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Fernando Fernán Gómez is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter Espagnol born on 28 august 1921 at Lima (Perou)

Fernando Fernán Gómez

Fernando Fernán Gómez
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Birth name Fernando Fernández Gómez
Nationality Espagne
Birth 28 august 1921 at Lima (Perou)
Death 21 november 2007 (at 86 years) at Madrid (Espagne)

Fernando Fernán-Gómez (August 28, 1921 – November 21, 2007) was a Spanish actor, screenwriter, film director, theater director and member of the Royal Spanish Academy for seven years. He was born in Lima, Peru while his mother, Spanish actress Carola Fernán-Gómez, was making a tour of Latin America. He would later use her surname for his stage name when he moved to Spain in 1924.

After the Spanish Civil War he began to study law but interrupted his studies to work in theater. In 1942 he began to act in movies but also continued working on plays. He formed his own theater company and received awards for directing and writing. In the 1950s he began to direct movies, including the film of his novel, El viaje a ninguna parte. He received praise for his 1958 comedy La vida por delante, which led to a sequel, La vida alrededor. In 1977, he won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 27th Berlin International Film Festival for his role in The Anchorite. He won the award again at the 35th Berlin International Film Festival in 1985 for his role in Stico. and finally the Honorary Golden Bear at the 55th Berlin International Film Festival in 2005.

Having been very much in demand during the 1970s and 1980s, the 1990s was a less active period for him, but towards the end of his life, he enjoyed something of a revival, featuring in three major projects: "Todo sobre mi madre," "Plenilunio", and a starring role in the hit "La lengua de las mariposas".

He married María Dolores Pradera in 1945; they divorced in 1959. He married Emma Cohen in 2000. Fernando Fernán Gómez died in Madrid on November 21, 2007. As he was a lifelong anarchist, his coffin was covered in a black and red anarchist flag.

Best films

The Grandfather (1998)
Mama Turns 100 (1979)

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Filmography of Fernando Fernán Gómez (57 films)

