Emilio Vieyra

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Emilio Vieyra
Born October 12, 1920
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died January 25, 2010(2010-01-25) (aged 89)
Occupation Film director, actor, screenwriter, film producer

Emilio Vieyra (October 12, 1920 – January 25, 2010), sometimes credited as Raúl Zorrilla, was an Argentine film director, actor, screenwriter and film producer, between 1950 and the 1990s. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

He began as an actor in 1950 in the film Hombres a precio and appeared in Ayer fue primavera in 1955. As an actor he appeared in acclaimed films such as the Gothic horror film Sangre de vírgenes (1967), La Bestia desnuda (1971), La Gran aventura (1974), Ángel, la Diva y Yo (1999), and the pinnacle of bizarre argentinian thrillers Cargo de conciencia (2005) which was his last acting role.

Vieyra began as a film director in 1962 and is most credited in this area of Argentine cinema. He inaugurated his directing career with Dr. Cándido Pérez, señoras in 1962, followed by the sci-fi film Extraña invasión in 1965, and Sangre de vírgenes, in which he also starred. He acted in other films (i.e. La Bestia desnuda). He retired from filmmaking in 2005 and died in 2010, aged 89.


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