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Cantinflas (1911–1993)


Cantinflas was a prolific and productive Mexican comedian/producer/writer/singer. He was married to Valentina Ivanova from 1936 until her death. He appeared in more than 55 films, including (as Passepartoute) Around the World in 80 Days (1956). See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Around the World in 80 Days
(1956)
Pepe
Pepe Pepe
(1960)
Su excelencia
Su excelencia Lopez 'Lopitos' / His Excellency the Ambassador of Los Cocos
(1967)
El barrendero
El barrendero Napoleón 'Don Napo'
(1982)

Filmography

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 1993-1994 Horror Kung-Fu Theatre (TV Series)
Impersonator
- Legacy of Blood (1994) ... Impersonator
- Bloody Pit of Horror (1994) ... Impersonator
- Attack of the Giant Leeches (1994) ... Impersonator
- Fog Island (1994) ... Impersonator
- Scream Bloody Murder (1994) ... Impersonator
 1982 El barrendero
Napoleón '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 El profe
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 El padrecito
Padre Sebastián (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1963 Agente XU 777
Feliciano (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1962 El extra
Rogaciano (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1961 El analfabeto
Inocencio Prieto y Calvo
 1960 Pepe
Pepe
 1959 Sube y baja
El falso Jorge Masiel (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1958 Ama a tu prójimo
Luis
 1957 El bolero de Raquel
El Bolero (as Mario Moreno Cantinflas)
 1956 Around the World in 80 Days
Passepartout
 1955 Abajo el telón
Cantinflas
 1954 Caballero a la medida
Cantinflas (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1953 El señor fotógrafo
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 Un día con el diablo
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 Los tres mosqueteros
Cantinflas / D'Artagnan (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1941 El gendarme desconocido
Agente 777 (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
 1941 Ni sangre, ni arena
Cantinflas / Manolete
 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')
 1940 Cantinflas boxeador (Short)
 1939 Siempre listo en las tinieblas (Short)
Chencho Albondigon
 1939 El signo de la muerte
Cantinflas
 1938 Águila o sol
Polito Sol
 1937 Such Is My Country
Tejón
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

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)
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Personal Quote:

I think comedians have something very serious inside. They see both sides of life. But they prefer to look at the happy side - and to make happy the people. See more »

Trivia:

In 1936 Cantinflas made his first "film," a two-reel advertisement for a trucking company. A year later, he appeared in his first movie for the nascent Mexican film industry, "Asi Es Mi Tierra" ("That's My Country"). He scored his first international success in 1940 with what also was his first full-length feature, "Ahi Esta el Detalle" ("There Is the Detail"). In his second major film, "Ni ... See more »

Trademark:

His comedy routine consisted of engaging in drawn-out, nonsensical chatter

Star Sign:

Leo

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