Norma Aleandro

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Norma Aleandro
Norma Aleandro.jpg
Born Norma Aleandro Robledo
(1936-05-02) May 2, 1936 (age 78)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Occupation Actress
Years active 1952–present
Spouse(s) Oscar Ferrigno (divorced)
Eduardo Le Poole
Children Oscar Ferrigno (son)

Norma Aleandro Robledo (born May 2, 1936) is an Argentine actress, screenwriter and theatre director. Recognised as a local film icon, Aleandro starred in the Oscar-winning 1985 film, The Official Story, a role that earned her the Cannes Award for best actress. She has also performed in other successful films like The Truce (1974), Autumn Sun (1996), The Lighthouse (1998) and Son of the Bride (2001). For her role in the 1987 film Gaby: A True Story, she received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture nomination.

Aleandro has written the 1970 film, The Inheritors, and has performed in various plays such like August: Osage County. Aleandro currently appears in the Argentine adaptation of BeTipul, a critical success.

Life and career[edit]

During the late 1970s, she was vocal about her progressive views and during the rule of the military government she was exiled to Uruguay. Later Aleandro moved to Spain and did not return to Argentina until after the military junta fell in 1982.[1]

In 1985, her breakout role was the Argentine Academy Award-winning film The Official Story. For her acting in the film she won, among others, the Cannes Award for best actress.

She worked in several other Argentine movies such as the Academy Award-nominated Son of the Bride, Sol de Otoño, and El Faro.

Aleandro co-starred in a few Hollywood films such as One Man's War, with Anthony Hopkins, and Gaby: A True Story (1987) for which she received an Oscar nomination. She also had a minor role in Cousins (1989).

Back in Argentina she returned to the stage with Master Class and won the "María Guerrero" award in 1996. The same year she was honored as Ciudadano Ilustre de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires ("Illustrious Citizen of the City of Buenos Aires").

She has so far co-starred five times with fellow actor Héctor Alterio: Los siete Locos (1973), the Academy Award-nominated The Truce (1974), The Official Story (1985), Son of the Bride (2001) and Cleopatra (2003), the last three of which they played husband and wife.

In 2009, Aleandro appeared in The City of Your Final Destination, directed by James Ivory and co-starring Anthony Hopkins, Laura Linney and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Filmography[edit]

Aleandro as Macacha Güemes with Alfredo Alcón in the 1971 film, Güemes: la tierra en armas.

Awards[edit]

Wins[edit]

Nominated[edit]

Other awards won[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Curran, Daniel. Cinebooks: Foreign Films, McPherson's Publishing: 1989, page 132.
  2. ^ Konex Awards web site for Norma Aleandro.
  3. ^ "Todos los ganadores de los premios Tato 2013" [All the winners of the Tato awards 2013] (in Spanish). La Nación. December 3, 2013. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 

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