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Fele Martínez



Already a familiar face in world cinema thanks to fine performances in such films as Open Your Eyes and Talk to Her, Spanish actor Fele Martínez teetered on the brink of international success in the wake of work for such internationally recognized directors as Alejandro Amenábar and Pedro Almodóvar. Following his Goya-winning performance in filmmaker Amenábar's chilling feature debut, Thesis, Martínez has successfully alternated between lesser-known Spanish features and major exports.



A native of Alicante, Valencia, Spain, the aspiring actor studied his craft in Madrid, creating the Sex-Peare Theater troupe with a group of close friends and fellow students before moving into film with his role as a connoisseur of the macabre in Thesis. By taking a supporting character that might have otherwise been two-dimensional and turning him into an ever-evolving character that the audience could actually feel for, the rising star rightfully earned the Best New Actor Goya that was subsequently bestowed upon him. After having his girlfriend stolen by a handsome (at least momentarily) Eduardo Noriega in director Amenábar's art-house hit Open Your Eyes (later remade in the U.S. as Vanilla Sky), Martínez spent the next few years carving a comfortable niche for himself in the realm of Spanish cinema. In 2000, Martínez stepped into the lead with a role in the Scream-inspired Spanish teen horror flick The Art of Dying, and in 2002, he essayed a pair of high-profile roles in both Jaume Balagueró's Darkness (set for release in the U.S. in 2004) and acclaimed director Almodóvar's Talk to Her. With his role as the best friend of lead Gael García Bernal (Y Tu Mamá También) in Almodóvar's 2004 drama Bad Education, it seemed as if Martínez was finally poised for the international recognition that had previously eluded him among mainstream filmgoers.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
20% Nuestros amantes
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet La noche que mi madre mató a mi padre
  • Carlos
2016
No Score Yet Vampyres
  • Peter
2015
No Score Yet Sal
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet La Estrella
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet A un metro de ti
  • Actor
2011
29% Carmo, Hit the Road
  • Marco Bermejo
2010
No Score Yet Tension Sexual No Resuelta
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Esperando Septiembre
  • Valentin
2010
No Score Yet Don Mendo Rock La venganza? (The Revenge?)
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet The Big Old House (El kaseron)
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Bolboreta, mariposa, papallona
  • Actor
2007
88% Bad Education
  • Enrique Goded
2004
4% Darkness
  • Carlos
2004
No Score Yet Tu Que Harias Por Amor: Just Run!
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Dos Tipos Duros (Two Tough Guys)
  • Bebé
2003
No Score Yet Utopía
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Tu Que Harias Por Amor
  • Actor
2003
92% Talk to Her
  • Alfredo
2002
No Score Yet Noche de Reyes
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Black Serenade
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Tuno negro (Black Serenade)
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet T qu haras por amor? , (Che faresti per amore?), (Just Run!)
  • Luis
2001
No Score Yet Capitães de Abril (Captains of April)
  • Lobao
2000
No Score Yet Tinta Roja
  • Escalona
2000
No Score Yet The Art of Dying
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet El Arte De Morir
  • Iván
2000
85% Open Your Eyes (Abre los Ojos)
  • Pelayo
1999
83% The Lovers of the Arctic Circle (Los Amantes del Círculo Polar) (The Lovers from the North Pole)
  • Otto Joven
1998
No Score Yet Insomnio
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Tinta roja (Red Ink)
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Insomnio
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Lagrimas Negras (Black Tears)
  • Andres
1997
No Score Yet El Tiempo de la Felicidad
  • Ezequiel
1997
71% Thesis
  • Chema
1996
No Score Yet El síndrome de Svensson
  • Actor
No Score Yet Dime que yo
  • Actor

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