Francisco Rabal

Birthday:

03/08/1926

Place of birth:

Águilas, Murcia, Región de Murcia, Spain:

Biography:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Francisco Rabal (March 8, 1926 – August 29, 2001), perhaps better known as Paco Rabal, was a Spanish actor born in Águilas, a small town in the province of Murcia, Spain. In 1936, after the Spanish Civil War broke out. Rabal and his family left Murcia and moved to Madrid. Young Francisco had to work as a street salesboy and in a chocolate factory. When he was 13 years old, he left school to work as an electrician at Estudios Chamartín. Rabal got some sporadic jobs as an extra. Dámaso Alonso and other people advised him to try his luck with a career in theater. During the following years, he got some roles in theater companies such as Lope de Vega or María Guerrero. It was there that he met actress Asunción Balaguer; they married and remained together for the rest of Rabal's life. Their daughter, Teresa Rabal, is also an actor. In 1947, Rabal got some regular jobs in theater. He used his full name, Francisco Rabal, as stage name. However, the people who knew him always called him Paco Rabal. (Paco is the familiar form for Francisco.) "Paco Rabal" became his unofficial stage name. During the 1940s, Rabal began acting in movies as an extra, but it was not until 1950 that he was first cast in speaking roles, and played romantic leads and rogues. He starred in three films directed by Luis Buñuel - Nazarín (1959), Viridiana (1961) and Belle de jour (1967). William Friedkin thought of Rabal for the French villain of his 1971 movie The French Connection. However, he could not remember the name of "that Spanish actor". Mistakenly, his staff hired another Spanish actor, Fernando Rey. Friedkin discovered that Rabal did not speak English or French, so he decided to keep Rey. Rabal has previously worked with Rey in Viridiana. Rabal did, however, work with Friedkin in the much less successful but Academy Award-nominated cult classic Sorcerer (1977), a remake of The Wages of Fear (1953). Throughout his career, Rabal worked in France, Italy and Mexico with directors such as Gillo Pontecorvo, Michelangelo Antonioni, Luchino Visconti, Valerio Zurlini, Jacques Rivette and Alberto Lattuada. It is widely considered that Rabal's best performances came after Francisco Franco's death on 1975. In the 1980s, Rabal starred in Los santos inocentes, winning the Award as Best Actor in Cannes Film Festival, in El Disputado Voto del Señor Cayo and also in the TV series Juncal. In 1989, he was a member of the jury at the 39th Berlin International Film Festival. In the 1999 he played the character of Francisco Goya in Carlos Saura Goya en Burdeos, winning a Goya Award as Best Actor. Francisco Rabal is the only Spanish actor to have received a honoris causa doctoral degree from the University of Murcia. Rabal's final movie was Dagon, a film which was dedicated to him right before the credits. The dedication read "Dedicated to Francisco Rabal, a wonderful actor and even better human being." Rabal died in 2001 from compensatory dilating emphysema, while on an airplane travelling to Bordeaux, when he was coming back from receiving an Award at Montreal Film Festival. Description above from the Wikipedia article Francisco Rabal, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.



