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Fernando Rey

Fernando Rey  (September 20, 1917 – March 9, 1994) — best known as Fernando Rey — was a Spanish film, theatre, and TV actor, who worked in both Europe and the United States. A suave, international actor best known for his roles in the films of surrealist director Luis Buñuel (Tristana, 1970; Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, 1972; That Obscure Object of Desire, 1977) and as a drug lord in The French Connection (1971), he appeared in more than 150 films over half a century. The debonair Rey was described by French Connection producer Philip D'Antoni as "the last of the Continental guys". He achieved his greatest notoriety after he turned 50: "Perhaps it is a pity that my success came so late in life", he told The Times of Madrid in 1973. "It might have been better to have been successful while young, like El Cordobes in the bullring. Then your life is all before you to enjoy it."

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Sep 20, 1917 In A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Eugenia de Montijo 1944-10-16
Latest Project:
Movie El cianuro… ¿solo o con leche? 1994-04-15
Known For
Movie El cianuro… ¿solo o con leche? Gregorio 1994-04-15
Series Arnau Compte de Barcelona 1994-01-17
Movie On the Far Side of the Tunnel Miguel 1994-02-25
Movie Madregilda Padre de Franco 1993-09-26
Movie El Quijote de Miguel de Cervantes Don Quijote 1992-01-29
Movie 1492: Conquest of Paradise Marchena 1992-10-09
Movie La marrana Fray Juan 1992-11-06
Movie L'Atlantide 1992-11-05
Movie Naked Tango Judge Torres 1990-09-27
Movie Drums of Fire Papa Pablo V 1990-12-21
Movie Breath of Life Gran Magno 1990-10-11
Series Le Grand Secret Paul Corbet 1989-01-06
Movie Esmeralda Bay Ramos 1989-05-18
Movie Pasodoble 1988-01-01
Movie Winter diary 1988-09-29
Movie The Tunnel Allende 1988-04-29
Movie Mi general Director Almirante 1987-01-01
Movie Angel of Death Ohmei Felsberg 1987-10-15
Movie The Enchanted Forest Sr. D'Abondo 1987-10-02
Movie Paradise Hotel Joseph 1986-04-15
Movie Saving Grace Cardinal Stefano Biondi 1986-05-02
Movie Our Father Cardinal 1985-04-21
Movie Rustlers' Rhapsody Railroad Colonel 1985-05-10
Series A.D. Seneca 1985-03-31
Movie Black Arrow Warwick 1985-10-09
Movie El caballero del dragón Fray Lupo 1985-12-20
Movie The Hit Policeman 1984-09-12
Movie A Strange Passion Piacchi 1984-11-21
Movie A Estrangeira André 1982-02-01
Movie Monsignor Cardinal Santoni 1982-10-22
Movie Looking for Jesus Don Filippo 1982-03-03
Movie Lady of the Camelias Count Stackelberg 1981-02-26
Movie Honey Editor 1981-05-08
Movie Casta e pura Antonio Di Maggio 1981-10-30
Movie Trágala, perro Juez 1981-11-16
Movie Cabo Blanco Police Captain Torredo 1980-03-13
Movie Traffic Jam Carlo 1979-01-12
Movie Quintet Grigor 1979-02-09
Movie The Last Romantic Lover Max 1978-04-26
Movie Rebeldía Don Luis 1978-09-24
Series Jesus of Nazareth Gaspar 1977-01-06
Movie Elisa, My Life Luis 1977-04-21
Movie That Obscure Object of Desire Mathieu Faber 1977-08-17
Movie Eyes Behind the Wall Ivano 1977-06-07
Movie Striptease Alfonso 1976-01-01
Movie Manuela Don Ramón 1976-06-07
Movie El segundo poder Cardenal 1976-01-01
Movie Illustrious Corpses Security Minister 1976-02-12
Movie A Matter of Time Charles Van Maar 1976-10-07
Movie The Desert of the Tartars Nathanson 1976-10-29
Series Origins of the Mafia Baron Della Spina 1976-11-19
Movie Voyage of the Damned President Bru 1976-12-22
Movie Smiling Maniacs Judge Vanini 1975-01-16
Movie French Connection II Alain Charnier 1975-05-18
Movie Seven Beauties Pedro the Anarchist Prisoner 1975-12-20
Movie Say it with Flowers Jacques Berger 1974-09-04
Movie The Murri Affair Prof. Murri 1974-09-28
