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Fernando Rey

Fernando Rey  (September 20, 1917 – March 9, 1994) — best known as Fernando Rey — was a Spanish film, theatre, and TV actor, who worked in both Europe and the United States. A suave, international actor best known for his roles in the films of surrealist director Luis Buñuel (Tristana, 1970; Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, 1972; That Obscure Object of Desire, 1977) and as a drug lord in The French Connection (1971), he appeared in more than 150 films over half a century. The debonair Rey was described by French Connection producer Philip D'Antoni as "the last of the Continental guys". He achieved his greatest notoriety after he turned 50: "Perhaps it is a pity that my success came so late in life", he told The Times of Madrid in 1973. "It might have been better to have been successful while young, like El Cordobes in the bullring. Then your life is all before you to enjoy it."


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Born:
Sep 20, 1917 In A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
Movie/TV Credits:
150
First Appeared:
In the movie Los cuatro robinsones 1939-12-04
Latest Project:
Movie El Quijote desde la platea 2019-04-22
Known For

Fernando Rey Movies Filmography

Movie
El Quijote desde la platea
Himself - Actor / Don Quixote (archive footage) 2019-04-22
Movie
On the Far Side of the Tunnel
Miguel 1994-02-25
Series
Arnau
Compte de Barcelona 1994-01-17
Movie
El cianuro… ¿solo o con leche?
Gregorio 1994-04-15
Movie
Madregilda
Padre de Franco 1993-09-26
Movie
El Quijote de Miguel de Cervantes
Don Quijote 1992-01-29
Series
El Quijote de Miguel de Cervantes
Don Quijote 1992-01-29
Movie
1492: Conquest of Paradise
Marchena 1992-10-09
Movie
L'Atlantide
1992-11-05
Movie
La marrana
Fray Juan 1992-11-06
Movie
Drums of Fire
Papa Pablo V 1990-12-21
Movie
Breath of Life
Gran Magno 1990-10-11
Movie
Naked Tango
Judge Torres 1990-09-27
Series
I promessi sposi
Conte zio 1989-11-12
Movie
Esmeralda Bay
Ramos 1989-05-18
Movie
La moglie ingenua e il marito malato
Il professor Rune 1989-04-17
Series
Le Grand Secret
Paul Corbet 1989-01-06
Movie
Buñuel
1989-01-01
Movie
Winter diary
1988-09-29
Movie
The Tunnel
Allende 1988-04-29
Movie
Angel of Death
Ohmei Felsberg 1987-10-15
Movie
The Enchanted Forest
Sr. D'Abondo 1987-10-02
Movie
Mi general
Director Almirante 1987-01-01
Movie
Saving Grace
Cardinal Stefano Biondi 1986-05-02
Movie
El caballero del dragón
Fray Lupo 1985-12-20
Movie
Rustlers' Rhapsody
Railroad Colonel 1985-05-10
Movie
Our Father
Cardinal 1985-04-21
Series
A.D.
Seneca 1985-03-31
Movie
A Strange Passion
Piacchi 1984-11-21
Movie
The Hit
Policeman 1984-09-12
Movie
Monsignor
Cardinal Santoni 1982-10-22
Movie
Looking for Jesus
Don Filippo 1982-03-03
Movie
A Estrangeira
André 1982-02-01
Movie
Trágala, perro
Juez 1981-11-16
Movie
Casta e pura
Antonio Di Maggio 1981-10-30
Movie
Honey
Editor 1981-05-08
Movie
Lady of the Camelias
Count Stackelberg 1981-02-26
Movie
Cabo Blanco
Police Captain Torredo 1980-03-13
Movie
Memorias de Leticia Valle
Don Fernando Valle 1980-02-25
Movie
Traffic Jam
Carlo 1979-01-12
Movie
Quintet
Grigor 1979-02-09
Movie
Rebeldía
Don Luis 1978-09-24
Movie
The Last Romantic Lover
Max 1978-04-26
Movie
That Obscure Object of Desire
Mathieu Faber 1977-08-17
Movie
Eyes Behind the Wall
Ivano 1977-06-07
Movie
Elisa, My Life
Luis 1977-04-21
Series
Jesus of Nazareth
Gaspar 1977-01-06
Movie
Illustrious Corpses
1976-02-12
Movie
El segundo poder
Cardenal 1976-01-01
Movie
Striptease
Alfonso 1976-01-01
Movie
Voyage of the Damned
President Bru 1976-12-22
Movie
Manuela
Don Ramón 1976-06-07
Movie
A Matter of Time
Charles Van Maar 1976-10-07
Movie
The Desert of the Tartars
Nathanson 1976-10-29
Series
Origins of the Mafia
Baron Della Spina 1976-11-19
Movie
Smiling Maniacs
Judge Vanini 1975-01-16
Movie
French Connection II
Alain Charnier 1975-05-18
Movie
Seven Beauties
Pedro the Anarchist Prisoner 1975-12-20
Movie
The Murri Affair
Prof. Murri 1974-09-28
Movie
Say it with Flowers
Jacques Berger 1974-09-04
Movie
The Woman with Red Boots
Perrot 1974-12-11
Movie
High Crime
