Veteran Spanish actor wins award in Berlin

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14 February 2005, BERLIN- Spanish actor and director Fernando Fernan Gomez was awarded an honorary Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.

14 February 2005

BERLIN- Spanish actor and director Fernando Fernan Gomez was awarded an honorary Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.

Fernan Gomez, who was born in Peru in 1921 but has lived in Spain since the age of three, has performed in more than 200 films, including Pedro Almodovar's Todo sobre mi madre (All About My Mother) in 1999.

Belle Epoque by Fernando Trueba, in which Fernan Gomez played a leading role, screened in competition at the Berlin Festival in 1993 and won a US Oscar award for best Foreign Language film in 1994.

He has scooped several acting awards at the Berlinale as well-Silver Bears in 1977 and 1987 for Juan Estelrich's "El Anacoreta" and Jaime de Arminan's "Stico."

Organizers said they were honouring Fernan Gomez because he ranked "among the most important personalities of Spanish cinema since the 1940s."

In addition to his 200 film roles, he has directed 30 works and written the screenplays for close to 30.

The Berlinale, Europe's first major film festival this year, finishes on 20 February.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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