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Fernando Rey

Actor | * 09/20/1917 († 76, 03/09/1994) | A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
Fernando Casado Arambillet (20 September 1917 – 9 March 1994), best known as Fernando Rey, was a Spanish film, theatre, and television actor, who worked in both Europe and the United States. A suave, international actor best known for his roles in the films of surrealist director Luis Buñuel (Tristana, 1970; Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, 1972; That Obscure Object of Desire, 1977) and as a drug lord in The French Connection (1971), he appeared in more than 150 films over half a century. The debonair Rey was described by French Connection producer Philip D'Antoni as "the last of the Continental guys". He achieved his greatest fame after he turned 50: "Perhaps it is a pity that my success came so late in life", he told the Los Angeles Times. "It might have been better to have been successful while young, like El Cordobés in the bullring. Then your life is all before you to enjoy it." ()
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Fernando Rey  (September 20, 1917 – March 9, 1994) — best known as Fernando Rey — was a Spanish film, theatre, and TV actor, who worked in both Europe and the United States. A suave, international actor best known for his roles in the films of surrealist director Luis Buñuel (Tristana, 1970; Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, 1972; That Obscure Object of Desire, 1977) and as a drug lord in The French Connection (1971), he appeared in more than 150 films over half a century. The debonair Rey was described by French Connection producer Philip D'Antoni as "the last of the Continental guys". He achieved his greatest notoriety after he turned 50: "Perhaps it is a pity that my success came so late in life", he told The Times of Madrid in 1973. "It might have been better to have been successful while young, like El Cordobes in the bullring. Then your life is all before you to enjoy it.".

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Adventure

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Fernando Rey

Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor Goya Award for Best Actor Castelao Medal National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor Goya Award for Best Actor

Movies with Fernando Rey as Actor(146)

