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Fernando Rey

Fernando Rey

Birthdate: September 20, 1917

Deathdate: March 9, 1994

?From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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 a... ...detailed bio


1492 Conquest of Paradise (1992)

Christopher Columbus' discovery of the Americas and the effect this has on the indigenous people, starting with his solicitation of Queen Isabella I (Sigourney Weaver) to gain the necessary funding. In the beginning, Columbus becomes obsessed in making his trip westwards to Asia, but lacks crew a...

Don Quixote (1992)

Don Quixote is an unfinished film project produced, written and directed by Orson Welles. Principal photography was between 1957 and 1969; while test footage was filmed as early as 1955, second-unit photography was done as late as 1972, and Welles was working on the film on and off until his deat...

La Marrana (1992)

After spending three years in captivity in Tunis, Bartolomé returns home Extremadura with the only hope to eat his favorite dish: the pork. Along the way he meets a deserter who is traveling with a sow.

Naked Tango (1991)

Returning by ship to Buenos Aires, a young woman escapes her elderly husband by swapping places with a woman committing suicide. She believes her new life will be that of an arranged marriage but finds it is in fact a ruse to cause her to work in a brothel. The film plays on the supposed, if not ...

Le grand secret (1989)

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Moon over Parador (1988)

The film follows the exploits of film actor Jack Noah (Dreyfuss), who is filming in the small, fictional South American country of Parador when the Paradorian President for Life suddenly dies of a heart attack. Not wanting to lose his position in power, the president's right-hand man, Roberto Str...

Commando Mengele (1987)

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Saving Grace (1986)

A year after his election, a youthful Pope (Conti) longs to be involved in ordinary people’s lives again, as he was when he was a priest. During an audience, the Pope communicates with a deaf mute young girl whose village has no priest. Accidentally locked out of the Vatican, the Pope travels to ...

A.D. (1985)

The story tells the life histories about Saint Peter and Paul of Tarsus after the crucifixion of Jesus, and their individual fates in old Rome in the time of the persecution of Christians. Events in the New Testament Book of Acts by Luke and in the Ecclesiastical History of Eusebius are dramatize...

Rustlers' Rhapsody (1985)

The concept of the movie is explained in a voiceover intro by G. W. Bailey, who wonders what it would be like if one of the 1930s/1940s Rex O'Herlihan movies were to be made today. At that point, in a scene reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz, the cinematogaphy shifts from black & white to color and ...

The Knight of the Dragon (1985)

The Knight of the Dragon (Spanish: El caballero del dragón), aka Star Knight, is a 1985 Spanish adventure film directed by Fernando Colomo and starring Klaus Kinski. In this film, a knight sets out to rescue a princess from a dragon, but the dragon turns out to really be an alien spacecraft.

The Hit (1984)

London gangster Willie Parker gives evidence against his criminal compatriots in return for a very generous offer from police. Ten years later, Parker lives in comfortable retirement in Spain until four Spanish youths kidnap him and deliver him to two hitmen hired by the kingpin that Parker helpe...

Monsignor (1982)

With the Vatican having financial difficulties during World War II, a young priest from America is sent for, recommended because of his accounting skill. Father John Flaherty does indeed have a good head for figures, but also believes in any means to an end. To raise money for the church, he is w...

Caboblanco (1980)

Giff Hoyt (Bronson), a cafe owner in Cabo Blanco, Peru after World War II is caught between refuge-seeking Nazis and their enemies. After the murder of a sea explorer is passed off as accidental death by the corrupt local police, Giff becomes suspicious. The police chief (Rey) also intimidates a ...

L'Ingorgo : Una storia impossibile (1979)

In a main thoroughfare on the outskirts of Rome thousands of motorists are bottled in terrible traffic jam for twenty-four hours. In a stretch of road there is a gallery of characters which behaviour gets weird. There are a selfish and hypocritical entrepreneur in a luxury car; a young hippie gir...

Quintet (1979)

The story takes place during a new ice age. The camera tracks a blank, frozen, seemingly deserted tundra- until two blurry distant figures can just be made out. They are the seal hunter Essex (Paul Newman) and his pregnant companion, Vivia (Brigitte Fossey), the daughter of one of Essex's late hu...

Elisa, vida mía (1977)

On a secluded farmhouse in Castile and León, Luis is reuinted with his estranged daughter, Elisa after a 20-year separation. On the farmhouse, Luis writes what appears at times to be both an autobiography and a novel. The book is played out, with memories of the past, such as when Luis walked out...

That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)

A dysfunctional and sometimes violent romance between Mathieu (Fernando Rey), a middle-aged, wealthy Frenchman, and a young, impoverished and beautiful flamenco dancer from Seville, Conchita, played by Carole Bouquet and Angela Molina. The two actresses each appear unpredictably in separate scene...

Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

Passion, beauty, and brilliant storytelling are all on display in this six-hour-plus epic from Italian director Franco Zeffirelli. Robert Powell is superb in the title role, and with the overwhelming success of this TV movie throughout the world, has perhaps become what Jesus looks like in many p...

Illustrious Corpses (1976)

The film starts with the murder of District Attorney Vargas in Palermo, amongst a climate of demonstrations, strikes and political tension between the Left and the government. The subsequent investigation failing, the police assign the protagonist Inspector Rogas (Lino Ventura) to solve the case....