Iconic Comedian Cantinflas To Be Honored in Mexico City

Mexican film icon Cantinflas will be honored and remembered by his country and millions of fans for his upcoming 100th birthday.

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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.

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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