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Cantinflas (1911–1993)

Cantinflas was a prolific and productive Mexican comedian/producer/writer/singer. He was married to Valentina Ivanova from 1936 until her death. He appeared in more than 55 films, including (as Passepartoute) Around the World in Eighty Days (1956). See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 1982 El barrendero
Napoleón 'Don Napo'
 1978 El patrullero 777
Diógenes Bravo
 1976 El ministro y yo
Mateo Melgarejo 'Mateíto' (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1974 Conserje en condominio
Úrsulo (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1973 Don Quijote cabalga de nuevo
Sancho Panza (as Mario Moreno Cantinflas)
 1971 The Professor
Sócrates García (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1969 The Great Sex War
Gen. Marcos
 1969 A Quixote Without La Mancha
Justo Leal y Aventado (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1968 Por mis pistolas
Fidencio Barrenillo
 1967 Su excelencia
Lopez 'Lopitos' / His Excellency the Ambassador of Los Cocos (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1965 El señor doctor
Salvador Medina / Chava (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1964 The Little Priest
Padre Sebastián (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1963 Agente XU 777
Feliciano (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1962 The Extra
Rogaciano (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1960 Pepe
 1959 Sube y baja
El falso Jorge Masiel (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1957 Raquel's Shoeshiner
El Bolero (as Mario Moreno Cantinflas)
 1954 Caballero a la medida
Cantinflas (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1953 Mr. Photographer
Cantinflas (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1952 El bombero atómico
Agente 777 (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1952 Si yo fuera diputado
Cantinflas (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1951 El siete machos
Margarito / El Siete Machos (as Mario Moreno Cantinflas)
 1950 El portero
El Portero (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1949 El mago
Cantinflas (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1948 El supersabio
Cantinflas (as Mario Moreno "Cantinflas")
 1946 Soy un prófugo
Cantinflas (as Mario Moreno Cantinflas)
 1945 One Day with the Devil
Juan Pérez (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1944 Gran Hotel
Cantinflas / el trece (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1942 The Three Musketeers
Cantinflas / D'Artagnan (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1941 El gendarme desconocido
Agente 777 (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1940 Cantinflas ruletero (Short) (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1940 Cantinflas torero (Short)
 1940 Cantinflas y los censos (Short)
 1940 Cantinflas y su prima (Short)
 1940 Cantinflas boxeador (Short)
 1939 Siempre listo en las tinieblas (Short)
Chencho Albondigon
 1938 Águila o sol
Polito Sol
 1937 Such Is My Country
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Alternate Names:

Mario Moreno "Cantinflas" | Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas' | Mario Moreno Cantinflas | Cantinflas' Mario Moreno | Mario Moreno | Mario Moreno Reyes


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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[on what makes a successful comedian] Any comedian has to have the feeling inside. I never took any lessons, I just had the feeling. See more »


Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 88-89. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387 See more »


His comedy routine consisted of engaging in drawn-out, nonsensical chatter

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