José Luis López Vázquez
José Luis López Vázquez
José Luis López Vázquez de la Torre
11 March 1922
|Died||2 November 2009 (aged 87)|
|Spouse(s)||Ana María Ventura (div.)|
Flor Aguilar (div.)
José Luis López Vázquez was born in Madrid, Spain on 11 March 1922. He originally worked in theater as a costume designer, a scenic designer, and as an assistant director to Pío Ballesteros and Enrique Herreros. In 1946, he switched over to film, with a small role in the movie María Fernanda la Jerezana. Originally starring in comic roles, he made the move to drama films in the 1960s, demonstrating his profound aptitude for acting.
During his life, he starred in more than 200 movies, filming several full-length films in a year. In 1971, he acted in 11 films. Although he usually appeared in Spanish films, he occasionally worked on international projects: in the UK film Travels With My Aunt from 1972, starring opposite Dame Maggie Smith. His best-known role may be in the Emmy-winning film, La Cabina, which was filmed the same year with director Antonio Mercero. López Vázquez worked with Mercero on numerous other occasions, the last being their collaboration on a movie called ¿Y tú quién eres? (2006).
- The Devil Plays the Flute (1953)
- An Andalusian Gentleman (1954)
- Night and Dawn (1958)
- Andalusia Express (1956)
- Back to the Door (1959)
- El pisito, (1959)
- El cochecito, (1960)
- Carnival Day (1960)
- Police Calling 091 (1960)
- Plácido, (1961)
- Atraco a las tres, (1962)
- La gran familia, (1962)
- You and Me Are Three (1962)
- The Daughters of Helena (1963)
- Three Sparrows and a Bit (1964)
- Television Stories (1965)
- He's My Man! (1966)
- Forty Degrees in the Shade (1967)
- Love in Flight (1967)
- Amor a la española, (1967)
- Operation Mata Hari (1968)
- El bosque del lobo, (1970)
- Long Live the Bride and Groom (1970)
- Mi querida señorita, (1971)
- Travels with my aunt, (1972)
- No es bueno que el hombre esté solo (1973) as Martín
- La descarriada (1973) as Florencio
- La prima Angélica, (1974)
- The Marriage Revolution (1974)
- Habla, mudita (1973)
- La escopeta nacional, (1977)
- National Heritage, (1981)
- Hay que deshacer la casa (1983)
- Akelarre, (1984)
- Todos a la cárcel, (1993)
Gold Medal of Arts
- 1985 – Gold Medal of Arts (Medalla de Oro de las Bellas Artes).
- 1973 – Fiction for La Cabina
1972 Chicago Film Festival
- 1972 – Best Actor Award for Mi querida señorita
1971 Chicago Film Festival
- 1971 – Best Actor Award for El bosque del lobo
- Gold Medal of Merit in Labour (Kingdom of Spain, 19 December 1997).
- Obituary London Independent, 14 January 2010.
- "Biografía de José Luis López Vázquez, fallecido hoy en Madrid". Europa Press (in Spanish). Madrid. 2 November 2009. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
- José Luis López Vázquez (PDF). Junta de Andalucía (in Spanish). Sevilla: Biblioteca Pública Infanta Elena. 2013. pp. 1–6.
- Torres, Rosana; Fernández-Santos, Elsa (2 November 2009). "López Vázquez ya es leyenda". El Pais (in Spanish). Madrid: Prisa. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
- Arenas Bocanegra, Javier; R., Juan Carlos (19 December 1997). "REAL DECRETO 2()()5/1997, de 19 de diciembre, por el que se concede .la MedaUa de ora al Merıto en el 1'rahojo aı/ton Jose Luis. L6pez Vdzquez" (PDF). Boletín Oficial del Estado (in Spanish) (34): 37503. Retrieved 30 August 2018.