roque Baños López is a Spanish music composer whose place of birth is Jumilla, a municipality in the Spanish region of Murcia. Baños graduated from Boston's Berklee College of Music in 1995 and has since scored both Spanish and English-language films, he has received numerous awards for his compositional work, including the Spanish Goya Award for Best Original Score in both 2008 and 2009. Baños has been involved in music his whole life, his father being a saxophonist, he himself completed a basic saxophone degree at the Upper Music Conservatory of Murcia. In 1986, Baños moved to Madrid where he attended the Real Conservatorio Superior and continued his musical studies, obtaining professional degrees in the saxophone, harmony, composition and conducting. In 1993 he received a grant from the Ministry of Culture to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, it was as a student at Berklee that he would develop his aspirations to compose film scores and jazz. Although Baños developed his skills as a concert musician, he soon decided to focus on composition.
His approach to film music is due to his education at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA. There, he studied music composition with David Spear and orchestral direction with Gregory Fridge, specializing in composition for film scores and jazz, winning several awards, among them the Robert Share Award for showing the highest dramatic level in the area of film score, he graduated with Summa Cum Laude in the branches of jazz composition. Back in Spain, after a brief period in the short film scene, he began to compose for the big screen thanks to actor Gabino Diego. Since he has composed many works along with fellow Spanish composer Alberto Iglesias. In 2008, he received the Goya Award for Best Original Score for the soundtrack of Las 13 rosas, he scored an American film for the first time with the 2013 horror film Evil Dead. His music is notable for a great jazz influence, as showed in the majority of his works and in El robo más grande jamás contado. Carreteras secundarias No se lo digas a nadie Una pareja perfecta Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley Muertos de risa Segunda piel Goya en Burdeos El corazón del guerrero El árbol del penitente Tuno negro Sexy Beast Obra maestra Lázaro de Tormes La Comunidad Torrente 2, misión en Marbella No somos nadie No debes estar aquí Chica de Río Salomé El robo más grande jamás contado El otro lado de la cama Deseo 800 balas El maquinista La Flaqueza del Bolchevique Isi/Disi.
Amor a lo bestia El séptimo día Crimen Ferpecto The Machinist Torrente 3: El protector Rosario Tijeras Frágiles La caja Kovak Alatriste Las 13 rosas Diario de una ninfómana The Oxford Murders Celda 211 Rosa y negro 7 Minutos Balada triste de trompeta Torrente 4: Lethal Crisis Evil Dead Oldboy Regression Ocho apellidos catalanes In the Heart of the Sea Risen Don't Breathe The Commuter The Miracle Season The Man Who Killed Don Quixote The Girl in the Spider's Web Web Oficial de Roque Baños Las 13 Rosas Alatriste Roque Baños on IMDb
Mercedes Sampietro Marro is a Spanish actress. Her debut on stage was in 1979, in cinema, seven years with Jaime Chávarri's A un dios desconocido, she has worked five times with Pilar Miró. In 1981 she won the award for Best Actress at the 12th Moscow International Film Festival for her role in Gary Cooper, Who Art in Heaven, she won one Goya Award for Best Actress thanks to her role in Argentinian-Spanish film Lugares comunes She has dubbed into Spanish actresses including Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton, Kim Basinger, Catherine Deneuve. She was the president of the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España from 9 October 2003 to 18 December 2006. 2007 La noche que dejó de llover La buena nueva El hombre de arena Vida de familia 2006 Va a ser que nadie es perfecto 53 días de invierno La edad de la peseta Salvador, de Manuel Huerga 2005 Reinas, de Manuel Gómez Pereira Obaba, de Montxo Armendáriz Nordeste 2004 Inconscientes Febrer El año del diluvio Cuadrilátero 2003 Buscando a Nemo No matarás Bala perdida 2002 - Lugares comunes 2001 - Silencio roto, de Montxo Armendáriz 2000 Dinosaurio Nosotras Sé quién eres 1999 Cuando vuelvas a mi lado Las huellas borradas Tarzán Segunda piel Saïd 1998 - Bert 1997 - La herida luminosa 1995 - Historias del Kronen, de Montxo Armendáriz 1994 - Dame fuego 1993 - El pájaro de la felicidad, de Pilar Miró 1991 - Beltenebros, de Pilar Miró 1989 Montoyas y tarantos La blanca paloma La banyera Caminos de tiza 1988 Sinatra Qui t'estima, Babel?
