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Ignacio López Tarso

  • Highest Rated: 85% Nazarin (1958)
  • Lowest Rated: 20% Of Love and Shadows (1996)
  • Birthday: Jan 15, 1925
  • Birthplace: Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico
  • Born in Mexico City in 1925 as Ignacio López López (he changed his second surname when he started acting), Ignacio López Tarso can thank a serious injury for igniting his acting career. López Tarso attended a seminary and spent time in the military before moving to the United States to work as a migrant worker; a few days in, he fell from a tree, injured his back and spent a year recovering. During this time, he read the works of Xavier Villaurrutia, and, once healed, approached the playwright for an autograph and ended up enrolling in drama classes taught by Villaurrutia.He made his acting debut in the play Born Yesterday in 1951 and spent the next several years on stage. In 1954, López Tarso made his film debut with a bit part in La desconocida. One of his first major roles was with director/artist Luis Buñuel in Nazarin (1959), playing El sacrilege. López Tarso played the title role in Macario (1960), which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and first paired him with director Roberto Gavaldón, who he later worked with on several film, including Rosa blanca (1961), which earned him an Ariel Award for Best Actor.López Tarso continued to work in films, but eventually began appearing on television shows, acting in over two dozen telenovelas, and earning several TVyNovelas Awards for his work. His grandson is Mexican drummer Antonio Sánchez, who composed the score for the Oscar-winning film Birdman.

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No Score Yet Always Further On (Tarahumara, cada vez mas lejos) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Morenita: El Escándalo Actor 2009
No Score Yet Saint Lucifer Father Leopoldo Santos Higareda 1997
20% Of Love and Shadows Jacinto 1996
No Score Yet Banderas, the Tyrant Colonel de la Gandara 1994
71% Under the Volcano Dr. Vigil 1984
No Score Yet Antonieta Vargas 1983
No Score Yet Viva Mexico Y Sus Corridos Actor 1982
No Score Yet The Children of Sanchez Actor 1978
No Score Yet Los albaniles (The Bricklayers) Actor 1976
No Score Yet Los Albaniles Actor 1976
No Score Yet Rosa blanca Actor 1972
No Score Yet La generala Actor 1970
No Score Yet La Trinchera Actor 1969
No Score Yet Pedro Paramo Fulgor 1967
No Score Yet Tarahumara (Cada vez más lejos) (Always Further On) Raul 1965
No Score Yet The Golden Cockerel (El Gallo de Oro) Actor 1964
No Score Yet Autumn Days (Dias de Otono) Actor 1963
No Score Yet The Paper Man (El hombre de papel) Actor 1963
No Score Yet Juana Gallo Pioquinto 1961
No Score Yet Los Hermanos del Hierro Actor 1961
No Score Yet Rosa blanca Actor 1961
No Score Yet Macario Macario 1960
No Score Yet La sombra del Caudillo Actor 1960
No Score Yet La Estrella Vacia Luis Arvide 1960
85% Nazarin The Sacrilegist 1958
No Score Yet La Casta Divina Actor


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