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Alfredo Landa Poster

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Overview (3)

Born in Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
Died in Madrid, Spain
Birth NameAlfredo Landa Areitio

Mini Bio (2)

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 Los santos inocentes (1984) or El bosque animado (1987).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Miguel A. Andrade

Spanish actor. Born in Pamplona and son of a Civil Guard, he moved to San Sebastián when he was 12 years old, and some years later started studying Law. While studying his legal career, he participated in the Teatro Español Universitario and so he discovered his real vocation. His first contact with cinema was as a dubbing actor, and later, he became an actor, being his first film El puente de la paz (1958). He's one of the most prolific Spanish actors, with more than 100 films, of which the great majority are erotic comedies featuring lots of nude girls. Most of these films were made in the 70s and directed by Mariano Ozores and Pedro Lazaga, and they are the consequence of the relaxation of sexual censorship after Franco's death.

In the 80s he started to be given dramatic roles with which he managed to abandone the typecast status of low-quality comedy actor he had so far. He won the Best Actor Award together with Francisco Rabal in the Cannes Festival with Los santos inocentes (1984), and also won two Goya Awards with the films El bosque animado (1987) and La marrana (1992).

He also worked on several TV series (Don Quijote de la Mancha (1991) together with Fernando Rey, Lleno, por favor (1993) (for Antena 3 Televisión), and "Al fin solos" (1994) (also for Antena 3 Televisión). Among the films in which he participated stand out, among others, Atraco a las tres (1962), The Executioner (1963), Historias de la televisión (1965), Novios 68 (1967), Soltera y madre en la vida (1969), Cateto a babor (1970), Vente a Alemania, Pepe (1971), Dormir y ligar: todo es empezar (1974), El crack (1981), La vaquilla (1985), _Bandera negra (1986)_ and El río que nos lleva (1989).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Miguel Ángel Díaz González

Spouse (1)

Maite Imaz (? - 9 May 2013) (his death) (3 children)

Trivia (3)

Was born in March the 3rd 1933, has three children, lives in a third floor, whose street number is 3 and his first important role was in Atraco a las tres (1962).
During the Malaga Film festival he announced his official retirement from movie-making at the age of 74. [March 2007]
In Cateto a babor (1970) in the scene of the medical examination he is described as 1.66 m (5' 5½") tall, although it is likely that he was really shorter.

Salary (1)

Atraco a las tres (1962) 10,000 (Ptas.)

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