Mexican film icon Cantinflas will be honored and remembered by his country and millions of fans for his upcoming 100th birthday.
Mexico City has already begun the celebration by installing over 125 of the famed comedian's paintings and photographs around the city. There will also be commemorative stamps, film screenings, and a new pictorial book with personal anecdotes to honor the actor.
The comedic movie star, born Mario Moreno, acted in over 50 Spanish films and garnered a Golden Globe for his role in 1956’s Around The World In 80 Days. His influence was global and former NBC head Ben Silverman is currently producing a big budget biopic directed by Alejandro Monteverdeand starring Spanish actor Oscar Jaenada.