100 Grandes actores del cine Español

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José Luis López Vázquez
Spanish actor. He started his career in theatre in 1939, when he was only 17, with the support of the director Modesto Higueras and the painter José Caballero. His first works were as actor, set decorator and costume designer in non-commercial amateur theatre plays, basically at the 'Teatro de las Organizaciones Juveniles (TOI)' and at the TEU...
 
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Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem is the youngest member of a family of actors that has been making films since the early days of Spanish cinema. He was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, to actress Pilar Bardem (María del Pilar Bardem Muñoz) and businessman José Carlos Encinas Doussinague. His maternal grandparents were actors Rafael Bardem and Matilde Muñoz Sampedro...
 
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Manuel Alexandre
The perfect traveling buddy to Spanish cinema and television, Alexandre accompanied their evolution for six decades. For better or worse. During a very long life (born in 1917, he died in 2010 at age 92) and a very long career (Alexandre debuted on the boards in 1945, in the cinema in 1947 and on TV in 1963)...
 
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Fernando Rey
Fernando Rey, the great Spanish movie actor primarily known in the United States for his role as "Frog One" in The French Connection and its sequel, was born Fernando Casado D'Arambillet on September 20 1917, in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, the son of Colonel Casado Veiga. Originally, the young Fernando intended to become an architect...
 
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Francisco Rabal
Actor, Viridiana
Francisco Rabal -- Paco to everyone -- was born in the mining camp where his father worked. His mother owned a small mill. At the age of six, with the Civil War breaking out, the family emigrated to Madrid and he started working as a street salesman and later in a chocolate factory, which later led to him working as an electrician in the Chamartín Film Studios...
 
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Juan Luis Galiardo
Actor, Familia
He studies in the Escuela Oficial de Cinematografia (Madrid). His debut was in 1966. He works also in theater and TV.
 
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José Isbert
Actor, El verdugo
He debuted in theater when he was 19 years old and later he worked in the company of the Lara theater where he played as a first actor during 16 years. He participated in a short in 1912 but his cinematographic career mostly began on the 30s, working more in cinema than in theater in the 40s and later on...
 
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Javier Cámara
Born in La Rioja (Spain) in 1967. Soon he moved to Madrid to graduate in Dramatic Arts. He use to work as an usher at the Fígaro Theatre in Madrid. His stage debut was in "El caballero de Olmedo" by Félix Lope de Vega back in 1991. After his great success in the TV-sitcom 7 vidas, he worked with Pedro Almodóvar in the acclaimed Talk to Her.
 
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Ismael Merlo
Actor, The Hunt
His professional debut in 1934 with the Society of Enrique Rambal in a spectacular production of "Around the World in 80 Days." Upon completion of the Spanish Civil War, became part of the Society of Isabel Garcés Between 1940 and 1943 played important roles in various films. However, he soon returned to the theater...
 
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Guillermo Marín
Trained in the theater during the 20s, the Society of Ricardo Calvo, his stage career spans 60 years. During these years he formed his own company several times, you get several hits and the National Theatre Award in 1970 and 1982. Considered an institution in the Spanish theater, remained above the tables until his death...
 
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Cassen
Actor, Plácido
He works in Radio Tarragona. There he begins as a comic actor. Later he debuts in the Romea theater in Barcelona and works in shows, TV and debuts in cinema in 1961.
 
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Alberto Closas
During the spanish civil war he goes with his family to Buenos Aires. There he studies in the Escuela de Arte Dramatico of Margarita Xirgu. He debuts in cinema in 1946 in Argentina and in 1955 he comes back to Spain and still working in cinema and theater. He is the owner of the Marquina theater in Madrid.
 
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Imanol Arias
Actor, Cuéntame
Imanol Arias began his career with a traveling theatre group in Spain performing in Euskadi (Basque Country). After minor roles on stage, he travels to Cuba to shoot Cecilia directed by Humberto Solás. In 1987 he won the Concha de Plata of the San Sebastian Film Festival for the biography of Eleuterio Sánchez, El Lute: Run for Your Life directed by Vicente Aranda.
 
