Up 6,836 this week

José Luis Garci

Born on January 20th of 1944 in Madrid, Spain, José Luis Garci is without a doubt one of the most influential film personalities in the history of film in Spain and perhaps the best known writer in the country. He has left a distinguished talent in his successful movies throughout the years: La Cabina (1972), Las Verdes Praderas (1979), El Crack (... See full bio »

IMDb Picks: January

Of course xXx: Return of Xander Cage is on our radar this month. See which other movies and TV shows we're excited about in IMDb Picks.

Visit IMDb Picks

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 20 people
created 16 Apr 2012
list image
a list of 100 people
created 26 Nov 2012
a list of 28 people
created 11 Feb 2014
a list of 26 people
created 26 Jan 2015
a list of 30 people
created 01 Aug 2015

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of José Luis Garci's work have you seen?
25 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

Known For


Hide Hide Show Show Writer (52 credits)
 2012 Querer de cine (TV Series)
 2012 Holmes & Watson. Madrid Days (screenplay and story by)
 2008 Sangre de mayo (writer)
 2007 A ciegas... (Short) (short story)
 2007 Luz de domingo (as J.L. Garci)
 2005 Ninette
 2005 0800 no llames (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2005)
- Episode #1.2 (2005)
- Episode #1.1 (2005)
 2005 Teléfono descompuesto (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- 0800 no llamés (2005)
 2004 Tiovivo c. 1950 (written by - as J.L. Garci)
 2001 Malefemmene
 1998 The Grandfather (writer)
 1998 Yerma (writer)
 1988-1996 Historias del otro lado (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- Dual (1996) ... (as J. L. Garci)
- Mujer con violetas (1996) ... (as J. L. Garci)
- Regalo de Navidad (1996) ... (as J. L. Garci)
- Eternamente (1996) ... (as J. L. Garci)
- Luciérnagas (1996) ... (as J. L. Garci)
 1994 La barraca. Lorca sobre los caminos de España (TV Movie documentary)
 1992 Casablanca revisitada (Documentary) (screenplay) / (story)
 1988 El tesoro
 1987 Asignatura aprobada (screenplay) / (story)
 1984 Sesión continua (screenplay) / (story)
 1983 El crack dos (as J.L. Garci) / (story)
 1982 Volver a empezar (screenplay) / (story)
 1981 El crack (written by - as J.L.Garci)
 1980 Alfonso Sánchez (Documentary) (screenplay) / (story)
 1979 Las verdes praderas (writer)
 1978 Solos en la madrugada (story)
 1977 Asignatura pendiente (screenplay) / (story)
 1977 La Gioconda está triste (novel) / (screenplay)
 1976 La mujer es cosa de hombres (dialogue and story) / (screenplay)
 1975 Al fútbol (Documentary short) (screenplay) / (story)
 1975 Mi Marilyn (Short documentary) (screenplay) / (story)
 1974 Los nuevos españoles (screenplay) / (story)
 1973 Ceremonia sangrienta (uncredited)
 1973 To Love, Perhaps to Die (story and screenplay - as Jose Luis Garci)
 1972 La cabina (TV Short) (screenplay)
 1972 Plinio (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1970 El cronicón (screenplay) / (story)
 1969 Las nenas del mini-mini (writer - uncredited)
 1968 El condenado (writer)
 1968 Los preparativos (Short) (writer)
 1966 Pedigree (Short)
Show Show Director (27 credits)
Show Show Producer (42 credits)
Show Show Editor (8 credits)
Show Show Actor (7 credits)
Show Show Sound department (3 credits)
Show Show Special effects (2 credits)
Show Show Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (2 credits)
Show Show Production manager (2 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (65 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

J. L. Garci | J.L. Garci | Jose Luis Garci | J. L. Graci | J.L.Garci

Did You Know?


His film Volver a empezar (1982) was the first Spanish entry to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film, although Garci was not the first Spanish director to win that award. Luis Buñuel had won the prize in the same category ten years before with The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), but the film was a French entry, as Buñuel had had to exile from Spain during the Spanish ... See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
Spain needs more Garcis Mary_guay
The biography is wrong. jodido_marvin
One of the best director ever Mary_guay
Better than Amenabar in some way Mary_guay
Mensaje a Garci Mary_guay
What a talented guy! hazes88
Discuss José Luis Garci on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page