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Juan Diego, the multi-award winning Spanish actor who played Pepe Carvalho, passed away

Juan Diego, the multi-award winning Spanish actor who played Pepe Carvalho, passed away

Spanish actor Juan Diego, described as the “most committed broken and red voice” of his country’s cinema, died this Thursday in Madrid at the age of 79.

In his successful career he won three Goya Awards for Best Actor and won the Silver Shell at the 2006 San Sebastian Festival for the film. go away from meby Victor García León.

Juan Diego in 2007, when he won Goya for Best Actor.  Photo: AFP

Juan Diego in 2007, when he won Goya for Best Actor. Photo: AFP

activist and actor

Juan Diego was born on December 14, 1942 in Bormujos, Seville, suffering from health problems for years and outside the screen he was a symbol of opposition to the Franco dictatorship.

A member of the Spanish Communist Party since 1968, he was arrested three times and headed that organization’s Arts and Culture Commission.

In that struggle, the city boy separated from the intellectual elite led the theater strike of 1975 demanding weekly sabbaticals for actors and filling his filmography with a political, holistic and reformatory cinema.

Juan Diego winning the Silver Shell at San Sebastian in 2006.  Photo: AFP

Juan Diego winning the Silver Shell at San Sebastian in 2006. Photo: AFP

filmography

In its vast catalog of films—partly known in Rio de la Plata—titles such as holy innocent (1984), by Mario Camus, with Alfredo Landa and Francisco Rabal; pharaoh’s court (1985), by Jose Luis García Sánchez, with Ana Belén, Fernando Fernán Gómez and Antonio Banderas; dragon rapidby Jaime Camino – where he played the dictator Francisco Franco.

as well travel to nowhere (1986), by Fernando Fernán Gómez, with Fernán Gómez and Jose Sacristán; Dark nightby Carlos Saura, with Fernando Guillen, and two step (1988), by García Sánchez with Fernando Rey and Antonio Regins.

In addition they were seen if they tell you i fell (1989), by Vicente Aranda, with Victoria Abril; longest night (1991), by García Sánchez with Juan Acanov; conquest of Paradise (in the United States), by Ridley Scott, with Gerard Depardieu, and hum hum (1992), by Bigas Luna with Stefania Sandrelli and Penelope Cruz; Paris Timbuktuwith Michele Piccoli and Concha Velasco, and between the legs (1999), by Manuel Gómez Pereira, with Victoria Abril and Javier Bardem.

it was pepe carvalho

On television he starred in the Argentine series by Luis Barron. pepe carvalho (1993) and Spanish Tales of the Whore Militia (1994) and father courage (2002), with the latter he won the Actors Association Award.

In the theater he participated in twenty acts such as Cat on a hot tin roof, waiting for Godot, Pianist either hippolytus

Praise from colleagues and the Spanish press

“How sad to say goodbye to you, dear Juan Diego. Companion, teacher, comrade, friend. Example of humble nobility, cultured man who knew how to be himself when circumstances were low,” Fundación Artistas e Intérpretes Sociedad de Wrote Gestian (Aisge).

Actor Hugo Silva said, “He was such a teacher that he hated being called a teacher. He was such a good actor that he cared for you more than he did in a scene. He was so great that he kept from losing his inner child.” refused.” wrote.

Antonio Banderas said: “The death of a colleague, a friend always hurts … But Juan, your curtain falls and gets us on the wrong foot. You will never really forget it”.

The premiere, Pedro Sánchez said goodbye, saying that “the world of culture has lost a great reference in the fields of cinema and theatre. A giant actor, who has given us great performances in works that are part of our cinematographic history”.

According to the Spanish press, Juan Diego was “above all, a voice; a voice in which there were knots, he spoke and from the rattle of the words of this Sevillian actor, a native of Bormujos, one can infer the whole geography of what cinema, Spanish cinema and, the haste of the whole of Spain”.

The interpreter is being curtained in the main room of the Spanish Theater in the center of Madrid.

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