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Antonio Banderas
Actor, Desperado
Antonio Banderas, one of Spain's most famous faces, was a soccer player until breaking his foot at the age of fourteen; he is now an international film star known for playing Zorro in the eponymous film series. He was born José Antonio Domínguez Banderas on August 10, 1960, in Málaga, Andalusia, Spain...
 
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Alfredo Landa
He abandoned his studies of law for the universitary theater. His debut in cinema was in 1962. During the 60's and 70's he participates mainly in not very good comedies. But in the 80's he has revealed as one of the best spanish actors with films like The Holy Innocents or El bosque animado.
 
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Fernando Fernán Gómez
Spanish actor and director of cinema and theater. Son of the actress Carola Fernán Gómez. When he was three years old he comes back to Spain from Argentina. He has written comedies, novels and poem books. He plays a wide repertoire of roles from comedy to drama.
 
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Tony Leblanc
Actor, Cuéntame
This actor started learning singing and dancing. Then he had very different occupations, including boxing, and even become to be the light weight amateur champion of Castilla, Spain. Later he entered the theatre, acting in the companies of Nati Mistral and and Celia Gámez. His entry in cinema was with little and secondary roles (Los últimos de Filipinas was his first film)...
 
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Jordi Mollà
One of Spain's best-recognized artistic personalities, Jordi Mollà is an actor, director, painter and a writer. Jordi Mollà Perales was born in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Jordi was trained as an actor at the Barcelona Institute of Theatre and he also studied in Italy, Hungary and England...
 
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Eduardo Noriega
Eduardo Noriega Gómez was born in Santander, Cantabria, Spain. The youngest of 7 siblings, he had shown a very big talent for artistic activities since he was a child. He began taking piano lessons and got into the Santander Music Conservatory, where he studied for five years. His music professors discovered that he had many conditions for playing piano...
 
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Sergi López
Sergi López is a Catalan actor, whose specialty is villains of all types but whose range also includes dramatizing romantic and comedic roles with equal mastery. He was born outside of Barcelona in the seaside town of Villanova i la Geltrú on December 22nd, 1965. As a youth he was inclined towards the performance arts and headed to France for further studies in the field...
 
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Juan José Ballesta
Actor, El Bola
Juan José Ballesta was only nine when he debuted in the TV series Querido maestro but his real break came when director Achero Mañas gave him the title role in his sensitive Truffaut-like tale of two youths El Bola. The film garnered lots of awards, of which young Juan José got a fairly impressive share,namely the 2001 Best Actor Award given by the Cinema Writers Circle of Spain...
 
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Adolfo Marsillach
He is son and grandson of journalists and theater critics. He studied law in Barcelona finishing his career in 1951. He debuted in cinema and theater in 1947, and as a theater director in 1956. In 1965 he became the director of the Teatro Español de Madrid, and in 1972 directed his first film.
 
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Emilio Gutiérrez Caba
Parents: Emilio Gutierrez (actor) and Irene Caba Alba (actress). Brother of the actresses Irene and Julia. He studies philosophy and begins in the universitary theater. He debuts in theater in 1962 and in cinema in 1963.
 
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Manolo Morán
He founded with Luis Escobar the 'Teatro Espanol de la Falange'. He began there as an actor. His debut in cinema was in 1939.
 
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Manolo Gómez Bur
He begins working in musicals in 1939 in humourous roles. He debuts in cinema in 1944 and forms with Tony Leblanc and José María Ozores a comic trio in several comedies.
 
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Carlos Iglesias
Carlos Iglesias was born in Quintanar de la Orden (Toledo, Spain). His parents migrated to Switzerland until he was 13 years of age and then to Madrid and Alicante, both in Spain. He became an actor by accident while playing the part of an actor who had fallen ill in an independent theater group. He then went on to study at the RESAD (Real Academia de Arte Dramático...