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Comic Film Actor
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Net worth 2018: $15 Million
Residence: Cotija de la Paz Michoacan Mexico
Country: Mexican
BirthDay: 12 August 1911
Sigh: Virgo
Died On: April 20, 1993

Cantinflas was bornon 12 August 1911 in Cotija de la Paz Michoacan Mexico, Mexican, is Comic Film Actor. Mario Moreno, born Mario Fortino Alfonso Moreno-Reyes and professionally known as Cantinflas, was a Mexican comedy film actor, producer and screenwriter. He was born in an improvised family in the beginning of the twentieth century in Mexico City and started his acting career in a carpa. One night, he accidentally developed a routine that featured a combination of gibberish, mispronunciation, wild exaggeration and mime. Realizing its potential, he held on to it and became very popular. Although he entered films in the middle of 1930s he could not initially make much mark. Later he became popular with his portrayal of Cantinflas, an impoverished peasant of pelado origin, who wears his trousers held up with a rope, a rugged coat and a battered hat. It soon turned him into an iconic figure not only in Mexico, but also in other parts of Latin America. Later he became world famous for his portrayal of the role of Passepartout in the epic Hollywood film, ‘Around the World in 80 Days’. Although he was often referred as the ‘Charlie Chaplin of Mexico’ Chaplin himself had once referred to him as the best comedian of that time.


Moreno died of lung cancer on April 20, 1993 in Mexico City


Thereafter in 1985, he made one more appearance in the Mexican television film, titled ‘México … estamoscontigo’ (Mexico, We Are With You)


Cantinflas’ last film, ‘El barrendero’ (The Street Cleaner), was released in 1981


Much later in 1969, Moreno appeared in his third Hollywood film, ‘The Great Sex War’ as General Marcos


’Pepe’, which was released in December 1960, was another of his Hollywood films


Then in 1956, he was offered the role of Passepartout in ‘Around the World in 80 Days’


Later in 1943, they were joined by Jacques Gelman, who became their third partner


‘Los tresmosqueteros’ (The Three Musketeers), released in August 1942, was another of his significant films


His next film, ‘Ni sangreni arena’ (Neither Blood Nor Sand), also released in 1941, was another big hit


Although the 1940s and 1950s had been his best years, he released new films consistently throughout the 1960s, slowing down in the 1970s, when he released only five films


First of these films, ‘El signo de la muerte’, was released in1939


The two got married on October 27, 1936 and remained together until her death in January 1966


In 1935, he joined the cast of the Follies Bergère variety show


By 1930, Cantinflas became an established carpa star


Mario Fortino Alfonso Moreno-Reyes was born 12 August, 1911 in Santa María la Ribera neighborhood of Mexico City

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