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Ignacio López Tarso

Highest Rated:   83% Nazarin (1958)
Lowest Rated:   20% Of Love and Shadows (1996)
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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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
75% 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
83% Nazarin
  • The Sacrilegist
1958
No Score Yet La Casta Divina
  • Actor

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