My favorite actors from Spain.

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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...
“ "Mar adentro", "Los lunes al sol", "Carne trémula", "No Country for Old Men", "Antes de que anochezca", "Skyfall", "Vicky Cristina Barcelona", "Entre las piernas"... ” - CZJFan87
“ "Celda 211", "Te doy mis ojos, "Los lunes al sol", "Operación E", "También la lluvia"... ” - CZJFan87
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.
“ "La colmena", "La lengua de las mariposas", "El abuelo", "Belle Epoque", "Domingo de carnaval", "Alas de juventud", "Soldados de plomo"... ” - CZJFan87
“ "Cuéntame (TV)", "Carne trémula", "23-F (TV)", "Curro Jiménez (TV)", "Hispania (TV)", "¡Ay Carmela!"... ” - CZJFan87
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...
“ "Goya en Burdeos", "Truhanes (TV)", "Los santos inocentes", "Viridiana", "Lázaro de Tormes"... ” - CZJFan87
“ "23-F (TV)", "Pájaros de papel", "Hispania (TV)", "Gran Hotel (TV)", Los abrazos rotos", "Eva", "La celestina", "La mala educación", "El pájaro de la felicidad"... ” - CZJFan87
“ "La casa de los líos (TV)", "Truhanes (TV)", "Cristina Guzmán", "Las chicas de la Cruz Roja"... ” - CZJFan87
“ "Tesis", "Gran Hotel (TV)", "Tuno negro", "La mala educación", "Los amantes del círculo polar"... ” - CZJFan87
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...
“ "El bola", "Planta 4ª", "Compañeros (TV)", "Hispania (TV)", "7 Vírgenes"... ” - CZJFan87
Paco León
Actor, Aída
“ "Aída (TV)", "Homo Zapping (TV)" ” - CZJFan87
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...
“ "The Mask of Zorro", "Take The Lead", "Interview With the Vampire", "Desperado", "House of Spirits", "The Legend of Zorro", "Two Much", "Spy Kids", "Átame", "Philadelphia", "The Code", "Mambo Kings"... ” - CZJFan87
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.
“ "El crack", "cateto a babor", "Los santos inocentes", "Lleno por favor (TV)", "¡Vente a Alemania, Pepe!", "La vaquilla"... ” - CZJFan87
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.
“ "Cuéntame (TV)" "Severo Ochoa (TV)", "El lute (TV)", "Querido maestro (TV)", "Pájaros de papel", "Brigada central", "Territorio comanche", Laberinto de pasiones"... ” - CZJFan87
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 in 40s, acting in the companies of Revista of Martín and and Celia Gámez, there coincided as a dancer with another dancer...
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...
“ "Abre los ojos", "Tesis", "Homicidios (TV)" ” - CZJFan87
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.
“ "Hable con ella", "La vida inesperada", "7 Vidas (Tv)" ” - CZJFan87
Santiago Segura
Born in Madrid, Santiago Segura started his career by making his first short movie at the age of fourteen. After studying Arts in Madrid, he finally decided to become a filmmaker. His first short film Relatos de la medianoche was made with a budget of only 7.000 pts. (about 60 dollars). After that, he appeared as a contestant in several Spanish TV quiz shows...
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...