- Héctor Alterio
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Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Héctor Benjamín Alterio Onorato (born
September 21 1929in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine theatre, filmand television actor, well known both in Argentina and Spain. [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0022765/ Héctor Alterio] at the Internet Movie Database.]
Alterio's theatre debut came in 1948 as the lead in "Cómo suicidarse en primavera" ("How to commit suicide in spring"). After finishing drama school, he created the "Nuevo Teatro" ("New Theatre") company in 1950, where he worked until 1968 and helped change the Argentine theatrical scene of the 1960s.
He also worked in the Argentine cinema. His debut on the silver screen took place in Alfredo Mathé's "Todo sol es amargo" ("Every sun is bitter") in 1965. He then participated in many of the most important Argentine movies of the 1970s, including "La Patagonia rebelde" ("The Rebel Patagonia"), which was awarded a Golden Bear at the
Berlin Film Festival. His voice was used in "Ya es tiempo de violencia" (1969), an anonymous film about the " Cordobazo" riots which took place the same year. The film was produced by Enrique Juárez, close to the " Grupo Cine Liberación".
Spainin 1975, he received death threats from the Argentine Anticommunist Alliance. He decided not to return to Argentina and remained in exile.
Consequently, Alterio began to work in Spanish films, including "A un dios desconocido" (1977) and received the Best Actor award at the
Donostia-San Sebastián International Film Festival, and "El nido" (1980), and for his effort received the Best Actor award from the Association of Latin Entertainment Criticsin 1983.
After the restoration of democracy in Argentina in 1982, Alterio worked in films produced in both countries and some co-productions.
In 2004 he received an Honorary Goya Award for his lifetime work.
Won: [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0022765/awards IMDb] film data base, awards section.]
Goya Awards: Lifetime Achievement Honorary Award, 2004.
* Cinema Writers Circle Awards: CEC Award Best Supporting Actor, for "El Hijo de la novia," 2002, Spain.
* Valladolid International Film Festival: Best Actor, for "El Último tren," 2002.
Association of Latin Entertainment Critics: Best Actor, for "El nido," 1980. [ [http://latinaceawards.org/index-83.html New York Latin ACE Awards] web page. Last accessed: 1/28/07.]
Donostia-San Sebastián International Film Festival: Prize San Sebastián, Best Actor, for "A un dios desconocido," 1977.
Argentine Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated for four Silver Condors (1998, 2001, 2002, and 2003).
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