Cantinflas (1911–1993)


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Cantinflas, born Mario Moreno as the son of a Mexican postal employee, was a prolific and productive Mexican comedian/producer/writer/singer who also knew a fair bit about agriculture and medicine. He was married to Valentina Ivanova from 1936 until her death. He appeared in more than 55 films, including (as Passepartout) Around the World in 80 ... See full bio »

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Known For

(1956)
Pepe Pepe
(1960)
El supersabio Cantinflas
(1948)
The Three Musketeers Cantinflas / D'Artagnan
(1942)

Filmography

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 1982 El barrendero
Napoleón Pérez García 'Don Napo'
 1979 Cantinflas (TV Series)
Cantiflas
- Cantiflas Meets Alexander Graham Bell (1979) ... Cantiflas (voice)
 1978 El patrullero 777
Diógenes Bravo (agente 777) (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 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
Prof. Sócrates García (as 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')
 1961 The Illiterate One
Inocencio Prieto y Calvo
 1960 Pepe
Pepe
 1959 Ups and Downs
El falso Jorge Maciel (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1958 Ama a tu prójimo
Luis
 1957 Raquel's Shoeshiner
El Bolero (as Mario Moreno Cantinflas)
 1956 Around the World in 80 Days
Passepartout
 1955 Drop the Curtain
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")
 1947 ¡A volar joven!
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')
 1943 Romeo y Julieta
Romeo
 1943 El circo
El zapatero
 1942 The Three Musketeers
Cantinflas / D'Artagnan (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1941 The Unknown Policeman
Agente 777 (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1941 Neither Blood Nor Sand
Cantinflas / Manolete
 1940 Cantinflas boxeador (Short)
 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 You're Missing the Point
Cantinflas (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1939 Cantinflas jengibre contra dinamita (Short)
Bala-Fría
 1939 Siempre listo en las tinieblas (Short)
Chencho Albondigon
 1939 The Sign of Death
Cantinflas
 1938 Águila o sol
Polito Sol
 1937 Such Is My Country
Tejón
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Alternate Names:

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

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse:

Valentina Ivanova  (her death)

Children:

Arturo Moreno

Parents:

Pedro Moreno Esquivel | Soledad Reyes Guízar

Relatives:

Bernardo Moreno Moreno (grandparent) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[1978] I have everything now. I have health, family, friends. I am not interested in money - I am happy giving the audience happiness. See more »

Trivia:

Was once described as "the world's greatest comedian" by none other than Charles Chaplin. See more »

Trademark:

His character's voice quavers whenever an attractive woman attempts to seduce him See more »

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