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Mexican filmmaker Ismael Rodríguez directed many of Mexico’s acting royalty, including Pedro Infante, Dolores del Río, María Félix. But it was his work with Japanese actor Toshirō Mifune, starring as a Mexican Indian in the film Ánimas Trujano, that earned him an Academy Award nomination, in the Best Foreign Language Film category. The film’s title character is a boisterous, irresponsible Amerindian who aspires to become mayordomo of his village.

Best Foreign Language Film, Ánimas Trujano, 34th Academy Awards, Nominated

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