Nacho Martínez

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Nacho Martínez
Born
Ignacio Martinez Navia-Osorio

(1952-07-08)July 8, 1952
DiedJuly 24, 1996(1996-07-24) (aged 44)
Cause of deathLung cancer
NationalitySpanish
OccupationActor, Voice actor
Years active1986-1996

Nacho Martinez (July 8, 1952 – July 24, 1996), born Ignacio Martinez Navia-Osorio in Asturias, Spain, was a Spanish actor.

Born in Mieres, Asturias in 1952, he began his film career as Tasio's brother in the movie Tasio directed by Montxo Armendariz in 1984. However, the character for which he will be most remembered for is the bullfighter in the film Matador in 1986, Pedro Almodóvar, where he co-starred with a very young Antonio Banderas.[1][2][3]

With Almodóvar, he also acted in Law of Desire (1987) as well as High Heels (1991).

In 1986, he was a candidate for Fotogramas de Plata as best actor, coincided with Angela Molina in La Mitad del Cielo, by Manuel Gutierrez Aragon, and had a small role in the cult movie Viaje a Ninguna Parte, directed by Fernando Fernan Gomez.

Along with his film career, he had a long career as a voice actor in dubbing, film and cartoons.

He died after a long illness (suffering from lung cancer) at the very young age of 44 years old, which certainly cut short the career of one of the most influential Spanish actors of the 1980s.[4]

In 2006, he was remembered in the twentieth edition of the Goya Awards.

Filmography[edit]

  • Mi Nombre es Sombra 1996
  • High Heels 1991
  • La Viuda del Capitan Estrada 1991
  • El Anonimo 1990
  • La Mitad del Cielo 1988
  • Viaje a Ninguna Parte 1986
  • The Law of Desire 1986
  • Matador 1986
  • Adios, Pequena 1986
  • Caso Cerrado 1985
  • Extramuros 1985, Tasio 1984

Nacho Martinez award[edit]

The Gijón International Film Festival granted a National Film Award named after 'Nacho Martinez', since 2002 to people who have contributed significantly to the film industry. It is a unique sculpture made by Jaime Herrero.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Almodovar's 'Matador,' Surrealist Sex Comedy, Vincent Canby, The New York Times, 16 September 1988, p. 2. (The NYT review avoids Spanish language accents consistently throughout.) Retrieved 2012-03-21.
  2. ^ Wendy Ellen Everett (editor) European Identity in Cinema, p. 76, at Google Books
  3. ^ Mark Allinson A Spanish Labyrinth: The Films of Pedro Almodóvar, p. 51, at Google Books
  4. ^ According to a July 25, 1996 article in El Mundo Asturian Actor (from Spain) Nacho Martinez died from lung cancer at the very young age of 44
  5. ^ a b "Luis San Narciso, "Nacho Martínez" Award at Gijon International Film Festival". gijonfilmfestival.com. 30 October 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
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  10. ^ Salvador Jimenez Murguía and Alex Pinar (editors) The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Spanish Films, p. 434, at Google Books
  11. ^ "News - VERÓNICA FORQUÉ, NACHO MARTÍNEZ AWARD- ISABEL COIXET, WOMAN OF CINEMA AWARD- WHIT STILLMAN, HONORS AWARD". 30 October 2017 (in Spanish). gijonfilmfestival.com. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
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  13. ^ "The Gijon Film Festival opens its doors". 20 November 2010. gijon.info. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  14. ^ "Montxo Armendáriz, awarded the National Cinematography Award "Nacho Martínez"". 10 November 2011. gijonfilmfestival.com. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
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