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Cantinflas

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Mario Moreno Reyes (August 12, 1911 - April 20, 1993), better known as Cantinflas, was a Mexican actor, circus performer and comedian. Charlie Chaplin once called Cantinflas the 'funniest man in the world'.

Cantinflas did not start his professional life as an entertainer. It is a little known fact that Cantinflas was an infantryman and later, also a professional boxer before he joined to the entertainment world as a dancer. Cantinflas started out performing at a circus in the 1930s. In 1935, he joined the Follies Bergere theater, becoming a popular figure on Mexico's theater scene. He also appeared in a few movies during that time, but it was in 1940, that Cantinflas finally became a movie star, after shooting Ahí está el detalle. The phrase that gave that movie its name became a Cantinflas catch phrase for the rest of his career. From there on, Cantinflas went on to make more than 50 feature films, becoming a widely known entertainer and legendary comic all over Latin America and in Spain.

Cantinflas went to Hollywood in the 1950s, making two popular movies in English, Around the World in Eighty Days and Pepe.

Later, Cantinflas became President of the Mexican actors' union as well as Secretary of their filmworkers' union. He invested his earnings in real estate and in the sport of bullfighting. Cantinflas was so fond of bullfighting that he played his torero scenes himself .

Cantinflas has a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame and when he died in 1993, the US Senate held a minute of silence to honor his memory.

Among the things that endeared him to his public was his comic use of language in his films: his characters, like El Barrendero, loved to strike up a normal conversation with anyone in the movie, and then complicate the conversation to the point where no one understood what they were talking about. This manner of talking became known as Cantinfleada, and it became common parlance for Spanish speakers to say ¡estas cantinfleando! (loosely translated as you're pulling a 'Cantinflas'! or you're 'Cantinflassing'!) whenever someone became hard to understand in conversation. The Real Academia Española has included the verb cantinflear in its dictionary .

On October 16, 2003, a controversy surfaced over alleged abusive behaviour by Cantinflas’s son towards Cantinflas.

The band Mindless Self Indulgence released a song on their album Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy about Cantinflas called Whipstickagostop.

Films

  1. El barrendero (1981) .... Napoleón
  2. El patrullero 777 (1977) .... Diógenes Bravo
  3. El ministro y yo (1975) .... Mateo Melgarejo
  4. Conserje en condominio (1973) .... Úrsulo
  5. Don Quijote cabalga de nuevo (1972) .... Sancho Panza (coproducción con España)
  6. El profe (1970) .... Sócrates García
  7. Un Quijote sin mancha (1969) .... Justo Leal y Aventado
  8. Por mis pistolas (1968) .... Fidencio Barrenillo
  9. Su excelencia (1966) .... Lopitos
  10. El señor doctor (1965) .... doctor Salvador Medina
  11. El padrecito (1964) .... padre Sebastián o Sebas
  12. Entrega inmediata (1963) .... Feliciano Calloso
  13. El extra (1962) .... Rogaciano
  14. El analfabeto (1960) .... Inocencio Prieto y Calvo
  15. Pepe (1960) .... Pepe (coproducción con los Estados Unidos)
  16. Sube y baja (1958) .... Cantinflas
  17. Ama a tu prójimo (1958) .... Cantinflas
  18. Around the World in Eighty Days (La vuelta al mundo en ochenta días) (1956) .... Paspartout (producción estadounidense)
  19. El bolero de Raquel (1956) .... Cantinflas
  20. Abajo el telón (1954) .... Cantinflas
  21. Caballero a la medida (1953) .... Cantinflas
  22. El señor fotógrafo (1952) .... Cantinflas
  23. Lluvia de estrellas (1951) .... participación
  24. Si yo fuera diputado (1951) .... Cantinflas
  25. El bombero atómico (1950) .... El bombero atómico, el 777
  26. El Siete Machos (1950) .... Margarito/El Siete Machos
  27. Puerta, joven (El portero) (1949) .... Cantinflas
  28. El mago (1948) .... Cantinflas
  29. El supersabio (1948) .... Cantinflas
  30. ¡A volar joven! (1947) .... Cantinflas
  31. Soy un prófugo (1946) .... Cantinflas
  32. Un día con el diablo (1945) .... el voceador
  33. Gran Hotel (1944) .... Cantinflas
  34. Romeo y Julieta (1943) .... ruletero/Romeo de Montesco
  35. El circo (1942) .... el zapatero
  36. Los tres mosqueteros (1942) .... Cantinflas/D'Artagnan
  37. Carnaval en el trópico (Fiesta en Veracruz) (1941) .... participación involuntaria
  38. El gendarme desconocido (1941) .... Cantinflas, el 777
  39. Ni sangre ni arena (1941) .... El Chato/Manuel Márquez "Manolete"
  40. Ahí está el detalle (1940) http://cinemexicano.mty.itesm.mx/peliculas/detalle.html.... Cantinflas/"Leonardo del Paso"
  41. Cantinflas y su prima (La prima de Cantinflas) (1940) .... Cantinflas (cortometraje)
  42. Cantinflas ruletero (1940) .... Cantinflas (cortometraje publicitario)
  43. Cantinflas boxeador (1940) .... Cantinflas (cortometraje publicitario)
  44. Cantinflas en los censos (1940) .... Cantinflas (cortometraje publicitario)
  45. Jengibre contra dinamita (1939) .... Bala Fría (cortometraje publicitario)
  46. Siempre listo en las tinieblas (1939) .... Chencho Albondigón (cortometraje publicitario)
  47. El signo de la muerte (1939) .... Cantinflas
  48. Águila o sol (1937) http://cinemexicano.mty.itesm.mx/peliculas/aguila.html .... Polito Sol
  49. ¡Así es mi tierra! (1937) .... El Tejón
  50. No te engañes corazón (1936) .... Cantinflas

External link

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