Cafiero 1973-08-12
Movie
Autopsy
Arthur 1973-01-01
Movie
Violent Blood Bath
Oscar 1973-01-01
Movie
One Way
Mr. David 1973-09-22
Movie
Fall of a Body
M. Nansoit 1973-09-28
Movie
White Fang
Father Oatley 1973-12-21
Movie
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Don Rafael 1972-09-15
Movie
La duda
Don Rodrigo - Conde de Albrit 1972-09-07
Movie
The Sin
le directeur de l'hôpital 1972-03-31
Movie
Antony and Cleopatra
1972-03-18
Movie
The Two Faces of Fear
Inspector Nardi 1972-02-17
Movie
Questa specie d'amore
Giovanna's father 1972-02-10
Movie
The Great Swindle
Luis 1971-03-06
Movie
Cold Eyes of Fear
Juez Flower 1971-04-06
Movie
The Light at the Edge of the World
Captain Moriz 1971-07-16
Movie
The French Connection
Alain Charnier 1971-10-09
Movie
A Town Called Bastard
Old Blind Man 1971-10-27
Movie
Companeros
Prof. Xantos 1970-12-18
Movie
The Wind's Fierce
Don Antonio 1970-12-04
Movie
Canticle
Padrino Elisa 1970-07-20
Movie
Tristana
Don Lope 1970-03-29
Movie
The Adventurers
Jaime Xenos 1970-03-25
Movie
Guns of the Magnificent Seven
Quintero 1969-07-14
Movie
A Candidate for a Killing
Marco Augusto 1969-08-22
Movie
The Price of Power
Pinkerton 1969-12-18
Movie
The Immortal Story
Merchant 1968-06-01
Movie
Villa Rides
Fuentes 1968-05-29
Movie
Amor en el aire
Carlos Mª Saldiez 1967-12-25
Movie
Cervantes
1967-11-02
Movie
Run Like a Thief
Col. Romero 1967-10-11
Movie
History of Frivolity
Gent 1967-02-09
Movie
The Desperate Ones
Ibram 1967-01-01
Movie
Attack of the Robots
Sir Percy 1966-04-27
Movie
Return of the Seven
Priest 1966-10-19
Movie
El Greco
Felipe II. 1966-08-15
Movie
Navajo Joe
Father Rattigan 1966-11-25
Movie
Chimes at Midnight
Worcester 1965-03-16
Movie
Don Quijote
Der Herzo 1965-01-01
Movie
I grandi condottieri
Lo straniero / The Stranger - Angel of the Lord 1965-01-01
Movie
The Devil Also Cries
1965-03-14
Movie
The Amazing Doctor G
Goldginger 1965-02-02
Movie
España insólita
(voice) 1965-05-13
Movie
Legacy of the Incas
President Castillo 1965-08-01
Movie
Son of a Gunfighter
Don Pedro Fortuna 1965-08-16
Movie
Espionage in Lisbon
Agent of the New World Organization 1965-10-30
Movie
Der Marquis - der Mann, der sich verkaufen wollte
Verleger Ramos 1965-11-12
Movie
Los palomos
1964-12-14
Movie
La nueva cenicienta
1964-09-12
Movie
Backfire
Commissioner of Beirut harbor 1964-09-04
Movie
The Rash One
1964-01-01
Movie
El señor de La Salle
Luis XIV 1964-01-01
Movie
The Castilian
Ramiro II, rey de León 1963-04-13
Movie
The Running Man
Police Official 1963-10-01
Movie
The Ceremony
Sanchez 1963-12-18
Movie
Shéhérazade
Acteur 1962-12-31
Movie
The Savage Guns
Don Hernán 1962-09-30
Movie
My Son, the Hero
Hoher Priester 1962-05-04
Movie
Rogelia
1962-01-01
Movie
Viridiana
Don Jaime 1961-05-17
Movie
Goliath Against the Giants
Bokan the Usurper 1961-05-13
Movie
Teresa
Profesor Héctor de la Barrera 1961-02-02
Movie
Culpables
Mario 1960-06-26
Movie
Don Lucio and Brother Pío
Señor Aguilar 1960-09-27
Movie
Revolt of the Slaves
Valerio 1960-12-30
Movie
Poison at 2:30
1959-12-10
Movie
The Last Days of Pompeii
Arbaces, High Priest of Isis 1959-11-12
Movie
Sonatas
Captain Casares 1959-10-12
Movie
The Night Heaven Fell
Tío (alternate version) 1958-04-05
Movie
Un marido de ida y vuelta
Paco 1957-08-26
Movie
Faustina
Valentín 1957-05-13
Movie
El amor de Don Juan
Don Iñigo 1956-09-26
Movie
The Miracle of Marcelino
Monje narrador 1955-02-24
Movie
El alcalde de Zalamea
1954-01-25
Movie
Comedians
Miguel 1954-05-17
Movie
Welcome Mr. Marshall!
Narrador (voice) 1953-04-04
Movie
Cabaret
Carlos Jimenez 1953-03-22
Movie
La laguna negra
Miguel 1952-12-29
Movie
La señora de Fátima
1951-10-07
Movie
Black Sky
Ángel López Veiga 1951-07-09
Movie
Aventuras de Juan Lucas
1949-07-07
Movie
Si te hubieses casado conmigo
Enrique Marín Rubio 1948-08-03
Movie
Mare nostrum
Ulises / Capitán Ferragut 1948-12-21
Movie
Locura de amor
1948-10-08
Movie
Fuenteovejuna
Frondoso 1947-11-20
Movie
Don Quixote
Sansón Carrasco 1947-03-01
Movie
La pródiga
José 1946-09-27
Movie
Los últimos de Filipinas
Juan Chamizo 1945-05-09
Movie
Eugenia de Montijo
Duque de Alba 1944-10-16
Movie
Los cuatro robinsones
1939-12-04