Evaristo Márquez

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Evaristo Márquez
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Born (1939-08-23)August 23, 1939
San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia
Died June 15, 2013(2013-06-15) (aged 73)
Cartagena, Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Occupation Actor
Known for Role as José Dolores in Burn!

Evaristo Márquez (August 23, 1939 – June 15, 2013), was an Afro-Colombian actor and herdsman best known for his role as José Dolores[1] in the film Burn!,[2][3][4] acting alongside Marlon Brando under the direction of Gillo Pontecorvo.


Before his involvement with Pontecorvo he was a herdsman and illiterate.[5] Márquez appeared in three more movies during the 1970s.[6] With the decline of his film career, Márquez returned to work as a herdsman[7]
Of his experience with Brando, Márquez said "he never made me feel inferior to him, he regarded me as a brother", and "indeed, there was no one like Brando; that way of changing the expression of his face, of his eyes; even more, he was a brave man."[8][9]
In 2008 Márquez appeared in Chimbumbe,[10] short film shown at the Cartagena Film Festival.
In August 2010 Márquez appeared in El Tambor Magico,[11] a short film made by San Basilio de Palenque children.

He lived in San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia. Marquez died at a hospital in Cartagena, Colombia on June 15, 2013. He was 73.[12]




  1. ^ Ebert, Roger."We Trust the Face of Brando", Chicago Sun-Times, Cartagena, April 16, 1969. Retrieved 2010-11-19
  2. ^ Canby, Vincent. "The Screen: Marlon Brando and Black Revolution", The New York Times, New York, October 22, 1970. Retrieved 2010-09-16
  3. ^ Scott, A. O. "Third World Revolution as a Product of Italian Design", The New York Times, New York, September 19, 2004. Retrieved 2010-09-16
  4. ^ Williams, John W. "Portraying Revolution: A Comparison of Burn and Cuba", Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, 1996.
  5. ^ Stone, A. Alan. "Last Battle", Boston Review, Boston, April 2004. Retrieved 2010-09-16
  6. ^ Hunter, Stephen. "'Queimada': Revolution In Perpetual Motion", The Washington Post, Washington, Friday October 15, 2004; Page C04. Retrieved 2010-09-19
  7. ^ "40 años después de La Quemada", El Universal, a Spanish-lenguage newspaper from Colombia.
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ "El escudero de Marlon Brando", November 23, 2009. Retrieved 2010-11-19
  10. ^ "FICCI", Cartagena Film Festival.
  11. ^ "Niños de San Basilio de Palenque graban sus sueños en cortometraje". El Tiempo (in Spanish). 21 August 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  12. ^ [2]

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