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Born: January 11, 1932 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Mexico Profession: Cast ...
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Born and Raised in Mexico City, Mexico
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Studied medicine before switching to dance and drama
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Worked as a professional classical dancer
1964:
Toured for four years in a one-man pantomime show "Happy Madness"
1967:
Feature directing debut, "The Bearfoot Eagle"
1969:
Feature acting debut, Sam Peckinpah's "The Wild Bunch"
1974:
Wrote, directed, produced and acted in "Calzonzin Inspector"
1984:
Landed a supporting role opposite Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito in the adventure comedy "Romancing the Stone"
1986:
Cast as notorious bandit El Guapo in the comedy feature "¡Three Amigos!"
1992:
Directed and produced the art-house hit "Like Water for Chocolate," adapted by his wife Laura Esquivel from her novel
1995:
Helmed the period romance "A Walk in the Clouds"
2000:
Directed the black comedy "Picking Up the Pieces," starring Woody Allen and Sharon Stone; film premiered on Cinemax in lieu of theatrical release
2002:
Helmed the three-hour A&E TV remake of "The Magnificent Ambersons," utilizing Orson Welles' screenplay adaptation; production edited as international theatrical release
2004:
Wrote and directed "Zapata ¿ El sueño del héroe," a biopic about Mexican Revolution hero Emiliano Zapata; also produced
2010:
Helmed the Italian romantic comedy "L'imbroglio nel lenzuolo"

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