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Merry-Go-Round c. 1950, 2h30
Directed by José Luis Garci
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors María Adánez, Elsa Pataky, Francisco Algora, María Asquerino, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Agustín González
Roles Tertuliano
Rating62% 3.144053.144053.144053.144053.14405
Set in Madrid in the years after the Second World War, the film offers a nostalgic vision of a city managing to sustain entertainment, hope and love in the face of post-war hardship.
The City of No Limits, 2h5
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Leonardo Sbaraglia, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Geraldine Chaplin, Adriana Ozores, Leticia Brédice, Alfredo Alcón
Rating70% 3.5448653.5448653.5448653.5448653.544865
A young man, Victor (Sbaraglia), arrives in Paris where his family have gathered around his seriously ill father Max (Fernán Gómez), a former mogul now deteriorating physically and mentally. Max begins to behave very strangely, as his memories and those of Spain's past begin to cloud his mind. He becomes terrified of the staff taking care of him and tries to escape from the clinic in order to find a man named Rancel. The rest of his family assume Max is mad and quickly begin to squabble of dividing up his legacy, but Victor becomes convinced that his father is being troubled by real events, and is resolved to find out why.
The Shanghai Spell
Directed by Fernando Trueba
Genres Drama
Actors Fernando Fernán Gómez, Aida Folch, Ariadna Gil, Eduard Fernández, Antonio Resines, Rosa Maria Sardà
Rating55% 2.7590752.7590752.7590752.7590752.759075
The film is set in the Gràcia district of Barcelona, in the wake of the Spanish Civil War. Fourteen-year-old Dani (Fernando Tielve) is a budding artist, who looks after Captain Blay (Fernando Fernán Gómez), an ageing civil war veteran. Blay suggests Dani draw local girl Susana (Aida Folch) as the subject of a poster warning of the dangers of factory smoke causing consumption. Dani and Susana begin a tentative romance, as they hear stories of Susana's father's exploits as a secret agent in the Chinese city of Shanghai from one of his wartime colleagues.
All About My Mother, 1h41
Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about writers, Feminist films, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about television, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Political films, LGBT-related films, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Penélope Cruz, Antonia San Juan, Candela Peña, Rosa Maria Sardà
Roles Rosa's father
Rating77% 3.8989753.8989753.8989753.8989753.898975
The film centers on Manuela, an Argentine nurse who oversees donor organ transplants in Ramón y Cajal Hospital in Madrid and single mother to Esteban, a teenager who wants to be a writer.
Butterfly (1999)
, 1h36
Directed by José Luis Cuerda
Genres Drama, Documentary
Themes Films about anarchism, Political films
Actors Fernando Fernán Gómez, Elena Fernández, Manuel Lozano, Guillermo Toledo, Roberto Vidal Bolaño
Roles Don Gregorio
Rating75% 3.796353.796353.796353.796353.79635
In a Galician town, a young boy, Moncho, goes to school for the first time and is taught by Don Gregorio about life and literature. At first, Moncho is very scared that the teachers will hit him since that was the standard procedure back then, but he is relieved to discover that Don Gregorio doesn't hit his pupils. Don Gregorio is unlike any other teacher; he builds a special relationship with Moncho, teaching him to love learning. Don Gregorio also builds a special relationship with Moncho's father, who is a Republican like him. Moncho's mother is luke-warm towards the Republic, her main concern being belief in God, and at the end of the film she sides with the Nationalist rebels.
The Grandfather, 2h31
Directed by José Luis Garci
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Melodrama
Actors Fernando Fernán Gómez, Rafael Alonso, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Agustín González, Emma Cohen, Fernando Guillén Cuervo
Roles Don Rodrigo Count of Albrit
Rating72% 3.63963.63963.63963.63963.6396
Don Rodrigo, Count of Albrit, an old Spanish aristocrat, returns to turn-of-the-20th-century Spain after losing his fortune in America. The death of his only son has made him come back to his family estate, now in possession of his daughter-in-law Lucrecia. Upon his return, Don Rodrigo is pleased to meet his granddaughters, Dolly and Nelly, both of whom are adorable and attentive towards him. However, there is something nagging Don Rodrigo.
Belle Époque, 1h48
Directed by Fernando Trueba
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Jorge Sanz, Penélope Cruz, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Michel Galabru, Ariadna Gil, Miriam Díaz-Aroca
Roles Manolo
Rating70% 3.5462753.5462753.5462753.5462753.546275
The year is 1931. Spain is politically divided between Republicans and Traditionalists and on the verge of the Spanish Second Republic. Fernando, a young soldier, deserts. He befriends Manolo (Fernando Fernán Gómez), an old man with a large house in the country. Fernando meets and is enchanted by Manolo's four daughters. As he meets each of the first three one by one, he falls in love and has sex with each of them, determining to marry but with each one a complication arises: Clara (Miriam Díaz-Aroca), a widow who only recently lost her husband and who seeks solace with Fernando; Violeta (Ariadna Gil), a lesbian who is only attracted to Fernando when he is dressed as a woman for a costume ball and Rocío (Maribel Verdú), a social climber who is about to marry into a royalist family for the security it would provide and who only momentarily succumbs to Fernando's charms. Heartbroken each time, the father of the girls encourages him to have patience. Each of the daughters is beautiful and represents a different aspect of feminine sexuality. The youngest of the family, Luz (Penélope Cruz), represents naïveté. While Fernando is pursuing her sisters, Luz gets progressively angry and jealous but eventually Fernando realizes that she is the best one of the four to marry.
The Dumbfounded King, 1h46
Directed by Imanol Uribe
Origin Espagne
Genres Comedy, Historical
Actors Gabino Diego, María Barranco, Laura del Sol, Joaquim de Almeida, Javier Gurruchaga, Fernando Fernán Gómez
Roles Grand Inquisitor
Rating65% 3.2863353.2863353.2863353.2863353.286335
Story set in 17th century Spanish court, where King Philip IV (Gabino Diego), on a getaway with Count of Peña Andrada, is stunned to see the naked body of Marfisa, a prostitute of the town (in a pose reminiscent of Rokeby Venus). After this discovery, the king decides to see the naked body of his wife, Queen Elisabeth of France (Anne Roussel)
Miracle of Marcellino
Directed by Luigi Comencini
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children
Actors Didier Bénureau, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Thierry Nenez, Yves Verhoeven, Roberto Herlitzka, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu
Roles le prêtre
Rating60% 3.0081453.0081453.0081453.0081453.008145
C'est l'histoire d'un petit garçon de cinq ans, Marcellino pane e vino (pain et vin en italien), qui a été abandonné par sa maman à la naissance.
Voyage to Nowhere, 2h14
Directed by Fernando Fernán Gómez
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors José Sacristán, Gabino Diego, Laura del Sol, María Luisa Ponte, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Emma Cohen
Roles don Arturo
Rating74% 3.741753.741753.741753.741753.74175
The film tells the story of a group of comedians. It is a story about their loves and heartbreaks and their desires and frustrations.
Half of Heaven, 2h7
Directed by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama
Actors Ángela Molina, Margarita Lozano, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Antonio Valero, Marisa Porcel
Roles don Pedro
Rating66% 3.3392553.3392553.3392553.3392553.339255
Après la Guerre d'Espagne, Rosa, jeune paysanne cantabre, perd son mari. Elle émigre à Madrid avec sa fille, où elle devient femme de ménage. Son employeur don Pedro l'aide à devenir peu à peu l'une des plus importantes restauratrices de la capitale.