Movie The Woman with Red Boots Perrot 1974-12-11
Movie High Crime Cafiero 1973-08-12
Movie Violent Blood Bath Oscar 1973-01-01
Movie One Way Mr. David 1973-09-22
Movie Fall of a Body M. Nansoit 1973-09-28
Movie White Fang Father Oatley 1973-12-21
Movie Antony and Cleopatra 1972-03-18
Movie Questa specie d'amore Giovanna's father 1972-02-10
Movie The Two Faces of Fear Inspector Nardi 1972-02-17
Movie The Sin le directeur de l'hôpital 1972-03-31
Movie La duda Don Rodrigo - Conde de Albrit 1972-09-07
Movie Canticle Padrino Elisa 1972-07-17
Movie The Great Swindle Luis 1971-03-06
Movie The Light at the Edge of the World Captain Moriz 1971-07-16
Movie Cold Eyes of Fear Juez Flower 1971-04-06
Movie The French Connection Alain Charnier 1971-10-09
Movie A Town Called Bastard Old Blind Man 1971-10-27
Movie Tristana Don Lope 1970-03-29
Movie The Adventurers Jaime Xenos 1970-03-25
Movie The Wind's Fierce Don Antonio 1970-12-04
Movie Aoom 1970-07-01
Movie Compañeros Prof. Xantos 1970-12-18
Movie A Candidate for a Killing Marco Augusto 1969-08-22
Movie Villa Rides Fuentes 1968-05-29
Movie The Immortal Story Merchant 1968-06-01
Movie Historia de la frivolidad Gent 1967-02-09
Movie Amor en el aire Carlos Mª Saldiez 1967-12-25
Movie El Greco Felipe II. 1966-08-15
Movie Attack of the Robots Sir Percy 1966-04-27
Movie Return of the Seven Priest 1966-10-19
Movie The Devil Also Cries 1965-03-14
Movie The Amazing Doctor G Goldginger 1965-02-02
Movie I grandi condottieri Lo straniero / The Stranger - Angel of the Lord 1965-01-01
Movie Chimes at Midnight Worcester 1965-03-16
Movie Don Quijote Der Herzo 1965-01-01
Movie Son of a Gunfighter Don Pedro Fortuna 1965-08-16
Movie Espionage in Lisbon Agent of the New World Organization 1965-10-30
Movie España insólita (voice) 1965-05-13
Movie Legacy of the Incas President Castillo 1965-08-01
Movie Der Marquis - der Mann, der sich verkaufen wollte Verleger Ramos 1965-11-12
Movie Backfire Commissioner of Beirut harbor 1964-09-04
Movie The Rash One 1964-01-01
Movie La nueva cenicienta 1964-09-12
Movie La hora incógnita Sacerdote 1964-12-26
Movie The Castilian Ramiro II, rey de León 1963-04-13
Movie The Ceremony Sanchez 1963-12-18
Movie The Running Man Police Official 1963-10-01
Movie The Savage Guns Don Hernán 1962-09-30
Movie My Son, the Hero Hoher Priester 1962-05-04
Movie Face of Terror Dr. Charles Taylor 1962-10-28
Movie Shéhérazade Acteur 1962-12-31
Movie Teresa Profesor Héctor de la Barrera 1961-02-02
Movie Goliath Against the Giants Bokan the Usurper 1961-05-13
Movie Viridiana Don Jaime 1961-05-17
Movie Siempre es domingo Juez Andonelli 1961-10-23
Movie Culpables Mario 1960-06-26
Movie Revolt of the Slaves Valerio 1960-12-30
Movie Sonatas Captain Casares 1959-10-12
Movie The Last Days of Pompeii Arbaces, High Priest of Isis 1959-11-12
Movie The Night Heaven Fell Tío (alternate version) 1958-04-05
Movie Faustina Valentín 1957-05-13
Movie El amor de Don Juan Don Iñigo 1956-09-26
Movie The Miracle of Marcelino Monje narrador 1955-02-24
Movie El alcalde de Zalamea 1954-01-25
Movie Comedians Miguel 1954-05-17
Movie Welcome Mr. Marshall! Narrador (voice) 1953-04-04
Movie Cabaret Carlos Jimenez 1953-03-22
Movie Black Sky Ángel López Veiga 1951-07-09
Movie Air Lashings 1951-09-24
Movie La señora de Fátima 1951-10-07
Movie Si te hubieses casado conmigo Enrique Marín Rubio 1948-08-03
Movie Locura de amor 1948-10-08
Movie Mare nostrum Ulises / Capitán Ferragut 1948-12-21
Movie Don Quixote Sansón Carrasco 1947-03-01
Movie Fuenteovejuna Frondoso 1947-11-20
Movie La pródiga José 1946-09-27
Movie Los últimos de Filipinas Juan Chamizo 1945-05-09
Movie Eugenia de Montijo Duque de Alba 1944-10-16
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