The impact on America of Cantinflas
Mario Fortino Alfonso Moreno Reyes, or known professionally as Cantinflas. Cantinflas was a Mexican film actor, producer, and screenwriter known for his comedy. He stared in over 55 films including around the world in eighty days. (1956 version) Through his character on the Cantinflas show he became associated as a national identity of Mexico. Mario Moreno Was born on August 12, 1911 in Santa Maria la Ribera neighborhood of Mexico City. His Father Pedro Moreno Sequel was a mail carrier, and his mother is María de la Soledad Reyes guízar. Mario Moreno was enrolled in good schools. However he had no interest in scholar studies and dropped out of a government agricultural school when he was 15, to join a carpa, which is like a Mexican version of an…show more content… He carved a path for anyone with a Spanish/Latino background. This path encouraged ideals, ideals that have influenced modern day films, comedy, and culture. Around the 1960’s there was a sudden growth of Latino film artists, directors and festivals. This growth can be contributed to the success of Mario Moreno and the spread of his films. Cantinflas was a big deal at this time; the Film industry had a big cultural explosion, both in Mexico and the United States, encouraging the population of todays famous Latino’s in America.
Millionaire, Mario Moreno died on April 20,1993 due to lung cancer. He co-starred in the film Around the World in 80 days, in which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a motion picture musical or comedy.
He has an award named after him, called the Mario Moreno award, which is handed out to entertainers who represent the Latino community. In 2014 there was a movie made about him and his journey to success. He didn’t come from a wealthy family, or respectable neighborhood, yet he contributed many things to our current