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Also Known As: Fernando Rodriguez Trueba Died:
Born: January 18, 1955 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Madrid, ES Profession: producer, director, film critic, screenwriter, magazine editor

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Spanish director of light, frolicsome comedies with classical characters and story structures. Trueba had directed features and penned screenplays for a number years, starting with "Opera Prima/First Effort" (1980) unbeknownst to Americans save film festival attendees. This changed with the release of "Belle Epoque" (1993) which snagged a 1993 Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film. A story of a young soldier who stays with a painter and his four beautiful daughters, the film illustrated Trueba's desire to entertain through well-scripted comedies. His signature films include "El Ano de las Luces/The Year of Awakening" (1986) and "The Mad Monkey" (1989), his English-language debut, starring Jeff Goldblum.According to Trueba, his influences include such diverse auteurs as Billy Wilder, Jean Renoir and Woody Allen. Trueba started out as a film critic for a Spanish daily before founding his own film magazine, "Casablanca," in 1980. He has also produced several films including "Lulu de Noche/Lulu By Night" (1985) and an English-language series entitled "Magicians of the Earth" (1989).

Spanish director of light, frolicsome comedies with classical characters and story structures. Trueba had directed features and penned screenplays for a number years, starting with "Opera Prima/First Effort" (1980) unbeknownst to Americans save film festival attendees. This changed with the release of "Belle Epoque" (1993) which snagged a 1993 Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film. A story of a young soldier who stays with a painter and his four beautiful daughters, the film illustrated Trueba's desire to entertain through well-scripted comedies. His signature films include "El Ano de las Luces/The Year of Awakening" (1986) and "The Mad Monkey" (1989), his English-language debut, starring Jeff Goldblum.

According to Trueba, his influences include such diverse auteurs as Billy Wilder, Jean Renoir and Woody Allen. Trueba started out as a film critic for a Spanish daily before founding his own film magazine, "Casablanca," in 1980. He has also produced several films including "Lulu de Noche/Lulu By Night" (1985) and an English-language series entitled "Magicians of the Earth" (1989).

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DIRECTOR:

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  Calle 54 (2000) Director
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  Girl of My Dreams, The (1999) Director
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  Lumiere Et Compagnie (1996) Featured Director
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  Two Much (1996) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Calle 54 (2000) Narrator
2.
 Spanish Fly (1998) Anthropologist
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Worked as a film critic for local newspapers and a Spanish film journal
1974:
First of early short films directed, "Oscar y Carlos"
1980:
Founded film magazine, <i>Casablanca</i>
1980:
Feature directorial debut, "Opera Prima/First Effort"
1989:
First English-language film, "The Mad Monkey"
1992:
Had international hit with the Oscar-winning "Belle Epoque"
1995:
Directed Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith in "Two Much", scripted by brother David
1998:
Helmed "The Girl of Your Dreams"
2000:
Made "Calle 54", a performance piece documentary on Latin Jazz
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Education

University of Madrid: -
University of Madrid: -

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companion:
Cristina Huete. Survived her.
companion:
Cristina Huete. Producer.

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brother:
David Trueba. Had five.
brother:
David Trueba. Screenwriter, director. Born c. 1970.

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