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Emilio Fernandez

Highest Rated:   100% The Pearl (La perla) (1947)
Lowest Rated:   13% Return of the Seven (1966)
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Birthplace:   Hondo, Coahuila, Mexico
Known to his devotees as "El Indio" because of his mixed parentage, Emilio Fernandez was not yet out of his teens when his participation as an officer in Mexico's Huerta rebellion earned him a 20-year prison sentence. Escaping to the United States in 1923, Fernandez worked as a Hollywood extra and bit player, returning to Mexico when granted amnesty in 1934. His directorial career began in 1941 with La Isla de la Pasion. Within a few years he was Mexico's foremost filmmaker specializing in populist dramas, many of them starring his wife, Columba Dominguez. His 1943 film Maria Candelaria won a Cannes Film Festival Grand Prize, while his 1946 adaptation of John Steinbeck's The Pearl, starring his favorite actor Pedro Armendariz and photographed by his longtime collaborator Gabriel Figueroa, earned several additional awards. His fame and prestige did nothing to quench his personal combustibility; notorious in cinematic circles as the only prominent director who ever actually shot a film critic, he later served six months of a four-and-a-half year sentence for manslaughter after killing a farm laborer during an argument. In the '50s Fernandez's prestige declined as the quality of his films slackened and he returned to acting; however, every few years he also directed. In the '60s and '70s he appeared in a number of American films.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Maclovia
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet Las Islas Marias
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet La Bandida
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet A Paixón de María Soliña
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2012
No Score Yet Grandes Directores
  • Actor
2004
96% The Pianist
  • the Soup Snatcher
$32.6M 2002
No Score Yet El Zorro De Jalisco 2
  • Actor
1993
33% Pirates
  • Angelito
1986
No Score Yet El Secuestro De Lola
  • Police Chief
1986
No Score Yet Treasure of the Amazon
  • Paco
1985
75% Under the Volcano
  • Diosdado
1984
No Score Yet Observations Under the Volcano
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Lola la Trailera
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Erotica
  • Director
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
1979
No Score Yet Lucky Lady
  • `Ybarra'
1975
38% Breakout
  • The Warden
1975
83% Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
  • El Jefe
1974
No Score Yet Nest of Virgins (el rincón de las vírgenes)
  • Anacleto Morones
1974
83% Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
  • Paco
1973
No Score Yet La Choca
  • Director
1973
96% The Wild Bunch
  • Mapache
1969
No Score Yet El Crepusculo De Un Dios
  • Actor
1968
83% The War Wagon
  • Calito
1967
No Score Yet Un Tipo Dificil De Matar
  • Actor
1967
13% Return of the Seven
  • Lorca
1966
No Score Yet The Appaloosa
  • Lazaro
1966
No Score Yet A Covenant with Death
  • Ignacio
1966
No Score Yet La Conquista Del Dorado
  • Actor
1965
71% The Night of the Iguana
  • Barkeeper
1964
No Score Yet Paloma herida
  • Actor
  • Director
1963
No Score Yet Los Hermanos del Hierro
  • Actor
1961
No Score Yet Pueblito
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Actor
1961
No Score Yet Una Cita de Amor
  • Director
1958
No Score Yet Reportaje
  • Director
1953
No Score Yet La red (Rosanna)
  • Director
1953
No Score Yet The Torch
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1950
No Score Yet Víctimas del Pecado
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1950
No Score Yet A Woman in Love (Enamorada)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1949
No Score Yet La Malquerida
  • Director
1949
No Score Yet Salon Mexico (Mujer Mala)
  • Director
1949
No Score Yet Pueblerina
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1949
No Score Yet John Steinbeck's the Pearl
  • Director
1948
No Score Yet Rio Escondido (Hidden River)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1948
100% The Pearl (La perla)
  • Director
1947
No Score Yet Rio Escondido
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1947
No Score Yet Pepita Jimenez
  • Director
1946
No Score Yet Las Abandonadas
  • Director
1945
No Score Yet Wild Flower (Flor silvestre)
  • Director
  • Rogellio Torres
1945
No Score Yet Maria Candelaria (Xochimilco)
  • Director
1944
No Score Yet Soy Puro Mexicano
  • Director
1943
No Score Yet El Zorro De Jalisco
  • Actor
1940
No Score Yet Los De Abajo
  • Actor
1940
No Score Yet Charro Negro
  • Actor
1940
No Score Yet Almas Rebeldes
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet Out on the Big Ranch (Allá en el Rancho Grande)
  • Dancer
1936
No Score Yet Celos
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet Janitzio
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet The Western Code
  • Indian Joe
1932
No Score Yet Oklahoma Cyclone
  • Panchez Gomez
1930
No Score Yet La sangre enemiga
  • Actor
No Score Yet Cuando Corrio El Alazan
  • Actor

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