Lluvia de otoño 1987 - Pehavý Max a strasidlá 1986 Werther, de Pilar Miró Virtudes Bastián 1985 Extramuros El anillo de niebla 1984 - La última rosa 1983 Percusión Vivir mañana 1982 Estoy en crisis Hablamos esta noche La leyenda del tambor El ser 1980 Gary Cooper, que estás en los cielos, de Pilar Miró El crimen de Cuenca, de Pilar Miró 1978 - ¿Qué hace una chica como tú en un sitio como éste? 1977 - A un dios desconocido Mercedes Sampietro on IMDb
Ángeles González-Sinde Reig is a Spanish scriptwriter, film director and politician. She was Culture Minister of Spain from April 2009 until December 2011. González-Sinde studied Classics at the Complutense University of Madrid and did a Masters in Cinema Scriptwriting at the AFI Conservatory in Los Angeles, she was president of AACCE since 2006 until April 2009. Her appointment was received with anger and rejection by the Spanish Internet Community, due to González-Sinde's opposition to P2P file sharing and the alleged conflict of interest due to her ties to the film industry. A strict anti-piracy law enacted in Spain in December 2011 has become known colloquially as Ley Sinde, or the Sinde Law, as she was seen as the primary backer of the measure, she is the daughter of José María González-Sinde, Sr.. Her brother, José María González-Sinde, Jr. is involved in the film industry. La casa de los líos —television series. La buena estrella, by Ricardo Franco. Lágrimas negras, by Ricardo Franco. Segunda piel, by Gerardo Vera.
Las razones de mis amigos, by Gerardo Herrero. Antigua vida mía, by Héctor Olivera. Cuéntame cómo pasó — television series. El misterio Galíndez, by Gerardo Herrero. Manolito Gafotas, by Antonio Merecero. La suerte dormida. La vida que te espera, by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón. La puta y la ballena, by Luis Puenzo. Madrid 11M: Todos íbamos en ese tren, by several directors. Entre vivir y soñar, by Alfonso Albacete and David Menkes. Heroína, by Gerardo Herrero. Los aires difíciles, by Gerardo Herrero. Todos estamos invitados, by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón. Una palabra tuya. Mentiras y Gordas. La suerte dormida. Madrid 11M: Todos íbamos en ese tren — «Como los demás». Una palabra tuya. Goya Award for La buena estrella, by Ricardo Franco. Goya Award for Best New Director for La suerte dormida. Prize Turia for Best New Work La suerte dormida. XX Festival de Cine Español de Málaga, Best Script for Heroína, by Gerardo Herrero. Premio Planeta de Novela, runner-up for El buen hijo On April 2009, Ángeles González-Sinde was appointed Culture Minister.
This sparked a movement against her from the Spanish Internet users community, represented by the Asociacion de Internautas. They stated that she was unable to fulfill the needs and obligations of her position because of a conflict of interest, as she had personal ties with businesses involved in the film industry and would not be impartial. Moreover, Spanish law 5/2006 of April 10, 2006 regulates conflicts of interest among high-ranking positions in the Spanish government. Ángeles González Sinde on IMDb
Ariadna Gil Giner is a Spanish actress. She is known for her expressive acting in films such as Lágrimas Negras. Film director Bigas Luna discovered her for the 1986 movie Lola. After 4 films in Catalan, though with the presence of Spanish and French, she took part in a movie in Spanish in 1991, Emilio Martínez Lázaro's Amo tu cama rica 1991, has gone on to play in a myriad of films and series in Catalan, Spanish and English, among other languages. From 1993 to 2007, she has performed in more than 31 films, such as Libertarias, directed by Vicente Aranda, she has been in a relationship with American actor Viggo Mortensen since 2009. 1992: Premio Ondas a la mejor actriz, "Amo tu cama rica" 1992: Premio del Festival de Peñíscola a la mejor actriz, "Amo tu cama rica" 1993: Premio Goya a la mejor actriz, "Belle Époque" 1993: Fotogramas de plata, "Belle Époque" Ariadna Gil on IMDb LaPelikula