Actor of film, television and theatre Spanish born in Madrid in 1930 and died in the same city on January 16, 2005. One of the most prolific actors of the Spanish cinema, as he participated in more than 200 movies, is considered also as one of the great theatrical actors of Spanish tables of the past decades.
He began studies of quantity surveyor, industry expert and philosophy and letters, but it concluded none of them. He began in theatre with just 23 years in the company of Luis Prendes, when still University; She played for her the square towards the death of Alfonso Sastre. His first scenes he shared with Gustavo Pérez Puig, Juanjo Menéndez, Fernando Guillén and his own turn, and already decided to engage fully and professionally in the theatre.
His breakthrough film was also very early. He first worked with Bardem in Merry Christmas, and then little by little with all the Spanish directors had something important to say in his time, as José María Forqué, Luis García Berlanga, Jaime Chávarri, Fernando Fernán Gómez, José Luis Garci or, more recently, Fernando Trueba. He was a man of much acting work and few awards (something he claimed he preferred), although it was in two of the Spanish films an Oscar, Belle Epoque and starting again. However, received five nominations for the Goya, but failed at any time. Other awards he received during his life were the Gold Medal of fine arts (1983), the prize for best actor for bicycles are for summer (1984), and the Premio Calabuch (festival de Cine de Peñíscola) per the sow and Belle Époque (1993).
His characters had always a little of himself, because he was a man who liked to call himself "hispanoesceptico", and boasted that his pessimism was by "pure realism". He was a man on the left, fervent advocate of anarchist ideas. In his work he was honored and honest; Thus, it is not surprising that he was not among those elected by the public, but it received a great respect of his colleagues. It was not, therefore, a star, but contributed like few others to give quality to the projects in which they participated. Your favorite characters, Harrier, grumpy man and send, often with a mood close to caricature, ruthless and daring, were as great as those that interpreted moving characters where the circumstances were that they desenvolvieran with an overwhelming tenderness, especially parent of bicycles are for summer (who also did in theater) or the cure with problems of faith of Belle Epoque.
As a theatre actor harvested big hits, as its role in Luces de Bohemia by Ramón María del Valle Inclán, alongside José María Rodero, or all my sons, by Arthur Miller, and the lion in winter, James Goldman, and already at the end of his life shared the stage once again with Manuel Alexandre and José Luis López Vázquez on three men and a destination. A year before his death awarded the Max as best supporting actor for his role in the Mayor of Zalamea.
Passing through television was also remarkable, with participation in successful series as thieves are going to the office, 7 lives, eleven in house or Central Hospital.
His body was veiled in the Reina Victoria de Madrid Theatre, and his remains were deposited in the cemetery of the Almudena, after have been incinerated.
Countless projects that participated in his long career as an actor (almost always secondary) include the following:
Plácido (1961), by Luis García Berlanga. Mugging at three (1962), by José María Forqué. This body (1965), of Antón Eceiza. Life-size (1973), by Berlanga. La Regenta (1974), Gonzalo Suárez. The national shotgun (1977), by Berlanga. The nest (1980), Jaime de Armiñán. Start again (1981), by José Luis Garci. The hive (1982), by Mario Camus. The Holy Innocents (1984), also of Camus. The powerful influence of the Moon (1980), González-Sinde. Bicycles are for summer (1983), by Jaime Chávarri. Mambrú went to war (1986), Fernando Fernán Gómez. The voyage to nowhere (1987), by Fernán Gómez. Moors and Christians (1987), by Berlanga. Belle Époque (1992), by Fernando Trueba. The SOW (1992), of José Luis rope. The worst years of our lives (1993), Martínez Lázaro. Todos a la Cárcel! (1993), by Berlanga. The grandfather (1998), by Garci. Carousel ca. 1950 (2004), by Garci.