Credits

Divertimento (2002)
as
Alla rivoluzione sulla due cavalli (2002)
as Zio Henrique
Dagon (2001)
as Ezequiel
¿Tú qué harías por amor? (2001)
as Don Vicente
Peixe-Lua (2000)
as Tio Nini
Goya en Burdeos (1999)
as Goya
Talk of Angels (1998)
as Don Jorge
El evangelio de las maravillas (1998)
as Papá Basilio
Pequeños milagros (1997)
as Don Francisco
Pajarico (1997)
as El Abuelo
Airbag (1997)
as Villambrosa
La novia de medianoche (1997)
as Wenceslao Corredoira
Así en el cielo como en la tierra (1995)
as San Pedro
El palomo cojo (1995)
as
Felicidades, Tovarich (1995)
as Abuelo
La Lola se va a los puertos (1993)
as Don Diego
L'homme qui a perdu son ombre (1992)
as Antonio
¡Átame! (1990)
as Máximo Espejo
La blanca paloma (1989)
as Domingo
Barroco (1989)
as
Juncal (1989)
as Juncal
El aire de un crimen (1988)
as Coronel Olvera (as Paco Rabal)
A Time of Destiny (1988)
as Jorge Larraneta
Divinas palabras (1987)
as
El disputado voto del señor Cayo (1986)
as Señor Cayo
El hermano bastardo de Dios (1986)
as
Tiempo de silencio (1986)
as Muecas
Un complicato intrigo di donne, vicoli e delitti (1986)
as Guaglione
La storia (1986)
as
Escapada final (Scapegoat) (1985)
as Comisario Cárdenas
La hora bruja (1985)
as Cesar
Marbella, un golpe de cinco estrellas (1985)
as Juan
Luces de Bohemia (1985)
as Max Estrella
Padre nuestro (1985)
as Abel
Los paraísos perdidos (1985)
as
Los zancos (1984)
as
Los santos inocentes (1984)
as Azarías
Sal gorda (1984)
as Gabino
Victòria! 3: El seny i la rauxa (1984)
as Coronel Márquez
Epílogo (1984)
as Rocabruno
Victòria! 2: La disbauxa del 17 (1983)
as Coronel Márquez
Truhanes (1983)
as Ginés Jiménez Valera
Victòria! La gran aventura d'un poble (1983)
as Coronel Márquez
El tesoro de las cuatro coronas (1983)
as Sócrates
La colmena (1982)
as Ricardo Sorbedo
Reborn (1981)
as Giacomo
Incubo sulla città contaminata (1980)
as Major Warren Holmes
Speed Driver (1980)
as Esposito
El gran secreto (1980)
as Domingo
Traficantes de pánico (1980)
as William Lombard
Poliziotto, solitudine e rabbia (1980)
as Tony
Buitres sobre la ciudad (1980)
as Bender
Sbirro, la tua legge è lenta... la mia... no! (1979)
as Don Alfonso
Corleone (1978)
as Don Giusto Provenzano
Così come sei (1978)
as Lorenzo
Io sono mia (1977)
as Padre di Orio
Il Prefetto di ferro (1977)
as Il brigante Albanese
Sorcerer (1977)
as Nilo
Pensione Paura (1977)
as Marta's lover
Las largas vacaciones del 36 (1976)
as
Emilia... parada y fonda (1976)
as
Il deserto dei Tartari (1976)
as M.llo Tronk
Las bodas de Blanca (1975)
as Antonio
Attenti al buffone (1975)
as Eminenza
Le città del mondo (1975)
as Matteo
Cacique Bandeira (1975)
as Azevedo Bandeira
Faccia di spia (1975)
as Mehdi Ben Barka
La peccatrice (1975)
as Turco
Metralleta 'Stein' (1975)
as Comisario Emilio Mendoza
Tormento (1974)
as Agustín Caballero
No es nada, mamá, sólo un juego (1974)
as Tío
Il sorriso del grande tentatore (1974)
as Bishop Marquez
Dormir y ligar: todo es empezar (1974)
as Himself (uncredited)
La moglie giovane (1974)
as The Blackmailer
Il consigliori (1973)
as Vincent Garofalo
Pianeta Venere (1972)
as Party chauffer
Las melancólicas (1972)
as
Le soldat Laforêt (1972)
as Paco
Si può fare… amigo (1972)
as Franciscus
La colonna infame (1972)
as
La guerrilla (1972)
as El Cabrero (The Shepherd)
N.P. Il Segreto (1971)
as Ingegnere N.P.
Cabezas Cortadas (1970)
as Díaz II
Ann och Eve - de erotiska (1970)
as Francesco
Diario Spagnolo (1970)
as Él mismo
Eagles Over London (1969)
as Martin
Los desafíos (1969)
as Carlos
Simón Bolívar (1969)
as José Antonio Del Llano
España otra vez (1969)
as Reportero
Sangre en el ruedo (1969)
as Juan Carmona
Después del diluvio (1968)
as Pedro
'El' Che Guevara (1968)
as Che Guevara
Cervantes (1967)
as Rodrigo
Oscuros sueños de agosto (1967)
as
Belle de jour (1967)
as Hyppolite
I lunghi giorni della vendetta (1967)
as Sheriff Douglas
Le streghe (1967)
as Valeria's Husband
La Religieuse (1966)
as Dom Morel
Camino del Rocío (1966)
as José Antonio
Hoy como ayer (1966)
as Ramón
María Rosa (1965)
as
Marie Chantal contre Dr. Kha (1965)
as Paco Castillo
Das Vermächtnis des Inka (1965)
as Gambusino
Currito de la Cruz (1965)
as Manuel Carmona
España insólita (1965)
as (voice)
El diablo también llora (1965)
as
Intimidad de los parques (1965)
as Héctor
Llanto por un bandido (1964)
as José María 'El Tempranillo'
Le gros coup (1964)
as Michel Arland
Mathias Sandorf (1963)
as Frédéric de Rotenbourg
Autopsia de un criminal (1963)
as Carlos
La Rimpatriata (1963)
as Alberto
I tromboni di Fra' Diavolo (1962)
as Fra Diavolo
Setenta veces siete (1962)
as Pascual
L'eclisse (1962)
as Riccardo
Noche de verano (1962)
as Bernardo
El hombre de la isla (1961)
as
Azahares rojos (1961)
as Arturo Gómez Mancera
Viridiana (1961)
as Jorge
A las cinco de la tarde (1961)
as Juan Reyes
La mano en la trampa (1961)
as Cristóbal Archaval
Trío de damas (1960)
as Alberto Sáinz Robledo
Sonatas (1959)
as Marqués de Bradomín
Diez fusiles esperan (1959)
as
Nazarín (1959)
as Father Nazario
L'uomo dai calzoni corti (1958)
as Mario
La Gerusalemme liberata (1958)
as
La grande strada azzurra (1957)
as Salvatore
Amanecer en Puerta Oscura (1957)
as Juan Cuenca
Marisa la civetta (1957)
as Antonio
La gran mentira (1956)
as César Neira
Prigionieri del male (1955)
as Sergio Gresky
La pícara molinera (1955)
as Cristóbal Paterna - el molinero
El canto del gallo (1955)
as Padre Miller
Historias de la radio (1955)
as Gabriel
Muerte de un ciclista (1955)
as (uncredited)
Murió hace quince años (1954)
as Diego
El beso de Judas (1954)
as Quinto Licinio
Todo es posible en Granada (1954)
as Fernando Ortega
Hay un camino a la derecha (1953)
as
La guerra de Dios (1953)
as Martín
Sor Intrépida (1952)
as
Laia ()
as
Cuenca ()
as Voice

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