Fele Martínez

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Fele Martínez
Fele Martinez using a microphone and making a hand gesture
Born Rafael Martínez
(1975-02-22) 22 February 1975 (age 40)
Alicante, Spain
Occupation Actor
Awards Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival Award for Best Actor
2004 Bad Education

Fele Martínez (born Rafael Martínez 22 February 1975) is a Goya Award-winning Spanish actor.

Early years[edit]

Martínez was born in Alicante, Spain. A product of the Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático in Madrid, he began to act and direct theater at an early age. His first acting attempts were with the Sexpeare Teatro theater company.


His chance at stardom came at the hand of Alejandro Amenábar, who offered him a role in his opera prima Tesis. It was for this work that Fele received the Goya Award for Best New Actor in 1996.[1] Among his films are the notable Abre Los Ojos (Amenábar, 1997),[2] Los amantes del círculo polar (Julio Médem, 1998), El arte de morir (Álvaro Fernández Armero, 1999), Capitanes de Abril (María de Medeiros, 1999), Tuno negro (Pedro L. Barbero y Vicente J. Martín, 2000), and La Mala Educación (Pedro Almodóvar, 2004).[2]

He has also participated in several independent film projects including the short films Pasaia (1996), for which he won Best Actor at the Elche Film Festival, Amigos (1997), La cartera (2000), and El castigo del ángel (2002) which he also directed.



  • Sueños de un Seductor (2004)


  1. ^ "Almodovar's Other Bad Boy". FilmStew. April 12, 2005. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Vigil, Delfin (December 19, 2004). "Actor Fele Martinez grows up". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 

External links[edit]

This page draws heavily on the corresponding article in the Spanish-language Wikipedia which was accessed in the version of 30 November 2005.