as Padre de Franco1993 Madregilda
as Fray Juan1992 La Marrana
as Gran Magno1990 Breath of Life
as Papa Pablo V1990 Drums of Fire
as Judge Torres1990 Naked Tango
as Ramos1989 Esmeralda Bay
as Allende1988 The Tunnel
as Sr. D'Abondo1987 The Enchanted Forest
as Director Almirante1987 Mi general
as Ohmei Felsberg1987 Angel of Death
as Cardinal Stefano Biondi1986 Saving Grace
as Joseph1986 Hôtel du Paradis
as Cardinal1985 Our Father
as Warwick1985 Black Arrow
as Fray Lupo1985 Star Knight
as Piacchi1984 A Strange Passion
as Policeman1984 The Hit
as Don Antonio1983 Bearn
as André1982 A Estrangeira
as Don Filippo1982 Looking for Jesus
as Cardinal Santoni1982 Monsignor
as Editor1981 Honey
as Antonio Di Maggio1981 Casta e pura
as Juez1981 Trágala, perro
as Count Stackelberg1981 Lady of the Camelias
as Don Fernando Valle1980 Memorias de Leticia Valle
as Police Captain Torredo1980 Cabo Blanco
as Grigor1979 Quintet
as Carlo1979 Traffic Jam
as Don Luis1978 Rebeldía
as Luis1977 Elisa, My Life
as Mathieu Faber1977 That Obscure Object of Desire
as Charles Van Maar1976 A Matter of Time
as Don Ramón1976 Manuela
as Alfonso1976 Striptease
as Cardenal1976 El segundo poder
as Nathanson1976 The Desert of the Tartars
as President Bru1976 Voyage of the Damned
as Judge Vanini1975 Smiling Maniacs
as Pedro the Anarchist Prisoner1975 Seven Beauties
as Alain Charnier1975 French Connection II
as Prof. Murri1974 The Murri Affair
as Jacques Berger1974 Say it with Flowers
as Oscar1973 Violent Blood Bath
as Arthur1973 Autopsy
as Cafiero1973 High Crime
as Father Oatley1973 White Fang
as Mr. David1973 One Way
as Inspector Nardi1972 The Two Faces of Fear
as Don Rodrigo - Conde de Albrit1972 La duda
as le directeur de l'hôpital1972 The Sin
as Giovanna's father1972 Questa specie d'amore
as Luis1971 The Great Swindle
as Juez Flower1971 Cold Eyes of Fear
as Alain Charnier1971 The French Connection
as Old Blind Man1971 A Town Called Bastard
as Jaime Xenos1970 The Adventurers
as Prof. Xantos1970 Companeros
as Don Antonio1970 The Wind's Fierce
as Padrino Elisa1970 Canticle
as Don Lope1970 Tristana
as Pinkerton1969 The Price of Power
as Marco Augusto1969 A Candidate for a Killing
as Fuentes1968 Villa Rides
as Merchant1968 The Immortal Story
as Ibram1968 The Desperate Ones
as Col. Romero1967 Run Like a Thief
as Carlos Mª Saldiez1967 Amor en el aire
as Priest1966 Return of the Seven
as Felipe II.1966 El Greco
as Sir Percy1966 Attack of the Robots
as Father Rattigan1966 Navajo Joe
as Worcester1965 Chimes at Midnight
as President Castillo1965 Legacy of the Incas
as Don Pedro Fortuna1965 Son of a Gunfighter
as (voice)1965 España insólita
as Agent of the New World Organization1965 Espionage in Lisbon
as Der Herzo1965 Don Quijote
as Luis XIV1964 El señor de La Salle
as Sacerdote1964 La hora incógnita
as Commissioner of Beirut harbor1964 Backfire
as Ramiro II, rey de León1963 The Castilian
as Police Official1963 The Running Man
as Sanchez1963 The Ceremony
as Acteur1962 Shéhérazade
as Don Hernán1962 The Savage Guns
as Hoher Priester1962 My Son, the Hero
as Dr. Charles Taylor1962 Face of Terror
as Profesor Héctor de la Barrera1961 Teresa
as Bokan the Usurper1961 Goliath Against the Giants
as Don Jaime1961 Viridiana
as Valerio1960 Revolt of the Slaves
as Señor Aguilar1960 Don Lucio and Brother Pío
as Mario1960 Culpables
as Arbacès, high priest1959 The Last Days of Pompeii
as Captain Casares1959 Sonatas
as Tío (alternate version)1958 The Night Heaven Fell
as Valentín1957 Faustina
as Don Iñigo1956 El amor de Don Juan
as Monje narrador1955 The Miracle of Marcelino
as Miguel1954 Comedians
as Fernando1953 Aeropuerto
as Narrador (voice)1953 Welcome Mr. Marshall!
as Carlos Jimenez1953 Cabaret
as Miguel1952 La laguna negra
as Ángel López Veiga1951 Black Sky
as Enrique Marín Rubio1948 Si te hubieses casado conmigo
as Ulises / Capitán Ferragut1948 Mare nostrum
as Frondoso1947 Fuenteovejuna
as Sansón Carrasco1947 Don Quixote
as José1946 La pródiga
as Juan Chamizo1945 Los últimos de Filipinas
as Duque de Alba1944 Eugenia de Montijo

TV Shows/Series with Fernando Rey as Actor(6)

as Compte de Barcelona1994 Arnau
as Himself - Narrator1991 Imágenes perdidas
as Paul Corbet1989 Le Grand Secret
as Seneca1985 A.D.
as Gaspar1977 Jesus of Nazareth
as Baron Della Spina1976 Origins of the Mafia

Additional Information

Full Name: Fernando Casado
Citizenship: Spain
Born: 09/20/1917 in A Coruña
Died: 03/09/1994 in Madrid (aged: 76)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: Spanish (ES)
Educated at: Complutense University of Madrid
Spouses (current/former): Mabel Karr
Other names for Fernando Rey (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Fernando Casado Arambillet"
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:8525, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 03/13/2019