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Cantinflas Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Fortino Mario Alfonso Moreno Reyes (August 12, 1911 – April 20, 1993) was a Mexican comedian and stage and film actor, known professionally as Cantinflas. He often portrayed impoverished campesinos or a peasant of pelado origin. The character came to be associated with the national identity of Mexico, and allowed Cantinflas to establish a long, successful film career that included a foray into Hollywood. Charlie Chaplin once commented that he was the best comedian alive. and Moreno has been referred to as the "Charlie Chaplin of Mexico". To audiences in the United States, he is best remembered as costarring with David Niven in Around the World in 80 Days (1956). As a pioneer of the cinema of Mexico, Moreno helped usher in its golden era. In addition to being a business leader, he also became involved in Mexico's tangled and often dangerous labor politics. Although he was himself politically conservative, his reputation as a spokesperson for the downtrodden gave his actions authenticity and became important in the early struggle against charrismo, the one-party government's practice of co-opting and controlling unions. Moreover, his character Cantinflas, whose identity became enmeshed with his own, was examined by media critics, philosophers, and linguists, who saw him variably as a danger to Mexican society, a bourgeois puppet, a kind philanthropist, a venture capitalist, a transgressor of gender roles, a pious Catholic, a verbal innovator, and a picaresque underdog. Description above from the Wikipedia article Cantinflas,licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Aug 12, 1911 - In Santa María La Redonda, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie No te engañes corazón 1937-05-19
Latest Project:
Movie El barrendero 1982-05-05

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Cantinflas Filmography & Movies

Movie El barrendero Napoleon 1982-05-05
Movie El patrullero 777 Diógenes Bravo 1978-04-27
Movie El ministro y yo Mateo Melgarejo 'Mateíto' 1977-01-01
Movie Conserje en condominio Ursulo 1974-04-11
Movie Don Quijote cabalga de nuevo Sancho Panza 1973-03-09
Movie El profe Prof. Sócrates García (as Cantinflas) 1971-04-07
Movie Un Quijote sin mancha Justo Leal 1969-09-17
Movie ¡Por mis... pistolas! Fidencio Barrenillo 1968-08-21
Movie Su excelencia Lopez 'Lopitos' / His Excellency the Ambassador of Los Cocos 1967-01-01
Movie El señor doctor Salvador Medina / Chava 1965-10-07
Movie El padrecito Padre Sebastián 1964-09-03
Movie Entrega inmediata Feliciano 1963-12-25
Movie El extra Rogaciano 1962-10-04
Movie El analfabeto Inocencio Prieto y Calvo 1961-09-07
Movie Pepe Pepe 1960-12-21
Movie Sube y baja Cantinflas 1959-01-01
Movie Ama a tu prójimo Luis 1958-10-23
Movie El bolero de Raquel Bolero 1957-10-09
Movie Around the World in Eighty Days Passepartout 1956-10-17
Movie Abajo el Telón Cantinflas 1955-08-31
Movie Caballero a la medida Cantinflas 1954-09-01
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Movie El señor fotógrafo Cantinflas 1953-09-02
Movie Si yo fuera diputado Cantinflas 1952-01-30
Movie El bombero atómico Agente 777 1952-09-10
Movie El siete machos Margarito / El Siete Machos 1951-02-05
Movie El Portero Cantinflas 1950-09-08
Movie El Mago Cantinflas 1949-05-04
Movie El Supersabio Cantinflas 1948-09-04
Movie ¡A volar joven! Cantinflas 1947-12-23
Movie Soy un prófugo Cantinflas 1946-03-11
Movie Un Dia Con el Diablo Juan Pérez 1945-11-30
Movie Gran Hotel Cantinflas 1944-08-14
Movie El Circo El Zapatero 1943-03-12
Movie Romeo y Julieta Romeo 1943-09-02
Movie Carnaval en el trópico cantinflas 1942-06-07
Movie The Three Musketeers Cantinflas / D'Artagnan (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas') 1942-08-27
Movie Ni sangre, ni arena Cantinflas 1941-05-22
Movie El gendarme desconocido Agente 777 1941-10-22
Movie Cantinflas boxeador 1940-07-11
Movie Cantinflas ruletero 1940-01-01
Movie Cantinflas y su prima 1940-07-14
Movie Ahí está el detalle Cantinflas 1940-09-11
Movie Festival de la comedia 1939-07-22
Movie Siempre listo en las tinieblas 1939-10-03
Movie El Signo de la Muerte Cantinflas 1939-12-23
Movie Cantinflas jengibre contra dinamita 1939-10-03
Movie Águila o Sol Polito Sol 1938-05-04
Movie No te engañes corazón Canti 1937-05-19
Movie Así es mi tierra Tejón 1937-09-15