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Cantinflas, the actor who won a Golden Globe

Mexicans have many things in common, we like spicy, we are fans of tacos and we have seen at least one film by Mario Moreno Cantinflas. You might wonder which Mexican has not seen a movie of the comedian? Which has a repertoire of 50 films filmed by the Mexican film actor.

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Career and successes

And just to remember all his career, history and random facts that you probably did not know. Here is everything you have to know about Mario Fortino Alfonso Moreno Reyes.


He was born on August 12, 1911 in Mexico City. And died at the age of 81 on April 20, 1993. Likewise, Cantinflas was an actor, producer, screenwriter and comedian. His films have gone through hundreds of generations, making thousands of people laugh.

His success was so great that he reached the American population and won the Golden Globe, for Best Comedy Actor in 1956. For his film “Around the World in 80 Days.”

What you did not know about Cantinflas

Among the most curious data about the Mexican Charles Chaplin is that at least 72 conjugations of the verb ‘cantinflear’ have been recorded. This according to the Royal Spanish Academy.

It was in December 1981 when Cantinflas filmed his last film, this was: ‘El Barrendero’. Where he plays the role of Napoleon, a humble street sweeper who gets in trouble every now and then.


Thanks to his career, Mario Moreno earned the 722nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. According to calculations, his masterpieces are worth around 100 million dollars.

His films, humor and the very Mexican language he used, is what made him a unique character and actor in Mexican cinema. We are sure that Cantinflas will never be forgotten by Mexicans.

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